If it seems like you’re always sweating and your sweaty underarms are affecting your quality of life, you may be suffering from a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is an embarrassing condition that impacts everyday activities, so chances are you’d like to know how it can be treated.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is not caused by heat or exercise. There are two types of hyperhidrosis – primary focal hyperhidrosis and secondary generalized hyperhidrosis.
Primary focal hyperhidrosis affects specific areas of the body such as the underarms, hands, or feet, while secondary generalized hyperhidrosis affects larger areas of the body. Excessive underarm sweating or axillary hyperhidrosis is a common condition that affects both men and women.
How Can I Treat Hyperhidrosis?
miraDry can be used to treat axillary hyperhidrosis. miraDry is a safe, non-invasive treatment that uses microwave technology to damage the underarm sweat and odor glands. Patients generally notice an average of 82% reduction in underarm sweating after the recommended number of miraDry treatments. miraDry is also clinically proven to reduce odor by 89%.
How miraDry Works
At the start of treatment, an anesthetic is used to numb the armpits to minimize possible discomfort. The handheld miraDry device is then placed on the treatment areas and emits thermal energy that eliminates the sweat and odor glands.
The results with miraDry are immediate because the treated sweat glands are gone for good. As a result, miraDry is a long-term solution for axillary hyperhidrosis.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Results are noticeable after just one treatment, but your doctor will decide on the best treatment protocol based on your desired results.
If axillary hyperhidrosis is a problem for you, it’s possible to make sweaty armpits a thing of the past with miraDry.