According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, new research shows that nearly 5% of the world’s population suffers from excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. The high incidence of axillary, or underarm excessive sweating, was supported by a quantitative study of over 2,000 U.S. consumers in which the total addressable category size was projected to be 37 million people in the United States. Of these, an estimated 15 million people were specifically interested in a miraDry treatment. Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis can be a very bothersome condition for many people. Symptoms include sweat that soaks through clothing and complaints about persistent odor. Excessive sweating can disrupt normal daily activities and may also cause social anxiety or withdrawal and embarrassment, impacting overall quality of life. The solution to relief is miraDry.
What is the miraDry® treatment?
The miraDry treatment permanently reduces underarm sweat, odor, and hair of all colors in as little as one hour – with immediate results. Over 100,000 miraDry treatments have been performed worldwide.
Don’t I need sweat glands?
While your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, your body has 2-4 million sweat glands – only about 2% are found in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% of sweat glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. With miraDry, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat in other areas of your body.
What is the procedure like?
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little to no downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment to assist in increasing comfort. Some patients describe the initial anesthetic injections as the most painful part of the procedure. There are no incisions or cuts. Treatment is customized to each underarm with multiple placements of the miraDry handpiece. An office visit appointment will generally last about one hour.
How does it work?
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat and odor glands and hair follicles reside and safely eliminates them.
What results can I expect?
You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the miraDry treatment eliminates the sweat and odor glands and hair follicles, they’re gone for good. The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction.3 As with any aesthetic treatment results, patient results and experience may vary.
How many treatments will I need?
You can see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your physician will determine the best protocol for your desired results.
Is there any pain or downtime?
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little to no downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment for patient comfort. Most patients experience little to no downtime and return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise is typically resumed within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days post-treatment.
Are there any side effects?
The miraDry treatment has a strong safety record. Some localized soreness, swelling, or numbness will occur, and typically clears within a few weeks.
How much does it cost?
Pricing can vary depending on your specific treatment protocol and will be discussed during your consultation.
Visit www.miradry.com for additional details.