Whether we’d like to admit it or not, most of us have experienced unwanted or excessive sweating. Sweat stains, body odor and discomfort are just part of the daily routine for many people. Fortunately, FDA approved miraDry® nonsurgical sweat reduction turns these issues into things of the past. Our experienced providers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta can significantly improve the lives of sweat sufferers with this advanced treatment.
Why isn’t deodorant working to stop my sweat?
There are numerous health conditions that can lead to excessive sweating, which can make it difficult to diagnosis the exact cause. Deodorant, even if it’s a strong anti-perspirant, might not do the trick to fully block moisture and bad odor. For people with conditions like hyperhidrosis, their sweat glands are constantly activated, so even the best antiperspirants might not have much of an effect. Nonsurgical miraDry® targets the specific sweat glands with microwave technology that safely emits electromagnetic energy, which interrupts its ability to produce sweat and smell. Once the glands have been eliminated, they will not come back, so there should no longer be excessive sweat or odor.
Where can miraDry® be used on the body?
The primary location that miraDry® is used for is the underarm region. This area only contains a fraction of your total number of sweat glands, so your body will still be able to cool itself. It can be fully accomplished at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta in less than one hour.
How many miraDry® treatments will I need?
MiraDry® is used for people with hyperhidrosis or those who’re significantly bothered by their quantity and frequency of sweat on their underarms. The number of treatments will vary for each person. Many people see results immediately after one treatment, but others might require a few more sessions to completely deactivate their sweat glands.
Is it safe to remove sweat glands with nonsurgical miraDry®?
Yes, our nonsurgical miraDry® treatment is entirely safe. In fact, this process is FDA approved for relieving patients of excessive sweating. Since there are millions of different sweat glands throughout the body, the few that this procedure removes won’t create an imbalance in the body’s cooling system.
Especially in the summer months, the Georgia heat can cause a good portion of the population to feel self-conscious about their underarm sweat. If you have any questions about this procedure, call our office at (404) 256-4457. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on our monthly specials and events at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta!