Hyperhidrosis: Excessive Sweating Be Gone
With between two and four million sweat glands in our bodies, it is no wonder that sweating can be an obnoxious problem. Where for some, sweat amounts to a glistening glow, others struggle with excessive and embarrassing sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that causes one to sweat excessively without known reason. At Beyond Beautiful, Dr. Khattab is proud to offer a very effective procedure that targets overactive sweat glands in the underarm (axillae) area.
There are two types of Hyperhidrosis: primary focal and secondary generalized. Primary focal refers to excessive sweating in a localized (focal) area not caused by another medical condition or is a side effect of medication. Secondary generalized is due to various medical conditions—with this form of hyperhidrosis, sweating can be both localized or covering the entire body (generalized).
For most, sweat is commonly triggered by heat, exercise, and sometimes nerves—for those who struggle with Hyperhidrosis, sweating occurs in unusual situations without a perceived trigger. The main symptom of Hyperhidrosis is wetness, other symptoms include:
- Localized Sweating: Commonly afflicted areas include the hands (palms), feet, underarms, head, and face
- Sweating Ceases During Sleep
- Occurs Once a Week or More
- Sweating Occurs When No Exertion Has Taken Place
- Hereditary: Tends To Run In Families
Individuals who struggle with Hyperhidrosis know that the effects can be all encompassing—often having psychological implications as well as physical. Sweating can be so severe that it makes it difficult to perform daily and necessary activities like using a keyboard or even turning a door knob—commonly soaking through clothing, overactive sweating is a socially disabling condition. Skin problems can also result from constant and extreme perspiration.
Finally, a Solution!
At Beyond Beautiful, we offer a permanent solution to this often debilitating condition. Dr. Khattab performs a procedure specifically created to permanently treat Hyperhidrosis in the underarm area. During the procedure, Dr. Khattab gently elevates the skin under the arms, carefully and thoroughly shaving the sweat glands from the undersurface.
Taking less than an hour, the procedure requires only local anesthesia. Most patients find that they are able to drive themselves home. A three to five day recovery period should be expected. Dr. Khattab will provide you post-operative instructions as well as a special dressing to be applied to the underarm area. As with any surgical procedure, bruising and swelling may occur.
Renew your confidence this summer! If you struggle with embarrassing and excessive sweating, Dr. Khattab has the solution you have been looking for. Schedule a consultation at Beyond Beautiful to see how we can help you.