If the procedure is done will the sweating increase in the groin area because it has the same sweat glands as the underarm?
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Because the sweat glands in the armpit represent only 2% of the total number of sweat glands in the body, compensatory or excessive sweating in other areas of the body is very unlikely to occur.
Dr. Ravi Somayazula
You're talking about compensatory sweating which has not been reported with MiraDry when compared to other modalities like Botox. MiraDry only affects 2% of the glands in the body and that is the reason compensatory sweating is not as likely. Best, Dr. ALDO
Compensatory Sweating with miraDry
Hi, great question!
This is not a reported side effect from miraDry since only 2% of the total sweat and odor glands in the body are located in the underarm area. This will not result in a compensatory sweating since this is such a small percentage of the total sweat and odor glands in the body.
I had the procedure done and am so happy I did. No deodorant, no odor, no downtime, no compensatory sweating. Life changing.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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Compensatory sweating after miraDry is very rare
It is very unlikely for miraDry to cause compensatory sweating. I have only read about 2 patients on this forum that developed compensatory sweating after miraDry. To give you more information, we rarely, if ever, see patients get compensatory sweating when underarm sweating is blocked with Botox.
Compensatory sweating is a common occurrence after sympathectomy.
MiraDry and Compensatory Sweating
Underarm and the groin
MiraDry directly treats the sweat glands and odor glands. Treating under your arms should have no effect on your groin.
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