Hey Toronto, want to stop sweating? miraDry treatment makes it easy to stay fresh and dry. People who sweat very little may not understand how distressing excessive sweat can be. If you are continually overthinking your wardrobe, are hesitant to raise your arms, and avoid contact with others, you’re not alone. Millions of people like you suffer from a condition called hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). It can affect the hands and feet, even the face. But the most common manifestation of this life-changing condition is underarm sweat. Many of the ineffective treatments invented so far have targeted axillary hyperhidrosis too.
miraDry can now stop sweating in Canada
Hyperhidrosis is so prevalent that scientists are always searching for new and better treatment options. We’re excited to tell you about the latest sweat solution in Toronto: miraDry – a safe, non-surgical hyperhidrosis treatment that can cure excessive sweat. You read that right. It not only masks, reduces or mops up sweat, but it naturally CURES the problem of axillary hyperhidrosis without drugs and without surgery.
Although sweat is a natural part of life, no one wants it to control their life. We’re going to tell you about a few helpful strategies to get drier underarms and explain how miraDry stops sweat for good.
1. Stop sweating now – tips to try
Although these hacks aren’t a cure for hyperhidrosis, they can reduce sweating or minimize its effects to make your life a little easier. They can also work in conjunction with an advanced sweat treatment to optimize your results. People like you often hold back in their personal lives and careers due to self-consciousness about overactive perspiration. Imagine the freedom of moving through your day confidently, unafraid to get close. Try the following lifestyle changes, then read on about the most impressive change of all.
Wear breathable fabrics:
Selecting light, breathable fabrics with natural fibres will help you keep cool and reduce visible sweat. For some people, wearing lighter-coloured clothes that reflect heat rather than absorb it can minimize sweat marks as well. When this doesn’t work, choose dark colours or busy patterns to hide any visible stains.
You can also wear layers or absorbent pads under clothing. Underarm pads work well when layered under bulky clothing, but they present practical and style limitations for many people.
There are ways to dress that will make sweat less noticeable. However, it can be frustrating to be strategic every day when planning your outfit.
**If you want to take off your blazer/coat/sweater and not think twice about your pits, read on.
Make some changes to your diet:
Did you know the association with fiery hot sauce and sweat is legitimate? There are some foods and drinks to stay away from if you’d rather not sweat. First, try to avoid spicy food on a date or a business lunch. Your body works to cool down when you eat hot food, making you perspire more.
Next, avoid caffeine when you can, as it stimulates your adrenal glands, causing you to sweat. Another tip is to eat smaller meals throughout the day because your body will use less heat to break it down. As always, keep yourself hydrated to stay cool.
Though this strategy can help you dodge an embarrassing social situation, it’s not always feasible, and you might not want to give up foods you love.
Try applying antiperspirant before bed:
Are you applying your antiperspirant at the optimal time of day? Antiperspirants block sweat glands, so the sweat isn’t able to reach the skin’s surface. Deodorants mask the smell rather than prevent sweat. Generally, antiperspirants are made of metallic salts know as aluminum chloride. Although you can apply an antiperspirant any time of day, you’ll get the best results by putting it on before bed.
Make sure underarms are dry and clean and apply before sleeping. Nighttime is the best time for antiperspirant for 2 reasons: You sweat less while you sleep, and it gives the active ingredients more time to be absorbed into the skin. You might not feel a difference right away, but make it a routine, and you should see an improvement.
2. Medical treatments to stop sweating
If you do have hyperhidrosis, there are several medical options available for you:
While antiperspirants can help you if you have hyperhidrosis, you’ll typically need prescription strength, which contains high levels of aluminum. Many people want to avoid the risk of adverse health effects that aluminum can have on the body in the long term.
To stop sweating, doctors often prescribe anticholinergic drugs like beta-blockers and anti-depressants. The reasons why these are effective for some patients is because they block the communication from the nerves that signal your sweat glands to pump out the moisture. There are some potential systemic side effects to be aware of. The results are mixed, and many people seek drug-free alternatives.
Injections of neuromodulators (used to smooth forehead wrinkles) can also block the nerves that trigger sweat in your armpits. High doses of the toxin are injected by a physician to temporarily freeze the function of sweat glands. If you want the results to last more than 6 to 12 months, you’ll need a repeat treatment.
There are nerve-excision surgeries and sweat gland removal procedures that your doctor may consider if you have a severe axillary sweat problem. As with the majority of surgical procedures, there are potential risks such as bleeding, infection, and scarring. There is also a recovery period required for healing after invasive treatments.
3. miraDry has changed the game
Is underarm sweat treatment safe?
“Isn’t sweating natural, though? What happens if you block it up?” Fair questions. But luckily, that’s not how underarm perspiration works.
Although the miraDry device is relatively new, electromagnetic technology has been used in medical practices for years. In 2011, it was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hyperhidrosis. It’s now being performed in over 50 countries worldwide, including Canada. The device can safely destroy sweat glands without damaging your skin, meaning no scars or significant recovery time. Your body also contains millions of sweat glands, with only 2% found under your arms. This means that your body will manage thermoregulation without those glands. Sweat will not “build up” anywhere. It simply won’t be produced as much.
There’s more! Incredible perks that might come as a surprise
In 2015, miraDry was approved to eradicate underarm hair. Sick of sweating and shaving? This treatment achieves so much more than any roll-on or spray. After just one miraDry session, you may never have to shave or wax again. The laser technology happens to target the exact same glands and hair follicles that are responsible for sweat, hairs, and odour under the arms. It wasn’t the intended effect when medical engineering devised this new treatment, but it sure is appreciated by growing numbers of men and women around the globe.
Unwanted hair and even B.O. can be history for you. If body odour has been an issue for you in the past, get ready to enjoy smelling fresher all day. Many patients also report a significant drop in underarm odour after treatment.
Schedule your free consultation and find out if this is your answer
If you’re interested in learning how to stop sweating in Toronto, we invite you to contact Dr. Cory Torgerson today. Dr. Torgerson understands the struggles faced by people suffering from excessive sweat. Dr. Torgerson strives to create a welcoming environment where each client’s desires, aesthetic goals, and concerns are taken into account. Your personalized plan will be custom designed to meet your needs and ensure the safest, long-term results. We offer numerous treatments to meet your needs, including surgical and non-surgical modalities. We have the very best laser equipment and skilled, licenced nurses providing your hands-on care. Dr. Cory Torgerson has handpicked a team of qualified, dedicated medical professionals who make up our family at Sovereign MD. His beautiful downtown cosmetic surgery clinic offers some of the most advanced technology in the industry, including miraDry. If you want to combat your sweat and regain your confidence, call us to book your free consultation today.