Millburn, NJ (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
Dr. Michael Ehrenreich is one of the first physicians 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 disabling, interfering with social and work activities. It can have a huge impact on quality of life,” explained Dr. Ehrenreich, Medical Director of SOMA Skin & Laser. “I treat a lot of patients with neurotoxin injections for this condition, but people are looking for a more durable solution. The miraDry Procedure eliminates the sweat glands in the underarm, so people can expect long-lasting results. That means a lower long-term cost of treatment and greater patient satisfaction.”
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.
SOMA Skin & Laser is New Jersey's premier destination for general, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Whether it is the latest in cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology, a full skin exam, or skin cancer surgery, SOMA Skin & Laser dermatologists and treatment specialists provide state-of-the-art care in a beautiful and modern facility.
Dr. Michael Ehrenreich is a board-certified dermatologist and the Medical Director of SOMA Skin & Laser.