Profuse sweating in the underarms is a common problem affecting millions of Americans. If excessive underarm sweat (hyperhidrosis) is interfering with your daily life or becoming the cause of your embarrassment socially or at the workplace, Dr. Q Medical Spa has a safe and proven solution for you – miraDry.
Reducce Underarm Sweat and Odor
miraDry is an innovative, completely non-invasive procedure to treat axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating). The treatment involves the use of an advanced microwave technology, which will remove sweat and odor glands in your armpits.
The FDA cleared miraDry in 2015, and since then thousands of patients have obtained lasting relief from this condition. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (or Dr. Q) or one of our trained staff will apply the high-precision miraDry handheld device to target the sweat glands under your skin and expose them to electromagnet heat energy.
This will reducec the unwanted underarm sweat glands in the deeper tissue, while keeping the top skin layers protected with a simultaneous cooling process.
Proven Safety and Efficacy of miraDry
Sweat glands in the underarms only constitute less than 2% of the total sweat glands in your body. Therefore, the body’s natural temperature regulation process remains unaffected when a tiny number of sweat glands in the underarms are reduced.
Even before miraDry won the clearance from FDA, a 2013 research study published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy had shown that miraDry is a safe and effective cure for foul-smelling underarm sweat (axillary osmidrosis) and excessive underarm sweat (axillary hyperhidrosis).
A year before that, researchers at the University of British Columbia had concluded that the success rate with miraDry treatment to reduce underarm sweat is as high as 90%. Patients in that study reported an average reduction of 82% in their underarm sweat.
How does miraDry Work?
When the miraDry device delivers electromagnetic energy to the targeted areas in your underarms, the controlled heat generated through this thermolysis process will cause the sweat glands to breakdown. The procedure can be performed in a comfortable, one-hour treatment session at Dr. Q Med Spa.
Dr. Q may administer a local anesthetic injection (usually lidocaine) prior to the procedure to ensure you do not experience any discomfort in the treated sites. Results with miraDry can be experienced almost immediately after the treatment.
As the sweat glands won’t grow back, the results will endure. Depending on your condition, Dr. Q may recommend two to three treatment sessions spaced a few months apart for best results. If your underarm sweating problem is mild, you may only require one session to obtain lasting benefits.
Minor tenderness, redness, and swelling in the treated areas can be expected post-treatment, which will resolve on its own within a few days. Depending on your pain tolerance, you may require mild pain medications for one or two days following the miraDry treatment.
Most patients are able to go back to their normal routine immediately or return to work after the treatment session. Dr. Q may advise you to avoid vigorous exercises for a few days to allow the treated tissue to heal well.