Are you embarrassed by excessive underarm sweat? Do antiperspirants stain and ruin your shirts? When you can’t get relief from topical over-the-counter treatments for underarm sweating, this might mean you have a condition known as hyperhidrosis, which is caused by overactive sweat glands. As a result, you may feel sticky and sweaty almost all the time, even when you’re not overheated or engaging in physical activity.
Fortunately, there’s a non-invasive, permanent solution called miraDry that can help with excessive sweating. This treatment is available at Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center in Atlanta. We’ll help you decide if this procedure is right for you.
miraDry Treatment Process
The miraDry system is surprisingly simple, convenient and requires little to no downtime. The process, which is FDA-cleared for treating hyperhidrosis, begins with marking the customized underarm treatment area using a temporary template. Next, the clinician applies a local anesthetic to numb the area, ensuring minimal discomfort during the procedure.
The clinician then places a handpiece directly on your skin, lining it up with the marked treatment area. You will feel a slight suction as the handpiece pulls your skin and glands closer to the surface for maximum results.
Once activated, the handpiece delivers controlled electromagnetic energy to the treatment area. This heats up the deep layers of your skin to destroy sweat and odor glands from your underarms. At the same time, the handpiece generates a soothing, cooling effect on the surface of your skin to reduce discomfort and all but eliminate your recovery time.
The entire process takes about two hours, and patients generally see an immediate decrease in sweating. Typically, only one treatment is required, though severe cases of hyperhidrosis may call for two treatments spaced about three months apart.
You can expect to see an 85 percent reduction in sweating after having a miraDry treatment. This means your body can still release sweat to help you cool off when exercising, but antiperspirant will do its job so you no longer feel self-conscious.
Be aware that you may experience mild side effects from miraDry, including tenderness and swelling in the treatment area. These issues typically resolve within two to three days. Then, you’re left with long-lasting relief from excessive underarm sweating.
Just picture it: you’ll be able to live a carefree and confident life. Your underarms will stay fresh and dry, even after a long, hard day at work, and you’ll have the self-assurance to accept spur-of-the-moment social invitations without fretting about your underarms. You can also expand your wardrobe to include silk and light colors because underarm stains are now a thing of the past!
With miraDry, there’s no reason to suffer with excessive underarm sweating. Contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center at 770-422-5557 to schedule a hyperhidrosis consultation today. We have several convenient locations in the greater Atlanta area to serve you best.