Underarm sweating while you’re exercising or nervous is normal, but excessive sweating that stains your clothes and causes an embarrassing odor is a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis. Dr. James Fernau Plastic Surgery offers treatment for excessive underarm sweating using the miraDry system. miraDry from Miramar Labs is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely target and eliminate sweat and odor glands in the underarm area. Since you have about two million sweat glands spread throughout your body with around only 2% in the armpits, you can actually do without these. You'll be able to enjoy an active lifestyle even more without worrying about wet marks, deodorant streaks, stickiness, and strong odors. miraDry is a fast, noninvasive procedure chosen by Dr. James Fernau to help Pittsburgh, PA patients free themselves from underarm sweat.
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miraDry can help anyone who would like to control the sweat and odor from their underarms. miraDry is a terrific solution if you:
- Have consistent problems with excessive underarm sweat
- Frequently have stains in the underarm area of your shirts
- Want to avoid the strong chemicals and toxins in deodorant
- Are embarrassed by the odor caused by your armpits
- Want to feel cleaner and fresher
To initiate your treatment, the area under the arm (armpit) is marked, cleaned, and then numbed with a topical anesthetic to make you comfortable during your procedure. Next, the miraDry device will be passed over the skin, using light suction to bring the sweat glands closer to the surface of the skin. The miraWave heated energy works on the sweat and odor glands while the surface of your skin is kept cool by the device. Most treatments take roughly one hour while you can relax comfortably throughout the process.
What to Expect
After your treatment, your underarms might have temporary soreness, numbness, tingling, or swelling for a couple days but you will have an immediate reduction in underarm sweat. Sweat glands do not come back once they are destroyed, so your results will be long term. To get the best results possible, two treatments scheduled around 2 – 3 months apart are recommended. You are able to resume normal activities right after your treatment, but it is best to avoid strenuous activity, like exercise, for a few days.
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Say Farewell to Worry
Stop worrying about underarm sweat and odor with a fast, minimally invasive miraDry treatment at Dr. James Fernau Plastic Surgery. Save your laundry from sweat stains and deodorant marks and save your skin from the toxins and chemicals found in most antiperspirants. Despite how hard you work out or how nervous you are, you'll still look clean, cool, and confident. Contact our Pittsburgh, PA practice today to learn more or to schedule your appointment.