One of the most embarrassing problems that many men and women face, though it is not often discussed in the open, is excessive underarm sweating. This frustrating issue can make it difficult – if not impossible – to comfortably and confidently engage in certain activities, and it can even interfere with routine daily life. Wet spots and stains on your shirt, unpleasant odors, and the constant need to reapply deodorant can wreak havoc on your relationships, your career, and your self-esteem.
The caring team at Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center in Bellaire, TX, led by board-certified physician Dr. Marcel Thompson, understands the sensitive nature of hyperhidrosis and is proud to offer patients an innovative and effective solution in the form of miraDry®. If you are looking for a way to finally take back control of your life and eliminate excessive underarm sweat, then miraDry may be a fantastic option for you. Find out more about the therapy here, including how many treatments you may need.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a problematic medical condition marked by the excessive production of sweat. Patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis commonly struggle with stains, sweat, and body odor in the armpit region. While sweating is normal in certain situations, such as with exercise or anxiety, men and women with hyperhidrosis can produce excessive sweat at any given time.
What is miraDry?
miraDry is an FDA-approved treatment from Miramar Labs that is designed to safely and effectively treat hyperhidrosis by eliminating sweat glands from the armpits. The potential benefits of undergoing miraDry treatment for hyperhidrosis are staggering. They include:
- Significant reduction in sweat
- Significant reduction in odor
- Decreased need for deodorant
- Boosted confidence and self-esteem
During a miraDry treatment session, you will lie down comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms, which contains a large screen TV so you can relax and enjoy your favorite program. Your qualified and experienced provider will begin by cleaning the armpits and using a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area. The miraDry system will then gently bring the sweat glands to the surface using a mild suction technology. Finally, the miraWave heat energy system will target and destroy the sweat glands. The session typically lasts about one hour, and patients generally tolerate the treatment well, reporting little discomfort and few side effects. Patients are able to return to their daily activities following treatment, with the exception of strenuous exercise, and may experience temporary redness, swelling, soreness, or itching at the treatment site. These symptoms are usually mild and should subside within 1 – 2 days after treatment.
How long does miraDry last?
Without a doubt, one of the most exciting aspects of miraDry therapy for hyperhidrosis is that the results are usually permanent. Sweat glands cannot regrow or regenerate. Once the sweat glands are destroyed by miraDry, they are gone for good!
How many miraDry sessions do you need for hyperhidrosis?
The number of treatment sessions each miraDry patient needs can vary depending on the severity of their sweating, among other factors. On average, most men and women require 1 – 2 miraDry treatments to destroy enough sweat glands to achieve their ideal results.
Should I get miraDry or BOTOX® for hyperhidrosis?
BOTOX has been used for many years to treat excessive underarm sweating. While this can be an effective option, the results are short-lived. In fact, patients who use BOTOX to treat hyperhidrosis typically need to receive injections every 3 – 6 months to maintain their results. This can become costly and inconvenient. Dr. Thompson takes great pride in offering miraDry to his Houston, TX patients as a highly effective, long-lasting alternative to BOTOX injections.
Am I a candidate for miraDry?
Fortunately, almost anyone looking for a way to reduce underarm sweat and odors can be considered for miraDry treatment. Even patients without hyperhidrosis who are simply interested in obviating the need to wear deodorant, which can be inconvenient and sometimes includes harmful chemicals, can benefit dramatically by miraDry therapy.
The best way to determine with certainty whether or not miraDry is a good option for you is to be evaluated by a qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced doctor. Call the convenient Houston, TX area office of Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center to schedule your consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Marcel Thompson, and discover how miraDry can finally help you eliminate sweat, odors, and embarrassing stains once and for all!