Treating Excessive Sweating: MiraDry vs. Botox

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable disorder that may affect your work, personal and romantic life. Sweat helps maintain a normal body temperature. Sweating is your body’s way of reducing your internal body temperature. When temperatures rise, for any reason, whether it be brought on by stress or physical exertion, the sweat glands kick in to produce more sweat.

Hyperhidrosis usually affects the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and underarms. There are very effective solutions to reducing the quantity of sweat, which is by blocking the receptors that tell your sweat glands to overwork. Only two percent of all your sweat glands are located in your armpits, which means the body will still be able to cool itself down if you eliminate those sweat passages.

It’s important to consult with your dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in order to come up with the most effective treatment option for your condition.

MiraDry: MiraDry uses a non-invasive handheld device to deliver precisely controlled electromagnetic energy beneath the underarm skin to the specific location of sweat glands, resulting in thermolysis (decomposition by heat) of the sweat glands. While the sweat glands are being eliminated through electromagnetic technology, the top layers of the skin are simultaneously cooled and protected. Sweat glands do not grow back after treatment so the effect can be seen almost immediately and results are lasting. For best results, two procedures spaced three months apart are recommended

Botox: This neurotoxin treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when topical medicines do not work well enough by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.

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