Hill Country Dermatology
Dermatology & Aesthetic Services located in New Braunfels, TX & Schertz, TX
Uncontrollable underarm sweat can feel embarrassing and uncomfortable. At Hill Country Dermatology in New Braunfels, our providers offer miraDry® to significantly reduce underarm sweat and odor. This non-invasive treatment is an effective solution to keep your underarms dry and clean. To learn more about miraDry, call the team at Hill Country Dermatology or book an appointment online now.
miraDry Q & A
What is miraDry?
MiraDry is a device that uses thermal energy to eliminate odor-causing sweat glands. The non-invasive treatment sends waves of heat directly into your underarm sweat glands to prevent them from producing moisture. This effectively erases underarm sweat and odor.
Once your sweat glands are gone, you should notice an 82% reduction in sweat and 89% in odor reduction.
How does miraDry work?
The miraDry treatment is a straightforward procedure. The handheld device suctions the skin in your underarms to bring the sweat glands closer to the surface. Next, it releases thermal energy directly into the sweat glands, destroying them at the source. The thermal waves do not disturb the surrounding tissue, only the sweat glands.
Sweat glands cannot grow back or repair themselves once eliminated, so they can’t continue producing sweat. Once you’ve completed treatment, your underarm sweat should not return.
Are there any disadvantages to miraDry?
It’s understandable to feel concerned about eliminating your sweat glands permanently. While it’s true that your body does need sweat to cool itself, humans have about 2-4 million sweat glands total. In fact, the underarms only make up around 2% of your body’s sweat glands.
MiraDry only affects the sweat glands in your underarms, so you can continue to sweat normally everywhere else.
Why should I consider miraDry?
Not everybody feels bothered by underarm sweat. However, you may want to consider this treatment if you experience:
- Excessive underarm sweat
- Underarm sweat that soaks your clothing
- Underarm sweat that produces a strong odor
- Underarm sweat in mild temperatures
MiraDry treatments take just one hour to complete. Many individuals notice a significant reduction in sweat after just one treatment, but you may benefit from additional visits.
Is there downtime with miraDry?
There is no downtime with miraDry. You can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. Mild numbness and swelling are normal side effects of the treatment, but they should subside over the next few days. It’s important to avoid exercise for at least a few days after treatment for the best results.
When can I expect results from miraDry?
Results from miraDry treatments are instant. However, you may need additional treatments to achieve your desired results. When you leave Hill Country Dermatology, you should experience a noticeable reduction in sweat production.
To find out if miraDry is right for you, call Hill Country Dermatology or schedule an appointment online now.
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