Until recently, patients with axillary hyperhidrosis just had to live with it and were limited to battle it with few treatment options. Different simple methods have been used to treat excessive sweating such as antiperspirants and oral medication with limited success. In addition, the majority of people avoid seeking a surgical approach to treat their axillary hyperhidrosis for fear of surgery procedure and because they think that it will make their sweating worse. So far, all treatments for excessive underarm sweating, but without surgery, have no proven as long-lasting and effective and also are time consuming and expensive.
miraDry, unlike other treatments, offers long-lasting results in one session performed in the IQ Dermatology Clinics office. The procedure typically takes 60-75 minutes depending on the size of the treated area. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the procedure to maintain comfort. Then, the clinician customizes treatment for each underarm area with multiple placements of the miraDry handpiece, awarded patent of Miramar Labs. This part of the procedure takes about 40 minutes. Immediately after the treatment there will be no sweat at all in the area treated.
miraDry is the only treatment that in about 1 hour has a real impact on the patient’s quality of life. It is a lasting solution that can make embarrassing underarm sweat and odor a thing of past. With miraDry anyone can stop underarm sweat for good, feel and smell fresh and clean all the time and stop using deodorants and antiperspirants.