Excessive sweating can lead to embarrassment and inconvenience on a day-to-day basis. The fear of sweat stains and body odor can leave you feeling anxious in social situations, and when a simple bike ride or brief walk leave you noticeably perspiring, it may seem easier to avoid exercise altogether. miraDry® is an FDA-cleared treatment for hyperhidrosis that targets and destroys sweat and odor glands in the underarms without surgery or downtime.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Harrington understands how sensitive the topic of excessive sweating can be for men and women alike. During your consultation, she’ll listen to your concerns and explain further the benefits of miraDry and the results you can expect.
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Who Is a Good Candidate for miraDry?
Almost anyone who wishes to decrease their underarm sweat or odor can be a good candidate for miraDry treatments. The most common reasons men and women consider getting miraDry include:
- Needing to change shirts multiple times throughout the day due to sweat stains
- Showering more than once per day because you feel unclean
- Persistent body odor
- You wish to avoid deodorants containing aluminum or potentially harmful chemicals
Your miraDry Treatment
miraDry is a noninvasive treatment that uses a handheld device to apply electromagnetic energy directly to the sweat and odor glands in the underarms. The electromagnetic waves deliver a process called thermolysis, destroying sweat and odor glands without harming the surrounding skin or tissue.
Your miraDry treatment will be performed by our trained medical professionals. First, a local anesthetic will be applied to the underarms via injection to keep you as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Once the area is numb, the miraDry device will be passed over the underarm. A cooling technology in the handheld device helps protect the skin’s surface, and most people report feeling little to no discomfort during treatment.
Excessive sweating can be caused by a number of lifestyle factors, as well as simply genetics. For people who struggle with diet, resulting in increased perspiration or body odor, our appetite control program helps men and women take control of their diets with a specific diet plan mapped out professionally to meet your needs. Hormone balancing therapy can also alter perspiration or body odor by bringing your hormones back into a natural and healthy balance. Dr. Harrington and her staff will assist you in determining the best treatment plan for your needs.
For the most part, you can expect to return to your normal routine as soon as your miraDry treatment is finished. However, you may experience temporary redness, soreness or swelling in the underarms, which should fade after about 1 week. Temporary tingling or numbness can also occur, typically resolving within 5 weeks. Dr. Harrington recommends applying cold compresses to the area to reduce swelling or soreness.
While some people are able to achieve their goals for sweat and odor reduction with only one miraDry treatment, others prefer to schedule 2 to 3 treatments spaced 3 months apart.
Noninvasive sweat reduction treatment miraDry can reduce sweat and body odor without downtime. If you have questions or would like more information about miraDry, including pricing, please contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-290-7600 to schedule your miraDry consultation and learn more about how to feel healthier and more confident.