miraDry® for Sweating
Sweating can be troublesome for a variety of reasons, especially for people in the South where the temperature and humidity remain high for several months of the year. Excessive sweating can cause unsightly sweat stains, strong body odor, discomfort and can hinder social events due to embarrassment. In the past, treatment for underarm sweating included invasive surgical procedures or ongoing treatments such as topical products and BOTOX® injections for temporary results. However, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is the first in the Atlanta-area to offer the FDA-approved miraDry® technology. This non-invasive procedure eliminates underarm sweat glands providing permanent cosmetic sweat reduction results.
The miraDry® system uses microwave technology to deliver precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the area under the arm where the sweat glands reside. The technology selectively destroys the sweat glands, and since they cannot regenerate, results are permanent. The miraDry® technology is equipped with a cooling system to prevent the skin’s surface from burning and minimize procedure discomfort. If you are interested in learning more about the miraDry® system please contact our office today to set up a consultation.
How does miraDry® technology work?
The miraDry® system uses a microwave technology to permanently melt away problematic sweat glands contributing to embarrassing sweat stains and underarm odor for patients.
What can I expect after a miraDry® treatment?
Patients can expect reduction of underarm sweating immediately after one treatment. Patients can additionally expect 80% permanent reduction of underarm sweat after two or three miraDry treatments depending on the patient’s unique needs.
Are the sweat reduction results permanent?
Yes, the results are permanent. Unlike BOTOX® injections to reduce sweating which only produce results that last three to six months, the microwave technology melts sweat glands which the body then permanently eliminates.
Isn’t sweating under my arms important?
You sweat from numerous pores all over your body. Eliminating your underarm sweat glands is not significant enough to cause any concerns with your body’s natural cooling process.
Am I good candidate for the miraDry® procedure?
If you feel your underarm sweat interferes with your everyday life or you have tried other procedures without success, you may be a good candidate. Talk with our dermatologists at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta if you would like more information about the miraDry® procedure.