It’s no fun suffering from excessive sweating. No matter the temperature, you’re always having to pay attention to your shirt to see if they’re showing your sweating. It’s embarrassing and can make you avoid social situations.

But for our patients in Central Oregon, Deschutes offers miraDry, the only non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment to permanently eliminate sweat and odor glands in the underarm area. We’re the only clinic in Central Oregon to offer miraDry.

And you don’t have to suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive clinical sweating) to have miraDry performed.

How does miraDry work?

MiraDry uses heat energy to destroy sweat and odor glands under the skin in the underarm area. First, Dr. Carter places topical anesthetic on the underarm treatment areas. Next, the handpiece is placed on the target area, and it exerts a slight suction to draw the skin up just a bit. Then proprietary energy waves are delivered down into the skin, while at the same time the miraDry system cools your skin to keep you comfortable. The energy converts to heat when it contacts the sweat and odor glands, permanently destroying them.

What are the results with miraDry?

On average, users report an 82 percent reduction in sweat production in the treated areas. Most patients only require one treatment, but occasionally a second treatment is requested.

Does miraDry hurt and is the procedure safe?

Thanks to the topical numbing, a miraDry treatment is painless. It takes roughly 30 minutes on each underarm.

Eliminating these sweat glands has no impact on your body’s ability to cool itself. There are two to four million sweat glands located all over the human body, with only two percent located in the armpits. Eliminating those sweat glands in the underarms does not impact your body’s overall cooling and ability to eliminate toxins.

Who can have miraDry done?

You don’t have to have an excessive sweating problem to have the procedure done. Of course, it totally changes the lives of those with hyperhidrosis, but others can benefit, too.

MiraDry can benefit anyone who…

  • Wears antiperspirant or deodorant daily
  • Wants to minimize exposure to chemicals such as aluminum
  • Is bothered by their degree of sweating
  • Is tired of having white deodorant marks or discolored, sweat-stained clothing
  • Wants to feel more clean and confident

Interested in sweating less? Call us at Deschutes, [primary_phone], and ask about miraDry.