Do you sweat excessively despite little activity during the day and applying antiperspirant frequently? Do you find yourself constantly having to change clothes because you sweat too much?
These are some of the reasons people are interested in miraDry, a device used to treat hyperhidrosis, better known as excessive sweating.
Sweat is our body’s way of naturally cooling itself off. If you were physically active; cleaning, exercising, gardening, playing with your kids and so forth, and you were not sweating at all there would be a problem. However, some people sweat too much, especially in the armpit region where a thicker and darker colored fluid is produced. This can lead to embarrassing perspiration rings on clothing which also can ruin them.
miraDry is a clinically proven and FDA cleared device to treat excessive sweating in the armpit region without the use of surgery or chemicals. The device eliminates sweat glands under the arm which are not replaced once they are eliminated.
Benefits of miraDry include:
- Reduction of underarm sweat
- Will last several years, if not permanent
- Just two treatments
- Non-invasive (no surgery is required and no incision will be made)
- Minimal downtime
- Performed in dermatologists office
Possible side effects of miraDry typically clear up within a few weeks and may include:
- Localized soreness and swelling
- Altered sensation of the skin where you received the treatment
- Requirement to avoid strenuous activity such as exercising for a few days
When compared to Botox, antiperspirants and invasive procedures, miraDry offers a better option because it is non-invasive, uses no chemicals and it gives a long lasting result unlike Botox which requires multiple and continuous injections. There is minimal downtime once the procedure is completed and you should be able to return to work the same day and resume daily activities. The procedure itself only lasts an hour and usually only requires two sessions, three months apart. miraDry is safe to use on adults 18 and over and cannot be used to treat hyperhidrosis anywhere else on the body, which includes the hands and feet.
Please contact Dr. Frank if you are interested in options for hyperhidrosis including Vaser and Botox. Call our NY office at (212) 327-2919 to schedule an appointment today.