miraDry is for you if you:
Sweat is the body’s way of cooling down. As our body heats up we perspire in order to lower our body temperature. Unfortunately, some people produce more sweat than necessary due to hyperactive glands. This condition, called hyperhidrosis, can cause excessive sweating, often leading to unpleasant underarm odor. This can turn professional and personal situations into a real struggle. If you have been looking for excessive sweating treatments in Miami there is no need to look further. Miami Dermatology Laser Institute can help you eliminate and prevent excessive sweating with miraDry, the best FDA approved non-invasive hyperhidrosis treatment available.
miraDry Works by Eliminating Overactive Sweat Glands
The miraDry treatment safely eliminates sweat and odor glands, assuring that your underarms stay dry throughout the day. The miraDry treatment uses an proprietary miraWave energy to destroy the glands that cause underarm hyperhidrosis. This exclusive energy wave is delivered to the target area, eliminating the overactive glands permanently.
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Your miraDry Treatment Session
The treatment takes approximately one hour. A member of our medical team will apply a local anesthetic and then carefully outline the exact area being treated. The procedure begins with a slight suction that is applied to the area in order to bring the glands to the surface, ensuring maximum results. Then, electromagnetic energy is delivered to the target area though advanced microwave technology. These microwaves are able to selectively eliminate the sweat glands while emitting a cooling energy. This prevents any discomfort or burning sensation throughout the procedure. Although you may experience soreness, tingling, swelling and numbness in the area after treatment, these symptoms should dissipate a few days later.
While considerable sweat reduction is often seen immediately, the number of sessions required depends on the person receiving the treatment. In most cases, one session is sufficient but in extreme cases can require an additional treatment. During your consultation, you can discuss your treatment goals and our providers will develop a treatment plan that best fits your goals and needs. This treatment generally has a high success rate, with reportedly a 75-95% decrease in underarm odor and sweat.
What about the sweat glands? Doesn’t my body need them?
Not in the armpits! Your body has over 2 million sweat glands and only 2% are in your armpits. After the miraDry treatment your body will perspire normally but you will immediately start enjoying the benefits of dry underarms!
What is the recovery like?
Each person is different but typical recovery requires minimal to no down-time. In fact, many patients will come in during a break at work to perform the procedure and head back to the office! Patients often experience swelling, soreness, and some numbness in the underarm area after the treatment. These symptoms should subside within a few days. Mild pain relievers and ice compresses are recommended to ease these symptoms. While there is no problem resuming light activity after a treatment, heavy exercise is not recommended for several days after treatment.
Who is an ideal candidate for the procedure?
Although our expert dermatological team will confirm if miraDry is the right treatment for you, in general the procedure is ideal for anyone in good health. Each treatment differs depending on age and body-type. Furthermore, the miraDry treatment option also depends on your individual lifestyle needs. Consult one of our leading Miami dermatologists to find out if miraDry is right for you.
Are there any side effects?
miraDry has been used in over 55,000 treatments worldwide and is considered completely safe. While some patients have experience soreness, swelling and a short-term altered sensation of the skin after the procedure, these symptoms normally disappear within a few days. No permanent side effects have been reported.