For most adults, perspiration is simple to manage. However, if you are burdened by excessive underarm sweating, you may feel like there's nothing you can do to control it. At Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates, SC, we offer miraDry®, an innovative solution for excessive sweating. In Joliet, Naperville, and throughout the southwest suburbs of Chicago, the women and men who visit us for these simple treatments are living more comfortably and confidently.
To find out whether miraDry can help resolve your sweating problem, request a consultation using our online form. Or set up an appointment at any of our offices by calling one convenient number 815-744-8554.
Is miraDry for Me?
Whether you've been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis or you just want to sweat less, you could be a candidate for miraDry. This treatment may be right for you if your underarm sweating is causing you to:
- Reapply antiperspirant throughout the day
- Avoid raising your arms
- Change clothes frequently because of underarm wetness
- Get rid of clothing damaged by sweat stains
- Feel self-conscious about body odor
How It Works
Unlike some hyperhidrosis solutions, miraDry treatments are completely non-surgical. The miraDry device emits electromagnetic energy to damage sweat glands and prevent them from functioning. The body cannot repair or reproduce sweat glands, so results last indefinitely. Because only about 2% of your sweat glands are under your arms, your body will still able to cool itself properly after treatment.
What to Expect
miraDry treatments are cleared by the FDA for the underarms. These simple, office treatments take about an hour to complete. First, a member of our team thoroughly numbs the underarms with injections of local anesthetic. Then the technician systematically moves the miraDry handpiece across each armpit until all sweat glands are treated. Once the treatment is complete, our team applies ice to minimize swelling and discomfort.
After Your Treatment
There is no need to take time out for recovery after your miraDry treatment, although you should take about a week off from your exercise routine. Most patients notice a significant decrease in their underarm sweating right away. They are usually thrilled to begin living life more freely.
To optimize results, you will need to return for a second treatment in 3 months. You may even choose to combine your miraDry treatment with a medical spa service such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable filler treatments.
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