Over the years, I have removed a few procedures from my practice. This week I am adding removing another one – axillary sweat gland excision.
I started offering axillary sweat gland excision for excessive underarm sweating about 7 or 8 years ago and have many, many satisfied patients. But now there is something better than surgery for underarm sweating – MiraDry. MiraDry is a device that wipes out sweat glands with microwave energy and was approved by the FDA for underarm sweating a few years ago. It is done as an office procedure with local anesthetic. While I do not have a Miradry device, I have several patients who have raved about this treatment. Also, Miradry gets a 90% approval rating on RealSelf by patients who have had the procedure.
So these days, instead of taking patients off to the operating room for a 1.5 hour procedure that requires about a week off of work, I refer them to a clinic that offers MiraDry. It’s less expensive than surgery, has almost no down time and works in the vast majority of patients. To find a doctor who offers MiraDry, go to their web site. And, no, I don’t get any kickback for this recommendation.
Thanks for reading! Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder