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Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweat in San Diego

Excessive sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis, can be a difficult thing to deal with for some people. Excessive sweating can be embarrassing for some and can prevent them from feeling comfortable with their own body. Fortunately, there are ways to treat excessive sweating. Dr. Mark Mofid is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers non-surgical and surgical treatment for excessive sweating in San Diego.

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Axillary Hyperhidrosis (or excessive underarm sweating) is an overproduction of underarm sweat. Sweating is a natural part of the body’s ability to cool itself down and perspiration normally increases with temperature, exercise, and in changes in emotion. People that suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis often feel insecure due to uncontrollable sweating. Dr. Mark Mofid understands the embarrassment of excess sweat and offers a unique treatment to his patients who have to live with these issues.

Excessive Underarm Sweat Treatment Options

Botox injections can provide temporary relief from excessive underarm sweating. While commonly known for the treatment of wrinkles, Botox is an effective treatment that can prevent nerves from signaling the sweat glands to produce sweat. Botox provides noticeable results and routine treatment can be performed for prolonged results.

In addition to offering medical treatments for axillary hyperhidrosis using Botox, Dr. Mark Mofid performs short outpatient surgical procedures to remove sweat glands from under the arms. Using an axillary arthroscopic shaving procedure, a small incision is made in the underarm and a shaving device is used to remove the sweat glands from under the skin. The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia at an outpatient surgery facility. Patients can return to work the next day.

Excessive Underarm Sweat Treatment Cost

The cost of your excessive underarm sweat treatment in San Diego can be discussed during your consultation. Cost will be based on the type of treatment performed and other factors. The shaving technique performed by Dr. Mark Mofid for axillary hyperhidrosis may be covered by some insurances. Dr. Mofid can also answer any questions you may have about the treatment and the payment options available to you. Patients interested in cosmetic face, body, or breast surgery may also visit his La Jolla office for more information on financing or to learn more about the cost of his procedures. Please apply for CareCredit® online to receive instant approval.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Mofid to seek treatment for excessive underarm sweat (axillary hyperhidrosis) please visit one of our San Diego area offices. Dr. Mofid can answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment and let you know if you are a good candidate for an excessive underarm sweat treatment in San Diego.