Hyperhidrosis and Miradry: Get the Facts
Hyperhidrosis is a common medical condition that is characterized by excessive sweating. It’s normal to sweat when it’s hot, during exercise, or when you’re nervous. But if you sweat excessively despite an absence of obvious triggers, then you might have hyperhidrosis. If left untreated, hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing, and the sweat stains can ruin your favorite shirts. Regain control of your life by visiting a medical spa to ask about getting treated with miraDry.
How It Works
This technology is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment for giving hyperhidrosis patients lasting relief of excessive underarm sweating. It works by emitting electromagnetic energy from a handheld device. The med spa provider directs the energy at the underarm skin, and it penetrates through the sweat glands. Through the process of thermolysis, the sweat glands are destroyed. Since sweat glands cannot regenerate, the treated glands can no longer produce sweat. Everyone needs sweat glands, but the ones in your armpits are superfluous. The majority of your sweat glands are located elsewhere, so your body will continue to function as it should without the glands in the underarms.
What It Feels Like
Since you’ll have your underarms numbed before the treatment, you shouldn’t feel much of anything. You’ll be comfortably reclined during your treatment, which should last about an hour. Once the numbness wears off, you may experience some swelling, tingling, and soreness in the underarm area. These side effects will go away within a few days to a few weeks.
How Many Treatments You’ll Need
Most patients get great results with just one treatment. However, everyone is a little different. Your medical spa provider will recommend an appropriate treatment plan for you.
What to Expect Afterward
You can return to your usual activities right after your appointment. However, you should avoid exercise for a few days. Your underarms may be a little uncomfortable during this time.
At EpiCentre, it’s our mission to help you feel confident with your body. If you’d like to learn more about miraDry, or about our anti-aging treatments available in Dallas, we invite you to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a provider. Get in touch today at 214-887-1577.