Living with embarrassing underarm sweat stains? miraDry® is a simple, safe, and non-invasive cosmetic procedure that permanently eliminates underarm sweat glands for good. The idea of never having to deal with pit stains or deodorant sticks may sound alluring, but before you can decide if miraDry is best for your skin, here are some facts about excessive sweating and miraDry to help you feel confident about your decision.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes individuals to sweat more than necessary to help cool and regulate the body’s internal temperature. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), approximately 3% of Americans are living with hyperhidrosis. This number may be higher, however, as it’s not uncommon for patients to feel embarrassed about their sweating issues and not tell their doctor how it’s affecting their daily activities, as well as their confidence.
Hyperhidrosis can affect multiple areas of the body (e.g. armpits, hands, feet, forehead) or stay concentrated in a single area (a.k.a focal hyperhidrosis). Other medical conditions also can trigger hyperhidrosis symptoms (according to the AAD), including:
Is Excessive Sweating Serious?
We all sweat, especially during the summer months. But do you ever feel like your sweating is out of control? Or is your sweating causing you to take extra precautions in your daily routine, such as carrying extra clothes, avoiding social gatherings, or making ordinary tasks, such as holding a pen, more difficult? If the answer is yes, it may be time to contact Pinnacle Dermatology about miraDry!
Why MiraDry Works
miraDry is the only FDA-cleared treatment to “dramatically reduce underarm sweat and odor” (miraDry.com). The procedure works through an application device that delivers precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area to safely remove sweat glands. And in as little as one treatment, you can start seeing results and start feeling your best.
FAQs About miraDry
Is miraDry Safe?
Many patients hear the words “eliminate sweat glands” and worry that such a permanent removal is unhealthy for the body. The truth is your body only contains 2% of its entire sweat gland production in your armpit areas (miraDry.com). Therefore, the removal of such a small amount of glands won’t affect your body’s important job of regulating heat.
Does miraDry Last Forever?
Once your sweat glands are destroyed, they don’t grow back, making miraDry a permanent solution for your underarm sweating.
Is miraDry Used to Treat Hands or Feet?
As of now, miraDry is only FDA cleared for treating the underarm area. However, research is currently being performed by Sientra, a medical aesthetics company, to receive approval for treating other areas, including the hands and feet.
Is miraDry Only for Patients with Hyperhidrosis?
miraDry is a no-sweat solution for everyone. Regardless of your gender, age, or skin type, you can enjoy the full benefits of miraDry.
Visit Your miraDry Specialists at Pinnacle Dermatology
To learn more about miraDry, contact Pinnacle Dermatology’ Edina Spa M.D. to schedule a free consultation. Remember, you should never feel embarrassed about excessive sweating or have to live with it either! We’re here to listen to you concerns and help you find a personalized solution for your individual skin concerns.