Miradry for Severe Bromhidrosis?

I have severe Bromhidrosis and I do not have Hyperhidrosis. I been having this condition since I was 12. So far Secret Clinical Strength deodrant works well for me to cover the odor. Can Miradry cure severe Bromhidrosis and how long will its last?

Doctor Answers 9

The Results in Bromhidrosis are Long Lasting

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Although the primary purpose of MiraDry is to decrease sweating, many patients with bromhidrosis (excessive odor) are also improved. The results in bromhidrosis, much like with hyperhidrosis) are long lasting.

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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MiraDry may help reduce underarm odor (bromhidrosis)

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miraDry may help reduce underarm odor (bromhidrosis) through the same mechanism by which it reduce sweating. The microwave energy is focused on the area just below the skin where sweat glands reside. Reducing sweating helps reduce odor by eliminating the environment which odor producing bacteria thrive in. The procedure may also destroy apocrine glands which are located in the same area. These are responsible for producing axillary scents and odors as well.

William P. Coleman III, MD
Metairie Dermatologic Surgeon

Miradry and bromhidrosis

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miraDry is the only device on the market that helps to eliminate odor related to sweat, which is also known as bromhidrosis.  The miraDry procedure utilizes microwave technology to selectively target and eliminate sweat glands in the armpits by focusing electromagnetic waves at a specific level in the body where sweat glands are located.  MiraDry is able to eliminate both eccrine (normal sweat) apocrine ("smelly" sweat) glands.  MiraDry is the only FDA-approved procedure that offers long-lasting results and the only device that has been shown to treat "smelly" sweat.  Studies demonstrate that results last up to 2 years and are likely permanent as sweat glands do not regenerate.  

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

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MiraDry is effective for bromhidrosis

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MiraDry is very effective for bromhidrosis (odor).  In fact, in Asian, miraDry is used primarily for the purpose of reducing odor.  Antibacterial cleansers can also be very helpful.

Sweat and odor

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miraDry can help with sweating and odor in the armpits only (for now).  If your odor is mainly from your armpits, then miraDry will work for you.

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Miradry for bromohidrosis

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I have seen many patients who have had improvements in both sweating and odor after Miradry to the armpits. At this time, Miradry is approved only for hyperhidrosis. 

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Bromhidrosis Best Treated with Miradry

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Miradry is the best way to correct your problem for your armpits, it is not FDA approved to use in your groin at this time. Excess sweat (hyperhydrosis), and smelly armpits (bromhydrosis) are caused by eccrine (sweat) and apocrine glands whose secretion is modified by bacteria causing a bad odor. Even though you may wash frequently, the cleaning action does not get down into the pore depth where the bacteria live. In Asian countries, this is the major use of this technology. Miradry eliminates these glands permanently and solves both problems. You will never need to use deodorant again.

Use Secret Clinical If It Works !

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If Secret Clinical works for you, then I would recommend that you use it. You don't need to get the miraDry procedure.

Miradry is effective for sweat and bad odor

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my patients reports to me that both the sweating and the bad odor is decreased after the miradry procedure.  The results are potentially long lasting to permanent for both conditions.

Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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