Miradry for body odor?
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Miradry in Los Angeles for body odor
MiraDry Reduces Odor
Thank you for your question. The miraDry system uses energy that targets and destroys both the sweat and odor glands in your underarms. When the glands are destroyed, they do not grow back. Therefore, underarm sweat and odor are reduced. Talk with your provider about your goals. Some patients require more than one treatment, with at least 3 months between treatments. Best wishes, Dr. Aldo :-)
MiraDry and body odor
You may experience some swelling, minor bruising and tenderness of the underarms, which should subside within a couple of weeks. We recommend avoiding strenuous activity requiring your arms until your symptoms have resolved. Some patients have short-term altered sensation of the underarm skin or upper arms. This will gradually disappear. If any of these side effects occur, we recommend avoiding strenuous activities requiring use of your arms until they have subsided. Aside from getting rid of sweat and odor, miraDry® can also reduce hair growth under the arm.
This should improve with time. Most patients treated at level 5 do not need another treatment but it is possilbe and should be done at 6 months
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There are 3 types of sweat glands (eccrine, apocrine and apoeccrine). All are destroyed with this technology (indiscrimintely). It is the apocrine glands that cause odor.
You may need more than 1 procedure to help with the odor.
I agree with Dr. Raffy (see below) that hair removal will help as well. The miraDry procedure may help with this as well. Or, you can choose laser hair removal technology.
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