New Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweat Now Available at California Skin Institute in Northern California

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Now there’s a Lasting Solution that can Make Embarrassing Underarm Sweat a Thing of the Past

California Skin Institute

Excessive underarm sweat can be debilitating and it can have a huge impact on someone’s lifestyle and quality of life...

California Skin Institute is one of the first dermatology practices in the U.S. to offer the miraDry® Procedure, a new treatment option that provides a safe and lasting solution for excessive underarm sweat, a debilitating condition also known as primary axillary hyperhidrosis. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration cleared the miraDry System following a robust, randomized, blinded clinical study that involved 120 patients at seven clinics across the U.S. and followed them for 12 months post treatment. The procedure is supported by compelling safety and efficacy data from multiple clinical studies with recent clinical data showing 90 percent efficacy and 90 percent patient satisfaction.

The miraDry Procedure is performed in the dermatologist’s office and takes approximately one hour. The miraDry Procedure delivers precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the area under the arm where the sweat glands reside, and heats and eliminates the sweat glands. Since sweat glands do not regenerate, results are lasting. The procedure is non-invasive with little to no downtime, so patients can go about their normal routines after treatment. The full treatment plan requires two procedures to maximize results.

Primary axillary hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which more underarm sweat is produced than is needed to cool the body. Millions of Americans suffer from excessive underarm sweat, and often suffer silently—ashamed, frustrated and embarrassed because excessive underarm sweat can interfere with many aspects of everyday life. For many, this condition is a constant struggle that causes anxiety at work, embarrassment in relationships and social settings, and avoidance of leisure activities.

“Excessive underarm sweat can be debilitating and it can have a huge impact on someone’s lifestyle and quality of life,” said Greg S. Morganroth, MD, President and Founder of California Skin Institute. “Our dermatologists often see patients who are looking for more effective options to treat this condition. The miraDry Procedure eliminates sweat glands in the underarm safely and non-invasively, so people can expect lasting results and stop excessive underarm sweat from interfering with their lives.”

Other treatment options are designed to temporarily disable the sweat glands, or involve surgery which contains inherent risks. Only miraDry provides a lasting solution with a non-invasive procedure.

Patients can visit or call one of the practice’s eight locations to schedule a consultation, or visit to learn more about the procedure.


California Skin Institute is Northern California’s largest and most comprehensive private dermatology practice. The board-certified dermatologists, dermatopathologists, plastic surgeons, and radiation oncologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all types of skin, hair, and nail diseases, as well as provide a full range of medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology procedures including laser and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. The advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options available at California Skin Institute allow the multidisciplinary team of providers to offer patients quality care at state-of-the-art facilities.

California Skin Institute has locations in Mountain View, San Jose/Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, San Mateo, the San Francisco neighborhoods of Pacific Heights and Laurel Heights, and Monterey (opens October 15, 2012). Contact jfraser(at)CAskin(dot)com with any inquiries.

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