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Is There Help for My Sweating Armpits?

Is There Help for My Sweating Armpits?

Do you feel your underarms are akin to water fountains that keep on flowing? Are you using bulky underarm pads and shoe inserts to hold the excess sweat your body produces? 

Our aesthetics team at A Beautiful You Medical Spa, under the direction of board-certified physician Kenneth Thompson, MD, has a solution for you — the  miraDry® sweat removal system. 

Although you may think you’re the only one with an excessive sweat problem, you’re not alone. Researchers estimate about 6.8% of Americans have this problem. 

At least half of them have never discussed it with a health care professional because they don’t think it’s a real medical condition and don’t know that treatment is available. 

It’s definitely a medical condition; the technical name is hyperhidrosis. There’s even an International Hyperhidrosis Society to support those with the condition. 

Researchers acknowledge that hyperhidrosis can have a negative impact on your quality life, including your relationships, physical activities, and emotional health. 

How does miraDry work to stop my sweat? 

It’s a simple process. Heat energy from the handheld miraDry device destroys the sweat and odor glands under your arms. The sweat glands don’t grow back, so they’re gone forever.

Don’t I need my sweat glands? 

Humans have millions of sweat glands — 2-4 million to be more precise. Only about 2% of those sweat glands are under your arms. Your body has plenty of other sweat glands to cool itself. 

How long does a miraDry treatment take? 

The treatment takes about one hour. That hour can transform your life. You’re free from shirts soaked through with perspiration and the embarrassment that comes with it. 

Is the miraDry treatment permanent? 

Yes, you can feel secure that the treatment is going to stop your underarm sweating and odor problem. You may be satisfied with one treatment. We let you know if you need one more treatment. 

Overall results with miraDry showed that patients averaged almost a 90% reduction in odor and over an 80% reduction in sweat. 

Is the miraDry treatment painful? 

Most people report no pain and little downtime. You can return to work right away. You should avoid vigorous exercise for several days. You may experience some swelling, numbness, or bruising, all of which disappear in a few days. 

Call our Memphis, Tennessee, office today or book an appointment online for all of your aesthetic needs. We’re here to enhance your quality of life.

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