Excessive sweating is a real problem for many people that limits their daily life and results in affecting their psychosocial interaction. Sweating in armpits and hands can be disturbingly strong.
City Clinic has two special solutions for hyperhidrosis:
- botox treatment (for underarms, hands, feet and face)
- miraDry (for underarms)
We will gladly take the time to offer you a professional, extensive and realistic hyperhidrosis consultation. The first consultation at The City Clinic is always free and noncommittal. Contact us now.
Botox for hyperhidrosis
Power of the Botox is that it disables the sweat glands and causes the sweating on the treated area to stop. This medicine prevents the function of the sympathetic nerves and sweating reduces few days after the injection. This way a good result will stay for 6-12 months.
Botox is injected only dermal (intra-dermal) so that the effect on muscles is almost non-existent.
Typical places to use botulin-treatment in excessive sweating:
- Forehead and scalp
Physician that administers the treatment is expected to be familiar with the injection technique. These injections will be administered using thin and short needle. Treating hands and soles may be painful and that is why our physicians administer local anaesthesia, which is also an injection.
There is no danger of overdose since 30 ampoules injected directly to the vein would cause danger of poisoning. Botulin doesn’t strain liver or kidneys. It will not also spread from the muscle or go into the blood circulation. 50-150 units of botulin will be used to treat the sweating. Some neurologist use up to 400 units at a time. Lethal dose for humans is to use at least 3000 units intravenously.
You can see small sting marks and small oedema after the Botox-treatment. You should avoid sun, sauna and sports during the same day. You shouldn’t administer Botox if you have a muscle condition or if you’re pregnant or breast feeding. Botulin rarely causes side effects to your skin and administering it is safe by a experienced physician.
Patients will get have to get the Botox from pharmacy by them self.
miraDry – a lasting solution for underarm sweat
- Bothered by underarm sweat?
- Tired of underarm stains in shirts?
- Seek a natural, toxin-free lifestyle?
- Done feeling sticky and smelly at the end of the day?
- Want to be free from underarm sweat forever ?
MiraDry is a safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat. It’s an outpatient procedure performed in your physician’s office, and it doesn’t involve any surgical incisions or cuts. miraDry works by delivering precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area, eliminating the underarm sweat glands.
MiraDry is the only FDA-cleared procedure that provides a lasting reduction of underarm sweat in a completely non-invasive way. Other treatment options, including antiperspirants and toxins, aim to temporarily disable the sweat glands for varying lengths of time – requiring repeat treatments to maintain effectiveness. Other options involve surgery, which poses inherent risks.
miraDry is about you…
• Feeling confident that your favorite silk blouse won’t show wet marks, giving away that you might be anxious or nervous, uncomfortable or just too warm on that special date.
• Knowing that your trademark black dress will stay clean and free of chalky white antiperspirant marks.
• Being confident standing in front of the big boss—ready to present your breakthrough idea knowing your shirt won’t show wet marks when you take off your suit jacket.
• Feeling carefree enough to head out with the team after work knowing you won’t look or smell like you’ve had the toughest day of the week.
• Taking the bothersome issues that come from underarm sweat out of your daily life, leaving you clean, confident, and carefree forever.
• Feeling clean all day long.
After the treatment
You should expect results:
• In as little as one treatment
• To be immediate
• To be permanent: sweat and odor glands are destroyed and do not regenerate
Frequently asked questions
1. What is the miraDry ® treatment?
miraDry is the only noninvasive, FDA-cleared treatment that will free you from a lifetime of bothersome sweat in your underarms. By eliminating the sweat and odor glands, you can feel confident that your underarm area will remain dry in any situation.
2. Don’t I need sweat glands?
Not in your armpits! You are born with approximately 2 million sweat glands throughout your body. Your underarms only contain about 2% of those glands. After your miraDry ® treatment you will experience the many benefits of dry underarms, and you will continue to perspire normally elsewhere.
3. What is the treatment like?
You will be in a reclined position for about one hour. You aren’t likely to feel anything during the treatment since your underarms will be numbed prior to treatment. After treatment, you may experience swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness in the treated area. These sensations typically clear-up within a few days to a few weeks.
4. How does it work?
The miraDry system uses proprietary miraWave energy that targets and destroys sweat and odor glands in your underarm. Once those glands are destroyed they do not grow back so that means your treatment is permanent and lasts forever.
5. What results can I expect?
You can expect to have an immediate reduction in your sweat. Sweat glands don’t grow back so the results are permanent. The amount of sweat reduction you desire should be discussed with your miraDry physician. As with any treatment, the results may vary from person to person.
6. How many treatments will I need?
You will see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your physician will determine the best treatment plan for your desired results.
7. Is the treatment painless?
Since your underarms are numbed prior to treatment, most patients experience little to no pain.
8. Is there any downtime?
Depending on what your typical day is like, downtime can be minimal to none. Most patients return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise and vigorous activity is typically resumed within several days. You may experience discomfort in your armpits for several days post treatment.
9. Is it safe?
Yes, miraDry has been used in over 40,000 treatments worldwide with an excellent safety record.
10. Are there any side effects?
After treatment, you may experience temporary swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness in the treated area. These sensations typically clear up within a few days to a few weeks. There have been no reports of permanent side effects; however, some patients experience short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears. Please consult with your physicians for all possible side effects and to see if miraDry is right for you.
We will gladly take the time to offer you a professional, extensive and realistic consultation. The first consultation at The City Clinic is always free and noncommittal. Contact us now.