Armpit sweat gland removal options in Portland, Or
Imagine you’re in an important boardroom, a fancy restaurant, or at home with friends and family and when you raise your arms to point at the screen, hug a friend, or toss your child in the air, you’re horrified to find that you’ve sweat through the sleeves of your shirt, leaving obvious sweat marks. For many Portland, OR, adults this isn’t a nightmare or an imaginary situation, but one that they plan for and have come to expect. Excessive armpit sweating is a common condition called hyperhidrosis that millions of Americans will experience. Patients with this condition often consider sweat gland removal and now, Dr. Adam Maddox and his team at Thrive help, with miraDry treatment.
What is miraDry?
miraDry is an easy and effective way to treat excessive underarm sweating with thermal energy that eliminates sweat and odor glands. Treatment typically one takes one session, which will last about an hour. During the treatment the underarm area will be numbed, and the glands will be marked. Next, the physician will use a handheld applicator to find and destroy the sweat glands located beneath the skin. Patients should notice an immediate reduction in sweat and odor following the treatment. Additionally, because sweat gland can’t regenerate, they won’t come back. On average, patients report about a 90% success rate. As an added benefit, the treatment significantly reduces underarm hair as well.
Does the treatment hurt?
miraDry is an effective and nearly painless procedure. Local anesthesia will be used prior to the treatment. Patients may feel some pressure and light tugging of the skin along with warm sensations.
Patients can expect to resume their daily activities very soon following the treatment. However, patients may experience some inflammation, tenderness and bruising of the underarms. Over the counter pain medication and ice packs will help ease any discomfort. Patients may opt to avoid exercise for several days.
Don’t I need sweat glands?
Your body sweats in order to cool itself. However, less than 5% of your sweat glands are found in your underarms. Therefore, removing such a small percentage does not prevent your body from being able to cool off as you will still sweat from the other glands in your body, without overcompensating those other glands.
Is miraDry right for me?
If you are experiencing frequent underarm sweating that stains your clothing, breaks your confidence, and causes embarrassment, then miraDry is a likely effective treatment for you. The treatment can be performed on adult men and women who can’t control their underarm sweating with antiperspirant.
miraDry is a state-of-the-art treatment for hyperhidrosis. Dr. Adam Maddox and his team at Thrive have helped countless patients control this condition and improve their confidence and quality of life. If you’re tired of worrying about embarrassing situations and just want to proudly raise your arms high, call (503) 928-6505 and schedule an appointment today. The team at Thrive is committed to helping their patients achieve health skin and bodies and offers a full suite of anti-aging, aesthetic, and well-being treatments.