If you’re finding it difficult to cope with sweaty armpits, surgery may be a way out of your problem. But if you don’t like the idea of undergoing surgery, you may be wondering, –Is there a non-surgical solution to excessive underarm sweating.
Underarm sweating also known as axillary hyperhidrosis is usually due to the overactivity of the sweat glands. People with the condition sweat a lot more than normal, and this often impacts their quality of life.
Is there a Non-Surgical Solution to Excessive Sweating?
Yes there is, and it’s called miraDry. The miraDry system isFDA cleared for the reduction of underarm sweating. The cutting-edge technology was specifically developed to deal with the problem of excessive underarm sweating, and uses electro-magnetic energy to target the sweat glands.
How miraDry works
The physician will first mark the area where the sweat glands are located, and then numb the underarms with a local anesthetic. The handheld miraDry deviceis then placed on the armpit and delivers precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the sweat glands. The energy heats up and destroys both the sweat glands and the odor glands. MiraDry is therefore a long lasting solution to underarm sweating.
Treatment takes approximately 60 minutes. Two sessions are recommended, but most patients notice a 50-60% decrease in sweating after the first session, and this increases to more than 80% after the second treatment. There may be some tenderness and slight swelling after the procedure, but there is minimal or no downtime.
Candidates for miraDry should be at least 18 years of age.
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