Miradry question 2.

If sweat is sweat then what's the advantage to eliminating the underarm glands if the rest of the body will simply sweat that much more everywhere else to make up for it? Additionally, people apply anti-persperants or deoderants to their underarm glands to deal with it. Are they now going to apply these things to the rest of their body after MiraDry? Or are you saying that there is something more oderous about underarm sweat than elsewhere?

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It's the underarm sweat that has a particularly bad social undertone when one looks sweaty there. In addition, many people have serious odor from there too which is socially unacceptable. 

Best wishes, Dr. Aldo

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It's the underarm sweat that has a particularly bad social undertone when one looks sweaty there. In addition, many people have serious odor from there too which is socially unacceptable. 

Best wishes, Dr. Aldo

MiraDry permanently reduces underarm sweat and odor

The reason that people apply antiperspirant or deodorant is because they want to reduce the amount of sweat or odor.  By far, the most common place that people sweat is in the underarm area, and for this reason, the underarm area tends to be the origin of body odor.  Have you ever raised your arms and gotten a whiff of body odor?  In a 1 hour procedure, miraDry permanently reduces sweat and odor.  After miraDry, you will not have increased sweating elsewhere on the body, but you will have reduced sweating in the underarms.  This is life changing for many people. 

MiraDry permanently reduces underarm sweat and odor

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The reason that people apply antiperspirant or deodorant is because they want to reduce the amount of sweat or odor.  By far, the most common place that people sweat is in the underarm area, and for this reason, the underarm area tends to be the origin of body odor.  Have you ever raised your arms and gotten a whiff of body odor?  In a 1 hour procedure, miraDry permanently reduces sweat and odor.  After miraDry, you will not have increased sweating elsewhere on the body, but you will have reduced sweating in the underarms.  This is life changing for many people. 

Sweating following MiraDry

MiraDry targets the sweat and odor glands of the underarms only. You are born with approximately 2 million sweat glands throughout your body. Of these 2 million sweat glands, the glands of the underarms account for only about 2%. With miraDry you will have a permanent sweat and odor reduction after just one treatment, but you will continue to sweat from other areas of the body, as you did prior to receiving the treatment. MiraDry will not affect these other glands. Some people are more sensitive to sweating in other places of the body following the treatment because they had such a drastic change to their underarms.

Sweating following MiraDry

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MiraDry targets the sweat and odor glands of the underarms only. You are born with approximately 2 million sweat glands throughout your body. Of these 2 million sweat glands, the glands of the underarms account for only about 2%. With miraDry you will have a permanent sweat and odor reduction after just one treatment, but you will continue to sweat from other areas of the body, as you did prior to receiving the treatment. MiraDry will not affect these other glands. Some people are more sensitive to sweating in other places of the body following the treatment because they had such a drastic change to their underarms.

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Can miraDry make you sweat any where else?

Thank you for your question. Destroying your sweat and odor glands under your arms (which is only 2% of all your sweat glands) will NOT cause you to sweat somewhere else, it simply means those are destroyed and unable to produce sweat in that area.


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Can miraDry make you sweat any where else?

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Thank you for your question. Destroying your sweat and odor glands under your arms (which is only 2% of all your sweat glands) will NOT cause you to sweat somewhere else, it simply means those are destroyed and unable to produce sweat in that area.


#deodorant    #sweatglands   #compensatorysweating

MiraDry and Compensatory Sweating

MiraDry is an amazing treatment for those that are self conscious about underarm sweat, body odor, deodorant marks and sweat stains.  The MiraDry treatment targets your apocrine glands, eccrine glands and hair follicles. Only 2% of your sweat glands are located in your underarms so it is rare to have compensatory sweating elsewhere.  When the sweat is excreted from the axilla and makes contact with the bacteria on the surface of the skin, it creates an odorous smell.  Eliminating the sweat from the underarms will eliminate the bad odor.  The results from MiraDry are great and perfect for those that want to feel fresh, clean and confident!

Follow the link to below to learn more!

MiraDry and Compensatory Sweating

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MiraDry is an amazing treatment for those that are self conscious about underarm sweat, body odor, deodorant marks and sweat stains.  The MiraDry treatment targets your apocrine glands, eccrine glands and hair follicles. Only 2% of your sweat glands are located in your underarms so it is rare to have compensatory sweating elsewhere.  When the sweat is excreted from the axilla and makes contact with the bacteria on the surface of the skin, it creates an odorous smell.  Eliminating the sweat from the underarms will eliminate the bad odor.  The results from MiraDry are great and perfect for those that want to feel fresh, clean and confident!

Follow the link to below to learn more!

Miradry treatments in Los Angeles

I am a national expert on Miradry and have co-authored a book on the subject. Compensatory sweating is rare after Miradry. The results are consistently amazing with the procedure in my experience. 

Best, 
Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Miradry treatments in Los Angeles

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I am a national expert on Miradry and have co-authored a book on the subject. Compensatory sweating is rare after Miradry. The results are consistently amazing with the procedure in my experience. 

Best, 
Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

MiradDry

Hello and thank you for your question! We have not seen or heard of any compensatory sweating with miraDry. It only eliminates the sweat and odor glands in the area treated with no effects elsewhere on the body. With the newest techniques that we are doing at our office, results can be achieved in as little as one treatment. In addition, MiraDry, just received an indication for hair removal of all colors. Please call our office for more information and a complementary consultation with our Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Tinelli.

MiradDry

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Hello and thank you for your question! We have not seen or heard of any compensatory sweating with miraDry. It only eliminates the sweat and odor glands in the area treated with no effects elsewhere on the body. With the newest techniques that we are doing at our office, results can be achieved in as little as one treatment. In addition, MiraDry, just received an indication for hair removal of all colors. Please call our office for more information and a complementary consultation with our Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Tinelli.

Sweating

Blocking sweat from 1 particular area on the body- such as the underarms- does not cause noticeable extra sweating in other areas.  Be well.  

Sweating

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Blocking sweat from 1 particular area on the body- such as the underarms- does not cause noticeable extra sweating in other areas.  Be well.  

Compensatory sweating is not seen following miraDry

Thank you for your question. 

There are 3 types of sweat glands in the underarms: eccrine, apocrine and apoeccrine.

Compensatory sweating is rarely seen with miradry - i.e. sweating elsewhere following miraDry.

Read the miraDry book on the link below.

Compensatory sweating is not seen following miraDry

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Thank you for your question. 

There are 3 types of sweat glands in the underarms: eccrine, apocrine and apoeccrine.

Compensatory sweating is rarely seen with miradry - i.e. sweating elsewhere following miraDry.

Read the miraDry book on the link below.

Why location is important for MiraDry

Since the sweat glands in the axilla are apocrine glands they produce more odor than eccrine glands. Also they are more numerous in this area so people notice more.  If you eliminate these sweat glands, then we don't really notice if/when the rest of the body takes over the job of sweating more. It has only rarely been reported that someone felt sweatier over the rest of their body and I have never seen it in my practice. Finally, since this area is a skin fold, the sweat doesn't evaporate as quickly as say your forehead, so people tend to notice it on their clothes or even get rashes from the moisture. 

Allison Readinger, MD
Fort Worth Dermatologist
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Why location is important for MiraDry

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Since the sweat glands in the axilla are apocrine glands they produce more odor than eccrine glands. Also they are more numerous in this area so people notice more.  If you eliminate these sweat glands, then we don't really notice if/when the rest of the body takes over the job of sweating more. It has only rarely been reported that someone felt sweatier over the rest of their body and I have never seen it in my practice. Finally, since this area is a skin fold, the sweat doesn't evaporate as quickly as say your forehead, so people tend to notice it on their clothes or even get rashes from the moisture. 

Allison Readinger, MD
Fort Worth Dermatologist

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