Are you that person who sweats even when the weather is cool and you are perfectly relaxed? If so, you’re not alone. The National Institutes of Health estimates that nearly 5% of U.S. adults live with hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.
While it’s not considered a serious medical condition, excessive sweating can be an annoyance. Fortunately, an innovative treatment called MiraDry can reduce excessive sweating and leave you dry and comfortable.
What Is MiraDry?
MiraDry is a treatment involving a thermal energy device that delivers controlled electromagnetic energy to selected sweat glands. A trained specialist uses the MiraDry wand to target specific areas. The wand emits energy that damages the targeted glands without harming the surrounding skin, preventing the glands from producing sweat.
The effects of MiraDry treatment are long-lasting and appear quickly, but it may take more than one treatment to eliminate sweat glands in the treatment area. However, even a single session can reduce sweating and odor by as much as 70%.
What to Expect From a MiraDry Treatment
You’ll receive all pretreatment instructions before your session. When you arrive at your appointment, wear or bring a tank top or another type of sleeveless shirt that provides full access to your armpits.
Your MiraDry specialist will apply local anesthesia to the treatment area to ensure your comfort. You may feel slight discomfort as the specialist uses the handheld device to destroy sweat and odor glands under your arms. Sessions typically last between 60 and 90 minutes.
How Soon Can You Start Enjoying Sweater Weather?
After a MiraDry session, you may notice some redness and mild swelling. This can last up to two weeks, though some clients recover after just 48 hours. You’ll also notice a marked reduction in excessive sweat.
People who have never experienced excessive sweating can’t understand the fear of wearing a sweater because you’re embarrassed about huge underarm sweat stains. With MiraDry, you can wear even the heaviest layers without worrying about how the extra warmth will affect wetness or odor.
All About Recovery
MiraDry is a non-invasive procedure that requires only topical anesthesia. Some soreness and swelling are to be expected. If possible, taking a day or two off work would be ideal.
Avoid any type of activity that would normally cause you to sweat until you are completely healed. Your doctor may prescribe oral or topical medications to reduce discomfort.
How Long Do Results Last?
The MiraDry treatment system offers a permanent solution to excessive underarm sweating. Once the sweat glands have been destroyed, they are no longer able to release sweat or odor. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may require two appointments to meet your goals.
Don’t People Need to Sweat?
Whether it’s winter or summer, sweating is a necessary and healthy function. Sweating cools the body naturally and helps to control your body temperature. It also helps to clear your body of toxins such as heavy metals.
Sweat glands are distributed over most of your body’s surface. Reducing the number of sweat glands under the arms does not have a negative impact on your overall wellness or your body’s ability to sweat and regulate its internal temperature.
Odor is produced by the same apocrine and eccrine glands that produce sweat. In addition to staying drier, MiraDry clients also experience reduced underarm odor.
Hair loss in the treatment area is another benefit many people enjoy. Though MiraDry is not a hair-removal technology, the heating action of the device also removes some underarm hair permanently.
Odor, sweating, and hair reduction all with the same treatment? Yes, winter or summer, you can forget about that prescription-strength antiperspirant and enjoy life without worrying about excessive underarm sweat.
Who Is a Good Candidate for MiraDry?
Any generally healthy adult man or woman is a good candidate for MiraDry treatment. This is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment with minimal side effects or downtime. Clients love MiraDry because results are fast and effective.
Are You Ready to Try MiraDry?
If you’re tired of living with hyperhidrosis and want a lasting solution to excessive sweat and odor, MiraDry may be your solution. Contact Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center to learn more about this treatment and discuss whether MiraDry will work for you.