miraDry® in Palm Springs, CA
Excessive underarm sweating is an embarrassing problem for many people. In some cases, wearing antiperspirant is not enough to protect clothes and prevent noticeable sweating. This can cause extreme self-consciousness and make everyday life difficult. There is a solution, however. Dr. Sofonio offers the miraDry® procedurea method of controlling underarm sweatto residents in and around Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA.
Arranging a consultation with Dr. Sofonio can help determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Those who are 18 or older and have been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis are often good candidates. miraDry® is noninvasive and is performed in the office. It reduces underarm sweating by removing some of the sweat glands in the area. This is a very safe way to address the problem without reducing your bodys ability to stay cool, since the underarm sweat glands make up only 2% of those on your body.
Dr. Sofonio uses the miraDry® device to deliver energy directly to the sweat glands. This energy effectively destroys the glands. This is a long-lasting solution and does not involve dangerous chemicals or surgery.
miraDry® Post-Treatment Care
Dr. Sofonio performs the miraDry® treatment on an outpatient basis. After the procedure, there is generally only minor bruising and swelling. You can control these side effects with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs. The swelling will resolve within a few weeks. Most patients can engage in normal activities immediately and resume exercise within a few days.
After the miraDry® procedure, you should immediately notice a reduction in the amount of underarm sweat. Studies have shown that this procedure reduces underarm sweat by around 86% in most patients. The glands do not return, giving long-lasting relief from the problem. For the best possible results, Dr. Sofonio may suggest a second miraDry® session three months after the first.