Patients who experience excessive underarm sweating may be dealing with a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can affect anyone, and can not only be bothersome but embarrassing. In fact, many patients with severe hyperhidrosis may deal with self-confidence concerns. However, this condition can be addressed with the use of an advanced treatment known as miraDry.
What is hyperhidrosis and what are the symptoms?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that is diagnosed when patients have severe issues with underarm sweating. Some patients may also experience excessive sweating of the head, hands, and feet. Underarm sweating occurs regardless of what patients are doing. While most patients sweat when warm or when participating in exercise, patients with hyperhidrosis will sweat regardless of their temperature or activities. This can become extremely problematic and cannot be addressed appropriately with antiperspirants and deodorants. At this point, treatment with miraDry may be considered.
How does miraDry work?
miraDry is an effective, FDA-cleared treatment device that is used to address excessive sweating resulting from hyperhidrosis. This treatment addresses the sweat glands in the underarm area, keeping them from producing sweat. miraDry can provide permanent reduction of not only sweat but odors, giving patients the freedom to wear their favorite clothes without having to deal with sweat stains and social embarrassment.
What can I expect from my miraDry appointment?
First, patients need to book a consultation with their dermatologist to determine if they are an appropriate candidate for miraDry treatment. The Menkes Clinic in Mountain View, CA always accepts new patients interested in treatments. The treatment itself is performed in the office in less than an hour, treating both underarm areas. After treatment, many patients notice immediate and long-lasting results.
Find out if miraDry is right for you!
The team at The Menkes Clinic in Mountain View, CA is here to assist patients in the community with their skin care needs. If you have been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis and are finding it difficult to manage the condition, it might be time to work with a professional at our practice to decide if miraDry is right for you. Call (650) 962-4600 today to make your appointment!