Frequently Asked Questions
What causes excessive underarm sweating?
Excessive underarm sweating is caused by a medical condition called hyperhidrosis or is a secondary result of taking certain medications, hormonal fluctuations, thyroid malfunction, high blood pressure or particular diseases. If excessive underarm sweating has persisted throughout your life, then you probably have hyperhidrosis. If not, then it is likely the result of a secondary condition. If you are unsure, you should make an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause.
How do I know if I have a sweating problem?
If you have to change your clothes more than once during the day, find yourself canceling social engagements because you’re worried about sweating through your shirt or feel as if your sweaty face, hands or underarms have caused you to miss a promotion at work then it’s probably time to speak with your doctor. If you are embarrassed by your underarm sweat then it’s a problem for you.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person’s sweat glands overreact to everyday stimuli such as nerves, hormones, exercise or the weather. People with hyperhidrosis sweat four to five times more than normal, with the sweating typically confined to a specific area of the body
such as the underarms, head, face, hands or feet.
How can I stop excessive underarm sweating?
The miraDry laser utilized by Stop Sweat Now™ is the only non-invasive, permanent solution for eliminating underarm sweat. While there are other non-invasive treatments, including antiperspirants and Botox injections, neither provides a permanent solution. There are also certain surgeries that can help with localized sweating such as ETS surgery for sweaty palms. But, only the miraDry™ laser used at Stop Sweat Now achieves permanent results.
What happens during the Stop Sweat Now procedure?
The procedure involves no surgical incisions or cuts. When you come in for your Stop Sweat Now procedure, a doctor or nurse will apply local anesthesia to your underarm area. This is purely for your comfort. Then he or she will place the miraDryl™ laser hand piece over various parts of
your underarm area in order to target your sweat glands.
How long does the procedure take?
The Stop Sweat Now procedure takes about an hour and two treatments, 3 months apart, are recommended for maximum results.
Are there any post operative concerns or care?
There is little to no downtime after the procedure although the doctor may recommend a mild, over the counter pain medication. Most patients typically return to work and/or normal activities right after treatment, and are back exercising within a few days. Some patients may experience some localized soreness or swelling in the underarm area, but this usually clears within a few weeks. A few complain of short-term altered sensation in the underarm and upper arm area, but again, this will gradually disappear.
What results can I expect and when?
You should see a reduction in sweat immediately after treatment although with any medical procedure, the results will vary by person.
How long will the results last?
Since the sweat glands do not grow back after they’ve been eliminated with the laser, the results from Stop Sweat Now are permanent.
Is getting rid of the sweat glands in the underarm area dangerous?
No. Your body contains over 4 million sweat glands with only about 2% located in the underarm area. Eliminating this 2% will not affect the body’s ability to cool itself.
Can Stop Sweat Now stop the sweating in my hands? My feet?
No. The miraDry™ laser can only be used to treat the underarm area.
Will Stop Sweat Now also get rid of my underarm odor?
Yes, it will. Underarm odor is caused when the aprocrine sweat glands in the underarm area produce a viscous liquid that reacts with bacteria on the skin. Since Stop Sweat Now eradicates the sweat glands in the underarm area, your underarm odor will also disappear.
What causes night sweats?
Night sweats can be caused by any number of things including hormones, certain medications, or foods that you may have eaten. They may also be the sign of a more serious medical condition such as high blood pressure, thyroid disfunction or cancer.