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5 Lies About Hyperhidrosis

Underarm Sweating Treatments Atlanta GA

Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive underarm sweat, can be a real nuisance to everyday living. While it is normal for everyone to produce sweat under their arms, those with hyperhidrosis can sweat nearly 4 to 5 times more than the average person. Excessive underarm sweat can lead to unsightly pit stains on your shirts and an overall reduced self-esteem in social situations. If you are devastated by your condition and assume there is no hope, you’ll be happy to learn that you can dismiss the following common myths and lies about hyperhidrosis.

Lie #1: People who have excessive underarm sweat are not clean.
Hyperhidrosis has nothing to do with cleanliness. In fact, it simply means that the sweat glands are working overtime to regulate body temperature. Although the auxiliary sweat glands tend to produce an odor, it is not impacted by how much bacteria or dirt is on the body.

Lie #2: Deodorant will help prevent underarm sweat.
Deodorant works to mask the odor, but it cannot stop the sweat glands from producing excess sweat. Antiperspirants can help block sweat for the average person, but even prescription strength brands fall short of helping those with hyperhidrosis.

Lie #3: Staying cool and calm will help excessive sweating.
For people who suffer from hyperhidrosis, it doesn’t matter how light your clothes are or how cool your environment is, the sweating still occurs. This is because hyperhidrosis is an internal condition, not an external or environmental problem. Likewise, hyperhidrosis doesn’t mean you are a nervous or anxious person. This type of sweating is not controlled by how you are feeling.

Lie #4: Hyperhidrosis will eventually go away on its own.
Unfortunately, hyperhidrosis is not shown to get better with time – unless treatment is initiated.

Lie #5: Excessive underarm sweat cannot be treated.
Last but certainly not least, don’t believe the myth that hyperhidrosis is untreatable. In fact, many advanced dermatologists offer miriDry as the latest and most proven non-invasive therapy for hyperhidrosis relief. During a simple in-office procedure that uses heat-based energy, we can target and destroy problematic sweat glands under the arms. The best part – they are gone for good which means you can find a permanent solution in this no-downtime procedure.

Schedule Your miriDry This Spring

As the temperatures heat up outside, it is the perfect time to start your miriDry treatment. You can say goodbye to your excessive underarm sweat for good. Call today to schedule your consult at Olansky Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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