Understanding excessive sweating and hyperhidrosis in the UK is important to us. Excessive Sweating Clinic at Romsey Medical Aesthetics is proud to offer a safe, permanent and immediate solution to underarm sweat.
Excessive sweating is something that bothers 1 in 10 people, every day, all year round, often having a profound effect on their confidence and lifestyle. Sufferers have to think twice about what they wear, and some go so far as to avoid situations where increased sweating is likely to occur. Many also rely on industrial-strength antiperspirants, often with multiple cans or bottles on the go, in order to keep sweating under control. It’s frustrating, limiting, and pretty detrimental for the environment. Sweating is, of course, a completely natural and necessary bodily function, but when the body produces more than we’re comfortable with, that’s when it becomes a problem.
WHAT IS HYPERHIDROSIS? Hyperhidrosis is a serious medical condition characterized by excessive, uncontrollable sweating. New research shows that nearly 5% of the world’s population suffers from excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. That’s right, 365 MILLION people are struggling with extreme sweating. November is ‘international hyperhidrosis month’ and we want to help spread the awareness on this debilitating condition that affects at least 2 million of the UK population daily.
DON’T SWEAT IT From injectables to ingestibles, topical treatments to surgical procedures, no doubt you’ll have heard about numerous different ways available to manage sweating. Problem is, they’re all far from perfect. Temporary, invasive or leave you out of action for weeks.
miraDry is different. Firstly, it’s the only FDA-cleared treatment that can dramatically reduce underarm sweat in as little as one appointment. Not only that but this ground-breaking new system offers permanent and immediate results, little to no downtime, and an optimal safety record.
Rather than simply masking the symptoms of sweat (smell, dampness etc) miraDry heads straight to the source – the sweat glands. The innovative system uses thermal energy to non-invasively target and eliminate the sweat glands found in the underarm area, leaving you feeling dry and fresh. The best bit? Once destroyed, those sweat glands don’t grow back, making miraDry one of the most permanent anti-sweat solutions. See you later, sweat stains!
THE MAGIC OF miraDryThe average treatment takes one hour with little to no, downtime. Clinically proven to reduce sweat production by 82% 3 with impressive results after just one treatment. 170,000+ treatments performed worldwide with an excellent safety record
THREE STEPS TO SWEAT-FREE:
NUMB IT After a consultation to specify a bespoke treatment plan, the clinician will administer local anaesthesia to the underarm area.
MARK IT Next, they’ll transfer a template (a bit like a temporary tattoo) onto the skin that will act as a guide throughout the treatment.
TREAT IT Once you’re good to go, the clinician will apply the miraDry hand piece to the underarm, sending waves of thermal energy into the skin. This energy is concentrated to the zone where the dermis meets the fat layer, heating up – and safely destroying – the sweat glands. Don’t worry though; the miraDry system simultaneously cools the upper layers of the skin making the whole thing pretty comfortable. Treatment of both underarms should an hour.
What does it feel like? Thanks to the pre-treatment anaesthetic and the innovative cooling system, most patients describe the procedure as painless.
What results can I expect? miraDry is clinically proven to reduce sweat production by 82% 3 and results can be seen in as little as one treatment. As with any medical aesthetic procedure, clinicians will advise if multiple sessions are required. The best bit? Once treated, the sweat glands won’t come back, making this one of the most permanent solutions to excessive underarm sweat.
Are there any side effects? Good news! There’s little to no downtime, so you can leave the clinic and get back to business as usual. Some may, however, experience a little swelling, numbness, bruising or sensitivity for a couple of days post-treatment, and some patients might experience short-term altered sensation in the underarm or upper arm skin, which gradually fades. Other effects may be noted, and patients should consult with their physician.
Wait – don’t we need sweat glands? Good question. Thankfully, the body has 2-4 million sweat glands and only about 2% are found in the underarms. The rest of the body will continue to sweat normally, meaning it’ll have no problem cooling itself.
How much does it cost? Every miraDry treatment is customised to each patient’s individual needs so pricing can vary. Contact us and we’ll have a telephone consultation to discuss.