miraDry

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Fenton, Sterling and Livonia, Michigan

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Do you experience excessive perspiration, also known as hyperhidrosis? Are you wondering how to reduce sweating? If so, the miraDry® in Michigan procedure at the Skin & Vein Center is just what you need. miraDry® is a system that works to stop hyperhidrosis by delivering non-invasive electromagnetic energy to the area where your sweat glands are located. We numb the underarm area before the procedure is performed for maximum patient comfort, and we will perform this procedure for you in one of our modern offices. miraDry® Michigan does not involve incisions or cuts.

About treating hyperhidrosis with miraDry® 

This procedure uses precisely-controlled energy, which has been proven to stop armpit sweat and dramatically reduce the effects of hyperhidrosis. The Skin & Vein Centers are one of the only Michigan locations to have miraDry® certified technicians so you can rely on us to stop your armpit sweat and help you look and feel your best.

After undergoing the miraDry® procedure, you will be able to return to work right away and you will be able to resume regular exercise within a few days. By stopping your hyperhidrosis with miraDry®, you can enjoy lasting results with just a minimum amount of downtime. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn how to stop night sweats and reduce sweating today! And don’t forget about our other procedures!

Excessive Sweating

Approximately 8,000,000 people in the United States suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. It can affect many aspects of their lives and can have a traumatic effect on their well being and social interactions.

The most active regions of perspiration are the hands, feet, armpits, and groin because of the high concentration of sweat glands.

Hyperhidrosis is classified as either congenital or acquired depending upon the onset time. Focal hyperhidrosis starts during adolescence or earlier and is an inherited or genetic condition. Secondary hyperhidrosis can start at any point in life and can be due to disorders or conditions such as disorders of the thyroid or pituitary glands, tumors, gout, menopause or certain drugs.

Excessive sweating can either be localized to specific body parts or generalized. When it is localized, it is called primary focal hyperhidrosis. Secondary or generalized hyperhidrosis involving the whole body is generally the result of an underlying condition.

What is miraDry®?

MiraDry® procedure is a non-invasive FDA-cleared procedure that can help patients accustomed to sweating profusely. By eliminating a small number of the body’s overactive sweat glands, this treatment corrects hyperhidrosis and reduces the magnitude of sweat.

Excessive sweating can have a negative impact on our everyday lives. It can create embarrassing social situations. Often, those suffering from overactive sweat glands find themselves bathing more often, wearing clothing that covers the excessive sweating, and feeling self-conscious in many situations.

Hyperhidrosis can either be an acquired or congenital condition. Focal hyperhidrosis usually presents during adolescence and is considered a genetic or inherited condition. Secondary hyperhidrosis can start at any point and can be a result of medical conditions or disorders.

Excessive sweating can be generalized (affecting the entire body) or localized. Localized excessive sweating is called primary focal hyperhidrosis and usually affects areas such as the feet and armpits.

Procedure

The miraDry® procedure is used to treat localized hyperhidrosis in the underarm area. It is an effective procedure that is an alternative to the more invasive process of removing sweat glands.

Prior to the actual treatment, the underarm area to be treated will be numbed. The doctor will then hold a hand piece to the area, which then delivers electromagnetic energy. The heat produced by the device essentially heats and eliminates the overactive sweat glands. The entire procedure usually takes approximately one hour.

After the procedure, an immediate reduction of sweat will be experienced. There is a possibility of some soreness or swelling, which can be easily alleviated with ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers. While there is little to no downtime, it is advised that exercise be avoided for several days following the treatment.

Many people are concerned about the elimination of sweat glands. While it is true that sweat glands cool the body, the body has about four million sweat glands, with only two percent of them in the underarm region. Eliminating the glands under the arms will not affect the body’s ability to cool itself.

Treatment

Many people try other options such as antiperspirants and other treatments such as Botox®, these are only temporary procedures. Surgery for removing the sweat glands poses inherent risks. MiraDry® , on the other hand, provides great results, easily and effectively.

If you would like to learn more about how you can stop sweating profusely, call the Skin and Vein Center for a complimentary consultation. Ask us about our other procedures, such as laser

Benefits

• Dramatic reduction of armpit sweat
• Lasting results
• Non-invasive (no surgical incisions or cuts)
• Minimal to no downtime
• Performed in the physician’s office

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Profuse Sweating & The Classifications of Hyperhidrosis

Approximately 8,000,000 people in the United States suffer from profuse sweating, known as hyperhidrosis. It can affect many aspects of their lives and can have a traumatic effect on their well-being and social interactions.

The most active regions of perspiration are the hands, feet, armpits, and groin because of the high concentration of sweat glands.

Hyperhidrosis is classified as either congenital or acquired depending upon the onset time. Focal hyperhidrosis starts during adolescence or earlier and is an inherited or genetic condition. Secondary hyperhidrosis can start at any point in life and can be due to disorders or conditions such as disorders of the thyroid or pituitary glands, tumors, gout, menopause or certain drugs.

Profuse sweating can either be localized to specific body parts or generalized. When it is localized, it is called primary focal hyperhidrosisSecondary or generalized hyperhidrosis involving the whole body is generally the result of an underlying condition. For example, those suffering from profuse sweating of the armpit are said to be suffering from primary focal hyperhidrosis in the underarm region

Treatment for Localized Hyperhidrosis

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When curing hyperhidrosis in the underarm region, the miraDry® procedure has proven to be quite effective. This procedure is an FDA approved non-method, removing hyperactive sweat glands from the underarm region. The miraDry® process uses microwave energy applied under local anesthesia to destroy the excessive sweating causes – overactive sweat glands.

There will be an immediate reduction of sweat after the process is completed. There may be some swelling or soreness, which is normal and is treated with an over-the-counter pain reliever and ice packs. This procedure has minimal or no downtown for the patient; however, exercise is not recommended for a few days after the procedure.

While the miraDry® procedure is only available for curing excessive sweating causes in the underarms, there are treatments available for the palms and feet. These treatments include aluminum chloride based products such as Drysol and Certain Driiontophoresis, and Botox® injections.

You can stop sweating while sleeping today! If you’re suffering from hyperactive sweat glands, nightsweats, excessive armpit sweat, or generalized hyperhidrosis, call The Skin & Vein Clinic today to schedule a consultation. We’ll help you cure the causes of night sweats and hyperhidrosis today!

FAQ

What is miraDry®?

miraDry® is a system the delivers electromagnetic energy to the sweat glands, to eliminate excessive sweating.

Who is a good candidate for miraDry®?

Anyone seeking relief from excessive underarm sweating is a good candidate for the procedure.

What is the miraDry® procedure?

The procedure lasts about 40 minutes. The miraDry® handpiece is held over the skin, emitting electromagnetic energy to destroy sweat glands.

What kind of anesthesia is used during miraDry®?

A local anesthetic will be used for the procedure.

How can I prepare for miraDry®?

Armpits should be shaved at least four days prior to the treatment.

What can I expect during miraDry®?

Most patients experience little pain during the procedure. You may experience some pressure, light pulling of the skin, and sensations of warmth.

What can I expect post-procedure

You may experience some soreness or swelling, which can be treated with ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers.

What is the recovery time for miraDry®?

There is little to no recovery or downtime with the miraDry® procedure. However, strenuous exercise should be avoided for a few days.

What are the risks associated with miraDry®?

Common side effects of miraDry® include soreness, swelling, numbness or tingling, all of which should resolve themselves within a few days.

What is the cost for miraDry®?

The cost of miraDry® will be discussed at the time of the pre-operative visit.