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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

By: Dr. Elizabeth A. O’Connor


BayCare Clinic Plastic Surgery is now offering a permanent treatment for excessive underarm sweating.

 

How to treat hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is abnormal, excessive sweating that's not necessarily related to higher temperatures or exercise. You may sweat so much that it soaks through your clothes or drips off your hands. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, hyperhidrosis can cause social anxiety and embarrassment.

 

Treatment for hyperhidrosis usually involves prescription-strength antiperspirants used on the affected areas. Rarely, an underlying cause may be found and treated. For persistent hyperhidrosis, you may want to consider axillary shaving.

 

What is axillary shaving?

Axillary shaving is a short outpatient procedure that removes the majority of the sweat glands in the underarm area, resulting in an immediate reduction in sweat production. While other treatments, such as BOTOX™ or laser therapy, offer temporary relief and require multiple treatments, the axillary shaving procedure results in permanent sweat reduction in one treatment. The down time is minimal and results are immediate.

 

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Elizabeth A. O’Connor, MD, received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. She completed her residency in plastic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. O’Connor is fellowship trained in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery. Learn more about her here.

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