MiraDry is the leading treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis (or sweating in the armpits). It is the ONLY non-surgical, FDA-cleared treatment to permanently reduce underarm sweat, odor and hair. The MiraDry treatment is a painless procedure to stop sweating before it starts by targeting the sweat glands themselves. The procedure takes about an hour and a half, and patients see on average an 82% reduction in sweating from just a single treatment!
There are two kinds of sweat glands found in the armpit area: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands cover most of the body and produce a clear, odorless sweat. Apocrine glands (often referred to as “odor glands”) secrete a thick, strong-smelling fluid that is a main source of body odor. Eccrine sweat glands are activated by nerves that react to changing temperatures. Apocrine glands, on the other hand, are activated by the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, which makes them responsive to emotional changes such as fear, desire and stress. MiraDry eliminates both types of glands, as well as hair follicles. In addition to being immediate, the results are also permanent—sweat and odor glands are destroyed and do not come back.
But don't I need sweat glands? Yes, sweat glands are necessary for thermoregulation. On average, the human body contains between two and four million sweat glands. However, only approximately 2 percent of the body’s sweat glands are located in the armpits, so eliminating these will not reduce your body’s ability to cool down.
How does MiraDry work? MiraDry is a safe, highly effective, non-surgical procedure that uses electromagnetic energy to break down sweat and odor glands in the armpits. While FDA approved in 2012 for treatment for underarm sweat, the electromagnetic energy used in the treatment has been around for decades in other areas of medicine.
For more information about MiraDry, please call the office and we would be happy to do a quick phone consultation to answer any other questions you may have about this revolutionary treatment!