Are MiraDry Treatment Results Permanent?

August 9, 2016

If you suffer from excessive underarm sweating, you know just how debilitating this condition can be.  From the moment you leave your home, you have to plan your life around your underarm sweating.

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? You bring a change of shirts; you only wear shirts that won’t show too much of your sweat; and you find yourself turning down spur-of-the-moment social invites because you’re too self-conscious about your underarms.

If you identified yourself in any of the above scenarios, you’re not alone.  Excessive underarm sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis) is caused by overactive sweat glands that misinterpret the brain’s nerve signals.  As a result, patients find themselves dripping with sweat, even when they’re not hot or engaging in physical activity.

At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. and Aesthetic Center, our dermatologists can help you find long-lasting solutions to your excessive underarm sweating.  One of our most popular and advanced treatments is miraDry, an FDA-cleared treatment for hyperhidrosis.

This system works by delivering controlled electromagnetic energy to the overactive sweat glands.  This energy heats up and eventually destroys the sweat glands, thus alleviating the patient’s sweating issues.  Most clients only need one miraDry treatment to see ideal results; severe cases may require two rounds of treatments, which are spaced three months apart.  Patients should expect to experience tenderness and swelling after the first treatment; these side effects typically resolve themselves within two to three days.

Most patients can see up to an 85 percent reduction in sweating after the very first treatment.  While results aren’t permanent, they are long lasting and can provide significant relief.

If you suffer from excessive underarm sweating, contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. and Aesthetic Center to schedule a hyperhidrosis consultation.  Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. and Aesthetic Center has four locations in the greater Atlanta area, meaning there’s a location near you!

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