I see the MiraDry advertised for the underarms, will it ever be available for the hands and feet? Why wouldn't it work there too?
MiraDry Laser for Hands and Feet?
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MIRADRY IN NEW JERSEY - HANDS AND FEET?
We routinely perform Miradry in our office and have been amazed at the permanent reduction / elimination of underarm sweating in just 1-2 treatments.
Best of luck!
Miradry gives lasting results to stop underarm sweating
it works using microwave technology to heat the area where the sweat glands reside. A vacuum action is applied to bring the skin away from the underlying structures. Currently that is the barrier to using it on the hands and feet. However, technology always improves over time, so we will see what will happen in the next few years. You can also try topical robinul/glycopyrrholate, or pills, or iontophoresis treatments at home to decrease the sweating. See your board certified dermatologist for options. Best to you, Dr. Jacob
Miradry for armpit sweating
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This is because the hand piece, specifically, and system in general were designed with the anatomy of this body area in mind. To adapt this to other parts of the body requires modifications to both, to make sure the energy is delivered safely and effectively. So it's not so much a question of whether or not the technology will work, but how to use it in such a way that it works safely.
MiraDry for hands and feet
It has not been proven for hands and feet, and one should not assume safety in those regions. At this stage, we would not recommend its use for hands and feet.
Miradry is designed to be used on the underarms.
It is not designed for hands and feet and has not yet been evaluated for effectiveness in those areas.
However, we all hope that Miradry will develop additional treatments to address hyperhidrosis for hands and feet in the future.
I hope this answers your question.
MiraDry not available for hands and feet.
NOT for hands and feet
To date, it is super safe and very effective for underarm sweating, however if for hands and feet- it is not indicated. Possibly due to the proximity of nerves and tendons (especially in the hands).
I am sure a similar treatment will be there within the next few years. In the mean time, the use of Glycopyrrolate iontophoresis is the best option in my opinion.
MiraDry Not FDA approved for Hands and Feet
MiraDry is only FDA approved for the underarms. Technology is always improving so maybe in the near future there will be a solution for the hands and feet. As for now, Botox is a great temporary solutions.
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