Summer is coming, and this time around you might not need to cover yourself in dark clothes to hide sweat stains. Excessive sweating and the odor that comes with it can be a real confidence killer.
If you’ve tried all of the deodorants and all the creams but have gotten less-than-desirable results, you’re in the right place.
Below, we asked Dr. Andrea Volk, our expert at SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center, to discuss a non-invasive treatment that gets rid of sweat odor within one or two sessions.
Sweating is your body’s way to cool down. You may sweat for various reasons, from exercise to stress to hormonal shifts. For example, teenagers and women going through menopause sweat more on average.
However, if your sweating occurs in the absence of a trigger, it could be a sign of an underlying condition (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, and overactive thyroid) or simply a dysfunction of the sweat glands.
The smell associated with sweating occurs when the sweat comes in contact with the bacteria and salts on your skin.
When deodorants fail to work, there’s one safe and non-invasive option that’s guaranteed to reduce the amount of sweat and body odor you produce: miraDry®, the only FDA-approved procedure known to reduce excessive sweating and body odor.
Dr. Volk uses miraDry to send thermal energy into your underarm area. The procedure involves the use of a handheld device while you lay comfortably on your back.
You won’t experience any pain or discomfort during the treatment, as the device sends out heat that destroys some of the sweat glands responsible for excessive sweating.
Because your body has sweat glands everywhere, treating just one area won’t lead to any issues with your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
Some tenderness may persist after the treatment, but you should be able to return to your daily routine. Some patients see minor swelling in the underarm area, but this also goes away within a week.
You may also notice your sweat glands purging and producing more sweat temporarily, but that’s a common side effect, not a sign that the treatment didn’t work. A common, and welcomed, side effect for many people is the reduction of armpit hair.
You may need two sessions to get your desired results, but once your sweating stops bothering you, the results are permanent, as sweat glands don’t regenerate.
miraDry is a fast, effective, and safe way to eliminate body odor and sweat stains. Contact us to schedule an appointment and make your life easier by never having to plan your life around excessive sweating again.