It’s estimated that about 5% of people in the United States sweat excessively. However, because it’s an embarrassing problem, this estimate is likely higher, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
But there’s no need to feel embarrassed about your excessive sweating. With advancements in aesthetic medicine, there are effective treatments for your excessive sweating.
At Associated Skin Care Specialists, our highly skilled cosmetic dermatologists use miraDry® to stop excessive sweating. Here, we tell you all about miraDry, who it helps, and how it works.
MiraDry is an FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for excessive sweating. The device uses thermal energy to destroy the sweat glands under your arms. Destroying the sweat glands reduces underarm sweat and odor. It also eliminates some of your underarm hair.
Results are immediate and permanent. Though you can expect significant improvements after one miraDry treatment, we may recommend two sessions so you get the best results.
Our cosmetic dermatologist determines if miraDry can help you after a consultation. We use this innovative tool to treat excessive (hyper) sweating (hidrosis), or hyperhidrosis.
Sweating is part of your body’s cooling system to prevent overheating. It’s a normal body function. However, with hyperhidrosis you sweat even when your body doesn’t need cooling down.
Before recommending miraDry, we may try medical interventions like such as prescription antiperspirants or wipes to help control the excessive sweating. If these treatments fail to adequately control your sweating, then we might recommend miraDry.
If you have excessive underarm sweating that occurs even when you're not hot, and it soaks through and stains your shirts, then it’s possible miraDry could help you.
Our cosmetic dermatologist reviews all the details of your miraDry treatment so you know how to prepare and what to expect. The device works by emitting electromagnetic energy that destroys the sweat glands.
To get ready for your treatment, we ask that you shave under your arms 4-6 days prior to your treatment. This allows enough time for some hair to grow in, which helps us find the area we need to treat. If you forget to shave, we need to reschedule your session.
You need to stop applying deodorant and antiperspirants the day before your scheduled session and wear loose clothing to the appointment. The procedure takes about an hour, and you may have swelling and redness immediately following your treatment. We recommend icing and anti-inflammatory medication to treat these side effects.
You need to avoid shaving, antiperspirants, and strenuous exercise for a few days following miraDry treatment. If you feel the need to use deodorant under your arms, we recommend you discard any partially used products and get a new one.
Do you sweat excessively? Schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dermatologist to see if you can try miraDry. We provide free in-office and phone consultations. Our practice also provides telemedicine appointments.
We only perform miraDry treatments at our clinic in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Make an appointment with our convenient online scheduling tool using the link above.
We provide dermatology care at our Eden Prairie, Minnesota, clinic, as well as our offices in Blaine, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, and Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
We also have an office in Fridley, Minnesota, to address dermatology needs.