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.
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.
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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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!
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
It has actually been shown that there is no increase in sweat after the miraDry procedure from other areas of your body. There is a procedure called sympathatectomy which does cause increased sweating elsewhere, but not miraDry.Eccrine sweat glands are distributed almost all over the human body, in varying densities. Its water-based secretion represents a primary form of cooling in humans.Apocrine sweat glands are mostly limited to the axilla (armpits) and perianal areas in humans and are responsible for odor.
You do still sweat from your other sweat glands but as you know, underarm sweat stains clothes and can be socially awkward, whereas sweating from the other areas is not as socially limiting.
The sweat glands under the arm consist of apocrine and eccrine glands.
So yes, the sweat glands under your arms are more odorous. I hope this answers your questions.