Monday, August 29, 2011

miraDry: The Perfect Solution, No Sweat!

Excessive armpit sweating is a huge problem that has very few treatment options. Antiperspirants offer temporary, yet meager results. While Botox injections require a huge amount of product with effects lasting only six to nine months, a new treatment called miraDry could be the answer for patients suffering from hyperhydrosis. In February, the FDA approved miraDry, a new medical device that uses electromagnetic energy to disable the sweat glands. miraDry heats up and disables the sweat glands without damaging any of the surrounding tissue. Sweat glands often do not regenerate, so patients receiving treatment see a dramatic reduction in underarm sweat. Completely non-surgical, this procedure does not require surgical incisions or cuts.

miraDry promises to deliver results lasting up to 12 months. The procedure is delivered in a series of three one-hour treatments spaced three months apart. In my personal experience, patients have seen results even after one treatment. Almost any skin type can be treated.

My offices in Manhattan and Hillsborough, New Jersey are now offering this unique technique to a limited number of patients.

David J. Goldberg, M.D.

Director, Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ

Chief of Dermatology

Hackensack University Medical Center

Clinical Professor of Dermatology

Director, Laser Research

Mount Sinai School of Medicine,

Clinical Professor of Dermatology

Chief, Dermatologic Surgery

UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School