miraDry®: Is There Compensatory Sweating?

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Published on May 3, 2019 By: WIFH Staff

One of the common questions patients ask about miraDry® is: does miraDry® cause compensatory sweating?

No, miraDry® Has Not Shown to Cause Compensatory Sweating

The body contains over four million sweat glands, and around 2% are located in the underarm areas[27]. Eliminating just 2% of a patient’s sweat glands does not affect the body’s ability to cool itself, nor does it result in compensatory sweating elsewhere in the body to make up for the lack of sweat production in the underarm area.

miraDry® treatments work by disabling the eccrine glands in the underarms, and not the nerves that stimulate sweating. Following treatment, the body continues to signal to the nerves to initiate sweating, however the eccrine glands will not be able to produce sweat. These glands do not regenerate[26].

If the nerves were damaged, the signals would be redirected to other areas, which would result in compensatory sweating. However, with the way miraDry® works, this is not the case.

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If patients have any more questions about miraDry®, we welcome you to schedule a free consultation.

Sarah Richardson, LME

Sarah Richardson is WIFH’s Lead Medical Aesthetician and manages the skincare side of our practice. She is also an Assistant Cosmetic Laser Practitioner licensed by the Georgia Medical Composite Board. With over 16 years of skin care experience, Sarah specializes in creating customized treatment plans to address our patients’ individualized needs. Through a combination of clinical facials and aesthetic procedures, as well as scientifically effective skin care products, Sarah helps patients achieve a healthy, radiant, and glowing complexion. She is truly passionate about what she does and loves to educate others who are looking to improve their skin’s health.