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Excessive sweating caused by hyperhidrosis can be a difficult issue to deal with for some. Thankfully, there are ways to treat excessive underarm sweating. Cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. John Farella offers MiraDry for treating excessive sweating for men and women in Westchester, NY.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating. People with excessive sweating report sweating even when the temperature around them is cool or even when they are at rest and not engaging in exercise or physically demanding activities. Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a common problem. Many people who suffer from hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating in their hands, feet, face, and underarms.
Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating
The primary cause of hyperhidrosis is overactive sweat glands. In these cases, the nerves that signal the sweat glands to produce sweat are sending signals even when the body is at rest or the surrounding temperatures are cool. Botox injections can treat this problem. Botox can be injected into the underarms to reduce activity in the sweat glands, but this treatment does not provide permanent results.
MiraDry for Treating Excessive Sweating
MiraDry is a non-invasive procedure that deactivates underarm sweat glands and is for treating excessive sweating. It is a safe and effective procedure. Initially, the surgeon draws temporary markings on the skin for treatment. In the next step, local anesthesia is administered for the patient’s comfort. Then the MiraDry procedure is performed.
During the treatment, microwave energy is used to produce heat that targets and eliminated sweat glands in the area. a continuous cooling system helps to keep the skin cool throughout the process to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. During your consultation, Dr. Farella can go over what to expect during your MiraDry treatment and go over any questions you may have about the cost of MiraDry and the payment options we offer.
Following the Procedure
The results of MiraDry are long-lasting. This procedure may result in minimal swelling and the doctor may suggest over-the-counter pain medication or ice packs. Most normal activities can be resumed the same day as the treatment, although some patients may want to refrain from exercise for a few days as the area recovers.
Need an Experienced Plastic Surgeon in Westchester, NY? Call (914) 290-4700
If you are suffering from excessive sweating, then you need to consult an experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. John F. Farella, a cosmetic plastic surgeon in Westchester, NY has years of experience performing aesthetic procedures. He and his staff will provide the best medical care. Call (914) 290-4700 for a consultation with Dr. John F. Farella.
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