[COLUMN] Here’s how to get your excessive underarm sweating under control 

(and finally rock those fall outfits you’ve been wanting to try) 

I will cut to the chase and say it now: sweating excessively is never pretty and you can do  something about it.

Congratulations! Summer is over which means that “sweating season” is done and you are  officially being forced out of your summer wear and into those gorgeous autumn wardrobe you’ve  been eyeing for ages. The good news though is that lightweight and breathable fabrics never really  go out of style. The not-so-good news, however, is that holiday parties are happening soon and  I’m pretty sure you don’t want to find yourself awkwardly socializing whilst keeping your “armpit  situation” in control, let alone be wearing a sweat suit to an event, do you? That’s what I thought.

Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is an exaggerated response of the sweat glands to release  excessive amounts of sweat, in absence of appropriate stimuli. People who have this condition  can sweat anytime, anywhere, in any temperature, and up to four to five times more than the  average person. It is believed to be caused by an overactive sympathetic nervous system. Some  research indicates that there may be a hereditary component to the condition. The main point is  that it is a real medical condition and can unfortunately affect a person’s mental wellness and self esteem.

The struggle is real

Excessive sweating can have a major impact on your daily life, as in everything from career  prospects, to social life, and mental and emotional health. We put premium on the way we  physically present ourselves, so having to deal with something as highly stigmatized as sweating,  affects your lifestyle that inevitably puts you in embarrassing situations and subjects you to  judgmental reactions. Hyperhidrosis is also linked to higher rates of stress, anxiety, and  depression. Hyperhidrosis sufferers often have to avoid certain clothing items, fabrics, and colors,  while having to ritually practice keeping tissues on hand, using them to absorb underarm sweat,  or always having a fan or towel with them. And while it is not necessarily the first thing that  comes to mind, this condition can have a major impact on wardrobe and fashion choices.

The solutions are within reach 

Keeping your underarm sweat under control does not have to impact your style and ultimately  your life. If you’re struggling to deal with the effects of excessive sweating, there are measures you  can take such as wearing moisture-wicking clothing. Many athletic brands offer fast-drying layers  and outerwear. It may also help to spend time in well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces.

You may also use deodorants and antiperspirants. Deodorants help prevent and conceal body odor,  but do not have any “anti-sweat” properties. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, have properties  (aluminum salts) that can temporarily halt the production of sweat. They come in different  formulations such as gels, creams, sticks, powders, and wipes.

The treatment is here! 

If you’re tired of sweat stains caused by deodorants, and having to consciously plan your wardrobe  around sweating, then it’s time to find a treatment option that works for you.

Botox/Dysport. That’s the product name for an injectable protein made from Botulinum toxin,  which is a neurotoxin. Botox injections have come to be widely used in managing primary  Hyperhidrosis when topical treatments have failed. The treatment works by blocking the nerve  signals that instruct the sweat glands to become active. Treatment takes 30-45 minutes, and the  results show in three to four days. Depending on each person, as well as the area beating treated,  the results last for up to six months. Some clients do this about once or twice in a year .

Keep in mind that this treatment is performed by licensed and trained professionals and are  determined on a case-to-case basis. We can help you decide on the best treatment plan by  analyzing your condition and asking you basic questions that would help us determine the best  course of action and a more sustainable lifestyle choice or practice for you. By reducing your sweat  level and getting it under control, you’ll regain some freedom in your wardrobe, and beyond.

Give us a call. We’d love to help you. If you are in the LA area, feel free to swing by iSkin Beverly  Hills. And if you happen to be in the Inland Empire and Orange County, we have MiSkin Spa for  you r self-love and self-pampering needs.

For more information you may visit iskinbeverlyhills.com.

Visit iSkin Med Spa and MiSkin MedSpa for a free consultation. iSkin is located at 8665 Wilshire  Blvd. Penthouse Beverly Hills, 90211 or call 424-382-1002 MiSkin MedSpa is located at 9227 Haven Ave. Suite 120 in Rancho Cucamonga, 91370 or call  909-9898464.

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Known to several Filipino-American awarding circles, Imee has recently been awarded the “Premier in  Beauty and Skin Treatment.” for iSkin Face and Body Spa. She maintains a monthly beauty column on  Asian Journal, and a YouTube Channel, “Beauty Talk With Imee.” 

Imee Ong-Maghanoy is an established aesthetician, a business owner and CEO of iSkin Beverly Hills, iSkin  MedSpa and MiSkin MedSpa. Imee has been in the aesthetics industry for more than 20 years. She has a  degree in Biology and Doctor of Dental Medicine.  

iSkin MedSpa and MiSkin MedSpa are fast emerging as a top spa destination in LA. iSkin is located at 8665  Wilshire Blvd penthouse Beverly Hills, CA 90211. MiSkin MedSpa is located at 9227 Haven Ave. Suite 120 in  Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91370.

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