Underarm sweat is one of those problems which many people have, but which doesn’t have a widely-known solution, so countless patients just suffer silently, try every antiperspirant to find the one that lets the least sweat through, and limit their wardrobes to clothes which show the least moisture. That’s why Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) is so thrilled to offer miraDry®, the first and only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for permanent sweat reduction. Here are all the details you need to know:
Not only does miraDry® resolve embarrassing excess underarm sweat, but it also frees you from the other problems that come along with it: body odor, stubborn stains on your shirts, antiperspirant marks on your clothing, and that general uncomfortable feeling you get at the end of a long day with moist underarms.
How miraDry® sweat reduction works:
Using specialized microwave energy, miraDry® leaves the surface skin and other tissue unharmed while targeting and permanently damaging the sweat glands in the underarms.
Safety of miraDry® sweat reduction:
The miraDry® technology has been FDA-approved as safe and effective for sweat reduction of the underarms. Plus, because it uses microwave technology rather than a laser, it’s safe for all skin types and skin tones. While some patients ask whether minimizing the underarm sweat glands will impact their body’s ability to cool itself, these sweat glands only make up around 2% of the total number your body has, so you’ll still be able to sweat normally elsewhere.
What to expect during a miraDry® sweat reduction treatment:
One of our board-certified dermatologists or physician assistants at DAA will begin by evaluating your underarms and marking the treatment areas to ensure the most effective results possible. They will then numb your underarms to keep the procedure comfortable. When the machine settings have been customized, the miraDry® handpiece is placed against your skin (based on the markings that were made earlier) and the treatment begins. You can simply relax, use your cell phone, or watch TV throughout your one-hour session.
Comfort of miraDry® sweat reduction:
Because the underarms are numbed before treatment, patients typically find miraDry® sweat reduction to be a painless procedure. miraDry® also uses a built-in cooling system so the targeted warmth affects the sweat glands while keeping the skin safe.
MiraDry® sweat reduction results:
Unlike Botox® injections, one of the other popular treatments for underarm sweat, miraDry® produces permanent results. When the targeted sweat glands are damaged, they cannot regenerate, so they will not be able to produce sweat in the future. Most patients can achieve these results in just one treatment, though some will require an additional session. However, for those who do prefer Botox® injections, our board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants can provide exceptional results.
Recovery time after miraDry® sweat reduction:
Because miraDry® is non-invasive, it requires little or no downtime. Most patients can return to work and most of their other daily activities immediately, though you may have some temporary swelling, soreness, and tingling in the treatment area. Vigorous exercise can usually be resumed within a few days.
With how easy and effective miraDry® sweat reduction is, it’s not only for those who have hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), but for anyone who wants the freedom to raise their arms with confidence, even in hot weather and stressful situations. To find out if you’re a candidate for miraDry®, schedule a consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Or, to stay apprised of all our future special offers and events, follow DAA on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.