Do you suffer from excessive underarm sweat? Have you tried every antiperspirant on the market without results? If so, miraDry® may be right for you. At HK Dermatology in San Juan Capistrano, California, Dr. Jeffrey Klein, Atoussa Cameron, NP-BC, and our highly trained staff provide a wide range of general and cosmetic dermatology services.
Are you suffering from a medical issue like hyperhidrosis? Are you seeking a cosmetic procedure to help you look and feel your best? We offer state-of-the-art treatments that’ll cure your excessive sweating. Don’t hesitate, schedule an appointment with our office today.
Approximately two to three percent of Americans have hyperhidrosis. This medical issue causes excessive sweating that's difficult to treat. While everyone needs to sweat to keep from overheating, in the case of hyperhidrosis, people perspire more than necessary.
Symptoms and causes
Hyperhidrosis typically causes visible sweat on the skin that can appear on your clothes. Your skin may feel slippery, even when you're not working out or exerting yourself. This condition often interferes with daily living because it causes embarrassment and difficulty holding a pen or turning a doorknob.
Because of the sweat, your skin may become soft, white, and peel in areas that are wet for extended periods of time. This could potentially cause infections like athlete's foot and jock itch.
There are two types of hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis often begins in childhood or adolescence and strikes otherwise healthy individuals. Excessive sweating can occur in one or a few areas, particularly the underarms, hands, feet, and/or forehead. It frequently occurs on both sides of the body and sufferers experience symptoms at least once a week. People with this type of hyperhidrosis often have a family member with the condition, suggesting a genetic aspect.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that results from a medical condition or side effect of a medication. For this type, the entire body usually sweats. Some medical conditions can cause secondary hyperhidrosis. For example, diabetes, gout, menopause, hyperthyroidism, and more.
Treatment with miraDry®
There are many things people suffering from hyperhidrosis can try. Antiperspirants, medications, injections, and surgery can help treat the problem. Many find success with excessive underarm sweating with miraDry®, an FDA-cleared nonsurgical treatment.
During your miraDry® treatment, we use a non-invasive handheld device. This device targets the specific sweat glands with precisely controlled electromagnetic energy. The heat causes the sweat glands to decompose while the top layers of skin are both cooled and protected.
The treatment takes about an hour and the results are almost immediate. You may feel mild tenderness or swelling, and may have bruising for several days. However, side effects are minimal and you can resume your daily activities right after the procedure.
Are you tired of sweat stains on your shirts? You don't have to feel embarrassed anymore. Call our office at 949-248-1632 or click here to make an appointment and learn if miraDry® is right for you.