I’m always on the lookout for new technologies that may benefit patients who visit my practice for skin care in Houston. Last year, I acquired the MiraDry® machine. This advanced device is a powerful tool in the treatment of excessive sweating.
Sweating helps regulate our body temperature during physical exertion, stress or extreme heat. Some people sweat more than necessary, however. This condition, known as hyperhidrosis, is especially common — and troublesome — in the armpits. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, you’re probably familiar with the underarm stains, wetness and even odors that go along with this condition.
Enter the MiraDry machine. It applies microwave energy to the sweat glands in the armpits, rendering them unable to produce perspiration. After 2 or, in some cases, 3 treatments, most patients will notice significant and long-term reduction in armpit sweat. Complications are rare and minimal, and the benefits include decreased odor and hair growth in the treated areas.
If you’re fed up with excessive sweating, give MiraDry a try.