Just Summer Sweaty Pits – Or Year Round Sweaty Pits?

Plastic Surgeon serving Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore & Columbia areas of Maryland

Perspiration, Sweat, is a combination of dissolved solids and water that your body excretes through sweat glands. No matter what you know about it, underarm Sweating is embarrassing. While the market is overflowing with antiperspirants and deodorants, there are some people out there that those things just don't help at all.

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive Sweating. There are many things that can cause this such as certain cancers, heart problems, infections, medications, certain neurotic disorders, hormone problems or an overactive thyroid gland. However, Hyperhidrosis may also be a genetic condition and tings like anxiety, emotions and spicy foods can trigger excessive Sweating.

After your medical doctor as eliminated any of the above things to not be causing excessive Perspiration, the search to find a solution begins. Today, there are many ways that Hyperhidrosis can be addressed. You should try all natural methods first, such as bathing regularly with a germicidal soap, paying extra attention to your underarm areas. Some people have found using baking soda or vinegar stops excessive armpit sweating. Once these natural methods have been tried and not work, your doctor may recommend a medical procedure. One medical procedure that has been around for years for other problems is Botox.

While Dr. Basner has used Botox for fighting signs of aging by reducing lines and wrinkles on our face, it has been discovered that it also can cure excessive sweating of the underarm area. Experts have discovered that Botox acts as a damper to the nerves where armpits sweat. Each patient may have different results for this treatment just as the more common uses of Botox treatments, but it is a possible cure for many.

As with any procedure you are considering, do your own research about using Botox for stopping Sweaty armpits. This may be the rave for many of your friends, but it doesn't mean it is right for you. Dr. Basner strongly recommends that you research and study the side effects, making the decision if they are worth it for you . Side effects may include flu-like symptoms, headaches and nausea. Some patients have experienced muscular weakness. While most side effects are only temporary for the most part, you must be aware of them and any possibility they could be long term or permanent.

If after your own research, you feel that Botox may be the solution to your Sweaty arm pits, give us a call at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland and make your appointment for a consultation. After reviewing your records from your regular physician and discussing your concerns, Dr. Basner will determine if this is the right procedure for you. He will make sure you understand those possible side effects and make sure you are aware of the possible outcomes, one which may be this won't the 100% cure for you.

You won't ever know though, till you give us a call and come in for your consultation*. The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland has a staff that is dedicated to Revealing the Beauty in You.