New Study Shows MiraDry Reduces Underarm Sweating by 96%
A new independent study conducted at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York found the non-invasive miraDryprocedure provides a long-term solution to the problem ofexcessive underarm sweat and a marked improvement in underarm odor.
MiraDry non-invasively delivers targeted electromagnetic energy beneath the underarm skin to where the sweat glands reside destroying the sweat glands through thermolysis (decomposition by heat). Results can be seen almost immediately and are lasting because sweat glands do not grow back after treatment. Two procedures spaced three months apart are recommended for optimal results.
The findings of this study were presented by Dr. Cameron K. Rokhsar, MD FAAD FAACS, lead investigator for the study, and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin & Laser Surgery Center at the 2013 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery annual meeting. The study included 13 women and 7 men between the ages of 22 and 56. Participants reported suffering from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) for an average of 13.6 years. Prior to receiving the miraDry treatment the patients reported an excessive sweating severity of an average of 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the most severe).
After one miraDry treatment, patients reported an average reduction of 52% in underarm sweating. After two treatments, patients reported an average reduction of 96.7% in underarm sweating. Among patients who said they had odor problems before treatment, the majority (75%) reported an average of 66% reduction in underarm odor. Side effects included swelling in the underarms after the procedure which lasted from 5 days to 2 months, with an average of 24.8 days. 65% of patients also noticed hair loss in the treated areas.
Dr. Rokhsar speculates that future miraDry uses, considering skin structures across the body, could include supra pubic (above the pubic area) hyperhidrosis treatment or back treatment. Those would be interesting developments but are not currently FDA-cleared. Keep watching this newsletter and go to www.miraDry.com for updates. To find a miraDry physician near you, click here.