Underarm sweating while you’re exercising or nervous is normal, but excessive sweating that stains your clothes and causes an embarrassing odor is a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis. Dorner Plastic Surgery offers treatment for excessive underarm sweating using the miraDry system. miraDry from Miramar Labs is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely target and eliminate sweat and odor glands in the underarm area. Since you have about two million sweat glands within your body with about only 2% in the armpits, you can easily live without these. You'll probably enjoy an active lifestyle even more without worrying about wet marks, deodorant streaks, stickiness, and strong odors. miraDry is a fast, noninvasive procedure chosen by Dr. Brian Dorner to help Columbus, OH patients free themselves from underarm sweat.
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miraDry can help anyone who wants to control the sweat and odor from their underarms. miraDry is a good solution if you:
- Have consistent problems with excessive underarm sweat
- Frequently have stains in the underarm area of your shirts
- Want to avoid the harsh chemicals and toxins in deodorant
- Are embarrassed by the odor caused by your armpits
- Want to feel cleaner and fresher
To initiate your treatment, the area is marked, cleaned, and then numbed with a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable during your procedure. Next, the miraDry device will be passed over the skin, using light suction to bring the sweat glands closer to the surface of the skin. The miraWave heated energy works on the sweat and odor glands while the surface of your skin is kept cool by the device. Most treatments take about one hour while you relax comfortably throughout the process.
What to Expect
After your treatment, your underarm area may have temporary swelling, soreness, numbness, or tingling for a few days, but you will have an immediate reduction in underarm sweat. Sweat glands do not come back once they are destroyed so your results will be long-term. To obtain the best results possible, two treatments spaced about 2 – 3 months apart are recommended. You can resume normal activities right after your treatment, but it is best to avoid strenuous activity, like exercise, for a few days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Excessive sweating — when is it time for help?
Hyperhidrosis is a frustrating condition that can disrupt life and cause social anxiety. Excessive sweating that occurs unexpectedly, out of the norm, or uncontrollably is common among patients with hyperhidrosis. When the sweating starts to interfere with everyday normal life, it is recommended to seek help so that you can live without the fear of sweating all the time.
Is miraDry right for me?
If you suffer from excessive, uncontrollable sweating that causes you ongoing anxiety or embarrassment, you may be a candidate for miraDry. This treatment can be used for sweating on the face, under the arms, the palms, and other areas where sweating occurs.
How many treatments?
While excellent results are noticed by most patients after a single miraDry treatment, studies have shown that most patients will experience an 80% overall reduction in underarm perspiration after their second treatment. At Dorner Plastic Surgery, we recommend that patients schedule at least two treatments spaced 2 – 3 months apart.
Is this safe?
miraDry is FDA approved as a long-lasting solution to hyperhidrosis. Since only a small percent of your body's sweat glands are found under the arm, it is safe to significantly reduce sweat glands in the armpits with miraDry treatments.
Say Farewell to Worry
Stop worrying about underarm sweat and odor with a fast, minimally invasive miraDry treatment at Dorner Plastic Surgery. Save your clothes from sweat stains and deodorant marks and save your skin from the toxins and chemicals found in most antiperspirants. No matter how hard you work out or how nervous you are, you'll still look clean, calm, and confident. Contact our Columbus, OH practice today for more information or to schedule your appointment.