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Excessive Sweating

Conditions and Their Treatments » Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a very debilitating condition. Temporary treatment options include prescription grade antiperspirants, oral medications, and botulinum toxin injections into the axilla. Luckily, we now also have a permanent option known as MiraDry.

Union Square Laser Dermatology was one of the first dermatology practices in the U.S. to offer the MiraDry® procedure, a new treatment that provides a safe and lasting solution to excessive underarm sweating. This treatment is also known as MiraSmooth, due to the FDA-cleared benefit of underarm hair reduction along with a reduction of underarm odor.

If you experience unwanted excessive sweating, stained clothing, or underarm sweat breakouts, then you may be a good candidate for the MiraDry procedure. MiraDry is the latest in non-invasive technology that provides a significant reduction of underarm sweat and the only non-invasive technology approved by the FDA for providing lasting results. The MiraDry device uses controlled energy to eliminate sweat glands, providing lasting results since sweat glands do not regenerate. Only 2 percent of the 4 million sweat glands in the human body are found in the underarms, and treating these sweat glands with MiraDry does not affect the body’s ability to cool itself. MiraDry is designed for patients with excessive underarm sweating (primary axillary hyperhidrosis) over the age of 18 and it cannot be used on minors or anywhere else on the body.

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