Everyone has sweaty armpits. Our armpits sweat when we are hot, they sweat when we are nervous, and they sweat when we exert ourselves. This is part of our body’s way of regulating its temperature and keeping us calm while we are under stressful conditions. Unfortunately, there are individuals who suffer from a condition called hyperhidrosis. This condition causes people who suffer from it to sweat excessively. They sweat whether they are in hot or cold conditions. They sweat whether they are nervous or calm. They sweat so much that their clothing is stained because of the sweat. Fortunately, miraDry® is a treatment that has been designed to stop sweaty armpits.
miraDry® uses electromagnetism to zap the sweat glands underneath your arms. The procedure is performed in the comfort of our office, and it can reduce the amount of underarm perspiration you have by over 80 percent. For individuals battling with hyperhidrosis, this procedure is seen as a godsend.
If you are battling with hyperhidrosis, it is good to know that you are not alone. In fact, according to estimates in the United Kingdom, approximately three percent of the population battles with this condition. miraDry® uses an electronic handpiece that is waved back and forth over the area that is being treated. The electromagnetic waves are used to permanently deactivate the sweat glands.
For many patients, just one treatment is all that is needed. Some patients may need more treatments in order to stop their sweating forever. miraDry® is a very safe procedure that has been reviewed and approved by the FDA. It has been used successfully on thousands of individuals around the world.
Hyperhidrosis sufferers may worry that using the miraDry® procedure will prevent them from being able to sweat at all. And that’s not the case. You are able to tailor the treatment to match your immediate needs. Remember, your armpits only account for less than two percent of your sweat glands. So, deactivating them will not have a detrimental effect on your health, but it could have a positive effect on your self-esteem and your social standing.
Make an appointment at Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology in Forest to get all the facts about miraDry®. This may be just what you have been looking for to treat your excessive underarm sweating. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!