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What Is miraDry?
Sweating is the body’s natural cooling system. For most people, sweat glands respond when the body is overheated or when stressful situations trigger adrenaline. Some people, however, have overactive sweat glands in the underarm areas that produce much more sweat than the body needs. Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) isn’t unusual — as many as 1 in 5 people experience the condition.
miraDry is an outpatient treatment that disables the underarm sweat glands without surgical incisions by using targeted electromagnetic energy. It is the only non-invasive procedure cleared by the FDA to reduce underarm sweating permanently. Because it’s non-invasive, there is little to no downtime after the treatment.
Worrying about being embarrassed by underarm sweat is no longer necessary. If you’re concerned about feeling comfortable and confident in social and work situations, or are just tired of using chemical-based antiperspirants, there’s now an innovative, simple solution.
Who Can Benefit From miraDry?
Virtually anyone bothered by underarm sweat is a candidate for miraDry treatments, not only people who suffer from hyperhidrosis. You should consider miraDry as a solution if you are: bothered by underarm sweat, tired of underarm stains and lingering odor in shirts, tired of feeling sticky and smelly at day’s end.
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Many patients get the desired results after a single treatment, but some will need a second treatment three months or more apart to achieve their desired amount of permanent sweat reduction. Call (508) 714-7081 (Worcester location) or (339) 229-8299 (Chelmsford location) today to schedule your consultation and learn more about miraDry!
The miraDry Experience
Each miraDry procedure is customized to target the precise areas where your sweat glands are located. Markings help ensure the hand-held treatment device is placed in the correct location. A local anesthetic numbs your underarms before the treatment begins. Heat generated by electromagnetic energy permanently eliminates the sweat glands. Treating both underarms usually takes about an hour.
Some patients are surprised that eliminating the underarm sweat glands is safe. Those glands actually comprise only 2% of the body’s total number of sweat glands, so your body’s natural physiological response to overheating isn’t affected.
miraDry is designed specifically to treat underarm sweating and isn’t cleared to treat sweat glands in other areas of the body.
Dr. Seth Kates
Dr. Seth Kates, a skilled Massachusetts dermatologist in Worcester, began his medical education as a biochemistry major at Haverford College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. While attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, he fell in love with the field of dermatology and had the privilege of working in a distinguished dermatology lab there. After completing his internship at Dartmouth, he returned to the University of Pennsylvania for his residency in the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Kates began his professional career at the Fallon Clinic where he eventually served as Chairman of the Department of Dermatology. He later joined Chelmsford Dermatology and then, in 2000, opened Worcester Dermatology Associates. As a Worcester dermatologist in private practice, Dr. Kates has developed a special interest in surgical and cosmetic procedures while remaining active in general and pediatric dermatology.