Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is usually primary. That means there is nothing abnormal going on, and the sweat glands are just “turned on” more than usual. It is common, affecting 3% of the population, and occurs most commonly under the arms and on the palms of the hands. Bothersome underarm sweating, is even more common. Many people have used strong antiperspirants including those containing aluminium chloride. They tend either not to work so well or to be irritating. Surgery such as endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is invasive, with associated complications. Chemical impulse blocking injections are effective and useful for the palms of the hands, and can last 8-12 months, using wrist nerve blocks to numb the palms of the hands first. For excessive underam sweating, axillary hyperhidrosis, Venus Medical is proud to have introduced effective FDA-approved technology to treat this permanently and painlessly. MiraDry takes just 90 minutes, works instantly, and requires just 1-2 treatments for dramatic, lasting results.
Is MiraDry really going to work?
Absolutely. We have used MiraDry for several years at Venus Medical with excellent results and many happy patients. Two treatments are recommended, spaced apart by three months, for significant axillary hyperhidrosis.
What other areas can be treated with MiraDry?
MiraDry is only suitable for the underarms. We use a purified toxin for chemical impulse blocking injections for sweating in the palms of the hands.
Will I be completely dry?
The underarm area will always sweat less after MiraDry. After your second treatment at three months it will be drier again. Some amount of minimal sweating is normal and physiological. Studies for MiraDry show approximately 82% reduction after two procedures. This is a dramatic reduction that is life-changing for many people who suffer with hyperhidrosis.
Will bad odour improve as well as wetness?
Yes. If you also have malodour, termed bromhidrosis, this will also improve because MirAdry destroys both eccrine and apocrine sweat glands. Apocrine sweat glands contribute to body odour.
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