Summer is just around the corner and we will start to see some pretty warm temperatures. In some parts of the country, we are already seeing high temps that are causing an unnaturally hot spring. This will lead to many of us suffering from the dreaded sweating that summertime brings. For some, it is manageable, but others may suffer from an unbearable amount of underarm sweat. It gets into your clothes and causes unsightly yellowing. If you are tired of sweaty armpits, try MiraDry to help solve your summertime blues.
What is MiraDry?
MiraDry is a procedure that is FDA approved to reduce sweating. It is a non-invasive method to eliminate the sweat glands in your underarms. It uses microwave energy to destroy the sweat glands under your arms, eliminating the excessive sweating problem of people with hyperhidrosis. This condition effects over eight million people in the United States and effects several aspects of their everyday life. MiraDry can provide an easy solution to an age-old problem.
How Can It Help During Summer?
The high heat will cause the activation of sweat glands in your underarm area. After the procedure is complete, you will notice an immediate reduction in sweat in the affected area. The effected sweat glands do not grow back or regenerate, so you will have a permanent solution to your sweating problem. A recent study was conducted that indicated an 86 percent reduction in underarm sweating was seen with the procedure.
I Thought Sweat Glands Keep My Body Cool?
Although sweat glands do serve a very important purpose, MiraDry does not pose any type of threat to the cooling system of your body. The sweat glands in your underarms only account for about 2 percent of the total sweat glands in the body. The remaining sweat glands are more than enough to sufficiently cool your entire body.
What About Sweating in Other Areas?
MiraDry is only approved for use on the underarms for now. There is a delicate balance with the sweating system of keeping your body cool and causing issues in your everyday life. We have heard from patients who wish to have this procedure on their hands, feet, or other areas, but we need to make sure it is safe to do so before we will perform this procedure. We will stick with the underarms for now and see where the technology will take us in the future.