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How can I treat my hyperhidrosis?

Lets start with what hyperhidrosis technically is defined as: The condition characterized by abnormally increased sweating, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. It is associated with a significant quality of life burden from a psychological, emotional, and social perspective. Hyperhidrosis can either be generalized, or localized to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, armpits, groin, and the facial area are among the most active regions of perspiration due to the high number of sweat glands in these particular areas.  1 in 5 Americans say they sweat excessively.

How can I treat hyperhidrosis?  There are a number of treatment options for excess sweating ranging from special deodorants you can wear to Botox injections.  While these are usually effective treatments, they are all temporary. Miradry is the only FDA-approved non-surgical permanent treatment option for excess sweating in the axillae.

MiraDry works by delivering precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area, heating and subsequently eliminating the underarm sweat glands and smell.  In just 1 short treatment, you can have significant improvement.  The miraDry system eliminates the underarm sweat glands, and the sweat glands don’t grow back after treatment.  This results in a dramatic and lasting reduction of underarm sweat.  In a clinical study, patients experienced an average of 82% reduction in underarm sweat.  You should notice a reduction in sweat immediately after your first treatment, and can expect to be tender and swollen for about a week post procedure.

If you think you may be a candidate, contact our office today and we would be happy to setup a consultation to discuss the procedure in more detail. 910-256-4350