How Does miraDry Treatment for Excessive Sweating Works

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Excessive sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis, is characterised by increased production of sweat beyond what is necessary to regulate body temperature. This condition can occur in various areas, including the underarms, palms, feet, and face. At Nitai Clinic in Melbourne, miraDry treatment is used to address excessive underarm sweating by targeting the sweat glands with electromagnetic energy.

What is miraDry?

miraDry is a non-surgical procedure approved by the FDA for the treatment of excessive sweating. Developed by Miramar Labs, miraDry delivers controlled electromagnetic energy to the sweat glands in the underarm area. This, in turn, reduces excessive sweating and odour in the treated area.

Typically, one to two miraDry treatments are needed to address excessive sweating. The first treatment targets and eliminates the majority of sweat glands in the underarm area, which in turn reduces sweat production. The second treatment will target the remaining sweat glands.

How miraDry Treatment Works

This treatment addresses the root cause of excessive sweating and odour in the underarm area through the following mechanisms:

  • Targeting Sweat Glands: miraDry treatment involves the use of a handheld device that delivers electromagnetic energy to the underarm area. This energy targets the root cause of excessive sweating and odour, which is overactive sweat glands. Once the electromagnetic energy penetrates the skin, it selectively targets the sweat glands without causing damage or injury to the surrounding tissues.
  • Generation of Thermal Energy (Heat): The electromagnetic energy emitted by the miraDry device generates localised thermal or heat energy within the sweat glands. Once a certain temperature is reached, the sweat glands become damaged, resulting in impairment of their function. By precisely controlling the amount and distribution of heat energy, miraDry effectively and selectively targets the sweat glands without causing damage to the surrounding skin or structures.
  • Elimination of Sweat Glands: By selectively targeting the sweat glands with controlled thermal energy, they are permanently damaged and rendered non-functional. As a result, they can no longer produce a significant amount of sweat.
  • Odour Reduction: Aside from reducing the production of sweat, miraDry treatment also addresses the root cause of underarm odour by targeting the apocrine glands. These glands produce a thicker, milky fluid containing proteins and lipids, which can lead to body odour when this fluid comes into contact with bacteria on the surface of the skin.

Advantages of miraDry

miraDry treatment offers the following advantages:

  • Permanent Results: miraDry treatment produces permanent results in reducing underarm sweating and odour. The treatment selectively targets the sweat glands with controlled thermal energy, leaving them permanently damaged and non-functional. As a result, the sweat glands can no longer produce sweat and do not regenerate. Unlike temporary solutions for excessive sweating, miraDry treatment permanently reduces underarm sweating and odour after just one or two treatment sessions.
  • No Surgical Incisions Required: miraDry is a non-surgical procedure and does not require surgical incisions. The treatment involves the uslld device that delivers electromagnetic energy to the underarm area, which targets the root cause of excessive sweating and odour. Depending on the extent of the procedure and the recommendations of the cosmetic physician, patients can resume their normal activities after the treatment.

Candidates for miraDry Treatment

Suitable candidates for the treatment are looking to address excessive underarm sweating. Individuals with hyperhidrosis who have not responded to other treatments, such as prescription antiperspirants or medications, are suitable candidates. In addition, they should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.

During the consultation period, Dr Shobhna Singh will conduct detailed patient assessments, including medical history, the extent and severity of underarm sweating, and overall health condition to determine their suitability for miraDry treatment in Melbourne.

Reasons to Choose Nitai Clinic for miraDry in Melbourne

Nitai Clinic consists of a team of cosmetic physicians and practitioners who perform miraDry treatment, which is FDA-approved for excessive underarm sweating.

During consultations, Dr Shobhna Singh takes the time to conduct detailed patient health assessments to identify underlying medical conditions and factors that can contribute to excessive underarm sweating. She will also carefully evaluate the patient’s skin type, thickness, and sensitivity in the underarm area to assess the suitability of miraDry treatment. This opportunity also allows her to identify any contraindications or factors that may increase the patient’s risk of complications from the treatment, such as active skin infections, autoimmune disorders, or pacemaker implants. Based on these comprehensive assessments, a personalised treatment plan tailored to the patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals will be created.

Dr Shobhna Singh also takes the time to understand each patient’s concerns, expectations, and preferences. This includes understanding the patient’s motivations for seeking treatment, their desired level of sweat reduction, and any specific outcomes they hope to achieve. By doing so, this provides patients with the opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification on any aspect of the procedure.

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