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Why miraDry® Is The Best Treatment to Stop Excessive Sweating

Perspiring is a normal part of life. Unfortunately, it can lead to embarrassing moments if it’s out of control. Over 300 million Americans use deodorants and antiperspirants yearly to temper their sweating, but sometimes, these just don’t cut it. 

Fortunately, we’re here to offer a solution — miraDry®, a nonsurgical, FDA-approved treatment that puts an end to your excessive sweating. Dr. Klein and our providers at HK Dermatology use miraDry to help people in San Juan Capistrano, California, stop sweating and feel confident again. 

Keep reading to learn why so many people consider miraDry the best treatment on the market for excessive sweating. 

What is excessive sweating?

Sweating is normal, but overactive nerves can cause your sweat glands to go into overdrive. This condition, which causes visible sweat on your skin, is called hyperhidrosis. 

If you have hyperhidrosis, you know that sweating can occur at any time — often when you’re not exerting much energy, like sitting at the office or standing in an air-conditioned room. You also know that the symptoms can become severe, interfering with the quality of your life. 

Hyperhidrosis can detract from your mental and emotional health, though it doesn’t cause a risk for serious medical issues. 

Excessive sweating can be embarrassing, making simple tasks like holding a pen or turning a doorknob tricky. Plus, it’s easier to develop fungal infections like athlete’s foot when your skin is moist and soft from persistent sweat. 

Primary hyperhidrosis is the most common culprit—a condition of excessive sweating that generally develops in adolescence. Some people may develop secondary hyperhidrosis, a less common form of the condition that’s triggered by a medical condition or medication. 

Can excessive sweating be cured?

Although there is no cure for primary hyperhidrosis, secondary hyperhidrosis may improve once the underlying condition is addressed. But even though hyperhidrosis doesn’t resolve on its own, some treatments can help stop excessive sweating. 

Meeting with a medical professional, like one of our providers at HK Dermatology, is the first step in treating hyperhidrosis. We work with you to understand the cause of your sweating and develop a personalized treatment plan to stop it. 

If your hyperhidrosis is mild, you may be prescribed clinical-strength antiperspirants or prescription anticholinergic medications. But if you have moderate-to-severe hyperhidrosis, you’ll likely have the most success with nonsurgical miraDry

What is miraDry?

miraDry uses the power of electromagnetic thermal energy to put an end to your underarm sweat. The energy destroys the sweat glands, ensuring they won’t return. 

The procedure begins with our team numbing your underarms and drawing a grid to pinpoint each sweat gland. Then, we use a handheld device to target the energy on the glands. 

This destroys the glands and the source of your excessive sweat. The entire process takes about one hour and doesn’t require downtime after. That means you can get back to your daily activities immediately. 

Why should I choose miraDry?

You may think miraDry sounds good, but what really makes it the best? There are many reasons our patients chose miraDry over other treatments to stop sweating. 

First, miraDry destroys sweat glands entirely, so they don’t regenerate. That means your results last. After just one treatment, you can expect a dramatic reduction in your underarm sweat — most patients experience over an 80% reduction. 

Second, your sweating will be reduced, and you’ll also enjoy a lack of odor. Many people don’t even need to wear deodorant after treatment with miraDry. 

Third, many people find a reduction in underarm hair after miraDry. That’s because the heat from the treatment can disable hair follicles — a benefit you won’t get with alternatives. 

Finally, miraDry is a highly safe treatment for excessive sweating. Energy-based therapies have long been used in medicine, and the microwave energy used for miraDry is controlled and localized, keeping your skin and underlying tissues safe.   

If you’re ready to find out if miraDry is the solution to your excessive sweating, we’re here to help. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone at HK Dermatology in San Juan Capistrano, California, today. 

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