Will the microwave energy in the MiraDry system destroy the fat as well as the eccrine glands, leaving one with "crepey" loose skin in the axilla following treatment? Any other potential downsides? For instance, can the glands regenerate following photothermolysis?
Is MiraDry Really a Safe Treatment for Hyperhidrosis?
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MiraDry is Safe and Effective
MiraDry is very safe and effective; the treatment has been performed tens of thousands of times. The drier armpits result in less irritation from excess moisture and less odor. The treatment does not affect the fat or the overlying skin.
Is miraDry a Safe Treatment for Hyperhidrosis?
Miradry is Safe and Permanent
There are about 2-3 million sweat glands on the body and only about 2% of those are found in the underarm. Therefore, killing the sweat glands with miraDry does not affect the body's ability to regulate its heat and cool off by sweating.
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Safety of Miradry
IS MIRADRY SAFE?
Best of luck!
Safe, and effective- cleared by FDA, CE and now Australia's TGA
Australia finally received its TGA approval last week- and treatments have begun in Australia. Results so far, have been outstanding, and well tolerated.
Hope this helps,
Dr Davin Lim
Cosmetic and Laser Dermatologist
MiraDry for hyperhidrosis
Other options include: antiperspirants, Botox or Dysport with off label usage toxins temporarily prevents the sweat glands from working for varying lengths of time. This requires repeat treatments to maintain results. Other options involve superficial liposuction or excision of sweat gland skin poses additional risks and leave scars.
MiraDry is a safe and very long lasting way to deal with sweaty armpits!
Miradry and Sweat Glands
Once the microwave technology destroys the sweat glands it is permanent. Sweat glands do not and cannot regenerate. MiraDry is a great option for hyperhidrosis to the underarms.
Dr. Grant Stevens Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Marina del Rey, CA The Institute
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