Portland, Maine (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
Maria Atkins, D.O. is one of the first physicians in the U.S. and the only physician in Maine 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 physician’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 Dr. Atkins, Medical Director of Portland’s Cosmetic Enhancement Center. “I 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.
Maria Atkins, D.O / Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England – 1375 Congress St. Portland, ME. 877-636-1100