What is miraDry for Hyperhidrosis?
Underarm sweat while you’re exercising or nervous is normal, but constantly having to worry about excess sweat that stains your clothes and causes embarrassing odor that make you avoid raising your arms is a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis. At Sonterra Dermatology in San Antonio, Dr. Annabelle Garcia offers treatment for excess underarm sweating using the miraDry system. miraDry from Miramar Labs is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to safely target and eliminate sweat and odor glands in the under arm area. Since you have about 2 million sweat glands in your body and about 2% are in the armpits, you can easily live without them. You'll probably enjoy life more without worrying about wet marks, antiperspirant marks, stickiness, and strong odors. miraDry is a fast, noninvasive procedure that has been used to help patients around the world free themselves from underarm sweat.
Best Candidates for MiraDry
miraDry can help anyone who wants to control the sweat and odor from their underarms. miraDry is a great solution if you:
- Have consistent problems with excessive underarm sweat
- Get frequent stains in the underarm area of your shirts
- Want to avoid the harsh chemicals and toxins in deodorant
- Are embarrassed by the odor caused by your armpits
- Want to feel cleaner and fresher
- Stain clothes or get wet marks from underarm sweat
"Recently came here and did a procedure called Mira Dry. It eliminates the sweat glands from your underarms so you no longer have any embarrassing sweat stains or odor. I was so pleased with my results! I noticed within a day or so that I was no longer sweating or having any odor. Not only was the procedure pretty much painless but the experience from the staff was amazing as well. I was only in the office for about an hour and a half and went right back to work after my procedure. I love that because I didn't have to take off from work. And I had very minimal soreness after the procedure, kind of like being sore from a good workout at the gym. Overall I have to give 5 stars. I couldn't have asked for better results. Thanks Sonterra Dermatology."- S.G. / Google / Jan 27, 2017
About The MiraDry Procedure
The area to be treated is marked and cleaned before the underarms are numbed with a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable during your treatment. Once you are ready, the miraDry hand piece will pass over the skin, using light suction to bring the sweat glands closer to the surface of the skin. The miraWave™ heated energy works on the sweat and odor glands while the surface of your skin is kept cool by the miraDry device. Most treatments take about 1 hour with the patient relaxed and comfortable throughout the process.
What to Expect with MiraDry
After the treatment, the underarm area may have temporary swelling, soreness, numbness, or tingling for a few days to a few weeks, but you will have an immediate reduction in underarm sweat after the treatment. Once they are destroyed, sweat glands generally do not come back. To get your best results, 2 treatments spaced about 2 – 3 months apart are recommended. You can resume normal activities right after your treatment, but it is best to avoid strenuous activity, like exercise, for a few days.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes - 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Expected Cost of MiraDry
miraDry treatments typically cost between $1,500 and $3,000, but this varies in each patient and will be discussed during the initial consultation. Be sure to think about how much money you’ll save after miraDry from the lifetime of deodorant you won’t have to buy and the clothing that won't be ruined from sweat stains.
Put Your Hands in the Air
Stop worrying about underarm sweat and odor with a fast, painless miraDry treatment at Sonterra Dermatology. Save your clothes from sweat stains and deodorant marks and save your skin from the toxins and chemical found in most antiperspirants. No matter how hard you work out or how nervous you are, you'll still look cool, clean, and confident.