Axillary hyperhidrosis is the clinical term for excessive underarm sweat, an embarrassing condition that can now be treated quickly and noninvasively with miraDry®.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson is proud to offer this long-term solution for axillary hyperhidrosis to patients from the greater Andover, Massachusetts, and Nashua, New Hampshire, areas. If you suffer from excess underarm perspiration, please call our Andover office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua office at 603-882-2103 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chatson and learn if miraDry is right for you.
Do You Have Hyperhidrosis?
Our quiz will help you determine if you need to seek treatment for perspiration.
Natural Perspiration vs. Hyperhidrosis
Sweating helps regulate your body temperature, and perspiration is a natural response to heightened physical activity, heat, and stressful situations.
Hyperhidrosis, however, causes heavy perspiration even when you are otherwise comfortable and calm. This regular, dripping sweat can seep through your clothing and interfere with your daily life.
Axillary hyperhidrosis cannot be controlled well with over-the-counter antiperspirants. Until recently, treatments for axillary hyperhidrosis involved temporarily disabling the underarm sweat glands or removing the sweat glands surgically.
How miraDry Can Help
miraDry is the first noninvasive technology to be cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat excessive underarm sweat. Unlike other treatment options, miraDry provides lasting results without the aid of toxins, harsh chemicals or surgery.
The miraDry procedure uses a hand-held device that delivers precisely directed energy to permanently eliminate the underarm sweat glands. Most patients require two treatments about three months apart for optimal results, and because the sweat glands will not regenerate those results are long-lasting.
Patients typically notice an immediate change in their level of perspiration and are able to resume day-to-day activities directly after miraDry treatment.
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If you experience excessive underarm sweat, please contact George P. Chatson, MD, to schedule your miraDry consultation. Dr. Chatson welcomes patients from the Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts, areas and the Nashua, Salem and Manchester, New Hampshire, areas. miraDry is a registered trademark of Miramar Labs, Inc.