Sweating is a necessary and natural process for the body, but it can become uncomfortable and embarrassing for those who sweat a lot more than normal. Having sweaty armpits all the time can affect daily activities, causing people with the condition to ask the question – How can I stop excessive underarm sweating?
How can you stop excessive sweating?
Excessive underarm sweating has traditionally been treated with antiperspirants, medication, or extensive surgery, but nowadays there are other options available, including the innovative procedure known as SweatLipo.
Excessive sweating in the armpits, also known as axillary hyperhidrosis, is a condition that is usually the result of overactive sweat glands. SweatLipo is an effective treatment for the condition because it damages the sweat glands.
How SweatLipo works
SweatLipo is a minimally invasive treatment that uses the abrasive action of a special liposuction cannula to stop excessive underarm sweating. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis.
Patients are given a local anesthetic at the start of the procedure, to ensure that they remain comfortable throughout. A cannula the size of a small pencil is inserted under the skin. The cannula is used to damage the sweat glands where they reside just deep to the skin.
Treatment takes about one hour.
Benefits of SweatLipo
SweatLipo reduces underarm odor and sweating by about 70-80%, and the results are long-lasting.
Since SweatLipo is a minimally invasive procedure there are only puncture wounds and no suturing is needed, and it is minimal.
Are you looking for a minimally invasive way to treat excessive underarm sweating?
If you are in the Fredericksburg, VA, area contact Surgical Arts of Virginia to schedule your consultation by calling 540-443-6744 or filling out the form on this page.