Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis )
Excessive sweating (or Hyperhidrosis) is a common medical condition that can have many negative effects on daily quality of life. Patients will often apply and reapply antiperspirants 5-12 times a day, ruin multiple items of clothing, wear only black or white clothing, double layer clothing, and decline public event opportunities solely because of their underarm sweating.
There are a variety of treatments available including antiperspirants, medications, Botox™ injections, iontophoresis, and even surgery. For excessive underarm sweating we recommend the miraDry® procedure.
miraDry® uses a unique microwave delivery system to non-invasively eliminate sweat glands in the underarm. Patients can expect to see an immediate reduction of sweat, with minimal to no downtime. Normal side effects include localized soreness or swelling which typically clear within a few weeks.
To learn more about miraDry and to hear from one of our patients check out our miraDry video.
Some of the benefits of the miraDry® system include:
- 82% average reduction in axillary hyperhidrosis – 2 treatments needed
- Strong safety profile – minimal risks
- High patient satisfaction – results are immediate and long lasting
- No compensatory sweating
Botox injections are another solution for palmar, plantar, and axillary hyperhidrosis. Botox works by blocking the chemical signals coming from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. This interruption is effective in decreasing excessive sweating but it is only temporary. Patients should expect to be re-injected every 6 months.