Get miraDRY®, Forget Deodorant and Antiperspirant
Any Adult Can Stop Underarm Sweating in South Jersey
The miraDRY® procedure is known as a go-to solution for patients suffering from hyperhidrosis, which is the technical term for excessive sweating, but the treatment has also been gaining in popularity with people who sweat an average amount but want to stop. Yes, you can ditch your deodorant, and your antiperspirant.
Sweating can be reduced quickly and easily at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center. Just one to two treatments are 82 percent effective, making the process something for everyone, whether they suffer from excessive sweating or not. This also means it's more effective than the typical antiperspirant, which has a 20 percent effectiveness rate. Even clinical antiperspirant is 30 percent effective.
How It Works
The miraDRY® treatment process works to control the sweating that prompts people to roll on antiperspirant, don deodorant, and suffer from smells and soaked shirts. The process also reduces underarm hair by 60 to 70 percent.
First, your underarm will be numbed to increase your comfort during the procedure. A member of the South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center team will apply a temporary template to the area, indicating where the handpiece should go.
Once pressed against the skin and activated, the device will begin to pull slightly, bringing the glands to be treated closer and preparing them for treatment. Energy directed at the target area will then destroy both sweat and odor glands, which will never regrow. No more deodorant. No more antiperspirant.
This process takes around one hour to complete.
Do We Need to Sweat?
Whether typical or excessive, sweating plays an important role in keeping your body cool and helping you to stay healthy. Some patients worry that destroying the sweat glands in their underarms will prevent them from adequately sweating in the future.
Your underarms contain two percent of about 2 to 4 million sweat glands spread all across your body, from the soles of your feet to the top of your head. The vast bulk of these glands contribute to body temperature regulation by producing a clear fluid that cools the skin when it evaporates. These are known as eccrine glands.
Apocrine glands found in the underarm region also produce fluid, but this sweat is thicker. It is also the force driving purchases of antiperspirant and deodorant, since it is the culprit behind that distinctive B.O. smell, which is generated when the fluid interacts with certain bacteria.
Damaging the underarm sweat glands leaves approximately 98 percent of the body's vital sweat glands still functioning properly, as the treatment does nothing to alter how signals are sent to other glands found elsewhere.
How Many Treatments Will Be Needed?
The South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center team will help each patient determine how many sessions will be necessary, depending on patients’ end goals: whether they aim to reduce the moisture from excessive sweating or virtually eliminate all underarm sweating and odor in a bid to eliminate deodorant and antiperspirants from their grocery lists. Most patients experience a noticeable difference after just one treatment, though more sessions may be desired for improved results.
Unlike antiperspirant, which requires frequent reapplications, this procedure causes a permanent reduction in sweat.
Are There Side Effects to Watch For?
Patients may notice tingling and soreness. The sensation may also be accompanied by swelling and bruising. These side effects are common and should resolve in a matter or days or weeks. Avoiding antiperspirant on the treated area will not be a problem during this recovery time, since antiperspirant will not be needed at all.
Fees for Treating Typical to Excessive Sweating
Cost will be discussed during your complimentary consultation, since the full scope of treatment will depend on the individual.