The End Of Hyperhidrosis? Introducing MiraDry!

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating and can affect many parts of the body. Most commonly the underarms and hands-but can affect any parts. This condition can lead to embarrassing sweat stains, body odor, and discomfort, making it difficult to feel confident and comfortable in social situations. Wet underarm clothing or having to offer a damp hand shake can affect any one’s self confidence.  Fortunately, there is an innovative and effective solution that is licenced to help and permanently reduce underarm sweat: MiraDry.

In this blog, we will explore what MiraDry is and how it can help you manage hyperhidrosis – or simply unwanted sweating – in time for summer.

What is MiraDry?

MiraDry is a non-invasive treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to permanently eliminate sweat and odour glands in the underarm area. The treatment works by delivering microwave energy to the sweat glands, heating and destroying them without damaging the surrounding tissue. Once the sweat glands are destroyed, they do not grow back, resulting in a permanent reduction in underarm sweat.

How does MiraDry work?

MiraDry works by delivering controlled microwave energy to the sweat glands in the underarm area. This causes heating and thermolysis of the sweat glands alone without damaging the other surrounding structures. The depth of penetration is carefully controlled to avoid injury to deeper structures and immediate cooling of the skin prevents injury here too. The treatment head creates suction up against the skin ensuring accurate and close contact before delivering the microwave energy and then immediately using refrigeration technology cools and protects the skin. The treatment begins with the application of local anaesthesia to the treatment area, ensuring that the patient remains comfortable throughout the procedure.

The resultant energy therefore heats and destroys the sweat glands, without damaging the surrounding tissue.

The treatment typically takes around one hour to complete, and most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment.

What are the benefits of MiraDry?

MiraDry offers a wide range of benefits for men and women with hyperhidrosis, including:

Permanent reduction in underarm sweat: MiraDry permanently eliminates the sweat glands in the underarm area, resulting in a permanent reduction in underarm sweat.

Reduced body odour: By eliminating the sweat glands in the underarm area, MiraDry can also reduce body odour, making it easier to feel confident and comfortable in social situations.

Non-invasive: MiraDry is a non-invasive treatment, meaning there is no need for incisions or downtime. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment.

Safe and effective: MiraDry is a safe and effective treatment that has been clinically tested and FDA-approved. Trial data indicates that after 1-2 treatments sweating is reduced by over 80% in more than 90% of patients (Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine 2013, Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy 2013) The 2023 webinar by the International Hyperhidrosis Society covers many questions from patients and doctors. View Video here.

Customizable: MiraDry can be customized to meet the individual needs of each patient, ensuring optimal results for every individual.

Who is a good candidate for MiraDry?

MiraDry is suitable for a wide range of patients, especially those who suffer from underarm hyperhidrosis, but also those who suffer normal amounts of sweating- but don’t like it – or suffer irritation from antiperspirants and deodorants. It is not licenced to be used in other areas but can also be successfully applied as a last resort. It is important to note that MiraDry may not be suitable for everyone. You should consult with a qualified practitioner to determine if MiraDry is a safe and appropriate option for your individual needs.

What should I expect during and after the treatment?

MiraDry treatment typically takes around one hour to complete, and most patients are able to resume their normal activities within hours of finishing the treatment. After the treatment, patients may experience some mild swelling, discomfort, or bruising in the treatment area. It is important to avoid intense exercise, excessive sun exposure, and alcohol for the first 24 hours to minimize the risk of swelling and bruising.

Most patients begin to see the results of MiraDry treatment within a few days of the treatment. The results are typically permanent, meaning that patients can enjoy a reduction in underarm sweat and odour for the long-term.

MiraDry is an innovative and effective solution for men and women looking to manage hyperhidrosis or simply wanting to reduce underarm sweating. The treatment works by permanently eliminating the sweat glands in the underarm area, resulting in a long-term reduction in under arm sweat and odour.

MiraDry offers a wide range of benefits, including a permanent reduction in underarm sweat and odour, a non-invasive treatment process, and a high degree of customization to meet the individual needs of each patient.

It is a highly successful non-invasive treatment option for underarm sweating. On rare occasions where MiraDry is not appropriate or fully successful retro-dermal curettage carried out under LA by Mr Lee in the clinic is successful.

Other options to treat hyperhidrosis can also be discussed and offered where appropriate but are rarely better than MiraDry or retro-dermal curettage but include Botulinum toxin, ultrasound or laser ablation.

If you are considering MiraDry to help manage hyperhidrosis and reduce underarm sweat, be sure to consult with a qualified and experienced practitioner to determine if it is a safe and appropriate option for your individual needs. With the right treatment regimen, you can achieve a more comfortable and confident summer season and beyond.