Have you been mortified to discover there seems to be a fountain of water trickling from under your arms? Perhaps you’ve been in meetings where your sweat discolors your shirt from your underarms almost all the way down to your waist.
You might also be sensitive about the smell coming from your underarms before the day is over. No matter what type of deodorant you use, it hasn’t worked.
Kenneth Thompson, MD, and our team at A Beautiful You Medical Spa are here to provide safe, effective treatment for your excessive underarm sweating and odor. Modern noninvasive microwave energy technology via miraDry® permanent sweat reduction can eliminate your problem or reduce it to the point where it’s not noticeable.
Is miraDry effective in eliminating odor and excess sweat?
Studies indicate that miraDry is very effective on almost all patients. The treatment worked to reduce underarm sweat by more than 82% in more than 90% of patients in one study. Not surprisingly, fully 90% of patients say they’re satisfied with the results.
Almost 95% of patients who complained of a noxious odor rated the treatment from “good” to “excellent.” Of course, the treatment varies from patient to patient.
How does miraDry work?
At A Beautiful You Medical Spa, we use a handheld device that sends electromagnetic energy to the area where your sweat glands are located. The heat energy destroys the structural integrity of the sweat glands. The surface layer of your skin is thoroughly protected via a cooling system.
Is miraDry safe?
The miraDry electromagnetic energy technology isn’t new. It’s been used for years in many other surgical and cosmetic procedures. The FDA cleared miraDry for use in eliminating excessive sweating in 2011.
One study’s author writes that miraDry has proven to be safe in more than 6,000 procedures. Since that study, miraDry has been performed safely on thousands more patients.
Is miraDry treatment painful?
Don’t worry! Our spa staff applies lidocaine to the affected area before the treatment begins to numb it. If you have any discomfort, it’s going to be very minor. After the treatment, we recommend use of ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers for a few days.
Is the miraDry treatment permanent?
Yes. Scientists believe that sweat glands do not regenerate. You can expect lasting results.
Are there side effects to miraDry treatment?
The only side effects of the treatment are temporary. You’ll likely have some swelling, tenderness, and/or redness for a few days after the procedure, but it will dissipate.
You can resume your normal daily activities after the procedure as long as they don’t involve strenuous exercise. We recommend that you wait several days before engaging in vigorous activity.
How many treatments do I need?
Most of our patients require two treatments, and some request a third treatment for optimal results. The treatments are usually spaced about three months apart.