Excessive underarm sweating may not seem like a life-threatening medical condition, but it can affect a person in many ways, especially during social situations. Here at Gold Skin Care Center, Dr. Michael Gold has provided an innovative treatment that can effectively address this problem.Continue Reading ↓
What is the miraDry treatment?
Dr. Gold introduces an FDA-approved aesthetic solution to underarm sweating: the miraDry treatment. It is a non-invasive, safe approach to removing the underarm glands that cause sweat and odor in the area. Many of our patients in Nashville, Tennessee have gained satisfying results from this quick and easy in-office procedure, providing a permanent answer to your underarm sweating problems. Sweat glands are known to have no use under the armpits, making it more convenient to have them removed through miraDry. However, patients will still be able to sweat elsewhere.
What can I expect from a miraDry procedure?
A lot of Dr. Gold’s patients have found comfort throughout the procedure, as it is painless with minimal to no downtime. Before the start of the treatment, local anesthesia is applied to the underarm area to increase patient comfort during the procedure. In fact, most patients report pain only during the administration of anesthetic injections. The miraDry treatment does not require any cuts or incisions. A specialized handpiece will be placed in multiple areas in each underarm. Normally, a miraDry treatment will take up to an hour and can be done in a single doctor’s appointment.
How does the miraDry treatment work?
The procedure uses the miraWave technology, which provides the ideal wavelength that eliminates sweat and odor glands in the armpit. This painless procedure is non-invasive, producing a cooling effect for increased comfort while targeting and destroying the affected glands.
What can I expect from miraDry results?
Before anything else, an initial consultation with your physician is a must. It is during this time that your healthcare provider will determine the amount of sweat reduction possible in a miraDry session, taking your preference into consideration. As with any other aesthetic treatment, specific results may vary from patient to patient, yet the average sweat reduction in miraDry patients reach up to 82%.
Most patients who have undergone the procedure experience only minimal downtime, which means they can easily return to their daily activities right after the procedure. However, exercise may have to be resumed only after several days from the day of treatment. Side effects may include numbness, bruising, swelling and increased sensitivity in the area for several days after treatment.
I have been troubled by excessive sweating for as long as I can remember, so when I heard about miraDry I was very excited. The treatment was very tolerable and my sweating stopped immediately. I have had one treatment so far, and I am already sweat- and deodorant-free!
While growing up, I would sweat excessively, and with that came the yellow stains on all of my white shirts that I was always so embarrassed by. As I got older I wasn’t sweating as much, but then I was dealing with the horrible white streak on my dark tops from my deodorant. It is exciting to me that I have not had to deal with any sweating or ugly white streaks on my clothes since my miraDry treatment!
MiraDry has been a game changer for me. For years I have been asking for a treatment to help with my sweat problem. I had tried everything short of Botox injections. Every morning as soon as I got out of the shower and put on my shirt, almost immediately sweat would begin to come through leaving the dreaded wet pit stain. On several occasions, I would even sweat though a suit. Today I can buy a shirt and not have to worry if it’s “pit friendly” or not; miraDry was immediately effective. Goodbye embarrassing sweat problem!!!
Primarily I’m super excited I got the miraDry treatment because it’s getting warmer outside when I run, and it’s really nice to feel less sweaty and gross after a long run. Plus I think the decrease in hair is a fantastic bonus. I wear medical scrubs to work and would see sweat stains within a couple hours on the job. No more sweating through my scrubs! The treatment was quick, and the downtime was nonexistent. There’s also something kinda nice about not having to wear deodorant! UPDATE: I ran the St. Jude Country Music 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles) and had absolutely NO underarm sweat!!! Amazing!
I do sweat a lot when I get hot. Since I was 14, I have always had to reapply deodorant throughout the day. I’ve used both regular and clinical strength deodorants. The sweating is worse when I’m at my job and after working out at the gym. When I go home and shower, I will continue to sweat for a couple hours and have to change shirts before bed. Since having the procedure, I have not had any breakthrough sweating. Such a great feeling!
I don’t excessively sweat to where I have to change clothes or get toxin injections, but I do sweat enough to sweat through my shirt at times. I play softball so I’m outside in really hot weather, and it’s great not having to re-apply deodorant numerous times a day now! I haven’t worn deodorant since I had the treatment done and have not sweat almost at all! I would do it over again if I had to!
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