Millions of Americans are suffering from excessive underarm sweating every single day. This struggle often has a negative effect on almost every area of their lives. Even for those not experiencing this condition, odor and sweat alone can be a serious concern. miraDry® was created to help these individuals. This is an energy-based, non-invasive, effective, safe, and permanent solution for excessive underarm sweating. The treatment does not require any surgery or toxins. Underarm odor and sweat can be eliminated permanently in approximately 60 minutes. This is the only non-invasive treatment to receive clearance from the FDA. Once the odor and sweat glands have been eliminated, the concern about odors and excessive sweat are also eliminated. This means the individual can be confident their underarms will remain dry and odor-free.
Only two percent of the sweat glands in the human body are located in the underarms. There are a couple of reasons these glands can cause problems. The first are the extremely visible stains so often created by overactive sweat glands. The second reason is that not every sweat gland is the same. The majority of your body contains eccrine glands. This type of gland secretes an odorless liquid. The reason for the odor from sweat in your armpits is because they also contain apocrine glands. These glands are responsible for the embarrassing odor. The reason you do not need the sweat glands in your armpits is that your body contains roughly two million sweat glands. After your treatment, the sweat glands all over your body will continue to function normally. The only difference is your underarms will remain dry.
During your treatment, you will be sitting in a reclined position for approximately 60 minutes. A numbing agent will be applied to your underarms by the medical professional so you should not experience any discomfort during your treatment. The miraDry® treatment is based on a proprietary energy called MiraWave. The odor and sweat glands in your underarms are targeted and destroyed using this energy. Once your glands have been destroyed, they are unable to grow back. This means the results of your treatment are permanent. The treatment has been clinically tested.
The Dermatologic Surgery medical journal published a long-term study regarding this treatment. The results showed:
• Testing was conducted on the participants one year after the procedure. The area treated had approximately 82 percent had a noticeable decrease in sweat glands at this time.
• Two years after treatment, 89 percent of the participants no longer had any issues with underarm odors.
• Two years after the procedure, 100 percent of the participants no longer had any issues with underarm sweating.
There are more than 365 million people all over the world suffering from excessive and uncontrollable sweating. Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can be caused by numerous different medical, emotional and genetic issues. This includes:
• Severe anxiety
• Low blood sugar
• Certain types of cancer
• A genetic predisposition
• Certain medications
• Thyroid issues
• Fluctuations in hormone levels and menopause
Although there are individuals who do not believe excessive sweating can be considered a serious medical concern, the condition can impact your level of confidence and self-esteem as well as your quality of life. The technical term for excessive underarm sweating is axillary hyperhidrosis. The definition is sweating a maximum of five times more than necessary for the regulation of your body temperature. This condition affects the underarm area and is uncontrollable, embarrassing, and annoying. This condition may cause you to become stressed while at work, frustrated because you have to choose what you wear based on what can hide the sweat stains or embarrassed when in a social environment. In all of these instances, excessive sweating can damage both your emotional well-being and self-image.
Excessive sweating does have a long-term effect. This results in a negative challenge for numerous individuals. This includes a detrimental impact on enjoying your life, your lifestyle and your self-confidence. If you are suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis, you are already aware of the effort required to choose your clothing. This includes the design of your clothes, the type of material, and the color. Simply getting dressed becomes an undesirable challenge. Hyperhidrosis is actually a medical condition generally caused by more than too much exercising or nerves. This condition basically occurs when the underarm sweat glands malfunction. This causes more sweating or perspiration than what your body actually needs. There are two different types of hyperhidrosis. These are primary and secondary.
There is no underlying reason for primary hyperhidrosis. The result is excessive sweating in the underarms, scalp, palms, face and feet. In most instances, excessive sweating impacts both sides of the body. You are most likely experiencing this issue more frequently during the day than at night. A lot of the individuals affected have a family history of hyperhidrosis. According to the latest estimate, approximately three percent of the worldwide population is affected by this condition. Most of these individuals are between 18 and 54 years of age. There is an underlying medical condition for secondary hyperhidrosis. This includes:
• Neurological conditions
• Endocrine disorders
• Neoplastic diseases
• Metabolic disorders
• Cardiovascular disorders
• Injury to the spinal cord
• Respiratory disorders
Once the underlying issues are addressed, secondary hyperhidrosis is no longer an issue. A good example is a specific medication causing the individual to sweat excessively. Changing to a different medication should correct the problem. miraDry® was created to provide relief for individuals with primary hyperhidrosis. The amount of sweating and the distribution of sweat must also be considered. If the sweating is localized to the armpits and significant, this is often the ideal solution. Once your treatment is complete, your reduction in sweat should be immediate. Your results are permanent because your sweat glands are not capable of growing back. The medical professional will talk to you about how much sweat reduction you desire.
Some individuals reach their goals with just one treatment. Others will require an additional session. The best option for you will be determined by the medical professional. Depending on your regular activities, you may not have any downtime at all. The majority of individuals are able to go back to work immediately. You will need to wait a few days before performing any vigorous activities or exercising. Your treatment will most likely take place in the office of the medical professional. Precisely controlled energy is used directly on the sweat glands in your underarms. They are located right underneath your skin. Since your sweat glands do not regenerate, your results should be both significant and permanent.
The technology used for this treatment is non-invasive and safe. The treatment was cleared by the FDA for addressing excessive underarm sweating or primary axillary hyperhidrosis. The ability of your body to cool down effectively will not be compromised because only two percent of the four million sweat glands in your body are found in your underarms. No incisions are necessary for this treatment. Your procedure will be customized for the specifics of each underarm. To maintain your comfort, local anesthesia will be used to numb your underarms before your treatment begins. Your session should last for approximately one hour. Most individuals are satisfied with their results after one treatment. You may need two treatments separated by about three months to maximize your results.
The average decrease in sweat shown in a clinical study was 86 percent. This procedure has been used for more than 55,000 individuals all over the world. The safety record is excellent. This is an ideal treatment for individuals who:
• Have embarrassing outbreaks of underarm sweat
• Are constantly reapplying antiperspirant
• Have received a diagnosis of axillary hyperhidrosis
• Are looking for an alternative for underarm antiperspirants and deodorants
• Are disgusted with the lingering odor of sweat in their clothing and underarm stains
• Are embarrassed due to underarm odor, sweat, or both
This treatment is only intended to be used by adults a minimum of 18 years of age with axillary hyperhidrosis as opposed to plantar or palmar. The procedure has been used safely for individuals with all hair colors and skin types. The reduction in your underarm sweating should be immediate. The amount of improvement will vary a little according to each individual. In most cases, a reduction between 60 and 80 percent was achieved. Most individuals were provided with the improvement they needed in one session. There was a small percentage of individuals who did require a second session to receive the maximum benefits of the treatment. The best benefit of the procedure is the destruction of your underarm odor and sweat glands. All you have to worry about after your treatment is enjoying your results and perhaps purchasing the type of clothing you really want to wear.
The miraDry® Procedure
Your treatment actually begins with your preparation at home. Three days prior to your treatment, you need to shave both of your underarms. A small amount of hair growth is necessary for identifying the area being targeted. If you have forgotten to shave, you will need to reschedule the date of your procedure. On the day of your treatment, you should wear a shirt with loose arm holes that is easily washable. Men should wear either no shirt or a tank top. Women are best off wearing a camisole, sports bra or tank top. Your procedure should last between 60 and 75 minutes. A lot of people enjoy bringing their smartphones and earphones so they can listen to music during the treatment.
After your treatment, you should wash your underarms using a gentle liquid soap and water to ensure they are clean. During the next few days, you should wear tops with a loose fit in the armholes. Do not use any deodorant or antiperspirant or shave for a few days. You should also avoid any rigorous activities. If you normally have a heavy exercise routine, you will need to abstain for a few days. Non-invasive microwave technology makes the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis both possible and rewarding. The target of the microwaves is the area of skin where your sweat glands are located. This is what enables your sweat and odor glands to be destroyed. Your benefits are permanent. This treatment has been shown to be both effective and safe.
Your actual treatment begins when the medical professional uses the miraDry® handheld device for the precisely controlled delivery of electromagnetic energy. The energy penetrates beneath the surface of your underarm skin where your sweat glands reside. This results in the decomposition by the heating or thermolysis of your sweat glands. As the electromagnetic energy starts to eliminate your sweat glands, your skin is protected and cooled at the same time. Your sweat glands will not return once your treatment has been completed. This is the reason the procedure is considered permanent. Your procedure will be performed in approximately one hour in the office of the medical professional. The administration of lidocaine prior to your treatment means you can relax pain-free.
Any downtime experienced after your procedure is virtually nonexistent. The surface of your skin will remain comfortable and cool during the procedure. The glands responsible for your excessive underarm sweating will be destroyed. Your treatment takes place using specific steps. These are:
Step One: Your procedure is customized to precisely target the location of your sweat glands. Once your glands have been located, the area will be marked to make certain the placement of the hand-held device is correct.
Step Two: A local anesthetic is applied to ensure your underarms are numb. Once the anesthetic is in full effect, the device is placed on each marking. The electromagnetic energy delivers enough heat to destroy your sweat glands permanently. Your procedure will require approximately one hour.
Step Three: Relax and enjoy the results of your miraDry® treatment.
A lot of individuals are surprised that their underarm sweat glands can be destroyed so quickly. It is important to remember these glands only comprise two percent of all the sweat glands in your body. This means you do not need to be concerned about your body’s ability to cool down. The majority of individuals who have experienced this treatment see either complete elimination or a dramatic decrease in the amount of underarm sweat. According to the latest research, the average amount of sweat reduction after two sessions is 82 percent.
The Benefits of miraDry®
There are a lot of benefits to this procedure. There is virtually no downtime after your session concludes. You can go back to the majority of your regular activities immediately. The procedure has also received clearance from the FDA as a non-invasive and permanent treatment for excessive underarm sweating. Unless your job requires physical labor with frequent arm movements, you can return to your job right after your treatment. You should not feel any pain since your underarms are numbed with lidocaine before your procedure begins. Right after your treatment, you should immediately notice a dramatic reduction in underarm sweat and odor. This is currently the only non-invasive treatment to permanently eliminate excess sweating of the underarms with FDA clearance.
You will have the confidence in knowing your clothing no longer has heavy marks from antiperspirants or sweat stains. Not only will your tops and t-shirts no longer be destroyed by sweat and odors, but you will also be able to wear anything you like. Your new confidence in the way you look should decrease your stress level. The worry of offending people while in public will be gone. This is the ideal solution for stopping excessive underarm sweating permanently. Your underarm sweat glands will be destroyed by the distribution of electromagnetic energy. Your sweat glands will not grow back. The results of this treatment have been exceptionally effective.
Even if you do need to have a second treatment, the additional hour of your time is more than worth being free of excessive underarm sweat for the rest of your life. You will no longer have to worry about going to see a movie because the seats are placed so closely together. You will not have to make up excuses for not wanting to get on an airplane or a bus. Think of everything you hesitate to do now and imagine what your life would be like if all of these concerns vanished. All of this is possible with this procedure.
If you are interested in this treatment, please consider us here at Satin Med Spa in Charlotte, NC. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!