If you suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), you’ve probably experienced a great deal of discomfort in your day-to-day life. Though heavy sweating is to be expected during intense exercise, a hot and humid climate, or an anxiety-inducing situation like a solo performance or presentation, some people experience excessive amounts of sweat during even the most typical daily activities.
MiraDry is a state-of-the-art hyperhidrosis treatment that locates and removes the sweat glands in your underarms using thermal energy. It is a completely safe and FDA-approved procedure.
One of the reasons that MiraDry is such a popular option for people who suffer from hyperhidrosis is that recipients often notice significant results immediately after the treatment.
A clinical study of MiraDry recipients found that underarm sweat was reduced by about 82% after a single treatment. The majority of patients noticed sweat reduction as soon as the next day, with significantly less underarm odor, in addition to the decrease in perspiration.
If you suffer from particularly severe hyperhidrosis, you may require two treatments that are spaced a few months apart in order to reap the full benefits of the procedure. However, the majority of MiraDry recipients found that they had a significant decrease in their underarm sweating — as well as the odor produced by underarm precipitation — within a day after their first procedure. Only about 12% of MiraDry patients ended up requiring additional treatment after their initial appointment.
Are There Any Side Effects to MiraDry?
MiraDry eradicates the sweat glands in the underarms using completely topical methods that require no invasive surgery. This means that MiraDry participants don’t have to worry about preparing for a surgical procedure or taking time off from their day-to-day responsibilities in order to recover once the treatment is done.
Typically, MiraDry patients will notice a small amount of swelling and tenderness around their underarm area for the first few days or weeks after the procedure. Some recipients noticed some level of reduction in underarm hair growth, too.
However, the vast majority of MiraDry patients recover from the slight tenderness and swelling within a few days or a week and are able to enjoy the effects of the procedure almost instantly.
How Does MiraDry Work?
Using a handheld device that projects electromagnetic energy, your MiraDry technician will eradicate the sweat and odor-producing glands from your underarms in under an hour. A local anesthetic will be applied to make sure that you’re completely comfortable during the treatment. The effects of the handheld device typically feel like a light suction with cooling and warming effects as the thermal energy is applied.
Once the procedure is complete, your body will naturally dispose of the remnants of your underarm sweat glands.
If hyperhidrosis is seriously affecting your life, you can turn it around with MiraDry. Contact us at the Metropolitan Vein & Aesthetic Center today to find out more.