Some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have temporary, short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears1.
Q4 ) Does miraDry® cause compensatory sweating in other parts of the body?
No. 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. The body will not send signals to other areas to “turn on” any compensatory sweatinglike other treatments such as Sympathectomy4.
Q6 ) Can miraDry® disable sweat glands elsewhere on the body?
Currently no, it is only designed and calibrated to treat underarm sweat glands for axillary hyperhidrosis. It cannot be used to treat sweating in other areas of the body such as hands, feet, forehead or knees.
1. Glaser D., Coleman W., Fan L., Kaminer M., Kilmer S., Nossa R., Smith S., O’Shaughnessy K., (2012). A randomized, blinded clinical evaluation of a novel microwave device for treating axillary hyperhidrosis: the dermatologic reduction in underarm perspiration study. Dermatologic Surgery. 2012 Feb;38(2):185-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2011.02250.x. Epub 2012 Jan 30. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22289389
3. Taylor N., Machado-Moreira C., (2013). Regional variations in transepidermal water loss, eccrine sweat gland density, sweat secretion rates and electrolyte composition in resting and exercising humans. Extreme Physiology & Medicine. 2013; 2:4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3710196/
4. Nawrocki S., Cha J., (2019). The Etiology, Diagnosis and Management of Hyperhidrosis: A Comprehensive Review. Part II. Therapeutic Options. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2019 Jan 30. pii: S0190-9622(19)30167-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.11.066. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30710603