Axillary Hyperhidrosis; Excessive Underarm Sweating

Axillary hyperhidrosis occurs when the underarm sweat glands continue to be active without cause.  This means that the body’s sweat becomes more of an annoyance, rather than a tool to help keep itself cool and comfortable.  With this condition, many lose their self-confidence, withdraw from social gatherings and avoid relationships to spare the embarrassment.   Excessive sweating ruins clothes and prevents you from wearing specific styles and fabrics.  Most suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis turn to prescription antiperspirants, deodorants and oral medications, but they usually only find temporary relief with no effective long term aid.  Another drawback to using antiperspirants is that you are now applying additional toxins onto the surface of your body! Mark H. Jensen Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery can recommend an alternative to toxic antiperspirant use!  

Toxins found in antiperspirant include; aluminum chlorohydrate, parabens, propylene glycol, triclosan, TEA, DEA, FD&C colors, and Talc, just to name a few.

Aluminum:  Aluminum based compounds are a commonly used ingredient in antiperspirants.  Their function is to block the sweat glands to prevent the sweat from purging to the surface.  Experts are theorizing the aluminum based compounds are actually being absorbed through the skin and inducing changes to estrogen receptors found in breast cells.

Parabens:  In many cosmetic and personal hygiene products, artificial preservatives are included. These parabens have many affiliates (methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, or butylparaben). Recent paraben research has shown that paraben mimics estrogen.  Scientists continue to study the links between parabens and health risks.

Propylene Glycol:  Propylene glycol was originally designed as antifreeze.  It is a humectant, which keeps substances from drying out.   It has been discovered to be a neurotoxin known to cause liver and kidney damage and can also cause contact dermatitis.

MiraDry Treatment; the Solution to Excessive Underarm Sweating

Those are just a few examples of toxins commonly found in antiperspirants; which are not always effective in helping folks suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis.  Instead of risking toxic side effects, consider miraDry.  Mark Jensen Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery offers miraDry treatments to reduce underarm sweating by over 80%.  miraDry delivers energy to the armpit that destroy the sweat gland in a 60-minute procedure.   Utah residents with axillary hyperhidrosis can now put a stop to their suffering by contacting Mark H. Jensen Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Our courteous staff will answer any questions you have and help you schedule an appointment.