If you find yourself uncomfortable or embarrassed by excessive sweating, you are far from alone. Many people spend their days worried about unpleasant odor or unattractive sweat marks. Rather than accepting this as a fact of life, consider miraDry® treatment. This non-surgical procedure can eliminate the sweat glands underneath your arms for good, permanently stopping the sweat problem.
How Does miraDry® Work?
A specialized handpiece is used in the miraDry® treatment to destroy the sweat glands. Underneath your arm, it will be thoroughly numbed. Electromagnetic waves are used to target and eliminate the glands in a precise way. Prior to beginning, your glands will be mapped out and marked to ensure accuracy. The handpiece is also designed to keep the top layer of the skin cool so you are as comfortable as possible throughout the treatment, which is performed in the comfort of our office.
Results are designed to be instant and permanent with miraDry®. Sweat glands are never repaired or replaced. You may need more than one session to achieve your optimal goals. This is something to be discussed when you come in for a consultation.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for miraDry®?
This is a great treatment option for any healthy individual who would like to stop underarm sweating. It can be useful for those dealing with primary axillary hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive sweating. After treatments with miraDry®, people with this condition noticed an 82% reduction of sweat reduction.
That being said, it is also a great option for anyone who is simply sick of wasting time and money on deodorant. Many people are growing increasingly concerned about the chemicals found in these deodorants that tend to wear off or be ineffective anyway. miraDry® can be a permanent solution.
Is It Safe to Eliminate Sweat Glands?
You may be concerned that permanently destroying sweat glands can be dangerous, but fear not. While it is true that sweating is an essential function for cooling down the body, you actually have millions of sweat glands. A tiny percentage of your sweat glands are actually located underneath your arms, meaning your body will still be able to function perfectly fine without them. There is no negative impact on your health with this treatment.
Interested in learning more about miraDry® and how it can help with sweating? Simply book an initial consultation at Grossman Dermatology. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in New York City or Santa Monica!