SOLLAY LASER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Terrance L. Baker, MD, MS
Hana Kelele, CRNP, PhD
Modesta Vesonder, CRNP, MS
A Family Practice Board Certified Office
Everyone sweats when it’s hot outside but people who have hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating to the point that water may literally drip from their hands, groin area and underarms. Hyperhidrosis causes them to sweat profusely even without cause.
Normally your sweat glands produce perspiration that is carried to the skin surface when the air temperature rises, exercising or feeling anxious, nervous or under stress. When you are resting the nerves that trigger sweating should stop.
However, for the 1-2% of the population who have hyperhidrosis, the sweat glands do not shut off. They sweat even when you are relaxed and calm and your environment doesn’t require sweating. The causes of hyperhidrosis depend on the type of sweating occurring. Most times excessive sweating is very annoying but harmless. In some cases doctors don’t know why people sweat too much. In other cases the cause of hyperhidrosis may be a medical condition.
WHAT IS HYPERHIDROSIS??
There are two types of hyperhidrosis:
Primary hyperhidrosis: Patients with primary hyperhidrosis generally sweat from a certain type of sweat gland called eccrine sweat glands. These sweat glands make up the majority of the 2-4 million sweat glands in your body. Eccrine sweat glands are particularly numerous on the feet, palms, face and arm pits.
When your body is overheated, when you are feeling emotional or as a result of hormones the nerves activate sweat glands. When your bodies nervous system overreacts, it causes hyperhidrosis. For example someone may only need to think of a situation that causes anxiety in order to breakout in a profuse sweat.
Doctors aren’t sure why people have primary hyperhidrosis, although it may be hereditary. Many people tell their doctors they have experienced excessive sweating since they were a child.
People with primary hyperhidrosis may be able to cope with non-surgical treatments, including:
Surgery is usually only considered as a last resort for people with severe sweating in their hands and underarms. Surgery may involve removing sweat glands from the area. During another procedure called thoracic sympathectomy, a surgeon cuts and destroys the nerves responsible for sweating.
One common side effect is excessive sweating in other parts of the body, such as the chest, back or legs. Other possible risks including bleeding into the chest and nerve injury.
Secondary hyperhidrosis: Sweating from secondary hyperhidrosis is different from primary hyperhidrosis in that it tends to happen all over or in one general area instead of just being the hands, underarms, face or feet. Unlike primary hyperhidrosis this type is more likely to cause sweating during sleep.
In this case there is something that is causing hyperhidrosis; a medical condition or a medication.
A number of medical conditions have the potential to cause hyperhidrosis. Some of these include:
Undercovering the underlying condition and getting the proper treatment for it will help decrease the sweating of secondary hyperhidrosis. That is why it is best to tell your doctor if you are having a problem with sweating so that you can uncover the reasons behind it and get treatment.
2020 WELCOME TO THE FUTURE – THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!
No sweat. No stress. Dramatically reduce underarm sweat and odor using a simple medical treatment that can be completed in the office in as little as one hour.
MiraDry therapy will allow you to experience the many benefits of dry underarms. You are born with approximately 2-4 million sweat glands throughout your body.
There are over 37 million people in the United States who suffer from excessive sweat and/or hyperhidrosis. Fortunately, MiraDry offers a permanent solution.
What goes on during the treatment with MiraDry is actually simple. The MiraDry system uses thermal energy that targets and eliminates the sweat and odor glands in your underarms. Once these glands are eliminated, they do not grow back.
MiraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where sweat and odor glands reside and are causing problems for the patient. MiraDry safely eliminates sweat and odor glands from the treated underarms.
Most patients see results in as little as one treatment. As with any aesthetic treatment, your physician and you will determine the best protocol for your desired results.
An appointment will generally last for about one hour.
Most patients describe the procedure painless with little or no downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment for patient comfort. Most patients return to regular activity like returning to work immediately. Exercise can usually be resumed within several days.
MiraDry has been used in over 200,000 treatments worldwide with an excellent safety record. The MiraDry system has been cleared by the FDA to dramatically reduce underarm sweating in as little as one appointment.
Following treatment some localized soreness or swelling may occur and will typically clear within a few weeks. Some patients have short term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms which gradually disappears with time.
Pricing may vary depending on the treatment protocol to achieve your desired results and will be discussed during your consultation with your physician. According to realself.com MiraDry treatments range from $2,000 – $3,000 nationwide.
Sollay Medical Center of Excellence is proud to announce that beginning January 1, 2020 that our office practice will offer this exciting new technology. The usual customary price will be $2,300 per treatment. A special introductory price of $1,995 will be provided for the first 21 patients to sign up for treatment.
Call today, 410-644-7655, for your free consultation. We welcome the opportunity to introduce this new exciting technology to you and your family. Please call for an appointment today. Feel free to come by for a free consultation and to schedule an appointment for your treatment.