Hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating is a condition that affects many men and women, causing embarrassment due to the uncontrollable production of sweat. Although there are treatment options including Botox injections that can control the condition, these options must be continued indefinitely to be effective which can be inconvenient and very expensive. Another FDA-approved option is now available to permanently stop underarm hyperhidrosis by disabling the sweat glands through the miraDry procedure.
How miraDry Works
To stop sweat product, the miraDry system uses heat energy to destroy the sweat glands. This procedure takes approximately one hour, starting with numbing the skin and using a device to pull the sweat glands to the skin surface. Then the dermatologist will begin applying the miraWave energy to the underarm sweat glands while a cooling element is applied to the skin. It usually it will take one or two treatments to completely destroy the sweat glands, leaving the patient with dry underarms for the rest of their lives.
The advantage of miraDry versus other underarm hyperhidrosis is that once it is performed, the issue is resolved. There is no need to continuously spend time and money receiving further treatments. Although there is a significant cost for the procedure, it is usually the same or less than only one year of treatment using Botox. Plus add in the savings of time and the improved quality of life, and this is a worthwhile investment for many of those plagued by this condition.
If you suffer from excessive underarm sweating, consult your local dermatologist to discuss miraDry as a permanent solution. In as little as a one-hour treatment, you could be rid of your excessive sweating for good.
Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326