Now that cold weather has finally arrived in the Cincinnati area, you may be taking stock of how your body currently is. You may think that colder weather means less underarm sweat. But for some people, they may have the same amount of underarm sweat as they did in the summer. For a long time, people with hyperhidrosis didn’t have many options other than suffering with it. Now, Cincinnati Plastic Surgery has a one-time treatment option available for people with excessive underarm sweat. MiraDry is a non-surgical procedure designed to permanently reduce your underarm sweat.
What is miraDry?
MiraDry is an FDA-cleared non-surgical procedure that uses microwave technology to deactivate the sweat glands in your underarm area. Your treatment lasts an hour and then you walk away with a dramatic reduction in underarm sweat.
Before treatment, we’ll numb the area so you don’t feel anything during the treatment. Once the numbing cream works, your treatment will start. We’ll mark your skin so we know the areas to treat. Finally, we treat the area with a handheld device. The rays from the device penetrate your skin and the heat deactivates your sweat glands. Because your underarms hold about two percent of your body’s sweat glands, it’s perfectly safe to deactivate them. Generally, people only need one treatment. However, a small portion of the population will need a second treatment if they aren’t satisfied with the results. If that’s the case, we offer a second treatment at a discounted price.
MiraDry does more than stop underarm sweat. For some patients, they’ve reported less underarm hair and less odor as well.
Many of the office members have used miraDry and are available to answer any questions you may have about the treatment.
Does It Treat Other Areas?
At this time, miraDry treats underarm sweat only. So while other areas of your body may have excessive sweat, like your hands or your feet, you’ll have to find other treatments for those.
Are There Other Treatment Options?
If the thought of permanently deactivating your sweat glands worries you, there are other options. However, none of the other treatment options work as well as miraDry. Typically, the other treatments only last for a few months.
At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, we offer Botox. Many people know Botox as a wrinkle reducer. However, many use it to treat overactive sweat glands. Botox helps relax the sweat glands on a temporary basis, resulting in less underarm sweat for the time being. You’ll need to repeatedly make appointments to make sure your underarm sweat stays away for good.
If you’re tired of constantly hiding your underarms because of sweat, you have options. MiraDry will permanently reduce underarm sweat in one treatment. At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, we are the surgeon other surgeons go to. Let us show you what we can do for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation now. As stated above, many of our staff members have used miraDry and can answer any questions you may have about it.