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How Do You Treat Excessive Sweating Armpits?

Excessive sweating armpits are caused by a condition known as axillary hyperhidrosis.

Here at North Western Vascular, we offer Melbourne patients relief. Dr Roger Bell and our team of highly experienced and highly trained support staff are fully aware of just what kind of effects excessive sweating armpits can cause.

Fortunately, Dr Bell has a vested interest in treating axillary hyperhidrosis and has over 25 years of experience in battling the effects of excessive sweating. Having performed over 1000 sympathectomies and treated over 400 patients, you would think that Dr Bell’s commitment may have waned but he still treats every patient with the empathy and human touch that they deserve.

Just as importantly, Dr Bell is one of the most sought-after practitioners when it comes to axillary hyperhidrosis and the treatment of excessive sweating armpits. In fact, we often get patients from abroad who have been referred to us from various specialists across the globe and Dr Bell is immensely proud of the fact that we are known the world over for our ability to treat excessive sweating effectively. Of course, excessive sweating can affect more than just your armpits and other areas that this may occur are the hands, the feet and in some rare cases, the entire body.

We offer treatment for all of these areas but the treatment for excessive sweating armpits is performed using a procedure called MiraDry.

What causes excessive sweating armpits?

Excessive sweating armpits or axillary hyperhidrosis is caused by your sweat glands become more active than they should be or would normally be. It is a condition that affects as little as 2% of the population and the fact that 30 to 50 per cent of patients have a family history of excessive sweating lends itself to the suggestion that genetics play a significant role in the prevalence of axillary hyperhidrosis. It can also be caused by exercise, heat or cold, various beverages such as alcohol, coffee, tea or even spicy food and smoking. It is also triggered by psychological factors such as stress or any emotion that is being felt very strongly.

The effects of excessive sweating armpits on someone can be quite a burden. Usually, it begins in your adolescent years and can often go unnoticed in your younger years.

MiraDry treatment from North Western Vascular

For patients who suffer from excessive sweating armpits, MiraDry treatment can potentially transform your quality of life. Our sweat glands are controlled by our sympathetic nerves and when these nerves become over-active they cause us to perspire more than we need to. What MiraDry does is to permanently destroy these sweat glands and provide a permanent solution with the problem of excessive sweating of the armpits. MiraDry has replaced ETS as our recommended treatment for excessive underarm sweating and it dramatically reduces sweat and odour by up to 90%.

MiraDry uses carefully controlled electromagnetic energy directed at your sweat glands with a handheld device to destroy your sweat glands while your skin remains cool and comfortable. Now, destroying these glands isn’t nearly as severe as it sounds as they only make up around 2% of all the sweat glands in your body and do not affect your body’s ability to regulate its own temperature once that have been eliminated. The entire procedure is non-invasive and is completed fairly quickly, you may even return to work on the same day, but we recommend that you avoid any strenuous activity for a few days after.

To combat the sensitivity, you can use ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication if the pain does flare up. To find out more about our treatment for excessive sweating armpits, or to make an appointment with us, please click here.