Most of us are no stranger to underarm sweating. However, if you’ve been experiencing excessive sweating that causes strong body odor, sweat stains, discomfort or overall embarrassment, miraDry® for sweating may be the right solution for you. This non-surgical treatment works to reduce sweat glands in the underarm area and provide you with long-lasting sweat reduction results. To help you better understand this procedure, the board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta have answered a few questions we commonly hear about miraDry®.
#1: How does miraDry® work?
The miraDry® system uses microwave technology to directly deliver electromagnetic energy to the sweat glands under the arms. Since sweat glands cannot regenerate after they are treated, the results are long-lasting. Additionally, the technology has a built-in cooling system to prevent the skin from overheating which helps to minimize discomfort during treatment.
#2: Are the results permanent?
Yes, the sweat reduction results are permanent. The number of sessions needed to completely treat the underarms and see desired results varies from person to person. This makes miraDry® a great solution for those who want their underarm sweating to be a thing of the past.
#3: What is the recovery process like?
On the day of your miraDry® treatment session, you should plan on taking the remainder of the day off to rest. Immediately after treatment, patients may experience slight discomfort and swelling. Typically, discomfort fades after a few days while swelling may last for a couple weeks after your session. During this time, it’s important to follow the post-treatment instructions given to you by your provider.
#4: Who is a good candidate for miraDry® sweat reduction?
Good candidates for miraDry® include those who would like less underarm sweat or who don’t want to feel dependent on antiperspirants and deodorants anymore. Both men and women are eligible for this FDA-approved treatment.
Since miraDry® has many benefits and can help curb excess underarm sweating, it is a great option for anyone who wants to reduce their underarm sweat once and for all. If you have any additional questions or would like to learn more about this treatment, contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta today. Additionally, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more about our cosmetic services and skincare specials.