How Many miraDry® Treatments Will I Need?
Sweating can be a relieving experience and, in some cases, even an enjoyable one. For patients with hyperhidrosis, however, constant underarm sweating can be disruptive, discouraging, and even embarrassing. To help patients of all ages finally feel fresh, dry, and confident, board-certified physician Dr. Lily Phillips and the caring team at Ageless Grace are proud to offer miraDry for hyperhidrosis in Murrieta, CA. Find the answers to all of your questions about miraDry here, including how many treatments you may need to achieve adequate, long-lasting results.
How do I know if I have hyperhidrosis?
While a certain amount of sweating is normal and expected, particularly in response to exercise, heat, fear, and other triggers, some patients feel that they seem to sweat constantly or excessively. These patients often have a condition known as hyperhidrosis, which is primarily characterized by:
- Excessive sweating
- Constant sweating
- Sweating without an obvious trigger
- Stains in armpits
- Strong body odor
If you think you may be sweating more than you should be, talk to your doctor about the possibility of hyperhidrosis.
How is hyperhidrosis treated?
At Ageless Grace, Dr. Phillips utilizes the revolutionary miraDry system to destroy sweat glands and free patients near Temecula, Menifee, and Lake Elsinore, CA from the burden of hyperhidrosis. This advanced technology is FDA approved to treat underarm sweat glands and works by gently suctioning the glands to the surface, after which time they are destroyed with targeted heat energy.
Does miraDry hurt?
Prior to your miraDry treatment in the Murrieta/Temecula area, a thin layer of topical numbing cream will be applied to your underarms. This will help to minimize any discomfort you may feel during the procedure. Patients typically report a gentle pulling sensation as the glands are suctioned toward the surface of the skin, followed by a feeling of warmth thereafter. To further maximize your comfort during miraDry, cooling technology is used.
How many sessions of miraDry do you need for hyperhidrosis?
On average, patients can expect to require a series of two miraDry treatments, spaced about 2 – 3 months apart, to achieve optimal results. However, the majority of patients report a dramatic improvement in their symptoms, including reduced underarm sweating and odor, after their first miraDry treatment. Following the second miraDry session, Dr. Phillips will evaluate your progress and determine if an additional round of treatment may be right for you.
Is miraDry permanent?
miraDry destroys treated sweat glands in the underarms for the long term. These sweat glands will never grow back. However, it is important for patients to understand that 100% of their underarm sweat glands may not be treated during a round of miraDry treatment. If you notice ongoing symptoms or a return of hyperhidrosis symptoms after miraDry, you may benefit from a second or subsequent course of treatment. In the vast majority of cases, patients achieve dramatic and long-lasting results with miraDry for hyperhidrosis.
Kick underarm sweat to the curb with miraDry in Murrieta, CA
Whether you struggle with the daily embarrassment of hyperhidrosis or simply wish you could stop wearing deodorant, miraDry may be right for you. To learn more about the life-changing benefits of this exciting procedure, call Ageless Grace in Murrieta, CA to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified physician and wellness expert Dr. Lily Phillips today.