Sweating is a natural, albeit annoying, part of life. Most people sweat when they are under stress, when they are in a warm environment, or when they are exercising. Sometimes people will sweat when they are sick, as the body is trying to heal itself. When a person’s sweat glands function normally, they are able to control their perspiration using antiperspirant and deodorant. However, for individuals battling with hyperhidrosis, over-the-counter deodorants and antiperspirants as well as prescription level products do not produce sufficient results. Luckily for them, there is miraDry®.
miraDry® is an effective treatment that can get rid of underarm sweat and odor. It is a relatively quick treatment that is performed in the comfort of our office. Most people can have the treatment performed in less than one hour. This is a non-surgical treatment that produces immediate results that last forever.
miraDry® uses energy to target and destroy sweat glands and odor glands. When these glands are destroyed in your underarms, they don’t grow back. Once they are gone, they are gone forever.
miraDry® begins with your underarms being numbed. Then, a hand piece is going to be put directly on your skin. Once the device has been prepared, the hand piece will be activated. The device creates a suction on your skin to pull the targeted glands closer to the device. This will allow the device to produce the most powerful results. Finally, energy is delivered to the glands and they are destroyed. At the same time, a cooling mechanism is used to protect your skin.
The treatment is that simple. You are able to walk out of the our office the same day and go back to your everyday activities. Since there is no cutting and no surgery, there is very little to no downtime. You do not have to worry about infections, poorly healed scars, or uneven results. The vast majority of people get the results they want with just one treatment.
It’s important to point out that the sweat glands in your armpits account for less than two percent of the sweat glands on your body. This means that destroying the sweat glands under your arms will not negatively impact your body’s ability to remove toxins or to keep itself cool.