There are times when everyone is sweating, like during one of our brutal summer heatwaves here in Maryland. But there are also times when it seems like you’re the only one doing the sweating. If that sounds like you then maybe it’s time to try miraDry at the Laser Center of Maryland.
What is miraDry?
MiraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment to permanently eliminate sweat and odor glands in the underarm area. Its premise is that if you lose the sweat glands you lose the sweat. Using microwave technology to heat the glands, stopping their function, miraDry is a safe, fast, permanent solution.
The procedure has been given over 45,000 times worldwide, so there is a growing amount of statistical evidence behind miraDry. This new technology has been shown to eliminate 82% of sweat and odor glands in just one treatment. This reduction is permanent.
And miraDry has an attractive side benefit. The miraDry procedure also removes up to 70% of underarm hair as the heat damages the hair follicles. So, in addition to saying goodbye to your army of deodorants and antiperspirants, our female patients can now say goodbye to the majority of their underarm shaving! And unlike laser hair removal (which is more effective on darker hair), this 70% decrease in underarm hair applies to all hair colors.
Will removing these sweat glands damage my body’s cooling efforts?
The human body has from 2 to 4 million sweat glands across its entire surface. Only 2% of these are located in the underarm area. So, when these glands are eliminated with miraDry, the body’s overall ability to cool itself or to eliminate toxins is not impacted. Your ability to be embarrassed by excessive underarm sweating is impacted, though!
At the Laser Center of Maryland, our miraDry treatments begin with us applying a topical anesthetic to your underarms to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Next we draw a temporary tattoo of sorts on your underarm to provide a treatment map. Then we place the hand held applicator to your skin and there is a slight suction as the electromagnetic energy is delivered to the treatment area. Each side takes around 30 minutes and you’re done.
Schedule a consultation
Tired of being the only one sweating in a cool room? Call us at the Laser Center of Maryland and let’s talk about miraDry. Call (410) 544-4600 today!