Yes, we all sweat. Sweating is the body’s way of regulating heat, cooling us down, and expunging toxins— but for many people, sweating is more than something that happens when it’s warm out or after exercise thanks to a chronic condition called hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating that’s not necessarily related to heat or exercise is the product of hyperhidrosis. You may sweat so much that it soaks through your clothes or drips off your hands. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, this type of heavy sweating can cause social anxiety and embarrassment.

To remedy sweaty underarms, Laser Esthetica is proud to offer miraDry® to truly rid patients of excessive sweating.

What is miraDry®?

miraDry® is an FDA-approved system that delivers precisely controlled energy to the sweat glands, eliminating them non-invasively. Because the sweat glands do not come back or regenerate after treatment, the results are lasting. You can expect to see sweat reduction immediately after treatment with minimal to no downtime. An added benefit of the miraDry® procedure is hair removal. In fact, miraDry® is FDA-approved for permanent reduction of hair of all colors. Please note that this procedure is not as effective for hair removal as traditional laser hair removal methods. However, it is an added benefit for patients who primarily choose miraDry® to eliminate sweat.

How does miraDry work?

Once it is decided that you are a proper candidate for miraDry®, you will be scheduled for treatment. The underarm will be marked with an ink grid, then anesthetized using local anesthetic. The miraDry® handpiece is placed on multiple spots on the axilla to target the sweat glands to achieve decreased sweating. For optimal results, most patients require two treatments, spaced three months apart. The procedure takes about one to one-and-a-half hours.

Don’t I need my underarm sweat glands?

Your body contains over 4 million sweat glands, with only about 2 percent of them located in the underarms. Your body will still be able to properly cool itself even after eliminating this 2 percent.

What results can I expect?

The majority of our patients report a dramatic sweat reduction – up to 82 percent with two treatments! The results are immediate, and long lasting.

Is the treatment painful?

Local anesthesia will be administered before starting the treatment to minimize pain. Patients usually experience little to no discomfort during the procedure.

Interested in learning more? Contact us today to find out more about miraDry®.