miraDry® Excessive Sweating Treatment Briarcliff Manor, NY
Sweating serves the purpose of cooling down the body during extreme heat, such as that experienced while exercising. Some people, however, sweat excessively all the time, no matter how cool the temperature. Clinically known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating is a source of great anxiety for affected individuals. To avoid others from noticing their sweating, these people will apply antiperspirant all the time, change their clothing multiple times a day, or in extreme cases, avoid social situations entirely. Hyperhidrosis is especially devastating to children, as they may be ridiculed by the other children for their sweat stains.
There are several treatment options available for those who suffer from excessive underarm sweating. Prescription-strength antiperspirants may be the first line of defense; however, these are often ineffective. Botox injections to the underarms yield significant reduction of sweating, but they must be repeated regularly and can be expensive long-term. Surgery to remove the underarm sweat glands is highly effective, but its invasive nature excludes many from candidacy. As a result, many patients would simply accept their sweating, the fact that they would never be able to wear light-colored clothing, and that they would need to change clothes several times a day.
There is a new solution available for excessive underarm sweating. miraDry is a new, minimally-invasive treatment that uses microwave energy to eliminate the underarm sweat glands. Since sweat glands do not grow back, this treatment offers lasting results. Two miraDry sessions, each lasting roughly an hour, can reduce underarm sweating by as much as 82 percent. Unlike surgery, minimal downtime is required following miraDry.
If you are considering miraDry in Briarcliff Manor
, you will meet with one of our board-certified dermatologists. During your consultation, your dermatologist will examine you and review your medical history. If you are deemed a suitable a suitable candidate for miraDry, your treatment sessions will be scheduled, typically 3 months apart.
Your miraDry treatment will be performed in our state-of-the-art Briarcliff Manor office. You will be awake for the entire treatment. Once your underarms have been numbed, the miraDry handpiece will be moved across your underarms several times. No incisions are made during a miraDry treatment, allowing for an immediate return to work.
If you are seeking a lasting, minimally-invasive solution for your excessive underarm sweating, you may be a candidate for miraDry. To learn more, schedule your consultation today by calling 914-488-8188
. We look forward to meeting you.
ADDITIONAL MIRADRY LOCATIONS
For the convenience of patients outside of Briarcliff Manor, we also offer miraDry elsewhere in New York and New Jersey: