miraDry in Salt Lake City & Layton, Utah

York Yates is Now Offering MiraDry as a Nonsurgical Treatment Option for Hyperhidrosis in Layton, UT!

What is MiraDry?

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Dr. York Yates provides miraDry to patients in Layton, Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. It 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, resulting 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 suffer from hyperhidrosis of the underarms and are interested in miraDry in Utah, schedule an appointment with Dr. York Yates today.

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What is Hyperhidrosis?

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 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.

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miraDry & Hyperhidrosis FAQs

Who is a Candidate for miraDry?

The best candidates for miraDry are those with underarm hyperhidrosis – excessive or embarrassing sweat and odor from the underarms. That being said, 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 hyperhidrosis patients in Utah, but to himself as well.

Is miraDry Safe?

miraDry has been cleared by the FDA to dramatically reduce underarm sweating in as little as one appointment. To gain FDA approval, it had to pass various clinical trials. To date, it has been used in nearly 150,000 treatments around the world and has an excellent safety record.

You may have some temporary soreness, swelling, and numbness in your underarms, but these generally resolve themselves within a few days to a couple weeks. You may experience some altered sensation in the underarms, but this is also a short-term phenomenon. To date, there have been no reports of permanent side effects.

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 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 this Treatment Have Any Side Effects?
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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 Long Will My Swelling Last After My miraDry Treatment?

Swelling varies by the patient. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising, and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days after your treatment. This can endure for a couple weeks in some patients.

 

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 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.

 

Can I Have miraDry Treatment if I am Pregnant?

Pregnant women should not undergo treatments, although this is not a part of the FDA approval. It simply has not been studied for safety in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Like virtually all cosmetic procedures, miraDry should not be performed when a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding.

 

Does miraDry Work if I am Overweight?

The underarm sweat glands are not affected by weight gain, so miraDry works the same on patients, regardless of their weight. This only affects the underarm area, however.

 

How Long Do the Results Last?

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.

 

Is This Procedure Covered By Insurance?

miraDry typically is not covered by insurance. You can use HSA/FSA funds toward your treatment costs.

 


See What Our Patients are Saying:

“Dr. Yates and his team are fantastic! I went in recently to have the miraDry procedure and am SO pleased with the results! They are professional, knowledgeable, kind, and deliver excellent care and results. I highly recommend Dr. Yates!” – Jill M.


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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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