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Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) causes embarrassment to those suffering from it. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, treats people living in and around Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Kendall, FL, along with nearby cities, suffering from hyperhidrosis with miraDry®.

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive underarm sweating. People suffering from this condition deal with the concern of constant perspiration as well as the clothing stains and even unpleasant body odor that accompanies it. Hyperhidrosis is a real struggle for those who deal with it.

How is Hyperhidrosis Treated?

There are several treatments that diminish or resolve the issues that accompany hyperhidrosis. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, and the other board-certified dermatologists treat hyperhidrosis with miraDry®.

miraDry® is a state-of-the-art technology FDA approved to treat excessive perspiration by eliminating the underarm sweat glands. Once complete, people with hyperhidrosis can enjoy a life free of underarm perspiration.

Benefits of Hyperhidrosis Treatments

miraDry® is an FDA-approved treatment for hyperhidrosis and provides the following benefits:

  • Quick, non-invasive in-office treatment
  • Virtually no discomfort during treatment
  • Little or no downtime
  • No need to apply deodorant

How Does miraDry® Work?

Using microwave energy, miraDry® targets and eliminates underarm sweat glands. This is accomplished when a handheld device is placed over the underarm area suctioning up sweat glands to the surface of the skin. Once this happens, microwave energy penetrates the skin to destroy the glands. The treatments take about one hour to complete and involve little to no discomfort. For those who may experience mild pain or a burning sensation, a numbing cream will be applied.

What Should I Expect from Hyperhidrosis Treatments?

It is common for many patients to achieve their desired results in just one miraDry® treatment; however, severe cases may require multiple treatments. The success rate is high with people lessening their sweat production by 75-95 percent. Once the treatments are complete, the results are permanent. Since the underarm sweat glands only represent two percent of the sweat glands in the body, there is no harm in reducing the amount of sweat they produce or even eliminating them.

Am I a Good Candidate for Hyperhidrosis Treatments?

miraDry® is safe for most anyone in good health who tends to perspire a lot. We recommend you schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists or qualified clinicians to evaluate your underarms and issues to ensure miraDry® is right for you.

At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, uses miraDry® on people living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Kendall, FL, and the nearby communities, suffering from overactive underarm sweat glands and the unpleasant side effects that accompany them. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.