Treatment for Excess Sweating

Many patients have a genetic tendency to sweat excessively from the underarms. The high humidity summers of New Orleans can make this problem worse. For those patients who have not responded to other treatments, liposuction is an option to treat excess sweating. The glands that secrete perspiration are located in the lower part of the skin and upper part of the fat layer. Liposuction can reduce the quantity of glands and significantly decrease sweating. This procedure is particularly effective for people who have tried prescription deodorants, Botox, Xeomin, and other treatments without success. Best of all, the results of liposuction of the underarms are usually long lasting.

Another alternative is the new MiraDry technique which uses microwave energy to melt seat glands. Drs. William and Patrick Coleman were part of the research team that developed this procedure.