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Discover the benefits of Miradry and how to stay dry and fresh with Miradry treatment near McHenry
Posted by Dr. Vikram Khanna
Do you hide your underarms or stains on your shirt? Are you embarrassed by excessive sweating? No one wants to be sweaty, especially all the time. Patients near McHenry and the surrounding areas can turn to Dermatology Specialists of Illinois in Algonquin or Woodstock for skin and sweating treatments. Ask our physicians how you can stay dry and fresh with Miradry treatment.
Sweating is necessary. This is how the body naturally cools itself to keep from overheating. Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, is a common disorder that causes embarrassment and unhappiness. People with this condition sweat when it is unnecessary when the body is not trying to cool down. An estimated 2%-3% of people suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms, palms, or feet.
The problem generally begins in adolescence and without proper treatment, continues into adulthood. Although excessive sweating can be caused by genetics; medications; and neurologic, endocrine, or systemic diseases, it also often occurs in otherwise healthy patients. For some, heat and emotions can trigger sweating. In other cases, there is no known trigger and individuals may sweat all day regardless of the weather or mood. Certain nerves tell the body when to sweat. It is possible the nerves may overreact causing excessive sweating. Regardless of the cause, left untreated, hyperhidrosis can cause embarrassment, interfere with everyday activities, and cause skin irritation due to wet skin.
Thankfully, treatments are now available to save patients from the embarrassment of excessive sweating. In the past, treatments have ranged from conservative to invasive. Examples of these treatments include:
Lifestyle changes such as using relaxation techniques to control stress, regular bathing, and wearing breathable clothing
Medications such as nerve-blocking medications or antidepressants
Now, a non-invasive, yet effective thermal energy treatment is available. Miradry is a revolutionary treatment for patients who suffer from excessive sweating. This therapy uses precisely controlled energy to target underarm sweat glands. The glands are heated and safely eliminated. Once the sweat glands are eliminated, they are gone for good. Miradry has been FDA cleared to dramatically reduce underarm sweating.
Although you will notice results after a single treatment, more than one treatment may be necessary to achieve optimal effects. Miradry treatments take about an hour and are performed in the comfort of our office. To avoid discomfort during the procedure, a local anesthetic may be used prior to the treatment.
Miradry treatments require minimal to no downtime. Most patients can return to work and normal activities immediately after the procedure. You may resume your normal exercise regimen after a few days. Common side effects include bruising, swelling, numbness, and sensitivity in the treated area. Localized swelling and soreness should subside within a few weeks of the treatment. Any numbness in the underarms or upper arms should gradually disappear. Ice and over-the-counter pain relievers may be used to manage your discomfort.
Benefits of Miradry treatment
Being able to live your life normally without worrying about embarrassing sweat stains or being disrupted by constant sweating is a huge advantage to any treatment plan. If you suffer from skin infections due to constantly wet skin, you will notice an improvement in the quality of your skin after your Miradry treatment. Additional benefits of Miradry treatment include:
FDA cleared treatment
Quick, office-based procedure
Dramatic reduction in sweating
Immediate, long-lasting results
Minimal to no downtime
No more embarrassment
Miradry is safe and effective. This is the only FDA cleared treatment that is clinically proven to address the root cause of excessive sweat and odor production. On average, the procedure produces 82% sweat reduction and 89% odor reduction. The sweat glands that are targeted are permanently eliminated. However, the treatment does not impair the body’s ability to cool itself. There are approximately four million sweat glands in the body. Only 2% of these glands are located in the underarms. With such a small percentage eliminated, your body can still cool itself without a problem. Other areas of the body will continue to sweat normally.
Get incredible results and restore your confidence! Ask us how you can stay dry and fresh with Miradry treatment. Contact Dermatology Specialists of Illinois for an appointment in Woodstock or Algonquin. Call 844-307-7546.