MiraDry is a minimally invasive treatment that permanently reduces underarm sweat and odor—no downtime required. Most patients experience an average of 85% reduction in sweat and corresponding odor. This device and results are perfect for the hot and humid weather of Houston! It’s a simple solution to eliminate embarrassing concerns often associated with excessive perspiration:
- That less-than-fresh armpit smell you detect at the end of the day, when you are off to evening activities with no time to shower
- Perspiration marks that are evident when you remove your suit jacket
- Chalky white antiperspirant smears on your dark attire
- Humid, hot weather and/or activities which generate excessive perspiration and odor under your arms, inhibiting your confidence in social and work settings.
MiraDry uses a proprietary miraWave energy to target and destroy the glands which produce sweat and odor in your underarms. Once these are gone, they do not grow back, so they are eliminated for good. The underarm sweat glands are only 2% of total body sweat glands so they can be eliminated without increased sweating in other areas.
This is a simple procedure under local anesthesia that takes about 90 minutes. Afterwards, you may experience soreness, swelling, numbness and tingling that moves to hypersensitivity in the treated areas. This is transient and typically resides within 2 days to 2 weeks.
Typically one treatment is sufficient for most people, but an additional treatment may be required for some patients with diagnosed hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Dr. Hustak and her staff will determine the best treatment plan for your desired results at your initial consultation.