The Difference Between Normal Sweating and Hyperhidrosis
Sweating is a vital process that your body uses to regulate its internal temperature. If you start to sweat, it means your body is hot and needs to cool down. The sweat that the body produces gradually evaporates off of your skin, which helps cool you off and keeps you from overheating. Sweating occurs during activities that raise your body temperature, like exercise, eating spicy foods, or being in a nervous state.
Sweating is healthy and necessary, but it can also be a nuisance, especially if you sweat too much. Hyperhidrosis is characterized by seemingly constant sweating that occurs for reasons beyond temperature regulation. The condition appears in various areas of the body, including the underarms, palms and soles of the feet and can be frustrating for those who experience it.
Many people who suffer from hyperhidrosis feel self-conscious about their bodies and their personal hygiene. Sweat stains and wetness on clothing may cause you to try and cover up your body or refrain from certain activities that might activate your overactive sweat glands. You may also carry a change of clothes wherever you go or always have a stick of deodorant in tow. No matter how you deal with underarm sweat, it can be uncomfortable and make it difficult for you to live your everyday life.
Hyperhidrosis can at times be unfounded and result from a genetic disposition. Other times, however, hyperhidrosis occurs due to an underlying medical condition that requires treatment. Before addressing excessive sweating, it’s important to receive a professional diagnosis from your physician to ensure it isn’t a symptom of another disorder.
How Can ThermiDry Help?
ThermiDry is specially formulated to reduce excessive underarm sweat caused by hyperhidrosis. The treatment works using radiofrequency energy to target overactive sweat glands and limit their production of perspiration. ThermiDry provides more promising treatment than antiperspirants and does not contain any harsh chemicals. Instead, the micro-invasive treatment gently works to deactivate your ability to sweat.
ThermiDry treatment is not considered a surgical procedure, but it does involve minuscule incisions that help a small probe administer the energy to the sweat glands. These incisions are very inconspicuous and do not result in scarring. They also involve no downtime after your procedure is complete.
ThermiDry effectively reduces many of the adverse side effects associated with hyperhidrosis. You no longer have to experience yellow sweat stains on your clothing or feel as if you can’t raise your arms in fear that you’ve sweated through your shirt. Many patients who receive treatment with ThermiDry report feeling a sense of freedom since they don’t have to be concerned about their hyperhidrosis, and they continue to regain confidence in their bodies as time goes on.
Before you begin your treatment, Dr. Williams must assess your candidacy for ThermiDry. Together, you will review your medical history and ensure that no underlying medical condition is contributing to your excessive sweating.
During the procedure, Dr. Williams will administer a local anesthetic to the underarm and insert the small probe into the treatment area. He will apply the radiofrequency energy through the probe, which heats the sweat glands and disables them. Once finished, Dr. Williams will close your incisions. The entire procedure should take no longer than one hour.
ThermiDry only requires a single application, and you should notice a reduction in sweat hours after receiving treatment. Although you may experience some mild side effects like redness and soreness around the underarm, your results should last for several years.
If you’re tired of living your life according to hyperhidrosis, then ThermiDry may be the right treatment option for you. Contact Dr. Carl N. Williams today at 702-259-3223 and schedule a consultation to learn more about how you can stop sweating for good.