If you deal with more underarm sweat than the average person on a regular basis, you know how inconvenient, uncomfortable, and even embarrassing it can be. If you’re in this position, you may have wondered if there’s some kind of solution to your excessive underarm sweat.
Luckily, MiraDry is a specially designed treatment created for this exact purpose: to permanently reduce or eliminate excessive underarm sweat.
The medical term for excessive sweating is hyperhidrosis. MiraDry was designed as an effective treatment for those that suffer from this condition.
Since its creation, MiraDry has steadily gained popularity among people with hyperhidrosis of all ages. In fact, MiraDry is currently used in over 50 countries and over 140,000 effective treatments have taken place since its creation.
Interested in the incredible effects of MiraDry but not sure whether it’s a safe choice for you? Let’s explore the concept of hyperhidrosis treatment and exactly what MiraDry can do to reduce sweating.
Is It Safe to Stop Sweat?
Though a person with hyperhidrosis may produce more sweat than the average person, the fact remains that sweating is a necessary bodily function that every human needs to be able to do in order to remain healthy. Therefore, it’s understandable to wonder whether a treatment that is designed to stop sweat is good for your overall health.
Here’s the truth: the sweat glands in your underarms only make up a miniscule portion of all of your body’s sweat glands, which add up to around 2 million in total. MiraDry only affects a very small part of your body’s thermoregulation system and therefore doesn’t have a remarkable effect on your overall health. However, it does allow you to live underarm sweat-free and comfortable.
How Does MiraDry Work?
Now that we’ve established the safety of reducing your body’s overall sweat glands by a tiny percentage, you may be wondering exactly how MiraDry can put a stop to your excessive underarm sweat.
The MiraDry treatment is based on heat exposure at just the right temperature to kill localized sweat glands without damaging your skin.
The heating process of MiraDry can be called “selective” due to the fact that the treatment is designed to target specific structures beneath the skin. Specifically, MiraDry targets water-heavy structures (i.e., sweat glands), leaving fatty skin tissues virtually untouched.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Though MiraDry is a completely non-invasive treatment and relatively comfortable and pain-free to receive, there are a few side effects to keep in mind. Some patients notice swelling, soreness, and/or numbness in the underarm area, though these effects typically only last for a few days.
Generally, applying an ice pack to the area in the few days following treatment will mitigate any uncomfortable side effects. Long-term side effects are extremely rare.
MiraDry is not recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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