How Can I Stop Excessive Underarm Sweating?

If you suffer from excessive sweating, especially under the armpits then you’re well aware of the embarrassment and discomfort that this problem can cause. Perhaps you’ve tried several solutions without success, so you’re wondering – How can I ever stop excessive underarm sweating? You’ll be happy to learn that there are options out there that can put an end to your sweaty underarms.

Axillary hyperhidrosis
Excessive underarm sweating, also known as axillary hyperhidrosis is a condition that occurs because of overactive sweat glands. People with this condition sweat excessively even when the temperature is cool, or when they’re resting.

How Can I Stop Excessive Underarm Sweating?
If you’ve tried everything to stop your underarm sweating but nothing seems to work, you may be a good candidate for ThermiDry. ThermiDry is a new, minimally invasive technology that uses radiofrequency energy to treat excessive underarm sweating, by disabling the sweat glands. It is an in-office procedure that takes about 1 hour to perform.

How it works
A Minor’s starch-iodine test is first done to determine the exact area within the axilla (armpit), where the sweat glands are overactive. The area to be treated is numbed, and then a tiny incision is made and a small probe is inserted under the skin. The probe emits bursts of radiofrequency energy that target and disable the sweat glands.

What to expect
There is usually some post-procedural swelling and discomfort after ThermiDry, but this usually resolves quickly. Most patients are able to resume normal activities the following day. There is normally a noticeable reduction in underarm sweating immediately after ThermiDry treatment, and the results typically last for several years.

Are you interested in ThermiDry for your abnormal underarm sweating? Search our directory to locate a practice in your area.

If you’re in Fredericksburg, VA, Surgical Arts of Virginia is our featured practice.

They can be reached at or by calling 540-371-7372.


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