NAPLES, Fla - It's a problem 20 percent of people live with, but a new non-evasive procedure in Naples is helping cure the problem of underarm sweating.
Darren Miles is one of Dr. Stanley Gulin's first patients to try the new procedure called miraDry.
WINK News spoke to him while he was getting the procedure done. "It's perfectly comfortable. I don't feel a thing," says Miles.
Miles has Axillary Hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating and he's not alone. "It didn't matter where you were, you were always wet, there was always wetness," says Bill Dischler. "It was a little embarrassing. It didn't matter if it was cold out or hot out. It made no difference, it was always there."
Dischler underwent the procedure in October and three days later he says, "it's life changing. It's awesome."
Dr. Gulin is the first to bring the miraDry technique to Collier County. It uses microwave energy to destroy the sweat glands.
"When you see the absence of these cells of sweat glands, it's very impressive and they do not come back. It's a real breakthrough," says Dr. Gulin.
In the past, Dischler says he tried everything. "I've tried botox, i've tried clinical deodorants and it doesn't last."
miraDry is FDA approved and the only non-invasive method to treat underarm sweat. The procedure lasts less than an hour and you only have to do two sessions, three months apart and because sweat glands don't grow back, the results are dramatic.
"I think it's going to make a lot of people's lives a lot less complicated and a lot more comfortable," says Dr. Gulin.
For more information, you can contact Dr. Gulin's office at (239) 596-8000.