I am 31 years old and have had axillary hyperhidrosis since the age of 13. I have used CertainDri (which sometimes works, but causes intense burning and itching), and have contemplated Botox. However, I would like to try to conceive in the next year and would also prefer to find a long-term solution to my hyperhidrosis rather than a temporary bandaid. I'm concerned that since Miradry is so new, that we may not know the long-term effects.
Will Miradry Increase my Risk of Cancer?
Doctor Answers 16
There have been no evidence that miraDry produces cancer of any type. The risks to the procedure are local, meaning that you can have some swelling that goes away in a few days to weeks, you can have some bruising, and in some cases you may need another treatment if you truly have hyperhidrosis. miraDry seems to be both safe and effective, which is why it seems to be so popular! In having it done myself, I love to be able to ride 50 miles on my bike without using antiperspirants or deodorants and still not smelling at all at the end of my ride. It has been really amazing for me personally, and I recommend it to my patients without reservations!
Miradry long term side effects
There have not been any side effects associated with miradry after 3 months. I do not see a way it could even cause cancer
No evidence of cancer risk
Miradry procedure is very safe. We have performed hundreds of these in our office. It affect sweat glands which are positioned right under the skin level. Breast tissue or lymphnodes are way deeper than that. What is nice about this procedure the satisfacton rate is close to 100%!
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Hope this places your mind at rest.
Dr Davin Lim
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MiraDry is safe and effective
The great many patients who have been treated with miraDry over the multiple years of research now have not ever experienced a link of any kind to cancer. The microwave energy used in the procedure is very tightly focused at the depth of the sweat glands, and this limited penetration is a major reason for its high degree of safety.
It is also worth pointing out that among all procedures on this site, miraDry has been among the 2 or 3 with the very highest rates of patient satisfaction.
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