Published July 24, 2017 By Adam Lowenstein

Sure, sweating is normal—but it should only happen if you’re exercising or hanging outside in high temperatures. Sweating is your body’s way of cooling itself down, which is why there are sweat glands allover your body. The 2% of glands under your arm, however, are so oBen the ones which can cause embarrassment with poor smell or clothing stains.

If the armpits of your shirt are constantly soaked, rest assured that you aren’t alone. Approximately 2-3 percent of the entire population has a condition known as hyperhidrosis, which essentially means excessive underarm sweat.

At Montecito Plastic Surgery, we offer two different treatments to effectively combat your perspiration, whether it is normal sweating or hyperhidrosis. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options, but we’ll help you find the best option for your needs.

The Benefits of miraDry

If you have been seeking for a minimally-invasive way to eliminate your unwanted underarm sweat and smell, we may have the solution for you. MiraDry can safely and effectively destroy your sweat glands without harming the surrounding issue.

The treatment generally only takes an hour to complete and is performed by using a handheld applicator to emit thermal energy and eliminate your sweat glands under your arm. An added benefit to this procedure is its ability to also eliminate odor and even hair from your underarms—truly a three-in-one package deal!

Patients usually require only one, rarely two treatments, with only temporary swelling and soreness following the sessions. With miraDry, you never have to worry about embarrassing pit stains again, as this treatment offers lifelong results.

When to Consider Botox

When most people think of Botox, they tend to only associate it with the tightening of facial skin. While this treatment is certainly still a beneficial option for wrinkles, Botox is able to do so much more.

At Montecito Plastic Surgery, we offer Botox treatments to address your embarrassing underarm sweat. In the same manner as when used on the face, Botox works by blocking the activity at the base of the sweat glands, so sweat does not get excreted.

During the procedure, we will inject about 10-15 injections into your underarm skin. In turn, this blocks your sweat glands from perspiring. Most patients start to see a reduction in sweating within two to four weeks, and results generally last between six months to a year.

Stay Dry, Stay Confident

If “pitting out” through your shirt is causing you to feel self-conscious, it’s time to do something about it. Your life should not have to revolve around how to hide your sweating armpits, and with the help of Dr. Lowenstein, it doesn’t have to.

Whether you know which treatment you’d like to receive or are on the fence between the two, an initial consultation with Dr. Lowenstein can help to address your individual concerns. We encourage you to bring your questions, as we want you to feel totally confident in your decision.

When you’re ready to stop underarm sweat from ruling your life, give us a call at 805-969-9004 today. Located in Santa Barbara, we serve the entire Southern California area and would be happy to have you as part of our family.

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