What is axillary hyperhidrosis, and how can a plastic surgeon help?

“Axillary hyperhidrosis” may be difficult to say, but living with this condition is even more challenging. Excessive underarm sweat is a common disorder that affects the lives of an estimated 6 to 9 million Americans.

But treatments are available, and plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson is pleased to offer miraDry, an effective, long-lasting and nonsurgical solution to excessive underarm perspiration. If you believe you may suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis, please call our Andover office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua office at 603-882-2103 to learn if miraDry is right for you.

Axillary hyperhidrosis is a form of excessive sweat that affects the underarms. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable for those who suffer from it. You may find yourself applying antiperspirants frequently, and the chronic sweat can stain your clothes and make social situations awkward.

Traditional treatment options for axillary hyperhidrosis include:

  • Over-the-counter and prescription antiperspirants
  • Oral medications
  • Surgery

miraDry , the only nonsurgical treatment cleared by the FDA for axillary hyperhidrosis, is an exciting new treatment that Dr. Chatson offers to his patients. Using focused microwaves, miraDry eliminates the sweat glands in the underarms without affecting other tissue.

In clinical studies, miraDry reduced perspiration by over 80 percent on average. And because sweat glands don’t grow back, the results are long-term.

Most patients will receive two treatments about three months apart, and each treatment takes about an hour. You can return to your normal life immediately afterward, with little to no recovery period.

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If you suffer from excessive underarm sweat, there are options available. Please contact George P. Chatson, M.D., Cosmetic Surgery of the Face & Body to schedule your personal consultation. Dr. Chatson welcomes patients from the Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts, areas and the Nashua and Salem, New Hampshire, areas.

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