If you struggle with excessive underarm sweating and odor and have tried all forms of antiperspirants and deodorants to no avail, MiraDry might be the solution you’ve been seeking. MiraDry is a procedure that specifically targets sweat and odor glands to treat axillary hyperhidrosis and osmidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating and odor.

At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, Dr. Martin and his staff are proud to offer MiraDry treatments to their patients for a lifelong solution that addresses their underarm sweat and odor concerns. With just one or two MiraDry treatments, you can forget about unsightly underarm sweat stains and unpleasant odor, for good.

What Is MiraDry?

MiraDry is the first FDA-cleared noninvasive treatment that targets and destroys underarm sweat and odor glands with lifelong results, meaning no regular maintenance treatments are necessary. MiraDry also diminishes underarm hair for all skin types and hair colors, making it a triple threat for treating all of your underarm concerns.

How Does It Work?

First, the underarm is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, the handheld applicator is placed directly on the skin to deliver microwave energy that penetrates the skin and targets the sweat and odor glands. MiraDry uses MiraWave technology to induce thermolysis, breaking down sweat and odor glands via heat. The surface of the skin is also cooled and soothed at this point to increase patient comfort. Once the treatment is completed, the sweat and odor glands are completely destroyed and will never grow back.

It may take up to two MiraDry treatments for optimal treatment results. Most patients see an average of 82 percent sweat reduction after just one appointment. Treatments are done in-office and take as little as two hours. MiraDry requires little downtime and has mild side effects, so your daily routine will not be interrupted in your pursuit of dry underarms. Most patients can return to work immediately after their appointment and resume exercise a few days post-treatment.

Side effects are minimal and usually dissipate within a week post-treatment. You can expect some mild underarm swelling, redness and tenderness at first, but over-the-counter pain medication and ice can provide relief and keep swelling down. Some patients have also reported tingling or numbness in the underarms, but those side effects are usually gone within a month.

Is It Right for Me?

If you are looking for a lifelong solution to your excessive underarm sweating and odor but wish to stay away from surgery or regular appointments, then you are a candidate for MiraDry. Doctors typically recommend trying various antiperspirants, both over-the-counter and prescription varieties, before moving onto more advanced treatment options. If you’ve tried all types of antiperspirant products and experienced unsatisfying results, MiraDry can succeed where others fall short.

Schedule your first MiraDry appointment today to improve your quality of life and receive results in time for the holidays. Call Cincinnati Plastic Surgery at 513.469.0300 to schedule your free consultation and begin your journey to sweat-free underarms.