miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis
Underarm sweating and bad odors are no longer necessary! In Houston, TX, SBA Dermatology offers miraDry—a proven treatment that uses microwave technology to reduce underarm sweating and odor by as much as 82%. Excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis in its extreme, affects a very large number of individuals yet is rarely spoken about. People often feel very embarrassed about the condition, but it no longer needs to be an issue thanks to miraDry. If you’ve ever felt that you could not raise your arms with confidence, been annoyed that your favorite shirts became stained and unwearable, or were disappointed that you couldn’t participate in some physical activities due to excessive sweating, this FDA-cleared, clinically proven technology may be right for you.
miraDry also has the added benefit of minimizing the amount of hair sometimes referred to as miraSmooth, no matter the color, in the underarm area. This effective and safe treatment has been performed successfully on many patients at SBA Dermatology since it was introduced to the market in 2013.
How Does It Work?
The miraDry system uses electromagnetic energy that targets and destroys the sweat and odor glands in your underarm. Once those glands are destroyed, they don’t grow back — so they’re gone for good. This noninvasive treatment is done in a physician’s office by trained providers and requires minimal downtime.
miraDry’s treatment process takes 2 steps. The first will give you significant results and is perfect if you’re a “casual” sweater. However, if you suffer from extreme sweating, a second and sometimes, but rarely, a third treatment are needed to give the desired results and the confidence you’re looking for. Additional benefits include a marked decrease in odor as well as some permanent hair reduction. Fewer than 10% of patients will need a third treatment to see a full improvement.
The procedure does involve some minimal discomfort, which is alleviated pre-treatment through lidocaine injections at the treatment site. Immediately post-procedure, you can resume your daily activities, although we recommend keeping the area well iced. You may start exercising again after 3 days.
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Are There Any Side Effects?
The underarm sweat glands represent only 2% of your body’s sweat glands. Therefore, there’s been a very low occurrence of increased sweating in other areas. Other side effects, which some may even consider ancillary benefits, include permanent hair reduction and decreased odor. Additionally, some numbness may persist for up to a week post-procedure.
How Long Does It Last?
miraDry is believed to have long-lasting results since sweat glands are not known to regenerate throughout your life.Back to Top