A guide to treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating): Dermadry in Perrysburg and Fremont, OH
Sweat isn’t a bad thing. It cools us down when temperatures soar. Perspiration also prevents our bodies from overheating during exercise or when we feel nervous or scared. You can have too much of a good thing. Sometimes, the nerves that trigger the glands to make sweat do so even when you’re not outdoors in August or not exercising or stressed out. Hyperhidrosis is far from an annoyance; this condition damages your self-confidence and quality of life. Fortunately, at Mitchell Dermatology in Perrysburg and Fremont, OH, we have a highly effective treatment option: Dermadry.
“No-sweat” hyperhidrosis treatment
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hope Mitchell may recommend this FDA-cleared device to treat excessive sweating on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and underarm areas. The device is based on a well-established science: iontophoresis. This treatment method has been successfully used to resolve embarrassing and disruptive perspiration since the 1930s. The “magic” is its ability to inhibit sweat production in a targeted area by directing a mild, electrically charged current through the skin. This proven and safe process neutralizes the connection between the nerves and sweat glands, reducing the amount of perspiration produced in the treated zones.
Patients in need of Dermadry sweat at least four to five times more than needed to regulate body temperature (thermoregulation). So, this precision treatment supports a reduction of excessive sweating in localized areas while you can still sweat in a usual, healthy manner in other parts of the body. In turn, Dermadry presents a non-invasive, non-pharmacological, and needle-free way to temporarily halt the production of the sweat that interferes with your day-to-day life, relationships, and social engagement.
Unleash your confidence!
Treatment is completed in minutes, around 15 minutes for each underarm and 20 minutes for the hands or feet. While Dermadry Laboratories reports that more than 98% of Dermadry users saw a reduction in sweat in treated areas, there is no “cure” for hyperhidrosis. Dermadry gets fantastic results. But they are not permanent. The frequency of treatments depends on if you have mild, moderate, or severe hyperhidrosis. Severe sweating naturally requires more treatments than mild or moderate sweating. Generally, after the initial phase of desired dryness has been achieved, maintenance treatments are performed every one to two weeks. You can stay dry for up to six weeks at a time!
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Hope Mitchell, MD, is the founder and medical director of Mitchell Dermatology and an Ohio board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist. Dr. Mitchell has 25 years of expertise in the field. She is prepared to meet every skin care need with a personalized, one-of-a-kind treatment plan that you deserve.