Hyperhidrosis Treatment at Erwin Dermatology
Hyperhidrosis can cause embarrassment that prevents people from socializing and doing the things they love. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, you might be wondering what caused the condition and how you can treat it.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating under the arms and in the hands and feet. When the body temperature rises in hot weather or while exercising, it is common to sweat. However, people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat even when the body is at rest or the weather is cool. This embarrassing and inconvenient condition can interfere with one’s daily activities and have a significant impact on quality of life
Causes of Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is caused by overactive nerve signals that trigger overproductive sweat glands. Medications like certain antidepressants, hormonal medications, or pain relievers may be an outside cause of hyperhidrosis. Medical conditions like diabetes, nervous system disorders or thyroid problems may also be contributing factors. Researchers have indicated that, in some cases, the exact cause of hyperhidrosis remains unknown but is usually linked back to a problem with your nervous system and the stimulation of sweat glands on the underarms.
There are several treatments available for hyperhidrosis. Antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride can be effective but one must apply them regularly and they often cause skin irritation. Botox injections can also help reduce sweating by temporarily preventing nerve signals from going to overactive sweat glands. The miraDry system is a newer method of treatment that uses thermal energy to eliminate sweat glands.
MiraDry is an FDA-approved treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating) that is safe and effective for most patients. MiraDry is completely non-invasive, unlike Botox injections or surgical options. A handheld device is held close to the underarm and controlled pulses of electromagnetic energy gently heat and destroy the targeted sweat glands. The controlled energy does not damage the surrounding skin and simultaneous cooling technology will keep you comfortable during treatment.
Benefits of miraDry
The benefits of miraDry treatments are many, but one of the best things about this treatment is that there is minimal downtime after the procedure. You will want to postpone working out for a couple of days after the procedure and you might be slightly uncomfortable due to underarm swelling. MiraDry treatments are fast, convenient, and effective, and they can help you achieve the dry, odor-free underarms you’ve been hoping for. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get rid of your excess sweat, miraDry is the perfect solution for you.
Contact Erwin Dermatology
At Erwin Dermatology, we take pride in providing safe, effective treatments that improve the quality of life of our patients. Our experienced team of dermatologists has extensive experience treating hyperhidrosis with a range of treatments, including miraDry. Schedule a consultation today for more information about hyperhidrosis treatment. We look forward to helping you get the relief you need!