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Stop Sweating Without Surgery

Do you suffer from excessive sweating? If you want to stop sweating without surgery, you have come to the right place. Excessive sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis, afflicts 2.8% of the U.S. population. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably, even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. If you suffer from Hyperhidrosis, you know it can feel like a never-ending cycle. Sweating causes large wet marks and staining on your clothing. And even worse, a strong body odor develops quickly which can create a negative psychological and social impact.

In today’s blog, we’ll show you how Eric and Jennifer stopped sweating without surgery for the ultimate career makeover. We’ll also reveal our 5 tips to stop sweating without surgery so you don’t sweat the small stuff.

Eric’s Story

Meet Eric, an investment banker who lives in Dallas. Eric suffered from excessive sweating for years. And it was only when he decided to do something about it that he started to research how to stop sweating, and thought surgery was his only option.

Excessive Perpiration Treatment

“I used to just live with it.  When I was in meetings, I would break a sweat. My colleagues thought it was funny. But I was more concerned my clients would think I was nervous about something. It got so bad, I actually kept a change of shirts in my car! All I really wanted was to conduct business without the stress of my excessive sweating getting in the way. So I finally decided to do something about it,” says Eric.

Excessive Sweating

In his initial research, Eric found out about a surgery called endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS). But he soon learned surgery is considered as a last resort. This surgery could cause serious, irreversible excessive sweating on large areas of the body, as well as extreme hypotension, arrhythmia, and heat intolerance.

“I learned most physicians do not recommend ETS surgery because of the serious negative side effects. But what I found interesting is that during ETS surgery, surgeons attempt to interrupt the transmission of nerve signals from the spinal column to the sweat glands to prevent these nerve signals from turning on the sweat glands. So when I looked into non-surgical options and discovered Botox does the same thing as surgery but without the risk or negative side effects, I was sold,” Eric explains.

Eric discovered how Botox effectively treats Hyperhidrosis by preventing nerve signals from turning on the sweat glands without surgery. So he scheduled his complimentary consultation with the experts at the National Laser Institute Med Spa in Dallas.

“During my consultation, I was approved as a candidate for Botox treatment. I decided to move forward with the Botox treatment right then and there.  Because of the Botox treatments, my work life is so much better – I don’t have to worry about sweating through my shirts anymore now that I found a way to stop sweating,” says Eric.

Eric's Story: Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis actually affects slightly more women than men.  In our next story, we will show you how Jennifer, a mom, and a career changer, took action to stop sweating so she could land her dream job.

Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer is a mom of 3, and a recent career changer who lives in Scottsdale.  Her excessive sweating became apparent when she was a student planning to start her new career as a laser technician.

Jennifer's Story Hyperhidrosis

“When I was at home with the kids, I didn’t notice it as much. But when my kids went to school full time, I decided to change careers and become a laser technician. I was dressing up more and noticed my sweating was out of control.  I was almost finished school but needed to stop sweating to gain confidence before I could interview for my dream job. But with my condition I knew getting nervous before and during an interview would just make it worse. The more nervous I got about perspiring, the more I would sweat. It was like a never ending cycle,” says Jennifer.

During her time in school, Jennifer learned about Botox and how it is used to treat wrinkles, and how it is also an effective treatment for Hyperhidrosis.

“I never knew Botox would cure my excessive sweating. But on one of my last days at school, one of my instructors told me Botox would make a real difference in stopping my excessive sweating. So I got the treatment.  It made all the difference.  Just a few weeks later, I went in for a job interview and nailed it!  Botox gave me the confidence to get the job – I never would have got it if I were sweating through my blouse,” says Jennifer.

Gain Confidence With Botox

If you are looking for the ultimate treatment and confidence builder to stop sweating, consider Botox. It’s the ultimate career makeover, keeping you cool as a cucumber so you don’t sweat the small stuff.

Are you not sure if you are a candidate for Botox treatment for Hyperhidrosis?  Keep reading and we’ll show you the symptoms of Hyperhidrosis and our 5 tips to help you stop sweating without surgery.

Do You Have Hyperhidrosis? 

Perspiration of the scalp, face, hands, armpits, and feet keeps your body cool. But in some cases, excessive sweating may be triggered by warmer temperatures, when you exercise, or as a side effect from settings that make you nervous, angry, embarrassed, or afraid.

The key symptom of excessive perspiration is wetness. If you are suffering from this symptom, you will know all too well that your sweat glands are overactive. But what makes this condition challenging, is this excessive perspiration is out of your control, and can cause physical and emotional distress.

If you are not sure if you suffer from Hyperhidrosis, we invite you to try our 5 tips to stop sweating. You may find an improvement in your excessive perspiration.  

5 Tips To Stop Sweating Without Surgery

1.Lighten up your skin care regimen.  Using a gentle, non-soap cleanser in the morning and evening to give your skin a thorough cleaning is ideal.  Exfoliate at least once a week and choose lighter, oil-free skin care product formulas which will allow your skin to breathe better and avoid excessive sweating.

2.Avoid bar soap. Bar soap will strip moisture from your skin because the binders that hold a bar of soap together have a high pH balance.  If your skin dries out, your sebaceous glands will actually produce more oil to compensate for the moisture loss.  Thick, oily skin and clogged pores can contribute to excessive sweating.  The Total Wash Face & Body Cleanser by PCA Skin is an excellent choice if you are looking for a light cleanser.

3.Keep cool and blot. Peppermint and eucalyptus oils are known for their cooling properties. Sprinkle a few drops of each oil in a spray bottle filled with water for immediate cooling relief. The homeopathic remedies of these oils signal the body to instantly cool and stay cool. You can also use an EnduraCool Instant Cooling Towel to cool down your neck, head, or other hot zones. The cool temperature of the towel lasts for hours, and you can use it to cool off without feeling wet.

4.Prevent sweat in embarrassing areas. Antiperspirant is designed to do just what it says: it quickly helps you stop sweating. You can also use a spray antiperspirant on your feet, hands, behind your neck, and on the inner thighs.  Antiperspirant is a great way to keep yourself from excessive sweating in embarrassing areas on your body.

5.Get Botox. If you have tried everything but nothing has worked to stop your excessive sweating, you may want to consider Botox for treatment.  If you are ready to finally gain control and stop sweating, we invite you to receive your complimentary consultation with the experts at the National Laser Institute Med Spa to determine if you are a candidate for Botox treatment.  

Stop Sweating With Botox

Your skin not only contains collagen and elastin, it’s full of sweat glands, hair follicles, sebaceous glands, blood vessels and nerve endings. Your body secretes sweat from eccrine and apocrine glands. Eccrine glands are found in your skin over your entire body. Whereas, apocrine glands are located in places on your body where there’s a sizable concentration of hair follicles, such as the scalp, armpits, and groin area. Your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems regulate these glands. These are the systems that control involuntary functions such as breathing, digestion, body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure. An example of how these systems work is when you have an increase in body temperature, and your sympathetic nervous system signals your sweat glands to cool your body.

In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Botox injections to treat excessive sweaty armpits, palms, and feet. When Botox is injected into your skin to treat the symptoms of severe sweating, the signal between the nerve endings and the sweat glands in your skin will be blocked and the message sent from the nerve endings to stimulate the production of sweat will be disrupted. Each treatment may include several injection points concentrated in the affected area, and each treatment typically lasts about six months. Botox treatment is a safe and effective treatment for your body. Blocking the sweat from one or two small areas will not negatively affect your health: there are plenty of sweat glands to handle the job.

Have you tried everything, including antiperspirant, but your excessive sweating still has not improved? If you are looking for the best guide to stop sweating without surgery, consider Botox. It’s the ultimate career makeover, keeping you cool as a cucumber so you don’t sweat the small stuff. We invite you to experience real results and safely eliminate excessive sweating with Botox at the National Laser Institute Med Spa. It’s the most effective way you can take control of your body and finally stop sweating.

If you were inspired by Eric and Jennifer’s stories, we invite you to experience how Botox can help you stop sweating without surgery. To find out more about treatment at the National Laser Institute Med Spa Scottsdale and Dallas locations, please call 800-851-0969 or click here to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.