What is miraDry?
It is a non-invasive treatment that uses proprietary miraWave energy to target and destroy sweat and odor glands in your underarm. After an analysis and discussion to see if the patient is suitable for the treatment. If the patient is suitable, the underarm area is first anesthetized, following which, the doctor use a hand-held device that uses electromagnetic energy that penetrates through the skin into the sweat glands below. This energy is converted to heat energy that in turn eliminates the sweat glands. This is a permanent process as once the glands are destroyed they do not grow back.
Things to note before the treatment:
Our doctors will use anesthetics to numb the area pre-treatment but patients may experience discomfort in your armpits for several days post treatment, although most patients are able to return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise and vigorous activity should be avoided for the first three days after treatment to give the treated area time to heal properly.
In terms of after-effects and procedural safety, this is the information given by the official miraDry wedsite. “There have been no reports of permanent side effects; however, some patients experience short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.”
In addition, clinical data from the University of British Columbia, recorded in 2012, showed that MiraDry was successful in reducing underarm sweat in over 90 percent of patients with a reported average sweat reduction of 82 percent. Reference : http://www.sweathelp.org/hyperhidrosis-treatments/miradry.html
Why choose miraDry?
For individuals who have long has a problem with overly sweaty underarms, this might be the treatment to help you counteract this problem. It is expected that you will see results in as little as one treatment and also because sweat glands don’t grow back, you can expect to experience results that last. However, a detailed first consultation with our doctors is essential to determine if the treatment is suitable for you and the best treatment plan for the desired results. In additional to destroying sweat glands, miraDry has also been proven to eliminate odor-causing glands in the underarms, making it the first FDA-cleared device available to halt unwanted underarm sweat and hair growth while also eliminating odor-producing glands.