Life can be difficult enough to navigate under the best of circumstances, but when you toss a medical condition like hyperhidrosis into the mix, it can be frustrating and depressing, especially when you feel like there is no solution for your disorder. The good news is there is hope! The miraDry® procedure may be just the answer you have been seeking. No more ruined clothing, no more worries about odors you may be emitting due to your excessive sweating, and the best part is the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis in just about an hour—with immediate results! Read on to learn more about how the miraDry® procedure works, and how to reduce sweating, sweating at night, and more!
Hyperhidrosis is a medical term for a condition that involves having overactive sweat glands, which can lead to sweating at night, profuse sweating, and worse. Everyone has faced moments in their life that heighten anxiety, causing their sweat glands to go into overdrive, resulting in huge stains in the armpits of their shirts. For most people, this happens only in stressful situations. Patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis live this every day of their life, resulting in confidence issues that keep them from having a normal quality of life.
MiraDry® is a procedure that provides relief to the sufferers of hyperhidrosis. Performed on an outpatient basis, the area under the arms is numbed and then electromagnetic energy is used to destroy the offending sweat glands. No incisions and a topical numbing agent means less chance of side effects when compared to surgical removal of the glands. Recovery is quick; you can resume normal life activity almost immediately (with one exception: no exercising for several days after the procedure has been performed) and any pain or discomfort that arises can be controlled by over the counter painkillers.
The body has over four million sweat glands, with only about 2 % located under the arms, so miraDry® is a safe and effective option for patients suffering from profuse sweating.
Another option for treating hyperhidrosis is surgical excision of the sweat glands, but that can lead to complications just as any other surgery could, including infection, scarring, and reactions to anesthesia. Botox injections are great for temporary solutions, but need to be repeated over time, leading to a greater overall cost, and prescription antiperspirant only provides temporary relief.
Want to stop sweating at night and learn how to reduce sweating in general? Discover how much easier Dr. Seiger and the miraDry® procedure can make your life! Come in today for an evaluation and start discussing your options.
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