Reduce Underarm Sweat with miraDry® in NYC
MiraDry® is the first FDA-approved, long-term solution for underarm sweating and odor that can reduce the need for deodorant. Whether you are looking to reduce armpit sweat or cease having to wear antiperspirant, miraDry® can achieve long-lasting results. Underarm sweating may cause patients to apply an excessive amount of deodorant throughout the course of the day, which can result in chalky stains on your favorite outfits. MiraDry® reduces sweating by targeting excess sweat glands around the armpits non-invasively, thanks to innovative technology designed to combat the effects of axillary hyperhidrosis.*
Patients who experience armpit sweating may feel embarrassed to wear certain clothing and may choose to avoid social interactions as a result. There are many factors that can cause underarm sweat and odor. A humid day, physical activity, or spicy food are just a few culprits that could result in unsightly sweat stains on your shirt. Oftentimes, nervousness or stressful situations can increase armpit sweating and result in odor. Additionally, many patients suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis, or underarm sweating, no matter the circumstances.
What is miraDry® and how does it work?
MiraDry® uses a specialized console to reduce excess sweat glands without the need for surgery. MiraDry® treatment targets both eccrine glands to reduce sweating and apocrine glands to reduce odor. The miraDry® hand-piece uses suctioning to gently position sweat glands closer to the surface in preparation for the procedure. Next, the system delivers precise miraWave™ energy to heat the targeted sweat glands—effectively destroying them. Throughout treatment, miraDry®’s cooling mechanism is applied to the affected area to minimize patient discomfort.
What areas can be treated with miraDry®?
MiraDry® is designed to reduce underarm sweating and odor.
Who can benefit from miraDry®?
MiraDry® can be used to satisfy a variety of patient goals. Those looking for a long-term solution to reduce the amount of sweat under their arms, as well as patients seeking an alternative to wearing deodorant, can benefit from undergoing miraDry® treatment. MiraDry® can stop both sweat stains and deodorant stains from ruining your best wardrobe choices. For those concerned with odor, miraDry® can specifically target odor-causing apocrine glands during treatment, eliminating the need for deodorant for many patients. Additionally, patients who opt for miraDry® typically see a reduction in armpit hair.*
What causes underarm sweating?
Factors such as heat, physical activity, and emotions can trigger excessive underarm sweating for some, while patients who are affected by axillary hyperhidrosis suffer from excessive perspiration regardless of temperature, mood, or condition. Additionally, some patients may have an underlying medical condition that causes excessive underarm sweating.
Is miraDry® safe and are there any possible side effects?
MiraDry® has been approved by the FDA and has underwent clinical trials to ensure both its safety and effectiveness. Patients may experience bruising, swelling, soreness, tenderness, or numbness of the armpits after undergoing treatment to reduce underarm sweating. These effects usually resolve within a few weeks.*
How many treatments will I need?
The number of necessary miraDry® treatments will depend on your individual needs and goals. Many patients see results after undergoing a single miraDry® procedure.* Dr. Levine will work with you to create a treatment schedule that will provide the best results.
When will I notice results?
Results vary according to the individual, but patients usually notice immediate sweat and odor reduction after undergoing miraDry®, with continuing improvement post-treatment.*
How long will the results last?
Studies have shown long-lasting miraDry® results due to the removal of targeted sweat and odor glands. However, results vary from patient to patient.*
Can miraDry® be combined with other procedures?
Yes. MiraDry® may be combined with other treatments, such as BOTOX® or laser therapy, to deliver more efficient sweat reduction results. BOTOX® works to temporarily reduce sweating by blocking the chemical signals that stimulate sweat glands, while laser treatments utilize ultrasound energy to destroy troublesome glands. Dr. Levine will discuss with you what procedure or combination of procedures may best suit your specific needs.
How can I prepare for miraDry® treatment?
Patients are asked to shave their underarms a few days prior to undergoing miraDry® treatment to avoid any interference during the procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Levine will thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations, including possible risks and the best way to prepare for your treatment.
What should I expect during treatment?
MiraDry® treatment is performed on an outpatient basis in our offices. Your miraDry® procedure will typically last approximately one hour.* Patients sit in a reclined position during the course of treatment. The patient’s underarms are first numbed to minimize discomfort or pain. The specialized miraDry® hand-piece is then activated to position the targeted sweat glands closer to the surface of the skin. Next, miraWave™ energy is used to reduce sweat and odor-causing glands, while the miraDry® system provides cooling to protect the skin throughout treatment.
What should I expect after treatment?
You may resume your normal activities immediately following treatment. Bruising, swelling, tenderness, numbness, or soreness around the treatment site is common after your miraDry® procedure. These symptoms usually subside within a week of treatment.* You may take Tylenol for discomfort if there is any, but do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, as they may increase bruising. Anti-bruising products containing Arnica Montana and Bromelain are offered. Topical care can also be discussed. Dr. Levine will determine which aftercare product is right for you. After treatment, patients may also choose to have LED therapy, which is known to significantly improve healing time and decrease inflammation.