miraDry is one of the best options for excessive sweating. One of the primary benefits of miraDry is that it deactivates underarm sweat and odor glands using microwave technology. miraDry technicians use a tumescent technique to numb the affected part before initiating treatment. The procedure is quick, painless, and produces lasting results. It can reduce underarm sweat by up to 90 percent after a single treatment. Due to the effectiveness of this procedure, most patients only require a single treatment.
Will I Experience Compensatory Sweating After Miradry?
This is one of the most common questions that patients ask before undergoing this procedure. The simple answer to this question is that miraDry does not cause compensatory sweating in other parts of the body. Why? Unlike most of other hyperhidrosis treatment procedures, miraDry disables sweat glands and since they don’t regenerate later, the outcome is long-term.
An average person has more than four million sweat glands, and only 2 percent of them are located in the underarm area. Eliminating the small percentage of glands in the underarm does not reduce the ability of your body to regulate body temperature. This means that your body will not have to sweat more in other places to compensate for the disabled sweat glands in the underarm.
It’s important to note that miraDry focuses on eccrine glands rather than the nerves that stimulate sweating. This means that your body will still send the signal that prompts sweating. The disabled glands around the underarm will not generate sweat. Since the nerve signals are not destroyed, they will neither redirect the sweating signal to the other body parts nor cause compensatory sweating.
Some patients may notice sweat in other areas of the body, but this is often because they were previously focused on sweat around the underarms. Although you might think of this as compensatory sweating, this is the sweat that you may not have noticed when you had excessive perspiration in under the arms.
Schedule a Consultation
When you visit Aspire Plastic Surgery for a consultation with miraDry, we will take time to gather information about where you experience excessive sweat. We also take note of the amount of sweat when you are stressed and when you are resting or undertaking rigorous activities. These details help us to establish a baseline when you feel like you are generating more sweat in other parts of the body after the procedure.
If you would like to learn more about miraDry, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee to get your concerns addressed by our professionals. We have helped many people deal with hyperhidrosis, and we can help stop your underarm sweat for good. You can schedule a consultation by calling 260-427-7473 or filling out our online form.