I am recieving the MiraDry treatment soon, I am wondering if my armpit hair will grow back to normal after the treatment?
MiraDry Treatment, Does Hair Grow Back?
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Miradry treatment for underarm sweating
Miradry is not a primary treatment for excessive hair in the armpits and although some hair is lost, it may not be permanent. Surgery90210
An Additional Benefit of miraDry is Reduced Underarm Hair
miraDry is a very safe, effective, and lasting treatment for excessive underarm sweating. It has quite literally changed the lives of hundreds of patients in my practice.
A partial reduction or delay in underarm hair growth is a common side effect. Most patients, both men and women, consider this to be an additional benefit.
Larry Fan, MD
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MiraDry and hair loss
The miraDry procedure targets the apocrine glands which secrete oily secretions and cause bromhidrosis, as well as the area where the skin harbors the hair follicles - and of course, the eccrine sweat glands that secrete water and electrolytes that cause hyperhidrosis. In my practice of miraDry, patients that develop hair loss are happy with that outcome as a side effect. At one year follow-up, it seems that hair does grow back in most patients treated with low settings (setting level 3).
Hair density can be slightly reduced
The hair density can be slightly reduces with miradry in the armpits but it does not eradicate hair. Most patients (both male and female) view this as a positive outcome.
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