Millions of people around the world struggle with excessive sweat, also known as hyperhidrosis. Axillary hyperhidrosis, which affects the underarms, is one of the most common forms of this condition. At eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we are excited to offer miraDry treatments to address excessive underarm sweat.
How Can I Stop Sweating? 10 Benefits of MiraDry
1. Results That Last a Lifetime
This treatment is permanent. Many people with axillary hyperhidrosis are used to endlessly shopping around for different treatments that may work well some or most of the time, but always have to be repeated. With miraDry, you won’t have to keep shopping around for different solutions that are only a temporary fix. There are a lot of worries in life; underarm sweat doesn’t have to be one of them.
2. Say Goodbye To Antiperspirants
People who struggle with moderate to severe axillary hyperhidrosis usually rely heavily on antiperspirants to get through their day. However, antiperspirants don’t always work well for everyone, and some people find themselves constantly rotating between different brands as they try to find something that’s a good fit for them. Sometimes they may even find that good fit, only to discover that it eventually stops being as effective.
For those who are struggling to find an antiperspirant that works for them, or for those who have sensitivities to certain antiperspirants and deodorants, the idea of a treatment that can reduce or eliminate the need for antiperspirants can be liberating. No more smuggling antiperspirants into the bathroom during lunch break. With this treatment, you’ll know you’ll be covered so you can focus on managing the rest of your day.
3. No More Ruined Shirts or Dresses
Sometimes despite our most valiant attempts, sweat stains just don’t wash out and are especially noticeable in lighter clothing. Ruining a nice shirt or dress with sweat stains can be frustrating and feel like throwing money away. With excessive underarm sweat treated for good, you don’t have to worry about ruining your clothes with sweat. This will leave you more freedom to wear what you want, when you want.
Darker clothes may hide sweat better, but then you run into a different kind of stain. Those white, chalky deodorant stains have been the end of many shirts and dresses. Like sweat stains, deodorant stains can be notoriously difficult to remove completely. Since this treatment eliminates the need for antiperspirants and greatly reduces or removes the need for deodorants altogether, you won’t need to worry about either of these stains.
4. The Results Are Quick
In fact, quick is an understatement, as the results are really immediate. While each person may react slightly differently to treatment, it’s common to have no underarm sweat immediately after treatment, with a return to very minimal and drastically reduced sweating after a couple of days. During a consultation, we can help give you a comprehensive timeline of what you can expect, and when you can expect it.
5. Treatment Is Non-Invasive
Sometimes when people hear about permanent results, they assume it must be a surgery. However, this treatment isn’t surgical at all, making it an excellent non-invasive solution. Your underarms will be treated with thermal energy. The treatment system will target and break down sweat and odor glands under your arms while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
6. Nervousness Will Be Less Noticeable
Whether you’re on a date, interviewing for that dream job, or just out and enjoying yourself, the last thing you want is to be distracted by sweat. Sometimes the fear of someone seeing you sweat can make you more nervous, leading to even more sweat in a vicious cycle. Trying to hide your underarms can make you feel stiff, uncomfortable, and distracted.
After treatment, you’ll be able to enter into these situations with more confidence. Rather than having to spend your energy worrying about sweating or embarrassment, you can put all of your efforts into nailing the interview or enjoying your date. Even if you’re still nervous, it will be easier to put on your game face and keep your composure with less on your mind.
7. Feel Cleaner for Longer
At the end of a long day, excessive sweat can make you feel like you have to go straight home, change your clothes, and get in the shower. This can be frustrating if you want to do something or go somewhere after your shift, but don’t want to carve out the time to get home and get changed first. With busy schedules, time is precious and limited.
Rather than bringing another set of clothes to work and trying to clean up in the bathroom, this treatment will help you feel more fresh and clean, no matter how hectic your day was. This will give you more time to do what you want with your day, instead of just going through the motions.
8. More Comfort and Freedom
Something as simple as being to raise your arms without worrying about sweat or odor can make a huge difference in daily life. Whether you’re at the grocery store reaching for something on the high shelf, walking in the park, or on the beach with friends, that nagging concern in the back of your mind can distract you from the moment and add stress to everyday situations.
Axillary hyperhidrosis can affect how you feel at home too. Some people who struggle with excessive sweat will wake up with their nightshirt sticking to them or smelling off, even if they went to bed clean and with a set of clothes fresh from the dryer. While this treatment will not affect the rest of your body’s sweat, it will help prevent waking up with a smell or dampness under your arms.
9. A Single Treatment Is Usually All That’s Needed
One of the best benefits of this treatment is that for most patients, a single treatment will last them the rest of their lives. If you find you aren’t completely happy with your results after one treatment, you can schedule a follow-up treatment a couple of months later to achieve your ideal results.
We recommend that you set up an appointment well in advance of any special events that you want to be ready for, such as a wedding. That way we can work out a perfect timeline together and make sure you’re completely ready for your big day.
10. It Can Offer Some Additional Benefits
In addition to either vastly reducing or altogether eliminating underarm sweat, some patients will notice that this treatment can offer additional benefits as well.
It Addresses Underarm Odor Too
Excessive sweat often increases underarm odor, but sometimes this odor will persist even without a lot of sweat. This treatment will help target both possible causes of odor, by eliminating the sweat glands as well as the odor glands from under your arms.
There are some patients who still choose to wear light deodorant as a safety net, but others have found they don’t need it at all and can eliminate it from their daily routine. Either way, the reduction of odor should be just as noticeable as the reduction of sweat.
Underarm Hair Reduction
An often unexpected perk of this treatment is the potential reduction of underarm hair. Although it targets sweat and odor glands, in the process hair follicles over these glands are often damaged as well. In addition to less sweat and odor, less hassle over shaving is also a part of the many benefits this treatment has to offer.
FAQ for MiraDry
1. What Is It Exactly?
This treatment uses a hand-held specialized machine, which is applied to several key areas under the arms and produces thermal heat. There are no incisions, and you do not have to go under general anesthesia.
2. Doesn’t My Body Need To Sweat?
It’s true that you will be losing the sweat glands under your arms, but with over 2 million sweat glands across your body, you aren’t going to miss them. This treatment only targets your armpits, so your body will still be able to regulate its temperature, even without any sweat from under your arms.
3. What Can I Expect When I Go In for Treatment?
After your consultation, we will discuss your ideal timeline for when you’d like the treatment done. We know it can be anxiety-inducing to come in for an appointment, so we’ll walk you through what you can expect when you come in. Always keep in mind that if you have any questions or concerns before or during any part of the treatment, we will always be more than happy to answer them.
Under Your Arms Will Be Numbed
To ensure your maximum comfort, a local anesthetic will be used to numb your armpit area before any treatment is started. That way you can just relax and let us take care of those pesky sweat and odor glands.
A Temporary Tattoo Is Applied Before Treatment
After your underarms are numbed, we’ll mark your armpits with a temporary tattoo. These are the guidelines for the specific areas being treated. The handheld miraDry device will then be applied to these marked areas on your armpits. Overall, you can expect this process to take about an hour. You may even be able to squeeze it in during your lunch break.
Recovery Time Is Minimal
One of our favorite aspects of this treatment is that it requires virtually no downtime. Some aspects of recovery can vary per individual, with some patients choosing to receive treatment on their day off so they can take it easy for the rest of the day. That said, you can generally expect to go right back to doing what you want for the rest of your day, whether that’s work or relaxation.
You Can Now Enjoy Your Results
Once the sweat and odor glands are destroyed, they aren’t coming back. You can wish them good riddance, and enjoy the rest of your life without them hindering your plans or getting in your way.
Experience the Liberating Effects of MiraDry
If you are tired of trying to hide the sweat under your arms or losing your favorite shirts to sweat stains, this treatment may be a good fit for you. Contact eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL, today to set up a consultation! With knowledge and experience you can trust, and compassion that compels us to treat each of our patients with the respect they deserve, our talented team is ready to help you live your best life.