Have you ever been embarrassed to the point where it caused anxiety, missed a career opportunity, curtailed your social life or suffered from irritated skin due to excessive underarm sweat? If so, you are not alone. 1 in 5 adults in this country are bothered by their underarm sweat. And it was a problem without an effective solution until Stop Sweat Now, a revolutionary new non-invasive technique that permanently reduces excessive underarm sweat.
Stop Sweat Now uses the miraDry handheld laser to deliver precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the sweat glands in the underarm. The result is thermolysis or decomposition by heat of the sweat glands. Since the laser simultaneously cools and protects the top layer of the skin, the Stop Sweat Now procedure is pain free with minimal to no downtime. You will stop sweating immediately and as your sweat glands don’t grow back, the results are permanent. Two treatments, three months apart, are recommended for optimal results.
What happens during the Stop Sweat Now procedure?
Your Stop Sweat Now procedure will take about 1 hour, and can be done during your lunch break as there is minimal to no downtime. Upon arrival at our office, Dr. Bain or one of his registered nurses will prep your underarm area with a local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. He will then perform multiple placements of the miraDry laser in order to customize the treatment to your specific underarm area. Once he’s finished, you can return to normal activities or work immediately after the procedure and resume exercise within a few days. Over the counter pain medications and ice packs are recommended as needed. Some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and usually clears up in a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarm or upper arms, but this will gradually disappear.
What results can I expect from the Stop Sweat Now procedure?
You will see a reduction in your underarm sweat immediately after treatment. During two clinical studies conducted last year at the University of British Columbia, patients reported an average sweat reduction of 82% with a 90% customer satisfaction rate. Since sweat glands do not regenerate, these results are permanent.
Is the Stop Sweat Now procedure safe?
The Stop Sweat Now procedure uses a safe, non-invasive technology that is FDA approved for the elimination of sweat glands in the underarm area. And although sweating is an essential function that regulates our body temperature, only 2% of our sweat glands reside in our underarm so eliminating them doesn’t interfere with our body’s ability to cool itself.