miraDry® fresh™ － Reduce Underarm Sweat
Say goodbye to Deodorant!
In Hong Kong, which is located in a subtropical climate, temperature and humidity are generally high over summer, and it is easy to cause sweating and body odour under the armpit. In addition to staining clothes, sweating under your arms can also cause embarrassment in public. Moreover, sweaty odours and severe body odours, they often cause problems for daily and social life.
Why is there body odour?
There are apocrine sweat glands and eccrine sweat glands under the skin. The eccrine sweat glands are distributed throughout the body and are responsible for secreting odourless sweat to help lower body temperature. The apocrine sweat glands only appear in the underarms, nipples, ears, anus, genitals, etc. The secretions of apocrine sweat glands are thick, odourless and yellow in colour. The secretions of apocrine sweat glands contain proteins and fat. When they encounter bacteria on the skin, they are broken down into fats with special smells. It is also because the apocrine sweat glands only become active starting from adolescence period, therefore body odour usually appears from that stage in life.
For many years, it is common to use antiperspirants to minimise underarm sweating, and in recent years, botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) injection has become more popular.
When botulinum toxin is injected into the dermis of the armpits, palms, or feet, the botulinum toxin will temporarily block the sympathetic nerves, reducing the transmission of signal from the nerve to the sweat glands, thereby reducing perspiration. The effect can stay for around four to six months. The side effects of the treatment include: it may affect the muscles of the palm (such as when injected in the palm), but most of them are mild and transient.
In the past, for those who wish to have a long-lasting treatment can only choose surgical treatment, such as fat absorption, laser lipolysis, ultrasonic lipolysis to remove sweat glands, or minimally invasive scraping to remove underarm sweat glands, all of these are to be performed under local anaesthesia. Apart from the above mentioned, the Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) can be performed to stop the transmission of information and improve hyperhidrosis. It is suitable for people with sweaty palms, underarms, and even forehead. However, the relatively higher risk and longer recovery time of surgery and anaesthesia are to be considered.
MiraDry® technology just fills the shortcomings of other treatments. MiraDry® is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment that uses miraWave™(microwaves) to heat the interface between the dermis and subcutaneous fat. The apocrine and eccrine sweat glands are located near the interface. Thermal energy can break down and shrink the sweat glands, thereby reducing perspiration and body odour.
The freezing device of MiraDry® can reduce the injury and pain to the skin surface and dermis. As the apocrine and eccrine sweat glands cannot be regenerated once destroyed, most people can already achieve the effect of lifelong anti-perspirant deodorisation after receiving one or two MiraDry® treatments (each with 3 months apart).
MiraDry® technology has been approved by FDA. On the whole, this cutting-edge technology meets the expectations of modern people, with short recovery period, fast, low risk, long-term effects, etc., so it is very popular in the Asian market.
The latest protocol miraDry® fresh ™ was first released at the American Academy of Dermatology in February 2018, is also known as the fourth generation of miraDry® on the market.
The treatment time is shortened by 35%, the pain during anaesthesia is greatly reduced, and the steps are improved. The contact surface of the skin and the probe is smoother, the microwave heat transfer is more even, which makes the treatment more comfortable and the effect is greatly improved.
1. Approved by FDA
3. Short recovery time - no wounds, no leave required. Can resume exercise in a few days
4. Immediate results - but the degree of reduction in each session varies from person to person
5. Sweat glands will not regenerate, the effect is lifelong
More treatment info：http://miradryasia.com/cn/procedure-info
<<Evaluation is required before taking any of the above treatments for suitability. Please pay attention to related risks and side effects>>
*The effect of treatment depends on the individual's physical condition and varies from person to person