MiraDry Can Treat Hyperhidrosis of the Underarm
Over the years, symptoms of hyperhidrosis of the underarm have often been treated with temporary solutions, such as prescription antiperspirant or nerve-blocking drugs, or more radical procedures, such as sweat gland removal. However, the non-invasive miraDry procedure was cleared by the U.S. FDA in 2011 and CE-marked in Europe to treat axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating and is now available in more than 50 countries worldwide.
MiraDry was also FDA-cleared in 2015 to permanently eliminate underarm hair of all colors as well as odor glands (which are just a different kind of sweat gland); making it the first FDA-cleared device available to permanently halt unwanted underarm sweat and hair growth while also eliminating odor-producing glands. A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy in 2013 showed that miraDry was effective in treating both axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis and axillary osmidrosis (foul-smelling sweat). miraDry is unrivaled in its ability to treat hyperhidrosis with permanent results that you will experience immediately! It’s the only FDA-cleared treatment that can significantly reduce underarm sweat and odor in one in-office appointment (although some patients who suffer from severe hyperhidrosis do require a second follow-up treatment, which occurs in less than 10-15% of patients). After administering local anesthesia, we’ll use the cutting-edge miraDry device to deliver precisely controlled energy to the areas where your underarm sweat glands are found, permanently eliminating them.
The best part of miraDry is the immediate results it offers. You’ll instantly notice a drastic improvement in sweating and feel more confident in your personal and professional life. Although you may face some mild side effects like swelling, nodularity and bruising, they will disappear shortly after treatment.
Good Candidates for MiraDry
If you are self-conscious about your underarm sweat, avoid social or work opportunities because you are worried about sweating in front of others, have had to throw away or excessively dry clean clothing because of sweat stains, are concerned about the long term health effects of antiperspirant chemicals or just wish sticky, stinky underarm sweat was something you don’t have to be bothered by, miraDry might be a great fit for you! Also, if you have ever found yourself doing any of the following, please visit us for a complimentary miraDry consultation to see if the treatment is right for you!
- Wearing Clinical and/or prescription-strength deodorant
- Wearing sweat shields to protect your clothes
- Only wear clothes that hide sweat
- Changing clothes multiple times each day
Feeling nervous to raise your arms