For people who are looking for a permanent solution for excessive underarm sweating, miraDry is a good treatment option to consider. It has been used in the USA since 2012 and has more recently become available in the UK. The system uses electromagnetic energy which is delivered to the skin using a specially designed handpiece. The energy is carefully targeted to the area where the sweat glands are found and destroys them. Sweat glands do not grow back, so the procedure gives a permanent and dramatic reduction in sweat.
miraDry has been through clinical trials and is the first and only device cleared for underarm sweating by the US Food and Drug Administration. To date, over 30,000 people have been treated worldwide, so experience of the treatment is extensive.
The procedure is quick, non-invasive and pain-free, with minimal downtime after treatment; side effects (minor bruising, discomfort and swelling) are generally short-lived. The reduction in sweating is immediate and dramatic; in clinical trials, patients experienced an average 82% reduction in sweat after.
The treatment is permanent; only one or two treatments are generally required to destroy the sweat glands, and, as they don’t grow back, the sweating does not return, unlike with temporary treatments such as Botox® injections.
miraDry is available from select private clinics throughout the UK and prices start at around £1,800 for one treatment.
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