miraDry® for Excessive Sweating

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Permanent relief from excessive sweating available in Portland

miraDry LogomiraDry treatment in Portland, Oregon is a painless and non-invasive procedure used for destroying sweat glands and odor glands from under the arms. It will also remove unwanted hair in the area, as well. This hyperhidrosis treatment is cleared by the FDA and can be performed in approximately one hour. The cost is affordable for many of our patients who are seeking a permanent solution to hyperhidrosis.

Nearly eight million Americans live with hyperhidrosis – excessive underarm sweating.

This condition affects much more than your favorite shirt. For many women and men in the Portland area, it inhibits social interaction and success in the workplace due to sweaty armpits and underarm odor that cannot be controlled with traditional deodorants or antiperspirants. Dr. Adam Maddox suggests a scientific, nonsurgical approach with permanent results – miraDry treatment in Portland, Oregon.

miraDry, FDA approved hyperhidrosis treatment

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.

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Tried Miradry on My Armpits and Its Working - Highly satisfied patient

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Video testimonial of a highly satisfied patient stating that “I tried MiraDry on my armpits & its working”. Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, Portland OR

How miraDry Sweat and odor glands Treatments Works

How miraDry Sweat and odor glands Treatments Works
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 credentials

miraDry 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is miraDry?

miraDry is a US FDA-approved treatment that is used to treat excessive underarm sweating. It works by using proprietary electromagnetic energy called miraWave to permanently eliminate the sweat and odor-producing glands in the underarm area. The handheld miraDry device targets your sweat patterns for optimal effectiveness, and your body naturally eliminates them through waste breakdown processes once the glands have been destroyed.

Who is an ideal candidate for miraDry?

Patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis in the underarm area are great candidates for miraDry. In particular, if you have to change your clothes multiple times a day due to excessive sweating and have unsuccessfully tried other treatments, then miraDry may be just the right solution for you.

Does miraDry hurt?

miraDry is non-invasive, which means that there are no surgical incisions needed. Typically, lidocaine anesthetic is injected into your underarms prior to the miraDry treatment to numb the area for your comfort. Some patients experience a heating sensation during treatment.

How long do the results of miraDry last?

Once the sweat glands have been eliminated, they never come back. That means that most patients can achieve very long-lasting, and even possibly permanent, results. While your other sweat glands may produce a slightly larger amount of sweat to make up for the lost glands, it will not be the same amount of sweat that you produced previously.

Can miraDry reduce underarm hair?

Yes! The miraDry treatment also partially reduces your armpit hair – typically by about 70 percent. This occurs because the heating from the device also targets the hair glands, which results in a reduction in underarm hair. miraDry is safe for your skin and does not damage your skin or other surrounding tissues during this process.

Does miraDry stop hair growth?

Partially. When your underarm hair grows back, it will be less dense and finer than it was prior to miraDry treatment.

Can miraDry® help with odor?

Yes! When miraDry is used, it eliminates both the sweat (eccrine) and the odor (apocrine) glands, which results in both a reduction in the volume and the smell of your sweat.

Are there other options for underarm sweat or odor?

There are several options you can try to reduce your underarm sweat and odor.
  • Prescription-strength anti-perspirants can provide better results than over-the-counter products
  • Botox injections can be used to block the nerves in the underarms that are contributing to sweating
  • Certain oral medications can also be used to block these nerves
  • Antidepressant medications are sometimes prescribed to decrease sweating and sweat-producing anxiety
Home remedies can also be effective in helping you deal with odor and extra sweat. These include daily bathing and frequently changing your clothes, as well as wearing natural clothing materials that are less likely to react with your sweat and allow your skin to breathe. Mindfulness meditation and other relaxation techniques can help calm anxiety and reduce stress that can contribute to excessive sweating.

How much does it cost to get miraDry?

The cost of your miraDry treatment will depend on your individual body. Since underarm sweat glands are hard to detect visually, many patients need to undergo more than one treatment to receive optimal results.

What should I do after miraDry?

You may experience some pain and swelling in the treatment area after your miraDry procedure, but this is usually manageable with home care and resolves within about a week. You can ice your underarms frequently to reduce swelling and use over-the-counter pain medications as needed. It is best to avoid strenuous exercise for a few days after your treatment.

You can start using deodorant or anti-perspirant two to three days after your treatment, but we recommend that you avoid shaving until any tenderness from the procedure subsides.

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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 11850 SW 67th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97223.

Hot publicity for cool anti-sweat treatment

MiraDry is ConfidenceThe miraDry treatment, which is a popular and effective solution for excessive sweating and body odor, is expected to become even more popular in the future due to the massive positive publicity it has received over several media channels in the past weeks. The media outlets which highlighted miraDry are not just any run-of-the-mill media either: They include highly reputed and respected sources such as Harper’s Bazaar and Yahoo.com.

miraDry has been cited by both sources as, one of the top beauty treatments a bride should use before her wedding day to boost to her appearance. It is given prominence as a non-invasive procedure and it is part of an ultra-luxe beauty prep guide recommended for any bride-to-be. The exact time to seek the treatment to prepare for her big day, is also explained in the articles.

Read the articles at:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/fashion/weddings/how-to-sweat-proof-your-wedding-day-and-stay-dry.html for more information related to miraDry.

Thrive in Portland, under Dr. Adam Maddox, the first medical practice in Oregon to offer miraDry. A single, one-hour session will zap the underarm sweat glands and any resultant body odor. Ninety percent of patients who were treated experienced a reduction in perspiration by about 82 percent.

Thrive Aesthetic & Anti Aging Center is committed to helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin and restore a more youthful appearance. Our dedicated team is comprised of Dr Adam Maddox, Board Certified in integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine.

Dr. Adam Maddox - Medical Director

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

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