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How Does miraDry® Work?

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For some people, antiperspirants and other products cannot stop the excessive sweat from their armpits. This sweat can cause embarrassment, stress, and social anxiety, so Dr. Brenman wants to help solve the problem with miraDry®, the FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment for hyperhidrosis. 

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What is Hyperhidrosis?

Sweating while active or on a warm day happens normally. However, some people sweat excessively even when they do not need to sweat at all. Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis, and it often happens in the armpits, where we naturally have an abundance of sweat glands. 

In the past, people looking for hyperhidrosis treatment had few effective options. Some injections and chemical treatments can temporarily decrease sweating in some parts of the body, but there have been few reliable, long-term options until miraDry®.  

How Does miraDry® Work?

Dr. Brenman offers miraDry® to help people with hyperhidrosis control their excessive armpit sweat. The treatment uses a handheld wand that applies heat to the sweat glands, disrupting their function and causing them to be absorbed by the body. Without sweat glands, the armpits no longer sweat. People can still cool off since we sweat from many other parts of the body as well. 

The miraDry® wand produces a feeling of pulling or tugging as it lifts up the skin to expose the sweat glands for more effective treatment. You will receive numbing medication on your skin to prevent any discomfort. The miraDry® energy interacts with the sweat glands and deactivates them. These non-functional glands become absorbed by the body. With no sweat glands, the armpits no longer sweat. The body does not grow new sweat glands, so your armpits will remain sweat-free for the foreseeable future. 

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Am I a Good Candidate for miraDry® Treatment?

If you experience hyperhidrosis or bothersome excessive sweating from the armpits, you may be a good candidate for miraDry® treatment. Candidates should be at least 18 years old. If you have been seeking a nontoxic, long-term solution to your hyperhidrosis, miraDry® may be your answer. 

What Results Can I Expect from miraDry®?

You will see results immediately after treatment since the sweat glands have been deactivated by the miraDry® energy. You will stop sweating, and you can expect that you will not sweat from your armpits anymore. With no sweat, the bacteria that produce odors in the armpit have nothing to feed on, so you will experience an immediate improvement in armpit odor as well. 

You can expect a decrease in your social anxiety when you go out in public and realize you have no sweat in your armpits and an improvement in your self-confidence when you can introduce yourself to someone without checking for sweat or body odor. 


“Dr. Kathleen Brenman treated me with great care and respect. She is very knowledgeable and has lovely bedside manner. She answered all of my questions in a way that made it easy for me to understand. Dr. Brenman also made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure and kept me informed every step of the way. The results have been great! I feel like I’m 25 years old again “*


Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about miraDry®? You can schedule a consultation at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Scott Brenman in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Please call (267) 687-2180 to schedule an appointment with us.

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