MiraDry®

(JPEG Image, 500 × 333 pixels)miraDry is a non-invasive, long-lasting solution for people with excessive underarm sweating (hyperhydrosis), who are unable to get relief using antiperspirants and other topical remedies. The miraDry system is a simple, convenient treatment for sweaty armpits, and it requires little or no downtime.

What is the miraDry?

miraDry is an FDA cleared treatment for excessive underarm sweating. It uses electromagnetic energy to eliminate sweat and odor glands.  miraDry is therefore a game changer for people who suffer from chronic sweating, because it gets rid of underarm sweat for good.

There is minimal discomfort during the procedure, because at the start of the procedure, local anesthetic is used to numb the area. Treatment time is about 2 hours, and there is generally an immediate decrease in sweat.  miraDry is considered a very safe and effective treatment for hyperhydrosis.

How does it work?

The miraDry system delivers controlled electromagnetic energy below the surface of the skin, to heat up and destroy the sweat and odor glands. The device also has a built in cooling mechanism that protects the surface of the skin, while the glands are being heated.

(JPEG Image, 250 × 173 pixels)How many treatments do you need?

It typically takes one treatment with miraDry to eliminate underarm sweating. However, severe cases may require two treatments, which are normally spaced about 3 months apart.  You can expect to see about an 85% reduction in sweat reduction after the first treatment.

What should you expect?

There is generally some puffiness and tenderness after treatments, but this normally resolves within a few days. Most patients are able to return to regular activities the same day.

Are you tired of stressing about your sweaty armpits? Contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center, serving the greater Atlanta metro, to learn more about miraDry for underarm sweating.  Call today to request an appointment.