miraDry® – The New Permanent Solution To Axillary Hyperhidrosis

The International Hyperhidrosis Society has recently reported on a new permanent treatment for excessive sweating. It is called miraDry® and it can only be used for axillary hyperhidrosis, which is the excessive perspiration of the underarms.According to two studies carried out in 2012, this new treatment can reduce sweating up to 90% for good.


How Does It Work?

miraDry® is a non-invasive device that uses electromagnetic energy, which then converts into heat, to eliminate the sweat glands. These do not grow again after treatment – this is why it is an effective way to defeat hyperhidrosis once and for all. However, the treatment needs to be repeated twice to be completely effective (and to make sure the glands have actually been eradicated).

It only works on the armpits because, in order to work, there needs to be a layer of fat between the device and the glands.

How Safe Is It?

Some of the side effects found in the studies included transitory inflammation, uneasiness, or numbness of the skin in the treated area. No major side effects or risks were reported.

The same technology behind miraDry® (electromagnetic energy) has been successfully used in other medical areas, such as urology, oncology, cardiology and general surgery.

If you wish to find out more on miraDry®, the research is published here. However, the treatment is not yet available in Europe.

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