Is Underarm Sweating Limiting Your Wardrobe Choices?
Underarm sweating, and the effects it can have on lifestyle choices and general self esteem can be very difficult to deal with. One option to control is with prescription topical medications. Botox is also effective but requires re-injection every 4-6 months. Many people are looking for longer lasting solutions to this problem. Current treatments for long term improvements are: surgery to remove or injure the sweat glands, or Miradry – microwave heating/destruction of the sweat glands. The newest option is the Infini procedure. The Infini destroys the sweat glands in the treatment area using radiofrequency. Micro-Needles extend from the Infini treatment applicator penetrating the skin and emitting radiofrequency to heat and coagulate the tissue. Several passes are performed at different levels to ensure the best outcome. The procedure only takes 15-20 minutes and there is no downtime. A topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area for approximately 20-30 minutes before treatment. No pain medication is required after treatment. Results become apparent within 5-7 days and are long-lasting since the glands don’t have an ability to grow back.* It is estimated that clients get 50 – 75% improvement in their sweat in one treatment.* A second procedure is done about 1 month after the first to destroy any remaining sweat glands.
How Long Will The Treatment Last?
Results will be long-lasting because once the glands are destroyed, they don’t grow back. Many people are happy after only one treatment, but for further improvements, 2 or 3 total treatments can be performed. Results are seen in a few as 7 days.*
The advantages of Infini over Miradry
- Pain is much less. There is no need for blocks with Infini and there is no pain afterwards.
- Swelling is less. Most Infini clients have no change to their social activities or workout regime.
- Cost is less. The cost for Infini treatment for a long-lasting solution is less than one treatment with Botox (6 months duration). Miradry is usually $3000 – $4000 for 2 treatments. Ovation Med Spa charges $1250 for the first Infini treatment, $1000 for the second and $750 if a third treatment is needed (most people only need 1 or 2).
- There is no hair loss. One of the side effects of Miradry is hair loss. For a male patient, this isn’t always desirable.