Sweating is your body”s internal air conditioner. It”s the way our body cools itself. For a lot of people, though, excess sweating can be an embarrassing distraction. And by a lot, I mean millions. That”s right, 1 out of 5 Americans say they sweat excessively.
Until recently, the options for treating excessive underarm sweating were either short-term solutions requiring repeated treatments or involved surgical incisions. Not the best choices. People who came to my plastic surgery locations that serve Naperville and other Chicago-area cities were as frustrated as I was with the lack of alternatives.
But now there is a completely new type of treatment for excessive underarm sweating that”s been approved by the FDA. miraDry® is a non-surgical procedure with long-lasting results that uses electromagnetic energy to target underarm sweat glands. The heat produced by the energy eliminates the glands. No incisions are needed, and the sweat glands don”t come back once they are eliminated.
Many people are surprised you don”t need underarm sweat glands to adequately cool your body. Your body contains more than 4 million sweat glands, and only about 2% of them are in your underarms. Your body will still be able to cool itself easily without this 2%.
Even though miraDry is a non-surgical treatment, it”s still important to choose a qualified provider for this treatment and other non-surgical procedures. They have the training and skill necessary to ensure these kinds of treatments are used appropriately.