What Does miraDry® Do?

miraDry® is a non-surgical treatment for excessive armpit sweat, also known as hyperhidrosis. Electromagnetic waves are used to completely and permanently break down the sweat glands, eliminating the need for deodorant.

What Can miraDry® Treat?

  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Underarm sweat and odor

Why miraDry®

  • Immediate results
  • FDA-cleared
  • Little to no downtime
  • Sessions last under an hour
  • Only requires one to two treatments
  • Permanent results

It’s challenging to get sweat under control for many people. You may be surprised to know that hyperhidrosis, the medical term for intense sweating, is a condition that affects 365 million people globally. Hyperhidrosis occurs when the body’s sweat glands become overactive and are working far beyond what is needed to regulate body temperature.

Hyperhidrosis is often a cause for social embarrassment, as it can produce stains on clothing and can lead to anxiety in both work and social settings. The condition can be influenced by multiple factors, including genetics, endocrine issues, infections, spinal cord issues, or neurological problems. 

Even individuals without hyperhidrosis can be bothered by underarm sweat and odor. Oftentimes, deodorants and antiperspirants are not enough to gain adequate control of symptoms. Furthermore, patients may see the condition as embarrassing and delay any treatment at all. 

Thankfully, there is an excellent solution to excessive sweating known as miraDry®, and the experts at Coolspa are excited to offer this procedure as part of our continued passion for safe and effective non-surgical treatments.

Learn More About miraDry®

miraDry® is FDA-cleared to treat the pesky sweat and odor glands that cause so much trouble. Your Coolspa treatment specialist will use energy focused beneath the skin to break down sweat glands in the armpits, thus eradicating the need for deodorants or more severe methods of gland removal such as surgery. 

The results from miraDry® treatment are immediate and permanent, as the sweat glands do not regenerate. Compared to Botox® injections for hyperhidrosis, miraDry® outperforms Botox® in just about every category, including positive outcomes, odor reduction, and hair reduction. Most patients are satisfied with the results after just one to two treatments. 

You will receive specific instructions from your Coolspa provider detailing how to prepare for your session. The session typically takes less than an hour. A Coolspa miraDry® treatment specialist will first numb the area with a topical anesthetic. 

Then, a handheld medical device is used to apply gentle yet potent waves of electromagnetic energy that heat the sweat glands, destroying them through a process called thermolysis. Since the area is first treated with a local anesthetic, you should expect the session to be mostly painless, though you may experience minor discomfort. 

Some patients are concerned that they need their sweat glands and that miraDry® treatment will make them lose their ability to sweat completely. However, it is important to remember that miraDry® only targets the sweat glands underneath your armpits, so the rest of your body will still sweat naturally. 

Each armpit represents only 1% of the body area, so treating the armpit reduces overall sweating by approximately 2%. After treatment, your body’s natural temperature control will not be affected. 

miraDry® has a number of benefits that set it apart from other treatments for excessive sweating, including:

  • A long-term solution to underarm sweating and odor and underarm hyperhidrosis
  • Safe and effective for women and men
  • Little to no discomfort
  • No surgery
  • Ends dependence on chemical deodorants
  • One treatment is sufficient in 80% of patients

Men and women who are bothered by their underarm sweat and odor make excellent candidates for miraDry® treatment. The best candidates are people who: 

  • Suffer from excessive underarm sweating
  • Experience social discomfort and decreased self-confidence
  • Are in good mental and physical health, with no significant medical issues
  • Have realistic expectations for improvement based on consultation

The miraDry® procedure has practically no downtime, and patients can return to their routines within 24 hours of treatment. However, some swelling (and possibly discomfort) will be present for the first few days after treatment. 

If you are planning to engage in rigorous exercise, it is best to wait two to three days. You can assist your recovery by adding the numbing agent, Exparel, to your treatment plan. You can discuss with your Coolspa provider whether adding Exparel may be right for you.

Coolspa is the number one provider of miraDry® in New York and one of the top 10 providers in the nation. The approach at Coolspa is gentle yet highly effective, aiming to minimize risks, promote rapid healing, and leverage niche solutions to problems such as hyperhidrosis. 

Discussing underarm odor and excessive sweating can be uncomfortable for some, but our Coolspa providers create an atmosphere of the utmost compassion and discretion. If you would like to learn more about whether miraDry® might be the right decision for your hyperhidrosis treatment in NYC, please contact our New York City offices today to learn more. 

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Your Coolspa journey begins with a private, one-on-one consultation with one of our body contouring specialists, who will deliver a detailed, customized treatment plan that addresses all of your areas of concern. Our specialists pride themselves on carefully listening to the goals and wishes of each client, and we prize communication among our practice’s most cherished assets. 

If you have questions about miraDry® and the cutting-edge procedures offered at our state-of-the-art Manhattan location, contact Coolspa today by calling (212) 535-COOL (2665) or sending our team a message here.

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