Although sweating is the body’s natural way of cooling down, for many, this normal response turns into a major ordeal when it leads to underarm sweat stains or unpleasant odors. Fortunately, at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, we are one of the few offices in the Miami area to offer a long-lasting solution: miraDry®. Although this treatment can most effectively help individuals suffering from hyperhidrosis (hyperactive sweat glands), it can also help anyone tired of dealing with anti-perspirant, deodorant and shaving.
What is miraDry®?
MiraDry® is a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment that reduces underarm sweat, odor and hair to prevent the uncomfortable sweat and stickiness you may feel at the end of the day.
What Happens During a miraDry® Appointment?
One of the most convenient aspects of miraDry® is that a single session generally takes just one hour. In fact, many patients stop by during their lunch break and then return back to work. During the procedure, a slight suction is applied to the treatment area to bring the sweat glands to the surface. Advanced technology then delivers energy to the treatment area, simultaneously eliminating sweat glands and cooling the site, so as not to cause the patient any discomfort.
In most cases, patients will see dramatic improvement after just one appointment. However, depending on your unique situation, you may require follow-up sessions to see best results.
Is miraDry® Painful?
Due to the noninvasive nature of the procedure, generally, miraDry® causes little pain and requires minimal downtime. Our team applies a local anesthetic to the treatment area to ensure maximum comfort while in the office. That said, swelling, soreness and some numbness is typical after the procedure and should resolve on its own in a few days. We recommend our patients refrain from heavy exercise for the first few days. However, light activity can be immediately resumed.
Ready to Sweat Less? Give Us A Call
If you have been struggling with hyperhidrosis or would just like to reduce your underarm sweat, odor and hair, we are here to help. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, we have used miraDry® to assist countless patients live more care-free lives. So, when you are ready to take the next step, contact us today to get started.