There are many treatments for excessive sweating that are available in BC. However, there is only one treatment that is effective immediately after one treatment and that is the Miradry for underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis.
Miradry , only available at BC laser , is a quick, non-invasive, Health Canada approved treatment that provides clients in the Vancouver area with a permanent solution for underarm sweat and odour.
Patients that have had this treatment for any type of underarm sweating see an immediate reduction in sweating, smell and underarm hair. Many people only need one treatment but some require a second treatment for full results.
The underarm sweat reduction is over 82% and more than 70% decrease in smell and 70% reduction in hair as well. No other treatment can offer this type of result for underarm sweating.
Botox is another effective treatment for sweating but it is not long lasting and requires ongoing treatments. Botox is great for sweaty hands or feet as there are no other treatments available for this area although research is well underway.
If you are looking a lifestyle choice to reduce underarm arm sweat, smell and hair ( even grey or blonde hair) in one treatment then consider this treatment.
Benefits of Miradry for Underarm sweating:
- Eliminate underarm sweat and odour, excessive or otherwise
- Results in as little as one treatment
- Non invasive treatment
- Little to no discomfort
- Go straight from the gym to another engagement without worrying about the smell
- Lead a life without deodorants
- No more deodorant stains on your clothes
How it works:
The treatment is a safe, clinically proven , Health Canada and FDA approved solution for underarm sweat and odour. The treatment is quick and non-invasive and performed at the BC laser office.
The Miradry treatment involves using precisely controlled energy to the region where the underarm sweat glands are located , heating them up and eliminating them for good.
NO! You are born with 2 million sweat glands throughout your body. Your underarms contain only about 2% of those glands. The apocrine glands located in your underarms, nipple area, groin area as well as the ear and eyelids secrete a substance that is thicker than the eccrine glands located elsewhere on your body and it is the bacteria decomposing the sweat that causes odour. Once you have a miradry treatment you will remain dry in your underarms but will continue to perspire normally elsewhere. As the “smelly” sweat glands in the underarm are eliminated there is no odour present when you do perspire elsewhere.
Miradry treatment takes about an hour to complete. It is completely customized to the size of your underarms and is completely comfortable as a treatment.
Other options for underarm sweating include antiperspirants which only temporarily disable the sweat gland or deodorants which mask the odour. These methods are only effective approximately 20% of the time. Other options involve surgery with risks or Botox treatments which need to be repeated regularly to remain effective. Miradry is the only non-invasive treatment for underarm sweat that provides lasting results.
There is no downtime for regular activity like work and you can begin those immediately. Exercise can be resumed after a few days. Some people experience some discomfort in their underarms after a treatment and sometimes some swelling but this typically lasts only a few days.
Miradry costs vary with each area and country but are generally determined based on the customized treatment plan your doctor provides you at time of your consultation. It may be possible that extended insurance may cover it in certain circumstances but you would need to check with your individual insurance provider.