Tired of Underarm Sweat? miraDry Might be Right for You
posted by Plastic & Reconstruction Surgery | August 22, 2017
Cleared by the Food and Drug Administration in 2015, miraDry is a product used to treat hyperhidrosis—a condition marked by excessive underarm sweating. For many people, miraDry can provide a much more effective, non-invasive treatment than any other options currently available for people with excessive sweatiness, and with long-lasting results.
miraDry is a system using microwave energy that targets and destroys sweat and odor glands in the underarm. This destruction is permanent, and these glands do not grow back once they’re destroyed. The treatment process looks like this:
You can expect an 82 percent decrease in sweat and odor after just two treatments of miraDry, and results are generally noticeable immediately. Results are meant to be permanent—sweat and odor glands are destroyed and will not regenerate in the future. Specific tangential benefits include:
miraDry has been widely tested in a research setting, with positive results. A few highlighted statistics from these tests include:
If you deal with excessive underarm sweat or foul odor and think miraDry might be right for you, consult your doctor or plastic and reconstructive surgeon to learn more.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.