Over 37 million people in the United States suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms. Hyperhidrosis is not only a minor irritation.
A lasting impression is created when sweat bleeds through clothing in professional and social situations, and this can result in embarrassment and self-esteem concerns. Imagine having the freedom to wear whatever shirt you want without worrying about sweat stains.
MiraDry® is a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment for the permanent reduction of underarm sweat glands, and fewer sweat glands mean fewer instances of noticeable excess sweat and odor.
Your miraDry® Consultation
Anyone is a candidate for miraDry®, even if they do not suffer from excessive sweating. This treatment is ideal for any patient wanting to worry less about sweating and ruining their clothing.
You and your provider will discuss your concerns and evaluate your level of excess sweating during your consultation.
Achieving lasting sweat reduction with miraDry® requires minimal to no downtime. Patients can return to their daily activities, including work, immediately after the procedure, and exercise can be resumed after a few days. Some patients experience localized soreness, swelling, and numbness in the underarms or upper arms, but this typically clears within a few weeks. Any lasting numbness should gradually disappear over the following months.
MiraDry® relies on laser technology. This treatment does not require any incisions, so it will not result in any post-treatment scarring.
Dr. Thompson and his staff at the Thompson Center for Plastic Surgery will provide you with a cost estimate for your miraDry® treatment during your consultation. Subsequent miraDry® treatments will cost less than the initial treatment.
MiraDry® is performed under a local anesthetic so that there will be no pain during the treatment session. Patients may experience some mild swelling and discomfort following the treatment that can be eased with an over-the-counter pain medication like TYLENOL® or the frequent use of ice packs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this treatment safe?
Sweating is our body’s natural cooling mechanism. While removing sweat glands may appear to be dangerous, you must consider that your body contains over four million sweat glands. Only two percent of them are found in the underarms. Removing these glands will not affect your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
Does insurance cover miraDry®?
Health insurance does not cover miraDry® treatments since they are considered an elective option. Financing is available through CareCredit™.
Can miraDry® cause nerve damage?
Treatment with miraDry® can cause temporary side effects like swelling, redness, tenderness, and numbness. While these side effects usually diminish within a few days, in some cases it can take several months to resolve completely.
How is miraDry® better than other alternatives?
Antiperspirants, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and QBREXZA™ are alternative treatments for hyperhidrosis. Antiperspirants use harsh chemicals in their makeup, BOTOX® Cosmetic only provides temporary results, and QBREXZA™ is a topical prescription that does not address the underlying causes of hyperhidrosis. MiraDry® is the only FDA-approved treatment for the lasting reduction of excessive underarm sweating.
Does miraDry® cause cancer?
MiraDry® is FDA approved, safe, and effective for reducing underarm sweat. This non-invasive treatment is not now, nor has it ever been, linked to a higher risk of cancer.
Can miraDry® be applied to the hands, feet, and other areas of the body?
Currently, miraDry® is only cleared and optimized for treatment on the underarms. Patients with excessive sweating on the hands or feet are not candidates for miraDry®.
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Our friendly staff is eager to hear from you. We are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your procedure. Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Thompson today!
“As always Dr. Thompson and the staff are awesome. They have answers to all your questions and make you feel at home, lets not forget the fact that no matter what you get done you will be happy with the results.”Lillian L. (Patient since 2019)
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