Excessive underarm sweating can have on lifestyle and wardrobe choices and can make us feel insecure and less confident in social situations. Ovation Med Spa offers miraDry® treatments to help patients treat excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, with lasting results.
Do you want to learn more about the miraDry® treatment? Schedule a consultation with our office in Houston today!
What causes hyperhidrosis?
People who have hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, have the normal number of sweat glands in their body, their glands just overproduce sweat. There are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary hyperhidrosis and secondary hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis is hereditary, while secondary hyperhidrosis is a result of another health condition, medication, or behavior. People with hyperhidrosis typically experience the effects for their entire life, though they may notice a decline in the condition with age. There are several treatment options for hyperhidrosis, including prescription topical medications, and BOTOX treatments, but most treatment options require regular maintenance to experience effective results.
How does miraDry® work?
miraDry® is a non-invasive treatment that works by using targeted electromagnetic energy to heat and destroy sweat and odor glands in the underarm areas. Once miraDry® has destroyed the sweat and odor glands they do not grow back, ensuring the results of the treatment are long-lasting. Patients should not experience any discomfort during the treatment as the treated areas will be numbed prior to the procedure. Patients who choose miraDry® will notice an immediate decrease in their sweating following a treatment session.
Benefits of miraDry®
- High patient satisfaction
- Lasting results
- Minimal downtime
Is there any downtime associated with the treatment?
There is minimal downtime associated with miraDry® treatments. Most patients are able to return to their normal routine immediately following a treatment session. Some patients may experience discomfort in the treated areas for a few days following a treatment session, this discomfort can be managed with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication. Patients should avoid exercise and strenuous activity for the first several days following treatment.
What are the potential side effects?
Patients may experience some temporary soreness, tingling, swelling, and numbness in the treated areas. These side effects can be generally managed with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication. Side effects typically resolve on their own and should subside within a few days to a few weeks of a treatment session.
Are you interested in finding out if miraDry® is the right treatment option for you? Contact our office in Houston today to schedule a consultation!