Does excessive sweating get in the way of your daily routines and make you feel uncomfortable? miraDry® can help and is among the advanced treatments available from Andrea Volk, MD, and the rest of the team at SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center in Alpharetta, Georgia. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to book a visit or schedule online with just a few clicks.
miraDry is the first FDA-approved treatment for permanently reducing underarm sweat, odor, and hair. It’s a safe and effective treatment that delivers predictable results and is a good fit for virtually everyone.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweat. According to researchers, as many as one out of every 20 people suffers from this condition, experiencing heavy sweating that soaks through clothing and creates discomfort.
miraDry dramatically reduces underarm sweating yet allows your body to continue normal sweating across other areas of your body. Because your underarms only contain around two percent of your total sweat glands, eliminating sweating in this small area does not interfere with normal bodily functions.
Your adrenal and apocrine glands create sweat and odor. miraDry works by delivering carefully controlled microwave energy to the location of these glands, which is where your skin and fat cells meet.
This energy creates heat within the treatment area, damaging the targeted glands, and rendering them ineffective at producing sweat and odor. Because your hair roots are also located in this area, hair growth is reduced at the same time.
A local anesthetic reduces sensation in the treatment area, and the miraDry device incorporates cooling technology to keep the surface of your skin at a comfortable temperature throughout treatments. Most people notice a significant reduction in sweat and odor after just one treatment, but two sessions are recommended for optimal results.
Your body needs time to adjust after your miraDry treatments, but the recovery process is simple and straightforward. A degree of swelling and minor discomfort is normal in the hours following your treatments.
Place cloth-covered ice packs beneath your arms to reduce swelling. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain medication is all that’s needed to control discomfort. It’s important to keep your underarms clean during the healing process, and applying antibiotic ointment reduces the risk of infection.
Avoid using deodorant or lotion in the treatment area for a few days. Refraining from exercise or strenuous activity for several days is also essential. Wearing loose clothing helps avoid irritation in the underarm area.
If you have additional questions about how miraDry can help reduce excessive sweating and underarm odor, call SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center today to schedule a consultation. Online booking is also an option and is fast and easy.