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?
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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
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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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Miradry is a system specifically designed to treat axillary hyperhidrosis. It does this by pulling the skin of the axilla away from the underlying anatomic structures and then heating the apocrine sweat glands, which lie at the junction of the deepest layer of the skin and the subcutaneous fat, with enough microwave energy to shut down the function of these glands. It is theoretically possible to use the same technique to treat hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet, etc., but the anatomy of these areas is different from that of the axilla, and so the design of the system would have to be modified accordingly. But I would not be surprised to see this done in the not too distant future.
Miradry is for excessive underarm sweating
To date, miraDry is FDA-approved for treating excessive sweating in the armpit area only. The miraDry hand piece is specifically designed to fit against and apply slight suction to the shape of an armpit. Even if you were to attempt it on the feet, you may not be able to get enough suction to ensure an adequate treatment. There are also important structures such as tendons, nerves and blood vessels that are closer to the surface of the skin on the palms and soles than in the armpit and could possibly get damaged by performing miraDry there. Other treatment options available for excessive sweating on the hands and feet include topical medications, oral medications, iontophoresis and Botox injections.
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