As summer approaches, many people are dreading the hotter temperatures for one major reasons: excessive underarm sweat. Although everyone sweats, if you are a person that suffers from excessive sweating, you know how embarrassing this problem can be. If you have tried every antiperspirant and still end up with wet, stained shirts on warm days, it may be time for a permanent solution.
New Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweat
Excessive underarm sweating, medically referred to as hyperhidrosis, has a new treatment available that can eliminate the problem permanently. In 2011, the FDA approved a new product called miraDry. This procedure uses electromagnetic energy through a handheld device to treat the sweat glands under the arm. This heat causes thermolysis of the sweat glands, basically decomposing them through heat. The sweat glands are eliminated and do not grow back after the treatment.
After only one treatment, patients usually see immediate results. 90% of patients in clinical trials experienced reduced underarm sweat 12-months after their first treatment. A second treatment a few months later is recommended to ensure that the thermolysis of the sweat glands was complete. This has been found to be a safe and effective treatment for anyone who has suffered from hyperhidrosis and wants a permanent solution for the problem. There are few side effects beyond the desired reduction of sweat in the underarm region.
The miraDry treatment is available through medical professionals, usually qualified dermatologists that can safely administer the treatment. If you are ready to have your first summer of dry arm pits, call your local dermatology clinic today to inquire about this great new solution.
Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326