If you suffer from the embarrassment or the daily hassle that often accompanies excessive sweating in the underarm areas, a new non-surgical procedure available here at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists may be just what you need to permanently resolve the problem. miraDry® is what many might call a revolution in the treatment of underarm hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) – a non-invasive procedure that can permanently eliminate sweat glands in the armpits. We are very proud to offer this state-of-the-art treatment option as part of our range of procedures to combat hyperhidrosis.
For more information on miraDry®, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
Benefits of miraDry®
miraDry® is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat excessive sweating in the underarms. The treatment is extraordinarily unique, and offers a number of benefits for patients, including:
- Designed to permanently eliminate sweat glands in the underarms
- Can reduce and even eliminate the need for antiperspirants
- Unlike other underarm hyperhidrosis treatment options, miraDry® is designed for permanent results and does not require continuous maintenance procedures
- No incisions are necessary for this treatment
- Little to no downtime is typically required
- Results are often immediate
- Patients can eliminate worries over deodorant stains on clothing, visible sweating in the underarms, and underarm odor
Many patients experience the full effects of miraDry® after only one treatment; however, some patients with severe hyperhidrosis may need two treatment sessions to achieve the best outcome. One of our doctors will meet with you for an initial consultation and create a customized treatment plan based on your needs.
It’s important to note that, while your body does need sweat glands to properly cool itself, only two percent of the millions of sweat glands in the body are located in the underarms. miraDry®’s elimination of your underarm sweat glands should not affect the body’s overall ability to keep itself cooled.
The miraDry® Procedure
miraDry® is an outpatient procedure that usually takes about one hour to complete. The treatment utilizes electromagnetic energy delivered via a guided handpiece to heat the sweat glands in the underarms and ultimately eliminate them. A local anesthetic will be administered before the miraDry® treatment, and the miraDry® technology is equipped with a cooling system to minimize discomfort.
The miraDry® system is designed to treat all skin colors and give patients complete and permanent relief from sweating in the underarms.
Recovery and Results
Results from miraDry® are often immediately noticeable. There should no longer be any perspiration in the armpits after the miraDry® treatment process. Most patients are able to resume normal daily activities right after the procedure; however, some physical exercises should be avoided for a few days following the treatment. Some bruising and swelling in the treatment areas is to be expected, but this should dissipate within a few weeks.
Contact Suburban Surgical Care Specialists
If you have questions about how miraDry® can help you meet your goals, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced doctors to talk more about this procedure, please contact Suburban Surgical Care Specialists today.