miraDry® is the first FDA-cleared treatment to remove unwanted axillary (underarm) hair while reducing sweat and odor at the same time. Treatment involves no needles or surgery; it is completely non-invasive and painless. One of the major benefits of miraDry® compared to laser hair removal is that it is highly effective on any skin color and will remove any color of hair permanently. Only one treatment is typically sufficient to remove all underarm hair and eliminate sweating and odor in the area.
Benefits of miraDry®
- Removes dark and light underarm hair
- Effective on dark and light skin colors
- Stops excessive underarm sweating
- Treats underarm odor
- No downtime
- Quick “lunch-hour” procedure
- Permanent results
How does it work?
Preparing, numbing, and treating each armpit takes about one hour. Dr. Hiatt or one of his specially trained nurses will apply a temporary marking that serves as a guide to make the procedure more efficient. The handpiece is applied directly to the skin, and it lightly suctions the area to bring the sweat and odor glands closer to the surface. Microwave technology heats and destroys the sweat and odor glands as well as hair follicles while the cooling technology helps protect your skin and keep you comfortable. Since the glands are destroyed, results are permanent.
The majority of people need only one treatment to get their desired results. Most patients will experience an 82 percent reduction in sweat and odor glands and a 50 percent reduction in underarm hair growth regardless of the color of their skin and hair.
The one-time treatment costs about $2,000. If another treatment is desired, the cost is about $1,000 and usually results in over 95 percent reduction of odor and sweat.
Eliminating Sweat Glands
The sweat glands beneath the arms account for only about one percent of the body’s total sweat glands and are not essential to cooling the body.
Minor and temporary side effects include redness, swelling, and tenderness. Numbness and tingling rarely occur but may be present in the upper arm or armpit for about one month after treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about miraDry®, please contact us today. Call (480) 844-1410 or fill out our online contact form for more information.