What Can You Do to Treat Excessive Sweating?

Excessive sweating—technically known as hyperhidrosis—is a common medical condition that affects millions of people around the world. During the summer, when there are increased levels of heat, humidity, and sun exposure, sweating can be a major issue—even for those who don’t have hyperhidrosis. Research has shown that the condition also gets worse during the warmer seasons. There’s no doubt that too much sweat can be a nuisance, and the last thing you want this summer is for abnormal sweating to get in the way of your fun activities or day-to-day living. Patients with hyperhidrosis have many potential solutions available, which prompts many to ask us: Does miraDry® really work? Our New Jersey-based team at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center believes miraDry® is a highly effective treatment for many patients who suffer from excessive sweating.

The treatment destroys both sweat and odor glands with microwave energy, removing many of the problematic sweat-producers under the arms.

In addition to in-office professional treatments like miraDry®, individuals can also use the following tips to keep excessive perspiration at bay during this time of year.


Since sweat plays such a critical role in keeping your body temperature regulated, you need to be drinking an adequate amount of fluid each day to keep the process working properly. Be sure to drink lots of water.

Reduce Stress

Anxiety and stress are known to be some of the primary triggers for sweating, apart from temperature. Try different types of relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation to cope better with stress.

Switch to Antiperspirants

If you’re accustomed to using deodorants, switch to using stronger antiperspirants. This is often the easiest and most simple way to block sweating. Antiperspirants use aluminum-based compounds to form a plug that blocks the pores on the outer layer of skin, and this decreases the amount of sweat that gets onto the surface.

Bathe Often

Shower or bathe regularly with an antibacterial soap. This will help to reduce the bacteria that can develop due to sweating and reduce odor.

If you’re searching for an answer to questions about hyperhidrosis, our New Jersey-based team at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center will be happy to help and explain what’s involved. Call us at (856) 810-9888 or book your consultation online for miraDry® with our consultant, Tara Avallaone.

Dr. Robin Levin