What is miraDry?
The miraDry procedure is a safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat. The procedure is quick, non-invasive, and performed in the physician’s office.
Two procedures are typically recommended, 3 months apart, to maximize the quality and duration of results. Each appointment generally lasts about an hour. miraDry is the only FDA-cleared procedure that provides a lasting reduction of underarm sweat in a completely non-invasive way. Other treatment options, including antiperspirants and toxins, aim to temporarily disable the sweat glands for varying lengths of time requiring repeated treatments to maintain effectiveness. Other options involve surgery, which pose inherent risks.
Why do we sweat?
Our bodies produce sweat to help us cool down when we’re overheated.
How is sweat produced?
Underarm sweat is produced through two types of sweat glands located just below the surface of the skin. The eccrine secrete a clear, odorless fluid to help cool the body. The apocrine glands produce a thicker fluid that gives underarm sweat its distinctive odor.
Why do some people sweat more than others?
Some people have overactive sweat glands, meaning they frequently turn on when they should be at rest, and they produce much more sweat than what’s needed to cool the body. Some peoples’ glands can produce four or five times more sweat than normal.
Is it unusual to sweat a lot?
Not in the least. It’s a condition that affects millions of people. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans say they sweat excessively.
How do I know if I sweat too much?
If you answer YES to any of the following, the miraDry procedure may be right for you.
- Does your underarm sweat make you feel embarrassed?
- Does underarm sweat interfere with your daily activities?
- Do you frequently apply antiperspirant?
- Do you worry someone will notice your sweat stains?
- Do you change your clothes more than once a day due to underarm sweat?
- Do you wear fabrics, colors and styles of clothes that do not show sweat easily?
- Are you frustrated over constantly ruining clothes?