MiraDry

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Sweating is normal and good. It’s one of the ways we cool ourselves to keep our body temperature regulated when we work out or are hot.

However, some people suffer with excessive underarm sweating that occurs even when they are not working out. Ruined clothes, concern about associated odors, embarrassment in social or work settings, and the discomfort with feeling damp all the time create aggravation and anxiety.

There is a solution! The miraDry procedure will dramatically and permanently reduce underarm sweat. The miraDry treatment is a non-invasive procedure, performed in our office by our laser / skincare specialists, Tammy Holton, R.N.  Patients typically experience an average reduction in underarm sweat of 82%.  Odor associated with sweating is also reduced by MiraDry treatment.

The MiraDry procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia and takes about an hour to complete.  Anesthesia and sedation are not required for MiraDry treatment.  It’s good to wear a tank top, sleeveless undershirt, sports bra or camisole- something with loose or large arm holes that’s washable. The MiraDry treatment delivers energy (heat) to the underarm areas, eliminating the sweat glands as well as reducing hair growth..  Both of these effects are permanent.

We have over 4 million sweat glands in our body, and only about 2% of them are located in our armpits. That’s a lot of annoyance caused by such a small percentage! There is no harm caused to the body by eliminating these few, and these are ones that produce undesirable odor.

After the procedure, there is a range of swelling and discomfort in the area that can be moderate to significant.  The use of cool packs to the treated area will help maximize comfort as well as minimize swelling.  Most patients find that discomfort associated with the MiraDry procedure can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.  Depending on the amount of sweating present initially and the patient’s personal goals, 1-2 MiraDry treatments may be required.

If you suffer from over-production of sweat under your arms or are self-conscious about excessive underarm sweating during work or social activities and would like to explore a solution for this, please call us to schedule a complimentary consultation.