York Yates is Now Offering MiraDry as a Nonsurgical Treatment Option in Layton, UT!
What is MiraDry?
Dr. York Yates provides MiraDry to patients in Layton, Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. MiraDry is an FDA cleared, permanent solution to underarm sweating. Most patients experience complete or near complete removal of all underarm sweat glands with a single treatment, resultsing in minimal to complete removal of sweating, odor, sweat stains and deodorant stains. MiraDry also has an FDA indication for underarm hair reduction. Patients can expect on average 70% underarm hair reduction. If you are interested in MiraDry in Utah, schedule an appointment with Dr. York Yates today.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which there is excessive sweating, most commonly from the palms and underarms. Although MiraDry does not currently have an indication for sweating of the palm, it is FDA cleared for excessive underarm sweating.
How Can miraDry Help with Excessive Sweating?
MiraDry uses a proprietary energy based technique for the destruction of sweat glands they call MiraWave energy. It is a microwave energy that targets sweat glands for permanent removal and has the additional benefit of hair reduction.
What Does the miraDry Procedure Entail?
The MiraDry procedure involves numbing the underarms, followed by treatment with the MiraDry hand-piece which is performed by the technician. This takes approximately an hour and a half and although there is mild pain with the initial anesthesia, the procedure is comfortable.
The best candidates for MiraDry are those with excessive, or embarrassing, sweat and odor from the underarms. Although even a patient with a normal amount of underarm sweat is a candidate.
Does MiraDry Work?
Clinical studies have shown on average a permanent 70% reduction of sweat glands with a single treatment, and up to 90% reduction after two treatments. All patients respond to some degree, but results vary from patient to patient. Dr. Yates believed in the technology enough to not only offer it to his MiraDry patients in Utah, but to himself as well.
Don’t I Need My Sweat Glands?
This is one of the most common questions we hear. The truth is that although sweat is one way that the body cools off, the underarm sweat glands are a very small percentage of sweat glands and we don’t see an increase in sweating from other areas as compensation.
How Many Hyperhidrosis Treatments are Needed?
Typically one treatment is all that is needed, although there are situations that may require more than one treatment.
Is There Any Downtime After MiraDry Treatment?
There is some discomfort and swelling following the MiraDry procedure, but patients generally report no downtime and can be back to normal activities right away.
Does MiraDry Treatment Have Any Side Effects?
There is a side effect of underarm hair reduction following the MiraDry procedure – in fact there is an FDA indication for hair reduction. This is generally a welcome side effect for most patients. There are also very rare and unlikely skin sensitivity issues that are typically temporary.
How is MiraDry Better than Botox for Reducing Underarm Sweat?
MiraDry is typically a one-time treatment for permanent removal of sweat glands. Botox is a treatment that only slows the function of the sweat glands without removal. The effect of Botox wears off within months, and over time, the cost of Botox can be much greater than that of MiraDry.
Who should not have MiraDry?
You cannot have a MiraDry treatment with Dr. Yates if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, have an active infection, form keloid scars, have significant scar tissue or surgical scars in the underarm area, are allergic to lidocaine, have a cardiac pacemaker or other electronic implant, or have cysts in the underarm area. Also, some people have sweat glands that are deeper than most people, and while these people can still have a MiraDry treatment, it may not be as effective. There is also a slight risk of nerve damage in the underarm area, but this is generally very rare and occurs in very thin patients. The FDA has not cleared MiraDry for any other area of the body than the underarms. So, if you have hyperhidrosis on the palms of the hands or on the feet, MiraDry cannot be used there.
How long do the results last with MiraDry?
Your results are permanent: the sweat glands are destroyed and they do not regenerate or come back. Numerous studies have shown an average of over 80 percent sweat reduction in a single treatment. Most patients need just a single treatment.
Does reducing my underarm sweat glands make the body sweat more elsewhere?
Some people think that your sweat glands are tied together and produce a certain amount of sweat. The thinking is if you remove some, the others will produce more sweat. This is not true. The human body contains around 2 million sweat glands. Your underarms only contain about 2 percent of those glands, so destroying 80 percent of your underarm sweat glands has no effect on the other sweat glands on your body.
Can MiraDry remove sweat glands elsewhere on the body?
The FDA has only approved MiraDry for use on the underarms. It cannot be used elsewhere.
To learn more about miraDry and hyperhidrosis, contact Dr. Yates today! We serve patients in Layton, Salt Lake City and surrounding areas with excessive sweating treatment. Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 801.525.8741.
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