Hyperhidrosis in Philadelphia, PA
See us for hyperhidrosis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maple Shade, New Jersey, Bala Cynwyd , Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. The Falcone Center for Functional, Cosmetic and Integrative Medicine uses miraDry® to treat hyperhidrosis.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Many people live with excessive sweating, a condition that is known clinically as hyperhidrosis. The most commonly recognized form of hyperhidrosis is underarm sweating, but the condition may also affect the:
Hyperhidrosis is not caused by the sweat glands, but rather by specific nerves that control the sweat glands. For most people, these nerves trigger an appropriate response to feeling warm, and sweat is released to regulate body temperature. In people with hyperhidrosis, though, the nerves trigger inappropriate sweat responses, and the nerves do not properly control the release of sweat. People with the condition often sweat for reasons other than body temperature, such as part of an emotional response. Others experience excessive sweating with no identified trigger. The episodes of excessive sweating in those who have hyperhidrosis can occur without warning.
Signs and Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis
People with hyperhidrosis may experience:
- Frequent dehydration
- Overwhelming feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment
- Secondary skin infections
Understanding hyperhidrosis helps you make the right decision for treatment and may alleviate some of the emotional effects of the condition.
- Hyperhidrosis is a common condition
- Excessive sweating is not an indicator of other health problems
Treatment Options for Hyperhidrosis
Men and women who live with hyperhidrosis for a long time often make subtle changes to their social lives, hobbies, activities and clothing choices in order to hide the effects of excessive sweating. Although these measures may camouflage the physical signs of the conditions, people may experience even deeper and more significant emotional implications.
miraDry® is a professional-grade treatment for hyperhidrosis that safely and effectively addresses excessive sweating. By using the treatment, you feel confident that your excessive sweating is controlled, and you can enjoy the benefits of your professional and personal life without worrying about sweating excessively.
What is miraDry®?
miraDry® is a non-surgical outpatient procedure that uses electromagnetic energy to destroy sweat glands in the areas where you experience hyperhidrosis. The FDA has approved miraDry® to address the sweating and odor that is caused by hyperhidrosis. The procedure is completely safe and does not interfere with sweating that is needed to regulate body temperature.
Benefits of miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis
On average, patients who undergo the miraDry® treatment for hyperhidrosis experience:
- Up to three years of reduced sweating
- Results after just one treatment
- Up to 80% less sweat production in the treatment area
miraDry® treatments may result in hair loss in the treatment area, which may be beneficial for women who are tired of shaving and waxing their underarms.
What is the Procedure for miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis?
miraDry® is a non-invasive procedure that most patients find quite comfortable and relaxing. The average treatment time is 60 minutes.. A numbing cream is applied to the skin. A special device is used to send pulses of electromagnetic energy into the sweat glands. By destroying sweat glands with the miraDry® system, your body is unable to produce excess sweat. You will notice an immediate reduction in sweat production. The procedure requires no downtime.
Is miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis Right for Me?
Dr. Falcone recommends that you ask yourself the following questions when considering miraDry® treatments:
- Has a physician diagnosed your excessive sweating as hyperhidrosis?
- Have you had little to no success controlling underarm sweating and odor with antiperspirant and deodorant?
- Do you spend a significant amount of your budget on dry cleaning or buying new clothes due to sweat stains?
- Do you want a long-term solution for your hyperhidrosis?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we recommend that you schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Falcone.
Our Experience Makes a Difference
The Falcone Center offers hyperhidrosis treatments that give our patients the real solutions they want for excessive sweating. As an expert in treating hyperhidrosis, Dr. Falcone uses her expertise to recommend the best treatment for each patient. She explains your options, providing both the benefits and limitations of each treatment. Her professional guidance helps you feel confident that your decision will give you the best possible results.
Call Us Today for a Free Consultation
Dr. Falcone and the staff of The Falcone Center work individually with each patient to provide the knowledge and expertise needed to address the embarrassing effects of excessive sweating. Schedule a free private consultation with Dr. Falcone to learn how miraDry® and other hyperhidrosis treatments can help you.
Dr. Victoria Falcone, director of The Falcone Center for Functional, Cosmetic and Integrative Medicine, is board certified in Family Medicine. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), and The American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Falcone offers a unique approach to health, wellness, and rejuvenation, helping men, women and children look and feel better both inside and out. Please call today to schedule your initial consultation!