If you sweat a lot, you may be experiencing a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Approximately 7.8 million Americans suffer from this embarrassing and highly visible problem – and its causes are not always known.
Hyperhidrosis can make social, work, and intimate encounters uncomfortable and may even serve to minimize opportunity. If you feel embarrassed or ashamed by your condition, the social and emotional consequences can be profound. And these are in addition to increased risk for skin irritation, rash, and infection.
If your excessive sweating is caused by an underlying medical condition, addressing that condition may help reduce hyperhidrosis. However, in many instances, no underlying condition is present, leaving direct treatment of the sweat glands the best option for a reduction in sweat production. In the not-too-distant past, this was accomplished through surgical means and was not always entirely effective.
miraDry is a nonsurgical treatment for hyperhidrosis. With this option, Dr. Chatson uses a specially designed hand-piece to deliver energy to specifically targeted sweat glands. Once heated, these glands stop production, allowing most patients to experience a significant reduction in underarm sweat after just one treatment. Some patients may benefit a second treatment a few months after the first.
Treatment is fast, done in our Andover or Nashua office in minutes, and recovery is quick with most people resuming normal activities right away. Depending on your body’s response, you may need to avoid exercise for a few days. Dr. Chatson will discuss this during your initial consultation.
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If you suffer from excessive sweat, you may be the ideal miraDry candidate. Call our Andover, MA office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua, NH office at 603-882-2103 to schedule a consultation with Dr. George Chatson and learn how we can help restore comfort and dignity by putting an end to your axillary hyperhidrosis.
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Dr. Chatson is a board-certified plastic surgeon providing nonsurgical hyperhidrosis treatment for men and women living in Boston, Lowell, and surrounding areas of Massachusetts along with the Manchester and Salem areas of New Hampshire.