Excessive underarm sweating is an embarrassing problem for many people. In some cases, wearing antiperspirant is not enough to protect clothes and prevent noticeable sweating. This can cause extreme self-consciousness and make everyday life difficult.
There is a solution, however. Dr. Sofonio offers the miraDry procedure, a method of controlling underarm sweat to residents in and around Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA.
Arranging a consultation with Dr. Sofonio can help determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Those who are 18 or older and have been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis are often good candidates. miraDry® is noninvasive and is performed in the office. It reduces underarm sweating by removing some of the sweat glands in the area. This is a very safe way to address the problem without reducing your bodys ability to stay cool, since the underarm sweat glands make up only 2% of those on your body.
Dr. Sofonio uses the miraDry® device to deliver energy directly to the sweat glands. This energy effectively destroys the glands. This is a long-lasting solution and does not involve dangerous chemicals or surgery.
miraDry Post-Treatment Care
Dr. Sofonio performs the miraDry® treatment on an outpatient basis. After the procedure, there is generally only minor bruising and swelling. You can control these side effects with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs. The swelling will resolve within a few weeks. Most patients can engage in normal activities immediately and resume exercise within a few days.
After the miraDry® procedure, you should immediately notice a reduction in the amount of underarm sweat. Studies have shown that this procedure reduces underarm sweat by around 86% in most patients. The glands do not return, giving long-lasting relief from the problem. For the best possible results, Dr. Sofonio may suggest a second miraDry® session three months after the first.