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Excessive Sweating

Excessive Sweating

Excessive Sweating services offered in Buffalo, NY

Excessive sweating is a medical condition in which you sweat more than normal. Many people with excessive sweating find their condition embarrassing and uncomfortable, but there’s no need to suffer. The team at OWM Integrative Wellness in Buffalo, New York, can permanently reduce your excessive sweating with miraDry®. To find out more about treatment for excessive sweating at the concierge medicine practice, call the office or request an appointment online today. 

Excessive Sweating Q & A

What is excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is when your body produces more sweat than it needs to. Sweating is the mechanism your body uses to cool down. 

If you have excessive sweating, you have overactive sweat glands that cause you to sweat too much, and at times when you normally wouldn’t sweat. Many people with excessive sweating find it hard to control their condition, negatively affecting how they live their life.

If your excessive sweating keeps you from doing the things you enjoy, the innovative team at OWM Integrative Wellness can help. 

What are the symptoms of excessive sweating?

Symptoms of excessive sweating vary and affect everyone differently. People with excessive sweating may experience:

  • Sweat pooling under the arms
  • Sweat soaking through the back of their shirt
  • Beads of sweat on the forehead or cheeks
  • Moist hands or feet

Excessive sweating may also cause body odor, itchy skin, or cracks in the skin. 

How does miraDry reduce excessive sweating?

MiraDry uses thermal energy to reduce excessive sweating. The heat energy destroys the sweat glands under your arms, stopping all activity, including the sweating. miraDry is the only FDA-cleared procedure for permanently reducing excessive sweating.

You have sweat glands all over your body, so decreasing activity in the sweat glands under your arms doesn’t affect your body’s ability to stay cool.

In addition to eliminating excessive underarm sweat, treatment with miraDry reduces odor and underarm hair growth.

Excessive Sweating

What can I expect during treatment for excessive sweating?

Your provider at OWM Integrative Wellness reviews the details of your excessive sweating treatment at your initial consultation, so you know what to expect. 

While you relax in the treatment chair, your provider cleans the skin under your arms with an antiseptic agent and injects a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. They also inject a saline solution under the skin, lifting the sweat glands away from any underlying nerves.

They place the miraDry handpiece on your skin, which uses a vacuum that gently pulls your skin into the applicator. Then, they activate the thermal energy. It takes about 90 minutes to treat both underarms.

You can resume your normal activities after your treatment. Most people experience significant improvements in their symptoms after one miraDry session.

Are you looking for an effective solution for your excessive sweating? Call OWM Integrative Wellness or request a consultation online today.

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