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What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is the medical name for excessive sweating. Sometimes it is also called primary hyperhidrosis as opposed to secondary hyperhidrosis, which refers to perspiration that is caused by another medical condition.
Hyperhidrosis can occur in two basic forms — focal hyperhidrosis and general hyperhidrosis.
Focal hyperhidrosis causes excess sweating in one or two body parts. For example, the sweating may be excessive in the palm of the hands while normal sweating occurs elsewhere. The hands, feet, and underarms are particularly common sites for localized hyperhidrosis.
Excessive sweating that is limited to the underarm area is also called axillary hyperhidrosis, whereas excessive sweating of the hands or feet is known as palmoplantar hyperhidrosis.
General hyperhidrosis refers to excess sweating that occurs over much of the body.
What is miraDry?
miraDry is a treatment administered by a licensed healthcare practitioner that uses thermal energy to permanently eliminate sweat glands and significantly reduce sweat, odor and hair in as little as one treatment.
What are the results?
You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the miraDry treatment eliminates the sweat and odor glands, they’re gone for good. The treatment is clinically proven to reduce sweat by 82% and 89% of patients were no longer bothered by odor. As with any aesthetic treatment, patient results may vary.
Are there side effects?
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little to no downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment for patient comfort. Most patients return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise is typically resumed within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising, and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days after treatment.
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