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November 10,2021  |  Posted by: CMC

How to stop excessive sweating this summer

Can’t stop sweating? We offer two very effective treatments that can help!

While sweating is a natural process that functions as the body’s cooling system, excessive underarm sweating (called axillary hyperhidrosis) can often be an embarrassing, uncomfortable and socially awkward issue. Whether it’s the result of heavy exercise, stress, hot temperatures, hormonal changes or heredity, profuse sweat can have a negative impact on your everyday life and self-confidence.

Apart from antiperspirants (which tend to have limited effects on excessive sweating), the two main non-surgical solutions to treating hyperhidrosis are muscle relaxant injections and, more recently, electromagnetic energy such as the technology used in MiraDry.

 

MiraDry vs muscle relaxant injections for excessive sweating

Muscle relaxants – the same ones used for anti-wrinkle injections – can be used in the underarm region to block the action of the nerves that control sweat glands. This treatment is effective, however the major downside is that the results are temporary, lasting around 6 months. Re-treatment is needed as the effect wears off and sweat production returns to its previous levels.

If you’re after a more permanent solution to excessive underarm sweat, we recommend visiting us to see if MiraDry is right for you. This is the first TGA-registered device for use in the axilla (underarm) for treating excessive underarm sweat and has become a popular treatment here in our Brisbane clinic.

In as little as one 1-hour treatment, MiraDry permanently reduces sweat and odour in 90 percent of patients. Studies show that patients experience around 80 percent less sweat after MiraDry treatment.

 

How MiraDry works

MiraDry is a non-surgical, energy-based device that destroys targeted sweat glands. It does so through a microwave-based technology, which is targeted at the depth of the large sweat glands in the axilla.

The applicator has a suction mechanism that is positioned over the prescribed area. The controlled microwave energy then radiates and destroys targeted sweat glands. The procedure is long-lasting and can be used on all skin types.

 

What happens during MiraDry treatment

Prior to the procedure, underarm skin is marked to help guide the treatment. The procedure typically takes less than an hour to perform and is well-tolerated due to local anaesthetic injection prior to treatment.

There is virtually no downtime post-procedure, however patients are advised to refrain from heavy exercising for 72 hours.

 

Benefits of MiraDry for excessive sweating

• Immediate results
• Non-invasive, non-surgical
• Lasting results in 1-2 treatments
• Excellent safety profile
• High patient satisfaction
• Minimal to no downtime
• Can be used on all skin types
 
It’s time to stop sweating the small stuff! Chat with us today to see which option could help you enjoy a carefree and less-sweaty summer.

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