Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center's office in Allen, TX is proud to offer miraDry, a noninvasive, FDA-approved treatment that helps patients eliminate their need for deodorants and antiperspirants. Underarm sweat while you’re exercising or nervous is normal, but constantly having to worry about excess sweat that stains your clothes and causes embarrassing odor is a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis. Since humans are born with more than about 2 million sweat glands in the body, only about 2% are in the armpits, which means that after a miraDry treatment, you can easily live without them. North Texas dermatologist Dr. Matthew Barrows and his team of experienced medical professionals recommend miraDry therapy for patients who have tried other treatments, but have failed to overcome their excessive sweating.
The miraDry system uses proprietary miraWave™ energy that is directed to the underarm and targets and destroys sweat and odor glands in this area. Once those glands are destroyed they do not grow back. For our patients with hyperhidrosis, this means no more worrying about wet marks, antiperspirant marks, stickiness, and strong odors.
miraDry treatments can be very helpful for both men and women who want to eliminate their need for deodorants and antiperspirants. Patients who benefit from miraDry may be using a lot of strong or prescription antiperspirants, but still have sweat stains on their clothing. Schedule a consultation to learn if you are a good candidate who can benefit from a miraDry treatment.
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During the Procedure
miraDry treatments are performed in the minor procedures room of our dermatology office and takes approximately 2 hours from start to finish. While the procedure is not invasive, we apply a numbing agent to the underarms to make the process more comfortable for patients. The miraDry device is applied directly to the sweat glands in the armpits, so the energy pulses immediately eliminate the glands. The heated energy works on the sweat and odor glands while the surface of your skin is kept cool by the miraDry device. Both underarms are usually treated in one appointment and the patient is free to leave and resume their normal activities after their treatment.
What to Expect
After the treatment, the underarm area may have temporary swelling, soreness, numbness, or tingling for a few days to a few weeks, but you will have an immediate reduction in underarm sweat after the treatment. Once they are destroyed, sweat glands do not come back, so your results will be long lasting. To get your best results, 2 treatments spaced about 2 – 3 months apart are recommended. You can resume normal activities right after your treatment, but it is best to avoid strenuous activity, like exercise, for a few days.
Plan Your Procedure
Throw Away Your Antiperspirant
Stop worrying about underarm sweat and odor with a fast, painless miraDry treatment at your dermatologist. Save your clothes from sweat stains and deodorant marks and save your skin from the toxins and chemicals found in most antiperspirants. No matter how hard you work out or how nervous you are, you'll still look cool, clean, and confident. Call our dermatology office today to learn more!