Sweaty armpits? You’re not alone. Dark spots under the arms happen to everyone, especially during hot weather or while performing vigorous activity. But when those sweat spots show up all the time—and they spread beyond the underarm area—you may have hyperhidrosis: excess sweating.
Hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing, can cost you money and ruin your clothes, and can even compromise your mental health and quality of life. Luckily, you have a number of safe, effective options for treatment.
If you’ve tried prescription antiperspirants and found that they weren’t for you, don’t give up hope yet. One of the most convenient and effective forms of axillary hyperhidrosis treatment is known as miraDry.
miraDry is a safe in-office procedure that destroys the glands in your armpits that produce sweat. Here’s how it works:
This approach is superior to prescription antiperspirants for a number of reasons.
miraDry works fast. Results from miraDry are immediate. Our patients have told us that they start sweating less before they even leave our office. Often, one treatment is all that’s necessary; only a small percentage of patients undergo a second treatment. According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, patients experience an average of 82 percent less sweating after the miraDry treatment.
miraDry is permanent. Instead of merely temporarily plugging sweat glands to stop them from working, miraDry works by destroying sweat glands at their source. These glands do not grow back.
miraDry is safe. No one wants to trade sweaty armpits for itchy armpits. With miraDry, you get to give up both. After the procedure, ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs will combat any remaining discomfort. Swelling will subside within a short period and it will feel like you’ve never gotten a procedure—except you’ll sweat far less!
So, do you go with a treatment you have to use every day and risk skin irritation for a small benefit, or do you try a treatment that requires one or two sessions and permanently reduces sweating with very few side effects? The choice is clear. If you’d like to learn more about how miraDry can help your axillary hyperhidrosis, request an appointment at The Hyperhidrosis Center at Thoracic Group. Book your appointment now through 12/15/23 to receive $200 off your treatment!