What is miraDry?
miraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment to permanently eliminate sweat and odor glands in the underarm area. Treatment is only available in physicians’ offices. Deschutes Dermatology Center is proud to be the first and only clinic in Central Oregon to have miraDry.
Why did Deschutes Dermatology decide to offer miraDry treatments?
After many years of providing patients with temporary treatments for unwanted sweating, Dr. Carter quickly realized the potential of a non-surgical and also permanent solution. After having the treatment herself and seeing firsthand how well it works, she was convinced that her patients would benefit from miraDry.
How does miraDry work?
miraDry uses heat energy to treat the targeted area where the sweat and odor glands reside under the skin. At the same time, the miraDry system continuously cools your skin during treatment for added comfort and safety.
Is miraDry safe?
There are two to four million sweat glands located all over your body and only 2% are located in the underarm area. Eliminating these glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself or eliminate toxins. MiraDry has a proven safety record with over 45,000 treatments performed worldwide.
What is treatment like?
Using a hand-held applicator, your provider will deliver heat energy after numbing the underarms. The treatment is painless and takes roughly 30 minutes on each side.
What results can I expect?
On average, there is an 82% reduction in sweating. After a single miraDry treatment, you will notice an immediate reduction in sweat and odor which is permanent. Most patients will require only one treatment, but you will know if you need a second treatment within three months.
How much downtime is there after treatment?
After your miraDry treatment, your underarm area will feel swollen, tender, and sore. Because there is minimal discomfort you can return to normal activities immediately. We recommend that you wait two to three days before resuming intense exercise.
Who can benefit from treatment?
- Anyone who wears antiperspirant or deodorant daily
- Anyone who wants to minimize exposure to chemicals such as aluminum
- Anyone who is bothered by their degree of sweating
- Anyone who is tired of having white deodorant marks or discolored, sweat-stained clothing
- Anyone who wants to feel cleaner and more confident
What is the cost of the treatment?
Since every patient is different, please call for a complimentary consultation and we’ll be able to give you a customized price quote.