Excessive sweating is an embarrassing problem to have. In the past, there have been temporary, inconvenient solutions to hyperhidrosis. Thankfully for miraDry®, there’s a less invasive and more permanent treatment to solve your sweating. Here’s what you need to know about miraDry®.
Is There a Cure for Hyperhidrosis?
While there is no cure for hyperhidrosis, there is a permanent solution to reduce your excessive sweating. Just one miraDry® treatment has been clinically proven to decrease sweating by an average of 82 percent. miraDry® gets this result by eliminating sweat glands in the underarm. When these sweat glands are destroyed, they don’t grow back, so your results will be permanent. While many patients only need one miraDry® treatment to see results, check with your doctor for a personalized treatment plan.
How Does miraDry® Work?
miraDry® uses thermal energy to target and reduce the sweat and odor gland in your underarms. Before your treatment begins, Dr. Beam will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic. This will eliminate any discomfort you may feel during your treatment. The miraDry device is then placed directly on the skin. You will feel a gentle suction as the sweat glands are moved closer to the miraDry device, and warm thermal energy is emitted to destroy the sweat and odor glands. Once the glands are eliminated, they do not grow back, leaving you with permanent results.
Does miraDry® Stop Odor?
Yes, miraDry® does reduce odor caused by excessive sweating. A clinical study has proven miraDry® can reduce up to 89 percent of body odor. Body odor is eliminated during the treatment when the odor glands in the underarms are destroyed by the thermal energy emitted by the miraDry® handheld device.
Is miraDry® Permanent?
Yes, the effects of miraDry® are permanent. Once the sweat and odor glands are eliminated from the treatment area, they do not grow back. Because only about 2 percent of our sweat glands lie in our underarms, the elimination of these sweat glands is completely safe. The best part about your miraDry® treatment? Most patients only need one treatment to see their desired results!
How Much Does miraDry® Cost?
The cost of your miraDry® treatment is going to depend on the severity of your hyperhidrosis condition and the experience of your doctor. At Harold E. Beam, MD Plastic Surgery, Dr. Beam will go over the details of your personalized treatment plan, including the cost, at the time of your one-on-one consultation. He also offers financing options and monthly specials to help you get the most bang for your buck.
If you have hyperhidrosis and are considering miraDry® treatment, call our office today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Beam.