Perspiration is a natural function of your body, and it’s important because it keeps you cool. Your body also uses the process to eliminate toxins and keep your skin cool. However, if your body starts producing too much sweat, it can cause problems. According to some of the latest statistics, about three percent of the population deal with excessive sweating, which is also known as hyperhidrosis.
Most people who have this problem have learned to live with it, and some common coping mechanisms consist of applying excess antiperspirant, bathing frequently and wearing certain types of clothing. If you’re dealing with hyperhidrosis, you might want to consider miraDry®.
Why Do People Sweat?
Your body is packed with two types of sweat glands. Apocrine glands are located on your genital, armpit and scalp areas, and eccrine glands are distributed across your whole body.
When your body produces the right amount of sweat, it provides several benefits for your skin. Some important benefits of normal sweating are maintaining a proper body temperature, expelling toxins, preventing diseases and cleaning out your pores.
The sweat produced by your body is also important for killing bacteria and viruses. Most people begin to sweat when the body experiences a rise in temperature, but if you have hyperhidrosis, your body might sweat at random times.
Combating Hyperhidrosis with miraDry®
Excessive underarm sweating can cause a variety of problems, and if you’re dealing with this condition, you already know how embarrassing it can be. Excessive sweating can ruin your clothes and cause you to feel embarrassed in public situations.
miraDry® is an effective treatment for excessive sweating, and it uses electromagnetic energy to eliminate the glands that produce sweat. The treatment is effective for reducing or removing the sweat glands with this energy, and once the glands are destroyed, they lose the ability to produce sweat.
The procedure is performed in the comfort of our office, and it doesn’t involve cuts or incisions. By sending precise electromagnetic energy into your underarm area, we’re able to eliminate the sweat glands that are causing hyperhidrosis.
What are the Benefits?
Excessive underarm sweating can prevent you from wearing certain types of clothing. Depending on the severity of the condition, it can even cause you to become embarrassed in public situation.
If you don’t get the condition treated, it will always be in the back of your mind, and you’ll have to plan your entire life around the issue. miraDry® can permanently disable the sweat glands that are causing the problem, and it can dramatically increase your quality of life.
To experience the benefits of miraDry® for yourself, make an appointment at RidgeView Dermatology. We have locations in Lynchburg, Smith Mountain Lake and Forest. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!