How Can I Stop Excessive Sweating?

If you have excessive underarm sweating, you know how frustrating this condition can be to control. Medically termed hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating can be embarrassing, with perspiration soaking through clothing even with light activity or on cool days. There are options for controlling hyperhidrosis, such as prescription deodorants, Botox injections and other medications. But, these do not offer long-term or permanent relief from this condition. However, a permanent solution is a treatment called miraDry.

What Is miraDry?

Like a laser treatment, miraDry uses energy to impact the sweat glands under the arms. This energy treatment is quick and non-invasive, but is very effective in treating hyperhidrosis permanently. The sweat glands are destroyed and absorbed into the body. Once they are gone, they do not grow back. This gives you freedom from excessive sweating from the rest of life. Most people only need one treatment to get the results they desire.

Most miraDry treatments take about one hour to perform. The area is usually numbed, so it is painless. In most patients, there is no recovery or downtime needed; you should be able to return to your normal activities the same day. However, each patient is different, and your dermatologist will discuss what to expect before and after your treatment. Most patients notice an immediate decrease in excessive sweating after their procedure.

If you are interested in putting an end to wet spots under your arms or ruined clothing, contact your local dermatologist that offers mireDry treatments. They can discuss the benefits of this treatment and determine whether this is the right option for you. It could be the last time you need to worry about the embarrassment of hyperhidrosis.

Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 355-5484

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