One in Five Americans Suffer from Excessive Underarm Sweat
Roughly 20 percent of the US adult population says they sweat more than they’d like in their underarms and it bothers them . Many patients don’t realize that excessive sweating is a medical condition, and they go to great lengths to hide it.
Consequences Oftentimes Debilitating
For many, excessive underarm sweat is a daily struggle that causes anxiety at work, embarrassment in relationships and social settings, and avoidance of leisure activities.
According to a survey commissioned by the International Hyperhidrosis Society , 88 percent of those who suffer from excessive underarm sweat had endured negative social reactions from others, such as disgust or mockery.
Unfortunately, many people with excessive underarm sweat suffer in isolation and silence because they do not know that their condition is treatable. Only 5 percent of people who feel they perspire a lot have seen a physician about their condition.2
A New, Lasting Treatment: The miraDry® Procedure
Until now, treatment options have been limited to prescription-strength antiperspirants, oral medications, botulinum toxin A injections and surgery. These options are either designed to temporarily disable the sweat glands, or involve surgery which contains inherent risks.
The miraDry Procedure, approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, is the only medical device that dramatically reduces underarm sweat and provides lasting results. The procedure delivers precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the area under the arm where the sweat glands reside, and heats and eliminates the sweat glands. Since sweat glands do not regenerate, results are lasting. Each miraDry Procedure takes approximately one hour in the doctor’s office and the full treatment plan requires two procedures to maximize results. The procedure is non-invasive with little to no downtime, so patients can go about their normal routines after treatment.
Benefits of the miraDry Procedure include:
- Dramatic reduction of underarm sweat
- Lasting results
- Non-invasive (no surgical incisions or cuts)
- Minimal to no downtime
- Performed in the physician’s office