How miraDry® Works to Reduce Underarm Sweat and Odor
The miraDry® procedure works by delivering controlled thermal energy to permanently destroy sweat and odor glands under the arms. Once these glands are eliminated, they do not grow back, meaning you will never be embarrassed by underarm sweat and odor again. It is an easy treatment that is completed in the comfort of our office by Dr. Christopher Schaffer in as little as one hour. With minimal downtime and few risks, miraDry® is an amazing solution for many patients who are tired of wearing dark colors to conceal sweat, trying different “prescription strength” deodorants and attempting to find other ways to mitigate the effects of overactive sweat glands in the armpits.
What to Expect During a miraDry® Treatment
Your miraDry® treatment will begin with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Schaffer. At your appointment, he will explain the procedure and any applicable risks. Immediately prior to your treatment, he will apply a volumized anesthetic with saline included to numb the underarm area. The saline is used to push the nerves back so that you will not experience pain during the treatment. Once the armpits are numbed, Dr. Schaffer will apply a customized template to your armpit to guide his treatment placement. Next, Dr. Schaffer will discharge the thermal energy of miraDry® in appropriate areas, isolating the dermal layer and eradicating the sweat-producing structures for a permanent outcome.
During the treatment, you will lie on your back with your arms above your head on a support. Patients generally report feeling suction. You will hear tones and beeps indicating the energy is being delivered to the targeted areas. Downtime after a miraDry® treatment is minimal to none. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment and resume vigorous activity and exercise within several days. You may experience mild soreness and swelling under the arms after the procedure which typically resolves within a few days to a few weeks.
Am I a Good Candidate for miraDry®?
If you are one of the 37 million Americans who suffer from excessive sweat and/or hyperhidrosis, you could be an ideal candidate for miraDry®. These treatments are ideal for patients who may:
- Feel self-conscious about underarm sweat
- Avoid social activities or work opportunities due to worrying about sweating in front of other people
- Have tried clinical and/or prescription strength deodorants or sweat shields to protect clothing
- Change clothes multiple times per day due to excessive sweating
- Only wear clothes that hide sweat
- Develop an unpleasant odor accompanied by armpit sweat
Keep in mind that humans are born with approximately two million sweat glands and our underarms only contain approximately two percent of them. This means that you will continue to sweat normally in other body areas after underarm sweat glands are eliminated through miraDry® treatments.
No More Need for Deodorant or Antiperspirants
That’s right, after miraDry® treatments, you will no longer need deodorant and antiperspirants. You will never worry again about perspiration stains under the arms or unpleasant underarm odors. No more staining your clothes or wearing undershirts to protect them. Additionally, because miraDry® reduces the presence of armpit hair, you will not have to shave as frequently.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Schaffer today to learn more about the miraDry® procedure. Your miraDry® treatments will be conducted on-site in the comfort of our state-of-the-art private office. We look forward to helping you achieve a sweat-free, odorless future!