Sweating in the underarm region affects the professional, social, and personal lives of many men and women on a daily basis. In many cases, underarm sweat can often be difficult to manage with regular antiperspirants, sometimes leading to visible wetness, deodorant stains on clothing, and an unpleasant odor.
For individuals suffering from underarm sweating and its associated side effects, the practice of Dr. Laurence Miller now offers non-surgical miraDry®. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), miraDry® is the first (and currently the only) non-invasive treatment designed to eliminate sweat and odor glands in the armpits. This revolutionary technique requires no needles or incisions, and results are generally immediate for the majority of patients. Additionally, little to no downtime is typically necessary, so normal daily activities can often be resumed once treatment is complete.
What Is miraDry®?
FDA-cleared miraDry® is a safe, non-invasive treatment clinically proven to eliminate underarm sweat. Requiring no surgical cuts or incisions, this outpatient procedure utilizes controlled electromagnetic energy to destroy targeted sweat glands in the armpit region without damaging surrounding skin tissues and other underlying structures. By actually eliminating sweat glands, the results of miraDry® far outlast even the strongest antiperspirants on the market, all of which require continual use to maintain effectiveness as they are only able to temporarily impede the function of sweat glands for varying periods of time. For most patients, only a single miraDry® session is usually needed to achieve permanent underarm sweat reduction.
How Does miraDry® Work?
Typically taking about one hour to complete, the miraDry® procedure is performed in the safety and comfort of our office. Once a local anesthetic has been administered to the treatment area, a guided handpiece is used to deliver proprietary miraWave™ energy into the underarm, effectively heating and eliminating sweat glands in the targeted region. In addition to emitting this energy, the miraDry® system simultaneously cools the skin to help protect surrounding tissues and minimize any potential discomfort. Most patients attain excellent results after just one treatment; however, some individuals may need two miraDry® sessions to achieve an optimal outcome.
Benefits of miraDry®
After extensive study, clinical reports show that, on average, women and men who received treatment with miraDry® achieved an 82% reduction in underarm sweat. Other key benefits of this innovative procedure include:
- Non-surgical, non-invasive treatment
- Procedure can be performed quickly and comfortably in-office
- Immediate and long-lasting results
- Little to no recovery or downtime
- No need for re-treatment once sweat glands are eliminated
In addition, secondary benefits of miraDry® may include a reduction in armpit hair, noticeable wetness on clothing, deodorant marks, and underarm odor for many patients.
miraDry® Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Isn't eliminating sweat glands dangerous?
Although sweating is a vital bodily function for temperature control, it is important to note that less than 2% of the body's sweat glands are located in the armpits, so the elimination of underarm sweat glands should not have an adverse effect on the body's ability to cool itself.
What can I expect after treatment?
The results of miraDry® are long-lasting and can often be seen immediately. Some minor swelling, tenderness, and redness in the underarms may be experienced initially, but these symptoms should subside over time. The majority of patients are able to return to their jobs or daily routines as soon as they leave the office, though certain physical exercises and/or strenuous activities should be avoided for at least a few days.
How many treatments will I need?
Most men and women are able to achieve exceptional results with just one treatment, though others may need two sessions for optimal sweat reduction. The number of treatments that will be best for your needs can be discussed at the time of your consultation.
Does the procedure hurt?
A local anesthetic is administered prior to treatment, and the miraDry® system cools the skin throughout the entirety of the procedure. As a result, the majority of individuals experience minimal to no discomfort.
Are there any significant and/or lasting side effects?
Apart from temporary soreness, redness, and/or swelling in the treated underarm region, there are no significant or lasting side effects associated with miraDry®. As a non-invasive technique, the procedure is considered safe and should pose no risk to your health.
Contact Dr. Miller today. Call 914-231-7666 to schedule your appointment!