Don’t Sweat It: How miraDry Helps Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

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This summer’s high temperatures have all of us sweating more than usual. How do you know the difference between sweating and excessive sweating, which is an actual condition called hyperhidrosis?

According to the Archives of Dermatological Research, more than 15 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis, a skin disorder where “faulty nerve signals trigger sweat glands to become overactive.” The condition typically affects a persons’ palms, soles of feet, face and underarms.

Medical treatments for excessive sweating can include medical-grade antiperspirant, prescription creams and wipes, nerve-blocking medications and injections.

Memorial Health offers a solution called miraDry, the only FDA-approved treatment for underarm sweat. It uses thermal energy to eliminate sweat and odor glands and hair follicles under the arm. The elimination of those glands does not impact the body’s ability to cool itself, as only 2% of sweat glands are located there.

Nicole Miller, LPN, says “Patients notice a drastic decrease in their sweating immediately after the treatment. Most no longer have to wear antiperspirant. It increases one’s self-esteem when they can feel confident in public with no visible stains on their shirts. It really can be life changing.”

Interested in learning more? Call 217-424-2442 to book a consultation with Jordan Youngerman, MD, with Memorial Medical Spa.