With temperatures soaring as high as 35 degrees in the UK this summer, everyone is feeling the effects of the heat, but none more so than those who suffer from hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is estimated to affect as much as 5% of the population, and leads many to seek out excessive sweating treatments in order to make daily life easier.
Hyperhidrosis is usually contained to four distinct areas of the body; the hands (palmar hyperhidrosis), the feet (plantar hyperhidrosis), the head and face (cranial hyperhidrosis), and the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis). This condition can be idiopathic, having no discernible cause, or be caused by underlying health concerns.
What Excessive Sweating Treatments Are Available?
In the past, excessive sweating treatments have been limited to prescription-strength deodorants and antiperspirants at one end of the spectrum and a surgical procedure called ETS (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) on the other. Understandably, many can be wary of surgical procedures, and non-surgical options are a lifelong commitment that need to be maintained every single day in order to get consistent results. Botox can also be used to temporarily stop sweat glands producing sweat, though results from this only last for 3-6 months on average.
Now, however, we have miraDry. miraDry is one of the latest excessive sweating treatments, being the first and only device to be cleared by the FDA for the reduction of underarm sweating. In clinical studies, patients saw an average of 82% reduction in underarm sweating after just two treatments! miraDry uses patented electromagnetic miraWave technology to heat the sweat glands in the armpit, which destroys them for a reduction in sweating. These sweat glands do not grow back, meaning that miraDry is a permanent solution.
We are often asked if this is a safe procedure, as some people are concerned about the process of removing sweat glands.
“While your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, your body has 2-4 million sweat glands and only about 2% are found in your underarms. Eliminating 2% of sweat glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. After miraDry, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat normally in other areas of your body.” – miraDry statement
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For more information about excessive sweating treatments, or to book a consultation with one of our clinicians to assess your suitability, you can contact us by calling 0207 034 5999 or emailing email@example.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see before and afters as well as information about this and our other treatments.