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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

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Roswell, GA 30076

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The Truth About Sweat

Happy Woman

The way you sweat may be different from your friend or even your sibling. While few of us like to sweat, this moisture that our skin produces is necessary to some degree. When your body gets overheated, it is sweat that cools your body down. Contrary to popular belief, however, your body doesn’t need sweat to release toxins. Instead, toxins are filtered and eliminated through your liver, kidneys and digestive system.

Although you can’t see them, your skin has two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands can be found over most of your body. They are controlled by your nervous system and body temperature and open directly onto the surface of your skin. Apocrine glands, however, open into hair follicles that lead to the skin’s surface. Apocrine glands are the type we most often associate with unwanted sweat because they are responsible for the sweat on your scalp, armpits and groin.

When You Sweat Too Much

While skin can protect your body from overheating and give your skin a moisturized and ‘dewy’ glow, there are some situations in which sweat can be cumbersome and even embarrassing. Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may get the positive benefits of sweating, but with a very negative outcome. Hyperhidrosis can’t always be solved with prescription antiperspirants, and it often keeps patients from wearing certain clothing or attending social events.

What You Can Do for Hyperhidrosis?

Fortunately, there are ways a dermatologist can address your excessive armpit sweating. Hyperhidrosis can be reversed with an advanced, non-invasive technology called MiriDry.  MiriDry is an in-office treatment for underarm sweat that is approved by the FDA. Patients who take advantage of MiriDry for hyperhidrosis can gain the following the benefits:

  • Permanent reduction or elimination of underarm sweat
  • Immediate results
  • Quick, one-hour treatment session
  • No incisions or downtime
  • Less (or no) need for deodorants and antiperspirants
  • Improved confidence in personal and professional life

Let Us Address Your Sweat

If you feel that you sweat too much, make an appointment with our skin care experts at Olansky Dermatology. While we never dismiss the body’s need for healthy sweat glands, we also understand the emotional setbacks when too much sweat is produced. To learn more about MiriDry for hyperhidrosis, please call our Atlanta office today.

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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Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Ashley A.

Mandy Ramer, NP-C was such a pleasure to meet with. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one with a plan that fit my needs. I am so glad I picked Olansky Dermatology. Absolutely thrilled with their service from appointment setting through check out.

Kara E.

The appointment process is quick easy and convenient online. Parking is easy enough. I got in basically right at my appointment time. I didn’t have to wait hardly at all. The doctors and nurses are nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The procedure I had was easy and I got out fast and was on my way.

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!