Everyone sweats to some extent. This is an important process to help the body to control its temperature and hydrate the skin. Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating far beyond what the body needs to regulate body temperature. For people suffering with excessive sweating, it causes problems with needing to wash more frequently and changing clothes, sometimes several times a day. It can occur on any part of your body but most often is found under your arms, on the palms of hands, soles of feet, forehead and upper lip and trunk of the body. This can have a serious effect on your working and social life. Hyperhidrosis tends to start in adolescence or childhood and it is most common in the armpits, groin, palms and soles of the feet.
If you are considering a sweat treatment to reduce the amount you sweat we can help. At everything skin we offer two treatments for excessive sweating, which if you are suffering can be life changing.
Treatment for Hyperhidrosis
Botox to treat excessive sweating
Using botulinum toxin injections can be an option to reduce excessive sweating. This is a treatment that needs to be repeated at regular intervals.
The MiraDry procedure uses the only non-invasive technology that is FDA cleared and clinically proven to dramatically reduce sweat and provide lasting results. Now there is a lasting solution to sweat control that doesn’t use harsh chemicals, toxins or surgery. Other treatment options are designed to temporarily disable the sweat glands, or involve surgery which contains inherent risks. Only the miraDry procedure provides a lasting solution with a non-invasive treatment.
Advantages of the miraDry® sweat treatment procedure:
- Lasting results
- Dramatic reduction
- Immediate results
- Minimal to no downtime
- Quick in-office procedure
The miraDry procedure is quick and non-invasive. The miraDry System delivers precisely controlled energy to the region where the underarm sweat glands reside and eliminates the sweat glands non-invasively. Because the sweat glands do not come back or regenerate after treatment, the results are lasting. And, results are fast – you can expect to see sweat reduction immediately after treatment, with minimal to no downtime.
If embarrassing underarm sweat outbreaks, stained clothing or frequent antiperspirant application interfere with your daily life, then you may be a good candidate for the miraDry procedure.
What is the miraDry® procedure?
The miraDry procedure is quick, non-invasive and provides a lasting solution for excessive underarm sweat. The handpiece from the miraDry System, when placed on the underarm, delivers precisely controlled energy to the region where the sweat glands reside and eliminates sweat glands non-invasively. The sweat glands don’t grow back once eliminated, resulting in a dramatic and lasting reduction of underarm sweat. Your body contains over 4 million sweat glands, with only about 2% located in the underarms. Eliminating this 2% will not affect the body’s ability to cool itself.
What is the procedure like?
The procedure involves no surgical incisions or cuts. The clinician customizes treatment for each underarm area with multiple placements of the miraDry handpiece. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the procedure to maintain comfort. Your appointment will generally last about an hour. Two procedures spaced three months apart are required to maximize the results and duration.
What happens after the procedure?
There is minimal to no downtime following the procedure. Your doctor will likely recommend a mild over-the-counter pain medication and use of ice packs for a few days. You should be able to return to normal activities or work right after the procedure, and you can typically resume exercise within several days. Some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
What results can I expect?
Most patients report a dramatic reduction of their sweat – in a recent clinical study, the average sweat reduction was 82%. You should see a reduction in sweat immediately after treatment. As with any medical procedure, results will vary by person. The results are lasting because the sweat glands do not come back or regenerate after they have been eliminated. The miraDry procedure uses a safe, non-invasive technology that is FDA cleared to eliminate sweat glands in the underarm.
If you would like to speak to us, fill in the enquiry form and we will be in touch, or call us on 0161 509 1294.
Why choose Everything Skin Clinic?
At Everything Skin Clinic™, we have a team of highly trained Consultant dermatologists, who have completed specialist training in Dermatology and are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. All our consultants hold substantive contracts with the best Dermatology centres in leading NHS hospitals. Therefore, you can be certain of the highest quality private care.
We offer a range of treatments and can offer one, or a combination of treatments to achieve the best results. Unlike many other clinics, we can offer diagnosis and treatment all under one roof by expert consultant dermatologist, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.