miraDry® for Excessive Sweating
Permanent relief from excessive sweating available in Portland
Nearly eight million Americans live with hyperhidrosis – excessive underarm sweating.
How miraDry works
Treatment noninvasively targets sweat and odor glands in underarms with microwave energy. Localized thermolysis heats and destroys sweat glands without harm to surrounding tissues. Ninety percent of miraDry patients see a reduction in perspiration of about 82 percent. Once glands are treated, they do not regenerate, so improvement is lasting. Your body has up to five million sweat glands, so necessary cooling functions continue. However, treatment does NOT increase sweat production in other areas.
Imagine never using deodorant or antiperspirants again?!
miraDry is a non-invasive painless procedure to destroy sweat and odor glands from your underarm, while also removing hair of all colors too. The one-time treatment is FDA-cleared and can be done in about an hour.
What to expect
- Safety – miraDry is cleared by the FDA, and the Thrive team has extensive training and experience in the procedure.
- Comfort – The underarm area is thoroughly numbed to ensure your wellbeing during and after treatment. Plus, the device has an automatic cooling feature to regulate skin temperature.
- Convenience – This outpatient procedure generally takes less than two hours.
- No downtime – You may return to work or routine activities.
- Minimal risk of side effects – Some patients experience redness, swelling, tenderness, or tingling, but it resolves naturally.
- Unexpected benefit – Underarm hair growth is significantly reduced.
- Immediate results – Noticeable dryness occurs right away, and you may never need to use antiperspirant or deodorant again.
- Usually once and done – Often only one treatment is necessary.
Top credentialsmiraDry is the latest technological advance in treatment of hyperhidrosis. Thrive was the first medical practice in Oregon to offer it, and remains the number one miraDry center in the state.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I sweat so much?
Sometimes, the sweat glands on the body are overactive, which results in hyperhidrosis. These overactive sweat glands under the arms are only about 2 percent of the sweat glands found in the body. During miraDry, when these sweat glands are removed, it still allows patients to have the ability to cool their body in a natural way, as this small percentage of removed sweat glands will not affect the issue. Patients will still sweat elsewhere on their body due to the remaining 98 percent of sweat glands.
How to stop underarm sweating?
While many patients can control their sweating with antiperspirants, some patients cannot. When the condition is severe enough to result in sweaty underarms every day – even when patients are not warm – it can become an embarrassing condition. The doctors at our practice are excited to provide patients with solutions that are reliable, including miraDry. miraDry provides permanent results for patients who have struggled with hyperhidrosis and want to find an option that works in improving their self-confidence.
How many treatment sessions are needed for results?
Most of our patients will see results after just one session. Those patients with extremely severe hyperhidrosis will benefit from several treatments spaced over time. The doctors in our clinic will consult with patients to determine how many sessions they may require to achieve optimum results and enjoy the benefits of less sweat!
How long will it take to see the results?
Results are immediate and long-lasting. The miraDry treatment eliminates the odor, hair, and sweat glands in the treatment area in a permanent manner. Most patients notice an approximate 82 percent reduction in sweat following their services.
How long does treatment take?
Patients will be able to enjoy their miraDry treatments in about one hour or less. This does not include the initial consultation appointment, during which patients work with our team to determine candidacy and learn about the cost of treatment.
Are there side effects with miraDry?
Most patients do not experience much in terms of side effects, outside of tenderness and swelling in the treatment area that can last approximately one week or two. Some patients report an altered sensation in the upper arms or underarms, but this will resolve with time.
What about downtime and recovery?
MiraDry is a wonderful solution for busy patients, as it provides treatment without extensive downtime or healing required. This nonsurgical procedure uses local anesthetics to ensure patients are comfortable during their procedure and helps put them at ease throughout the treatment. Most patients who undergo miraDry treatments can return to work immediately without any further interruption in their day. Patients are often encouraged to reduce exercising for a few days, as it can contribute to sensitivity in the treatment area.
Is miraDry safe?
Yes! MiraDry has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration for treating sweat and odor in the underarm area. Additionally, it has been known to reduce hair follicles in the area as well. This system is readily available for our doctors to use for their patients who are complaining of the signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis and who are seeking a solution that works better than antiperspirants, which can fail to work.
What is the cost of miraDry?
The cost of miraDry varies, depending on the location of the treatment area, the size of the treatment area, and how many sessions are required to achieve desired results.
Call today for an appointment to learn more about miraDry as a hyperhidrosis treatment
Schedule a consultation at Thrive in Portland to learn more about this innovative solution to excessive sweating. The number is (503) 928-6505. We serve patients in a Northwest Portland, Oregon including Hillsboro and Beaverton. Our practice is located at 1706 W Glisan Street, Suite 2 in Portland, Oregon.