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Is miraDry Right for You?
The Right Procedure
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a medical condition that plagues many Canadians today. Unfortunately, most do not know this embarrassing problem can often be effectively treated through a variety of non-surgical treatments. One of those procedures, a minimally-invasive treatment known as miraDry, is now available at Banff Plastic Surgery, giving our patients a long-lasting option in combating their unwanted and excessive sweating.
While miraDry is an effective option for many patients battling hyperhidrosis, it is not the only treatment available today. Our surgeons, Dr. Hall-Findlay and Dr. MacLennan, are committed to ensuring that all of our patients receive the highest quality of care, which means choosing the treatment that fits their needs best. We will help you find a solution to this challenging condition that often has a significant impact on your personal, professional and social interactions.
The Right Patient
The right candidates for miraDry are men and women who are embarrassed about excessive underarm sweating. This problem is typically caused by overactive sweat glands that do not “shut off” so that they end up producing more sweat than necessary to cool the body and keep it at a comfortable temperature. The result is soaking through clothing and is often accompanied by significant odor that can leave a person feeling self-conscious to the point of isolating themselves socially.
The Right Reasons
miraDry is often recommended for patients who have had inadequate improvement with “clinical” strength antiperspirants or oral medications. This treatment can also offer a more permanent solution than Botox injections, which can be effective but require regularly scheduled treatment sessions to maintain the results. In one study performed by researchers at the University of British Columbia, more than 90% of patients experienced significant sweat reduction, with an average reduction of around 83%. The procedure is also effective in reducing foul odor associated with excessive sweating.
The Right Time
miraDry is a good option for patients in relatively good health that are experiencing excessive underarm sweating. The procedure does not involve general anesthesia or a recovery period, so it can fit into your daily schedule. Some patients do have soreness and swelling under the arms for a number of days and exercise is generally restricted for a few weeks after treatment.
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Everything is going great, I have Absolutely LOVED this procedure, it’s done wonders for my self confidence and of course my wardrobe…. I’m not sweating hardly at all anymore and there’s been like zero smell too, I mean it is +31 out and with really minimal sweating I think that’s pretty darn amazing!