miraDry: The ideal solution for excessive sweating
Sweaty underarms are considered to be a fact of life. But what if we told you that there was a way to get rid of underarm sweat and smell forever? Try to imagine what it would be like if you never had to use antiperspirant again? No more white stains on your clothing. No more sweat stains soaking through your shirts. Sounds pretty amazing, right? A life free of underarm sweat and smell is now a reality thanks to the brand new in-office underarm treatment called miraDry.
What is miraDry?
MiraDry is a new non-invasive, FDA-cleared in-office procedure that targets and destroys the odor and sweat glands in the underarm area. MiraDry is a one and done treatment, meaning that once you have destroy the glands, they do not grow back. MiraDry has already been performed over 55,000 times and is proven to be safe.
How does miraDry for underarms work?
A special miraWave energy deeply heats and destroys the sweat and odor glands. The handpiece utilizes a cooling device along with the treatment to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. You will be numbed prior to the treatment so you will not be able to feel anything. The entire process takes about one hour. Side effects from miraDry include temporary swelling and soreness around the treatment area. Any side effects typically go away after a few days. Results begin to take effect immediately following the treatment and you’ll notice a reduction in sweating right away.
But don’t I need sweat glands in my armpits?
Actually, no. We’re all born with about 2 million sweat glands all over our body. The underarm area contains only about 2% of those glands. Following a miraDry treatment, your normal perspiration will continue everywhere else around your body.
How much of a reduction in my underarm sweat should I expect?
You will achieve an 82% reduction in sweat in 1-2 treatments. To better help understand what that 82% reduction feels like, the FDA regulates OTC antiperspirants to only give a minimum of 20% reduction in sweat, and clinical strength gives a 30% reduction. Treatment with miraDry for underarm sweat is 82% and permanent.
How much does miraDry cost?
Cost per treatment is approximately $2,000 for the first treatment and $1,500 for a second treatment. Many times only one treatment is needed. Pricing may vary from office to office. Please check the price with your provider before your treatment.