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Hyperhidrosis / MiraDry® Treatment
Hyperhidrosis / MiraDry®
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. Though most commonly affecting the underarms, hyperhidrosis can also cause excessive sweating of the hands and feet. This condition can affect one’s self-confidence and cause embarrassment. Underarm sweating can lead to odor and sweat stains on clothing, as well as the need to frequently apply antiperspirant, which may result in deodorant stains. Patients affected by hyperhidrosis may sweat excessively due to temperature, emotions, and physical exertion. However, some patients may sweat regardless of these factors. There are numerous treatments available to help address axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating), including Botox®, laser therapy, and MiraDry® treatment.
MiraDry® is an innovative non-surgical treatment designed to address axillary hyperhidrosis. MiraDry® is FDA approved to reduce underarm sweat by targeting sweat and odor-causing glands under the arms. By undergoing MiraDry®, patients can also reduce the need to apply deodorant or antiperspirant. Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron is proud to offer this excessive sweating treatment for New York City patients suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis.
|Treats excessive underarm sweat and odor
||Can reduce sweat stains and deodorant stains on clothing
|Targets both sweat glands and odor-causing glands
||Virtually no downtime or recovery necessary
||Can also reduce the appearance of armpit hair
|MiraDry® patients no longer need to apply antiperspirant or deodorant to stop excessive underarm sweating and odor
||Designed to achieve long-lasting sweat reduction results
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a common condition that causes an abnormal amount of sweating to occur. Hyperhidrosis can affect the underarms, palms, and feet. Physical activities, temperature, stress, or nervousness are some factors that can trigger excessive sweating. Some hyperhidrosis patients experience sweating even when these triggers are absent.
What Treatments Are Available For Hyperhidrosis?
MiraDry® is a unique FDA approved treatment for underarm sweating. This procedure delivers miraWave™ energy to sweat glands and odor-causing glands under the arms, effectively destroying them. MiraDry® is completely non-surgical and can achieve long-lasting results.
Botox® is FDA approved to reduce excessive underarm sweating. Botox® is injected into the target area to temporarily stop sweat glands by blocking nerve signals that produce sweat.
Laser treatment is another solution to treating the effects of axillary hyperhidrosis. These lasers can destroy sweat and odor-causing glands using laser energy.
MiraDry® Treatment At A Glance:
MiraDry® uses a specialized handpiece to target both sweat-causing glands (known as eccrine glands) and odor-causing glands (known as apocrine glands). During your underarm sweat treatment, the MiraDry® handpiece will use suctioning to bring your sweat and odor glands closer to the surface of your skin. The MiraDry® console then sends miraWave™ energy to the targeted glands. Heat from the MiraDry® device destroys unwanted eccrine and apocrine glands, reducing sweat and odor.
|MiraDry® sends miraWave™ energy to target sweat and odor glands
||Eccrine glands that cause sweating
||Virtually no recovery time
|MiraDry® treatment can be completed in 30 minutes
||Apocrine glands that cause odor
||Slight tenderness, numbness, bruising, or swelling may occur for a few days following your MiraDry® procedure
|Substantial results can be seen with 1 treatment
||Can reduce the need for deodorant or antiperspirant
||Patients can resume daily activities immediately following underarm sweat treatment
How Many MiraDry® Treatments Are Required?
MiraDry® can achieve results with only 1 treatment. However, patients may need multiple treatments to achieve optimal results, depending on the specifics of their hyperhidrosis procedure. Our MiraDry® doctors at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can further discuss the details of your MiraDry® treatment during your in-office consultation.
Who Is Considered An Ideal Candidate For MiraDry® Treatment?
If you are suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis and would like to reduce underarm sweat and odor, then you may be a candidate for MiraDry® treatment. Our team at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can help advise whether MiraDry® is right for you during your consultation at our New York City offices.
Is Anesthesia Recommended?
General anesthesia is not required when undergoing your MiraDry® procedure for hyperhidrosis. Local anesthesia may be recommended, depending on the specifics of your treatment.
What Should I Expect After Undergoing Treatment For Hyperhidrosis?
MiraDry® patients may experience numbness or tenderness around the underarms, as well as mild bruising or swelling. These side effects should subside after a few days. Hyperhidrosis patients can resume their day-to-day activities immediately upon completing their MiraDry® procedure.
What Kind Of MiraDry® Results Can I Expect?
MiraDry® can provide long-lasting sweat reduction results. Patients can reduce underarm sweat and odor, while also decreasing the need to apply antiperspirant or deodorant.
How Do I Get Started With MiraDry®?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron would be happy to discuss your MiraDry® treatment in more detail. Please give us a call at 212-982-8229 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.