End excessive underarm sweating
Treated in my office 86% to 96.7% effective. No surgery.
New York research shows that the miraDry treatment reduces underarm sweating by 96.7% after the recommended two treatments.
Stop suffering from embarrassing underarm sweat that ruins your clothes and image at work.
An estimated 2 to 3 million Americans suffer from underarms that sweat "buckets" even when it’s not hot. It is an inherited condition.
Here's a testimonial from one of those people who found relief with mira-Dry.
No permanent effective treatment existed until now, so many people had to suffer through it .
If you suffer from excessive underarm perspiration, you may have had to alter your lifestyle and changed clothing styles to avoid embarassment at work or at social engagements.
Embarrassing moments occur, including permanent stains to blouses, shirts and other tops.
Current available treatments include the following:
Anti-perspirants with as much as 20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate. This can irritate skin, be expensive and damage clothing.
Medications - anti-cholinergics such as robinul. They are not popular because of side effects: dry mouth, dizziness or difficult urination.
Iontophoresis uses electric current to temporarily shut down sweat glands. It's effective for hands and feet. It takes 10-20 minutes per session and several sessions are needed.
Botox has been FDA-approved for treating underarm sweating. Aproximately 70 to 100 units are divided equally between the patient’s armpits and injected. It is expensive, $10-$12.00 per unit. The injection may last 3-6, months but must be repeated.
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathetictomy (ETS) transects the nerve that stimulates your sweat glands. This is usually not too effective for excessive armpit sweating. It’s good if someone has excessive palm, sole or facial sweating.
Surgical procedures can be used to remove the sweat glands. These often require anesthesia and a prolonged recovery.
NOW, THERE IS THE NEW, FDA-APPROVED, REVOLUTIONARY Mira-Dry
mira-Dry was approved by the FDA to correct excessive armpit sweating permanently. It is NOT used to treat excessive hand or foot sweating.
The procedure is done as an out-patient in Dr. Brueck's facility or in the All-Inclusive Medi-Spa. The operator determines the area of skin with excessive sweating. The area is then infiltrated with local anesthesia in much the same way a dentist administers novacaine. Then, the miraDry procedure is performed. The treatment of both armpits takes about 40-45 minutes. The miraDry machine delivers electro-magnetic energy to the armpit area, eliminating the sweat glands. Once eliminated, these glands DO NOT come back.
There are no cuts. Once the anesthesia is injected, there is wait of 5 to 10 minutes for it to take effect. Any discomfort is totally eliminated.
After treatment, we usually put ice packs under the patient’s arms and they are discharged to go home. The most important thing for the first couple of days is ice to minimize swelling. A simple Motrin or Advil usually is all that is needed for controlling minimal pain. The next day, you can shower and go to work.
The results? Most patients experience immediate reduction in their underarm sweating. Patients In one clinical trial experienced an 86% reduction. (96.7% effective was reported from a study in a New York hospital.)
Two treatments, separated by about three months, are required to maximize your results. On rare occasions, someone may need a third treatment.
The decrease in sweating is permanent. Once the sweat glands are destroyed by the electromagnetic waves they do NOT regenerate.
What are the consequences of de-activating underarm sweat glands? Sweat glands in this area represent only 2% of the total number in your body, so there are NO bad side effects.
Candidates for miraDry treatment should be 18 years or older. If you meet the age requirements and have excessive underarm sweating, this is made to order.
Call Dr. Brueck at 939-5233 or click here for a personal, confidential consultation. There is no cost or obligation. You will come away knowing more and be more confident about your decision, whether or not you decide to have miraDry treatment.
Robert Brueck, MD, FACS is Board Certified and fellowship-trained in plastic surgery with dedication to both beautiful results and the complete and healthy post-operative recovery.
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