Many patients find themselves frustrated by the irritation and embarrassment that comes with excessive underarm sweat. Even prescription antiperspirants may not be effective for patients. Thanks to the innovative and noninvasive treatment miraDry®, concerns associated with underarm sweat can be addressed. Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center offers this safe and effective procedure to produce lasting results in the Greater Houston area.
So, what is miraDry, and how long does miraDry last? If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, or excessive armpit sweating, board-certified physician Dr. Marcel Thompson is able to help. miraDry is approved by the FDA to remove sweat glands from the armpit region. Results are safe, effective, and long-lasting. This saves patients from the trouble of unwanted wet marks and strong underarm odors. Learn about treating sweaty underarms with miraDry at our facility in Bellaire, TX.
What is miraDry?
miraDry is a tested and proven treatment that dramatically reduces sweat from the underarms. In this procedure, Dr. Thompson uses electromagnetic energy to target and eliminate sweat glands in the armpit. Patients are left feeling dry and odor-free immediately after their appointment, and the results are usually permanent. This is because once the sweat and odor glands are gone, they are gone for good. Here’s a quick rundown of the benefits of miraDry treatment for patients of all ages.
- Quick, nonsurgical, and noninvasive
- Little to no downtime after treatment
- Results begin immediately
- Long-lasting or permanent results
- No more sweat stains
Who should get miraDry treatments?
If you experience excessive armpit sweating or have avoided activities because you were worried about sweating in front of other people, you may be a candidate for miraDry. When you arrive for your consultation with Dr. Thompson, we can review your health history and learn about your issues with underarm sweat. miraDry only works for the underarms, so it cannot be used on other parts of the body. It is also important for candidates to be in good health and understand what they should expect from the procedure. This is why an in-person consultation is the best way to determine if miraDry is the best match for you in Bellaire, TX.
How is miraDry performed?
At the beginning of the appointment, we prepare patients by cleaning and numbing the area with a topical anesthetic. The numbing solution helps people feel more comfortable and at ease throughout the appointment. Dr. Thompson will then mark the area being treated for a more precise outcome. Next, he will pass the miraDry device over the skin. A light suction will bring the sweat glands closer to the surface of the skin where the electromagnetic energy will target and eliminate sweat glands.
One of the benefits of the advanced miraDry device is that it also works to keep the surrounding area cool and protected from harm while treating hyperhidrosis. By the end of the appointment, patients no longer have to deal with excessive armpit sweating or underarm sweat. Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center has private rooms with large television screens so patients can relax comfortably during each miraDry session.
What happens after my session?
Even though GAINSWave does not hurt, our staff will apply a topical cream to maintain your comfort throughout the procedure. Once patients are prepped for acoustic wave therapy, the handheld device will emit low-intensity sound waves over the penis and genital area. In all, the session takes about 30 minutes to complete at our office in Bellaire, TX. The majority of patients can go back to their daily routines afterward. The staff at Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center will then offer some instructions to take care of the treatment site at home. For best results, Dr. Thompson may recommend 6 – 12 sessions over the course of several weeks.
How long do GAINSWave treatments last?
Treating sweaty underarms with miraDry only takes about an hour or less at our office in the Greater Houston area. Even though treatment is minimally invasive, every procedure does come with some side effects or risks. This is why the caring staff at Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center can offer advice and guidelines about properly recovering from miraDry at home. Minor side effects include temporary swelling, numbness, soreness, or tingling in the underarm area that persists for just a few days. Even with these small side effects, patients will immediately notice dry underarms as soon as they leave our clinic.
So, how long does miraDry last for treating hyperhidrosis? Since the sweat glands cannot come back, the results are long-term. Based on how much excessive armpit sweating you experience, Dr. Thompson may suggest scheduling one session by itself or two sessions spaced about three months apart from each other. We will let you know how many appointments are required at the beginning of the consultation.
Treat underarm sweat with miraDry
With miraDry treatments, patients can stop worrying about embarrassing underarm sweat and odor in the Greater Houston area. This service has allowed countless patients the freedom to participate in activities they may have avoided before. miraDry can also save clothes from deodorant marks and sweat stains. Venus Restorative Health and Wellness Center uses natural and highly advanced approaches to improve each patients’ quality of life. With 20 years of proven success in the industry, Dr. Marcel Thompson is ready to serve you. Learn more about treating sweaty underarms with miraDry at our clinic located in Bellaire, TX.