Does your underarm sweat bother you? Are you tired of ruining clothing with your sweat stains, no matter how much antiperspirant you apply?
Dr. Anne explains a new treatment to eliminate excessive underarm sweat and smell in the video interview..
miraDry is an innovative, non-invasive treatment that effectively treats excessive underarm sweating without surgery. It utilizes electromagnetic energy to eliminate underarm sweat glands. It is a FDA cleared device and the procedure is performed in your doctor’s office. A local anesthetic is administered to the underarm with minimally invasive injections for comfort. The procedure uses precisely controlled energy. The results are long-lasting as sweat glands do not regenerate. The miraDry procedure typically lasts about hour, resulting in 82% reduction in sweating after two treatments. miraDry is associated with minimal to no downtime and patients may resume their daily activities on the same day of treatment. Expected treatment side effects may include slight swelling and bruising. A few, rare cases of temporary altered sensation have been reported, with all instances of altered sensation resolves on their own. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified and highly trained dermatologists to find out if miraDry is right for you.
Who is a candidate for miraDry?
Any one 18 years of age or older who suffers from excessive underarm sweating.
What is considered too much sweating?
It is normal for everyone to sweat especially when over-exerting themselves through rigorous exercise, or in the summer months. Sweat is our body’s natural way of cooling itself off. However, some people have a tendency to sweat too much where a thicker and darker colored fluid is produced and it can create rings that stain the clothing. This condition can be embarrassing for people in social situations.
What happens during the miraDry procedure?
MiraDry is a non-invasive outpatient procedure performed right in our office. To enhance patient comfort, the underarms are numbed beforehand and the treatment is customized based on your sweat level and armpit anatomy. The miraDry system sends electromagnetic energy – microwaves – through the underarms to eliminate sweat glands.
How long does the procedure last?
The procedure lasts about an hour.
Does miraDry need to be repeated?
For best results, patients should undergo two miraDry treatments, spaced roughly three months apart.
Are there any restrictions after miraDry?
After miraDry, you can immediately return to work and other regular activities. It is recommended that you refrain from exercise for the first few days after treatment.
What are the possible side effects of miraDry?
Soreness or swelling may occur after miraDry, but this usually clears in a few weeks. Some patients have temporary, short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.