What is MiraDry?
If you experience unwanted excessive sweating, stained clothing, or underarm sweat breakouts, then you may be a good candidate for the miraDry procedure. MiraDry is the latest in non-invasive technology that provides a significant reduction of underarm sweat and the only non-invasive technology approved by the FDA for providing lasting results. The miraDry device uses controlled energy to eliminate sweat glands, providing lasting results because the sweat glands do not grow back. Only 2 percent of the 4 million sweat glands in the human body are found in the underarms, and treating these sweat glands with miraDry does not affect the body’s ability to cool itself. MiraDry is designed for patients with excessive underarm sweating (primary axillary hyperhidrosis) over the age of 18 and it cannot be used on minors or anywhere else on the body.
The non-invasive miraDry procedure results in a noticeable, drastic reduction of underarm sweat without the pain, risk, and recovery time of invasive procedures. Unlike treatments such as Botox injections that aim to temporarily disable the sweat glands and need continuous maintenance procedures, miraDry only needs two treatments to produce drastic, lasting results.
Prior to the procedure, the underarms are numbed for comfort. During the hour-long in-office procedure, the miraDry system delivers electromagnetic energy to the sweat glands through its unique handpiece. Two treatments are recommended, 3 months apart. Patients will see a reduction in sweat immediately after the first treatment, and achieve an average underarm sweat reduction of 82 percent. After the procedure, there is minimal to no recovery time, and patients can resume their normal activities the same day and can resume exercising within the next few days.
Q: Don’t I need sweat glands?
A: While your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, your body has 2-4 million sweat glands-only about 2% are found in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% of sweat glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. With miraDry, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat in other area s of your body.
Q: How does it work?
A: miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat, odor, and hair glands reside and safely eliminates them.
Q: What results can I expect?
A: You can expect immediate and lasting results. One the miraDry treatment eliminates the sweat, odor, and hair glands, they’re gone for good. The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction. As with any aesthetic treatment results, patient results and experience may vary.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: You can see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your provider will determine the best protocol for your desired results.
Q: Is there any pain or downtime?
A: Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment for patient comfort. Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little to no downtime. Exercise is typically resumed within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising, and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days post-treatment.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
Q: Who is the miraDry treatment for?
A: miraDry is for many who are bothered by underarm sweat and/or has been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the underarms).
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes, miraDry has been used in over 140,000 treatments worldwide with an excellent safety record. It’s also been cleared by the FDA to dramatically reduce underarm swear in as little as one appointment
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