Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a very debilitating condition. Temporary treatment options include prescription-grade antiperspirants, oral medications, and botulinum toxin injections into the axilla. Luckily, we now also have a permanent option known as MiraDry.
If you experience unwanted excessive sweating, stained clothing, or underarm sweat breakouts, then you may be a good candidate for the MiraDry procedure. MiraDry is the latest non-invasive technology that provides a significant reduction of underarm sweat and the only non-invasive technology approved by the FDA for providing lasting results. The MiraDry device uses controlled energy to eliminate sweat glands, providing lasting results since sweat glands do not regenerate. Only 2 percent of the 4 million sweat glands in the human body are found in the underarms, and treating these sweat glands with MiraDry does not affect the body’s ability to cool itself. MiraDry is designed for patients with excessive underarm sweating (primary axillary hyperhidrosis) over the age of 18 and it cannot be used on minors or anywhere else on the body.