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miraDry® – The New Permanent Solution To Axillary Hyperhidrosis

The International Hyperhidrosis Society has recently reported on a new permanent treatment for excessive sweating. It is called miraDry® and it can only be used for axillary hyperhidrosis, which is the excessive perspiration of the underarms.According to two studies carried out in 2012, this new treatment can reduce sweating up to 90% for good.

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How Does It Work?

miraDry® is a non-invasive device that uses electromagnetic energy, which then converts into heat, to eliminate the sweat glands. These do not grow again after treatment – this is why it is an effective way to defeat hyperhidrosis once and for all. However, the treatment needs to be repeated twice to be completely effective (and to make sure the glands have actually been eradicated).

It only works on the armpits because, in order to work, there needs to be a layer of fat between the device and the glands.

How Safe Is It?

Some of the side effects found in the studies included transitory inflammation, uneasiness, or numbness of the skin in the treated area. No major side effects or risks were reported.

The same technology behind miraDry® (electromagnetic energy) has been successfully used in other medical areas, such as urology, oncology, cardiology and general surgery.

If you wish to find out more on miraDry®, the research is published here. However, the treatment is not yet available in Europe.

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Video – Botox As A Treatment For Excessive Sweating

In this video Dr Jennifer Walden, an expert plastic surgeon from Austin, Texas, explains how botox injections are used as a preventative cure for excessive sweating and discusses associated benefits of this apparent ‘wonder drug’ live on KXAN.com: Austin Local News.

 

What Is Botox?Botox is FDA approved for cosmetics purposes, such as treating wrinkles between the brow, but we can now treat excessive sweating – which is called hyperhidrosis – of the palms, of the hands and of the underarms, which is an embarrassing condition for many people.

How Does It Work?

Botox actually blocks the chemical signal that stimulates to sweat glands to secrete sweat. So not only does it paralyse muscles when it is injected into them for cosmetic purposes, but it will do the same to the sweat glands when injected into the skin, thus stopping neurotransmissions from creating unnecessary sweat.

Is It Safe? Isn’t It Natural To Sweat?

It is actually very safe and it will not stop you from sweating altogether, as your normal thermo-regulation will not be affected, but the treatment will control over activity by the glands.