miraDry® is a long-lasting and noninvasive FDA-approved treatment to stop underarm sweat, odor, and hair growth. The miraDry® system uses targeted thermal energy to destroy sweat and odor glands in the underarm area, leaving patients free from excess perspiration, stains, and odor…forever. At Dr. Ariel Ostad’s New York City practice, we are proud to help you get out of your comfort zone and step into life with arms wide open!.
Candidates for miraDry® are men and women of any age who experience excessive sweating and odor in their underarms. The ideal candidates are people who:
miraDry® is designed specifically for underarm hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating under the arms. The body has two to four million sweat glands. Most are eccrine glands, which excrete clear, odorless perspiration to regulate body temperature through evaporation. Apocrine glands produce a thicker fluid that emits an unpleasant odor when it meets bacteria that live on the skin. Eccrine glands are primarily found on the face, hands, and feet, while apocrine glands are located in the genital region. Unfortunately, underarms have both sweat and odor glands. For those with hyperhidrosis, the condition is extreme.
miraDry® is a noninvasive treatment for the permanent elimination of underarm sweat and odor glands. This procedure typically takes approximately one hour to complete, and a local anesthetic will be present to ensure ultimate comfort. Dr. Ariel Ostad will begin by mapping your sweat glands, and he will then use a mobile handpiece to carefully apply controlled thermal heat energy to the target area. This energy targets moisture in sweat and odor glands and destroys them without harming the skin or other organs. Once the sweat glands are destroyed, they do not regenerate, which results in permanent results and a reduction in underarm hair and odor.
One of the many benefits of this procedure is that there is minimal downtime associated with miraDry®. However, aftercare is important and should be followed to ensure proper healing and results. It is important that patients keep the area clean by using a gentle liquid soap twice a day, and a new deodorant or antiperspirant should be used. Vigorous activity should be avoided for several days. Patients may have residual numbness, swelling, or tenderness, which typically resolve within a few days, and ice and ibuprofen may be used to manage pain and swelling.
Patients should see improvement with one session. Depending on the extent of the condition, some men and women may not even need more. However, with two sessions of miraDry®, patients can expect an 82 percent permanent sweat reduction and an 89 percent permanent odor reduction. It is important to note that miraDry® is permanent and can offer life-changing results.
The improvement is immediate. A single miraDry treatment often provides up to 82% reduction in sweating, though in some persistent cases, a follow-up treatment is beneficial. Since the body does not make new sweat glands, once they are destroyed, results are permanent. Many people stop using an antiperspirant or deodorant. As an added benefit, treatment reduces underarm hair. This FDA-approved procedure is safe. As your body has a multitude of other sweat glands, miraDry has no negative impact on healthy cooling.
Dr. Ariel Ostad has seen patients for this service from all over the tri-state area, including Manhattan, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, Harlem, Astoria, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and more. If you are interested in any of the services offered at the Office of Dr. Ariel Ostad, please contact us for more information.
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