MiraDry Can Help Eliminate Underarm Sweat *and* Odor
miraDry is typically very effective for both reducing underarm sweat as well as underarm odor.
There are two main types of sweat glands, the watery sweat producing eccrine glands and the odor-related apocrine glands. miraDry is effective against both types of sweat glands. In a recent clinical study of 31 patients, 87% of the patients reported noticeable underarm odor before miraDry and only 26% nine months after treatment.
As it turns out, the elimination of underarm odor is one of the main reasons that many people in Japan are turning to miraDry.
If you are bothered by underarm sweat and/or odor, miraDry can be an excellent treatment option.
Larry Fan, MD
Miradry and Sweat Odor
You'll be happy to know that Miradry is very effective in eliminating body odor in the axillary area. This is because if there is little or no sweating, the bacteria on the skin don't have a substrate to break down into malodorous products. Even if you don't think you are sweating excessively, any sweat at all has the potential to create a bad scent. Deodorant only masks the odor, but Miradry can prevent it completely!
MiraDry and odor improvement
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.
Yes it does help with odor. My results were excellent with one treatment but it was 4-8 weeks of healing
MiraDry Reduces Underarm and Sweating Odor
Yes, MiraDry does reduce and improve underarm body odor. This is because, no only does Miradry kill the eccrine (sweat) glands, but it also kills the apocrine (odor) glands. Eccrine glands secrete an odorless clear fluid full of electrolytes and this process helps the body control its temperature.
Apocrine glands are also sweat glands, but they are different - they are located in the underarms and genital area. They produce a thicker fluid which comes in contact with the bacteria on the skin's surface and this causes the body odor.
Most patients do not need antiperspirant or deodorant after just one MiraDry treatment. Some patients need two treatments to get the desired dryness and odor reduction.
Odor and miraDry
Although miraDry is
getting a lot of attention recently, it has actually been around for a while.
It has been extensively studied and there is no cancer association. The FDA has
cleared it for safe use as well. The microwave energy only penetrates 4-5mm in
depth and heats up and destroys the sweat and odor glands. The energy does not
reach lymph nodes or deeper structures and it in non-ionizing radiation (the
safe kind, like radiowaves). I have had the procedure done myself and it has
truly been a gift. One and done for 80% of people! In the long term, much more
cost-effective than Botox which has to be repeated every 3-6 months. Let us
know if we can help in any way.
Miradry helps with odor.
The Miradry targets both eccrine and apocrine glands, The apocrine glands are responsible for the typical underarm sweating, and once treated with Miradry odor is also improved and even absent in some cases.
Miradry correct Odor as well as Sweat problems
Miradry is the best way to correct your problem. 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. Miradry eliminates these glands permanently and solves both problems. You will never need to use deodorant again.
Yes it can..
miraDry reduces both eccrine and apocrine glands. These glands are BOTH associated with odour.
Eccrine glands produce sweat, this can lead to a rich pool of nutrients for bacteria to breed, in turn worsening odour and smell. Apocrine glands also contribute to bromohidrosis- these glands are also reduced with miraDry.
Sometime a combination of BOTOX, miraDry, diet and deodorants gives the best outcomes.
Dr Davin Lim
MiraDry for odor elimination
MiraDry can reduce both sweating and odor. It is possible that slightly higher energy may be required to reduce odor compared to moisture, and if odor is your main concern, I would address that with your physician in the preprocedure consultation. In addition it can reduce hair growth in the area.
Miradry and reduction in armpit odor
Our office specializes in hyperhidrosis and Miradry. Patients benefit from a reduction in odor, but the procedure is FDA approved for hyperhidrosis only at this time.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS