MiraDry is a non-invasive treatment for underarm sweat that works by delivering electromagnetic energy to target and selectively destroy overactive sweat and odor glands.
- Downtime: minimal
- Pain Level: Minimal
- Results Duration: permanent
Primary hyperhidrosis that affects the underarm area
Swelling, numbness, bruising, and sensitivity of the underarm area, which can last for a few days after treatment
Targets sweat glands under the arms
Some patients require a second treatment to achieve an optimal outcome
Energy is delivered into the sweat glands via a handheld device without penetrating the skin
Topical or local anesthesia administered prior to treatment
Significant reduction in sweat production under the arms
Results are immediate
If you suffer from excessive sweating, you may experience a decrease in your self confidence and quality of life. Treating this concern with MiraDry may be the right choice for you, and Spring Street Dermatology’s board-certified dermatologists can restore your confidence with this non-surgical treatment option.
What is MiraDry?
MiraDry is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment for underarm sweat that works by delivering electromagnetic energy to target and selectively destroy overactive sweat and odor glands. Underarm sweat can be excessive in some people – a condition known as hyperhidrosis – which may lead to embarrassment, stained clothing, and physical discomfort. The MiraDry unit delivers a precise amount of electromagnetic energy that eliminates overactive sweat glands. The glands that are destroyed do not grow back, so sweat and odor are dramatically reduced permanently without significant discomfort and downtime during and after treatment.
What does MiraDry treat?
Hyperhidrosis is the term related to excessive sweating that does not happen from exercise or heat. The excessive sweating from this condition is extensive to the point that clothes are stained with sweat spots, causing embarrassment and overuse of products to mask the signs and symptoms. In addition to the underarms, hyperhidrosis can affect the hands, feet, and face. However, MiraDry is only approved to treat underarm sweat at this time.
MiraDry treats excessive sweating and odor that is produced by the overactive glands under the arm. It is often recommended for patients that have not found relief through other treatments, such as prescription-strength antiperspirants. MiraDry can be an effective, permanent solution to hyperhidrosis for many patients, restoring their quality of life as well as their self-confidence.
To learn more about hyperhidrosis, please visit ncbi.gov.
Who is a candidate for MiraDry treatment?
Anyone who suffers from embarrassing sweat or odor, stained shirts, or overuse of deodorant or antiperspirant may be an excellent candidate for a MiraDry procedure. Scheduling a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist at Spring Street Dermatology can help to determine if MiraDry is right for you.
Some patients worry that destroying sweat glands will affect the body’s ability to regulate temperature. Rest assured that the sweat glands under the arms only make up about 2% of the glands in your body used for this purpose. By removing these problem glands, you can stay drier without impacting your body’s physiological function.
MiraDry vs. Botox
MiraDry and Botox are both effective treatments for hyperhidrosis. Patients may choose one treatment over another based on the severity of the condition.
Botox is injected directly into the underarms to decrease sweating, with lasting effects from three to six months. Additional treatments may be necessary. MiraDry may be suitable for those who experience more extreme amounts of sweating or odor problems, as it provides a longer-lasting solution. MiraDry also offers the added benefit of hair reduction in the treatment area for some patients. A consultation with a board certified dermatologist at Spring Street Dermatology will guide you in making the best decision on which treatment is the best for your condition.
Benefits of MiraDry
FDA-approved treatment for hyperhidrosis
Non-surgical and minimally invasive
Permanently reduces underarm sweating
Does not require downtime
Minimizes need for deodorants and antiperspirants
Optimal results in one or two treatment sessions
What to Expect During a Treatment Session
The MiraDry procedure is non-invasive and does not require any incisions or injections. Your treatment is customized based on the severity of your condition, where the MiraDry handpiece will be placed strategically in specific areas of your underarm to target areas of excessive sweating and odor. The handpiece delivers the electromagnetic energy directly into the sweat glands without disrupting the outer dermal tissue. Your physician will use a local anesthetic to alleviate any discomfort.
The procedure duration is about one hour, and you may need a follow-up procedure three months later to ensure your results are maximized and long-lasting.
Schedule Your miraDry Consultation With a Dermatologist in NYC
The board certified dermatologists at Spring Street Dermatology are trained to treat many dermatological conditions. MiraDry, approved by the FDA, is a special treatment that targets hyperhidrosis by destroying over productive sweat and odor glands. Patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis can reverse the negative impact of excessive sweating and enhance their quality of life in just 1-2 treatment sessions. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.
miradry Questions & Answers
Q: Are there any possible side effects from a MiraDry treatment?
A: You may experience minor side effects that last a few days following treatment, such as swelling, numbness, bruising, and sensitivity under the arm.
Q: How long will my results last?
A: MiraDry is usually delivered in two consecutive treatments, three months apart. The treatment destroys the glands that produce excessive sweat and odor, at which point the glands do not have the ability to regenerate. Every patient has varying results, but overall the results are long lasting.
Q: Does a MiraDry treatment hurt?
A: The MiraDry procedure is reported by many patients as painless, associated with little or no downtime. A local anesthesia is provided to give the patient comfort during the procedure.
Q: What is recovery from a MiraDry treatment like?
A: Because MiraDry is a non-invasive procedure, patients report that they return to routine activities immediately in most cases. Patients usually return to more strenuous activities like exercise within a few days. Some patients experience swelling, numbness, bruising, or sensitivity under the arm for a few days following a treatment.
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