Sweating is a normal part of life. It is our body’s way of keeping us cool when we are in a warm environment or when we are experiencing a stressful situation. Sometimes sweating can feel good. This is especially the case after we’ve spent an hour or so in the gym and now we are covered in sweat. It makes us feel like we’ve exerted ourselves and like we have accomplished something.
While sweating in moderation is okay, some people sweat so much that it becomes a source of embarrassment. Some sweat even when the temperature in the area they are in is moderate. They just cannot stop sweating because of overactive sweat glands. Fortunately for these people, miraDry® is a procedure that has been designed to address excessive sweating.
What is miraDry®?
This is a treatment that has been cleared by the FDA. Its goal is to address excessive underarm sweat. The procedure removes overactive underarm sweat glands and overactive underarm odor glands. As a result, you can have the confidence that your armpits will stay dry regardless of the situation you are in.
Don’t I Need My Sweat Glands?
You may ask yourself, “Don’t I need the sweat glands under my arm?” The answer is not really. Every human is born with around 2 million sweat glands. Your armpits have a little less than 2 percent of those sweat glands.
With the miraDry® treatment, you will be left with dry armpits, but your body is going to sweat normally everywhere else. This means that the treatment is not going to affect your body’s ability to cool itself or to get rid of excess toxins through perspiration.
What Happens During the miraDry® Procedure?
The entire procedure is going to take about one hour. Before the procedure begins, your underarms are numbed. Your armpits will be exposed to electromagnetic energy that will eliminate the sweat and odor. This is a permanent procedure. Once the glands are removed, they don’t come back. So your excessive underarm sweating problem is gone for good.
The results from this procedure are immediate. The results will last. The nice thing is that you can determine beforehand how much sweat reduction you want. By discussing this with our physician ahead of time, the physician can adjust the treatment to meet your needs.
You will see the results after the first treatment. However, you may need follow-up treatments to get the results you need depending on how your body reacts to the treatment process. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during treatment. Most patients are able to return to their activities immediately after the procedure is done.
Say Goodbye to Your Underarm Sweat
At Worcester Dermatology Associates in Worcester and Chelmsford Dermatology Associates in Chelmsford, we proudly offer miraDry® as a safe and effective way for patients to eliminate their underarm sweat. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.