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What is miraDry?

Saturday, January 30th, 2016


miradry fresno ca | hyperhidrosis Kathleen L. Behr M.D.Sweating is a natural process that the body uses to cool itself down, but too much sweat can become a problem. Excess sweat can be very uncomfortable, leave visible wetness on underneath your arms, permanently stain your clothing, cause unpleasant odors, and embarrass you in social situations. In some cases excessive sweating is the result of a medical condition called hyperhidrosis.

Antiperspirant, deodorant, and sometimes, even Botox, can offer short-term solutions, but if excessive sweating is bothering you on a regular basis, you may want a more long-term solution. miraDry is a non-invasive and permanent solution that can improve your every day life and prevent excessive sweating. Keep reading to learn more.

How does miraDry work?

miraDry is an FDA approved treatment that can dramatically reduce sweating and provide long lasting results.

The treatment is non-invasive so there aren’t any incisions or needles involved. Instead, a special device is used to destroy the sweat glands in the target area. Before the procedure, the area will be numbed so that you’ll be comfortable. Then carefully controlled energy is delivered to the underarm region where it targets and eliminates sweat glands. The sweat glands do not grow back once they’ve been destroyed so your results are permanent.

Most patients notice immediate results. Dr. Behr usually recommends 2 treatments spaced 3 months apart, but this may vary depending on the individual patient. There may be some minor discomfort after the procedure, but it goes away quickly and most patients can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment.

Because this procedure only targets the sweat glands under your arms, your body will still be able to cool itself down by sweating in other areas of the body. This helps you stay cool during hot weather and exercise, but you won’t have to worry about embarrassing underarm sweat during normal, everyday activities.

Don’t let excess sweat embarrass you in public, ruin your clothing, or make you uncomfortable. If you’d like permanent relief from excessive underarm sweating, schedule a consultation with Dr. Behr to learn more about this quick, simple, and safe solution.

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