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What results can I expect from the MiraDry treatment for underarm sweating? Santa Monica plastic surgeon - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian - Kare Plastic Surgery

The FDA approves the MiraDry system by Miramar Labs in Sunnyvale, California for the treatment of underarm hyperhidrosis.  The patients with underarm hyperhidrosis can have significant problems associated with their excessive sweating including chaffing of the skin, maceration of the skin, social embarrassment and an inability to perform normal work related and school related functions because of the amount of sweat in the underarms.  Studies with the MiraDry system have shown dramatic clinical efficacy and control of excessive armpit sweating. 


The MiraDry device effectively targets the underarm sweat glands and keeps them to the point where they are no longer active.  The treatment has been proven safe in long term studies and effective for the long term management of underarm sweating.  After your initial treatment, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will continue to monitor your interval followups to determine whether an additional procedure is necessary to completely eradicate the abnormal sweat gland.  The patient often asked whether the MiraDry treatment will harm their ability to sweat normally from other parts of the body.  The MiraDry system specifically targets abnormal sweat glands in the armpits and these represents less than 2% of the overall body sweat gland, thereby minimizing any risk that your normal ability to sweat will be compromised. 


Our Los Angeles plastic surgery office offers consultation for the MiraDry system and for hyperhidrosis for the teenage and adult patients who suffer from excessive armpit sweating.  If you have questions about the MiraDry system or wish to schedule a consultation for hyperhidrosis with Dr. Karamanoukian, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533.

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