Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can interfere with your ability to socialize with your friends and family members, feel confident at work, and enjoy other activities and hobbies. Suffering from this medical issue can also cause you to develop stains on your clothes. At Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook, Illinois, we can use a special technique called Cellulaze to decrease your excessive sweating and improve your ability to enjoy life.
How Common Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a fairly common medical issue. In fact, about 2 to 3% of the people living in the United States have excessive sweating that affects their palms, underarms, or the soles of their feet. These problems often begin when a person is a teenager.
A Difficult Problem
If you have this condition, sweat is likely to drip off your palms and soak through your clothing. Excessive sweating can decrease your ability to feel at ease during social and business situations. Over time, you might develop social anxiety and other emotional problems. These issues can interfere with your ability to perform at your job. They can also prevent you from making new friends or going on dates.
If you sweat excessively in your palms, you might struggle to shake hands with people, hold a steering wheel while you drive, or write with a pen or pencil.
A New Solution
Fortunately, you don’t have to let your sweating problems keep you from being happy and successful. Our Cellulaze treatment can be used to address your sweating issues in a minimally invasive manner.
What Are the Symptoms of a Sweating Issue?
If your sweating is interfering with your ability to enjoy social events or perform your duties at your job, you might have a sweating issue. This condition will probably cause you to sweat when you are not exercising or performing other physically challenging activities. You are also likely to have sweating issues when you are in mild, comfortable climates.
Although your sweat may develop in many different areas of your body, you are especially likely to sweat in your palms, feet, and underarms. Your face or scalp may also begin to sweat. The areas of your body that are sweating often look white or pink. As you continue to deal with your problem, you might notice unpleasant odors. Your skin may also become cracked or scaly.
Why Have I Developed a Sweating Issue?
It’s normal and healthy to sweat when you are in a hot environment or engaging in rigorous exercise. When your body becomes hotter, your nervous system will tell your sweat glands to create moisture. This sweat cools your body and allows you to feel comfortable in different climates.
Unfortunately, if you have a sweating issue, your body will produce large amounts of sweat when you are not exercising or trying to stay cool in a hot climate. Instead of cooling you down, this sweat can make you feel embarrassed or upset. There are a couple of different reasons why you might develop a sweating issue.
This type of sweating issue occurs when the nerves that control your sweat glands are overactive. These nerves will tell your glands to create sweat when you are not physically active or in hot weather. This issue can become worse if you are stressed or nervous. If you have this medical issue, your soles, palms, or face are likely to sweat.
This type of excessive sweating develops when you have certain medical issues. For example, your sweat could be caused by an infection, thyroid issue, or diabetes. In addition, some types of cancer, blood sugar issues, and nervous system problems can cause you to sweat excessively. If your sweating is connected to a medical condition, you will probably sweat all over your body.
How Is Excessive Sweating Diagnosed?
A medical doctor can use laboratory tests and other techniques to diagnose your sweating issue.
Your doctor will probably begin the process of diagnosing your sweating issue by examining your body and asking you questions about this problem. You should be prepared to talk about the situations that tend to trigger your sweating problem. You should also discuss any other negative physical symptoms that you might be experiencing.
Your medical provider may advise you to get urine, blood, or other tests to diagnose the cause of your sweating issue. These tests can help your doctor determine whether a different medical problem is causing you to sweat excessively. For example, these tests may show that low blood sugar or thyroid issues are causing your sweating problem.
Your doctor can also use specialized sweat tests to diagnose your issues. For example, during a thermoregulatory sweat test, your medical provider will apply a power onto your skin. This power will change color when it is exposed to moisture. Next, you will be put into a sweat cabinet that is very hot and humid. If you have hyperhidrosis, you will probably begin to sweat excessively.
Alternatively, you could receive a paper test. During this test, your medical provider will put a special type of paper onto the area where you sweat excessively. After a specified amount of time has passed, your medical provider will weigh this paper to determine how much sweat you have produced. This test can help your doctor determine the severity of your sweating issues.
How Can I Improve My Excessive Sweating?
If you are tired of your excessive sweating ruining your social life and making you feel uncomfortable at your job, you should consider using Cellulaze to address this health problem. This treatment is frequently used to reduce cellulite that hasn’t responded to diet and exercise changes. In addition to improving the appearance of your skin, we can use this technique to reduce your excessive sweating.
During your anti-sweating treatment, we will make a very small incision into your skin. We will use this incision to transmit carefully controlled laser energy into your body. This laser energy will increase the temperature of your sweat glands. As your sweat glands heat up, they will become disabled. Your disabled glands will produce less sweat and your quality of life will improve.
What Will My Cellulaze Treatment Be Like?
We will begin the process of improving your sweating issues by making a small incision in your skin and providing you with a numbing medication. After your skin has been numbed, we will use our laser to send energy into your body. Typically, this anti-sweating treatment will take us about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
This anti-sweating treatment will be very relaxing and easy. Since your skin will be numb, you will not feel discomfort as the laser treats your sweat glands. Instead, you might notice a mild feeling of pressure while we are transmitting the laser energy into your body.
How Quickly Will I Be Able to Go Back to Work?
Although your body may heal at a faster or slower rate than other people, you can expect to go back to your work and other usual activities after about two days. While your body is healing, we will ask you to wear a protective garment and refrain from engaging in very rigorous physical activities. You will probably wear your garment for about one week and avoid difficult exercise for about one to two weeks.
How Long Will the Benefits of This Treatment Last?
This treatment is a very efficient way to reduce your sweating. Scientific studies show that receiving this treatment can improve your sweating issues for several years.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Anti-Sweating Technique?
If you haven’t been able to fix your sweating issues with antiperspirant and other at-home methods, you might be a good candidate for this treatment. To be eligible for Cellulaze, you should be in a good health. For example, you should not have a bleeding disorder or other major medical issues.
Can I Use At-Home Remedies to Improve My Sweating Issues?
At-home remedies are unlikely to produce the same benefits as our Cellulaze treatment. That said, making certain lifestyle changes and avoiding events that trigger your sweating issues can help you cope with your sweating problem.
Protect Your Clothing
When your armpits and other areas of your body sweat excessively, you are likely to develop damp patches on your clothing. These damp patches can be visible to your co-workers and family members. Further, these patches may create permanent stains that ruin your favorite pieces of clothing.
You may be able to avoid these issues by wearing small pads, also known as dress shields, under your armpits. These pads can soak up your sweat and prevent this moisture from ruining your clothes. In addition, these pads may make your damp patches less noticeable.
Adjust Your Diet
Certain foods and beverages may trigger your sweating issues. For example, drinking coffee, tea, and other hot beverages may cause you to sweat more. In addition, eating spicy foods could make you sweat excessively.
It’s a good idea to track the beverages and foods that are making your sweating issues worse. As you learn which meals tend to trigger your sweating episodes, you can exclude these beverages and foods from your diet.
Change Your Clothing
You should try to wear clothing that is made of natural fabrics like silk or cotton. These fabrics will allow your skin to breathe better and help you feel comfortable when you are sweating.
In addition, frequently changing your clothing can decrease the chances that your sweating issues will cause you to develop an infection or other problem. For example, you could bring additional shirts to your workplace. After you have experienced a sweating episode, you could change into one of your backup shirts.
What Are the Other Benefits of This Anti-Sweating Treatment?
This anti-sweating treatment can also be used to reduce your cellulite and give you smooth, attractive skin. Cellulite is a common skin issue that causes your skin’s texture to become lumpy and uneven.
When we transmit the laser energy into your skin, this treatment will improve the connective tissues that are located between your fat cells. The laser energy will also improve the amount of collagen within your skin. As your collagen fibers increase and the condition of your connective tissues improves, your bumps will diminish and your dimples will become less visible.
Treat Your Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating can stain your clothing, negatively impact your career, and cause you to develop social anxiety. Fortunately, you can fix this problem by getting a Cellulaze treatment. This easy, minimally invasive technique can reduce your excessive sweating and improve your quality of life. To learn whether you are a good candidate for this treatment, contact us at Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook, Illinois.