Questions to Ask Before Getting a Hyperhidrosis Treatment in Kansas City

We totally get it—dealing with extremely sweaty underarms can really impact your daily life. From trying to find the right deodorant (often with harsh chemicals) to wearing looser clothing, combatting sweat may be a major hassle. But what if we told you there was a non-surgical hyperhidrosis treatment that could actually eliminate sweat and odor glands?

No seriously, there really is a treatment, and it’s called miraDry

After performing countless miraDry treatments in the Kansas City area, our experts at AesthetiCare have found that this thermal energy procedure works great for both men and women. To get you started, here are a few questions to ask before getting miraDry to ensure you’re as informed as possible.

What causes sweaty underarms?

There are a few factors that cause sweaty underarms. Naturally, your sweat glands produce sweat for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Hot air temperatures
  • Fevers
  • Exercising
  • Nerves & feelings of anxiety
  • Stress

And more

Whenever those factors aren’t present, your nerves shouldn’t trigger your sweat glands into action. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes, your sweat glands go into overdrive even when they don’t need to, causing less-than-desirable excess sweating.

What’s usually the culprit? One word: hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is a condition marked by the overproduction of sweat, often in the hands, feet, and/or underarms. You may have begun noticing underarm hyperhidrosis around adolescence, and the severity can wax and wane over time. While there isn’t one main cause behind someone’s hyperhidrosis, it can often be triggered by nerves (though people with hyperhydrosis aren’t more nervous than the average person). Because of this, if you think about your excessive sweating too much, you may even make it worse.

Many people with underarm hyperhidrosis seek out extra medical help via strong antiperspirants. However, most of those products are filled with aluminum, which could have a negative effect on long-term health. That’s why miraDry could be a great alternative hyperhidrosis treatment that can help you manage excess sweat without harsh chemicals.

How does miraDry work?

woman holding miradry pamphlet

miraDry works differently than your average hyperhidrosis treatment. Why? Because it actually eliminates sweat glands with thermal energy. Thermal energy acts like a microwave and heats the underlying structures in your tissue. The heat waves cause odor and sweat glands to shut down, permanently destroying sweat glands without surgical intervention.

If I remove my sweat glands, how will my body cool itself?

Great question! A lot of people believe that there will be negative health implications from eliminating underarm sweat glands, but that’s not the case. Underarm sweat glands actually only make up about 2% of the sweat glands in your body. If we eliminate that 2%, you’re not going to suddenly overheat. Your body will still be able to cool itself just fine with the remaining 98%.

How many treatments will I need?

Well, the amount of treatments you’ll need depends on the severity of your hyperhidrosis. That’s why it’s important to go to a trusted miraDry provider in Kansas City (stay tuned for what you should ask to find one). A great provider will sit with you for a one-on-one consultation to understand your goals and needs. From there, he or she can create a treatment plan, which will include how many miraDry treatments you’ll need to get the results you’re after. The majority of our clients need only one treatment, while some will maximize the result with a second treatment.

But here’s the great news: you’ll begin noticing results after only one treatment!

Does miraDry hurt?

For most people the miraDry process doesn’t hurt at all! Before it begins, your provider will apply an anaesthetic to numb the area. That way you won’t feel any major discomfort. For more information about the process, just keep reading!

What should I expect when I get miraDry?

If you go with an experienced provider, the miraDry process should run smoothly. We can’t speak for all facilities that offer miraDry, but as the premiere medical spa in Kansas City, we can definitely outline what to expect when you visit our office.

Before we move forward with the treatment, we always start with a free consultation. To provide the best service, we need to get to know you! During this consultation, we’ll discuss your concerns and address your goals. Based on understanding your unique needs, we can create a customized treatment plan that’ll help you feel more confident in no time!

When it comes to the treatment itself, there’s not much you’ll have to worry about while you’re in our expert care. We start off by prepping the treatment area. This includes measuring, outlining, and disinfecting the area. Next, we’ll utilize an anesthetic to maximize your comfort and a lubricant to seal between your skin and the device.

When miraDry bioTip runs over your underarms, you may feel a suction sensation as it draws sweat glands closer to the surface. The device then radiates thermal energy, which will heat the glands for permanent elimination. Don’t be concerned if you feel slight heat in the area during this time. That’s totally normal.

All in all, the process takes about 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the client.

What should I expect after a miraDry treatment?

One of the biggest perks about miraDry is how quickly it brings results. After one treatment, you will notice a decrease in underarm sweating very quickly.

For the following days after your hyperhidrosis treatment, you may notice some minor redness, swelling, bruising, and sensitivity in the underarm area, but most people can still go back to their normal daily activities without downtime. As a bonus, some of our clients even experience less underarm hair growth due to the treatment, though you can always combine miraDry with laser hair removal to maximize hair-reduction.

The Ins and Outs of miraDry Recovery and Results →

Is miraDry actually safe?

miradry treatment on a woman under her arms

Yes! miraDry is safe! We would never recommend any treatment that had a lot of negative implications on your health. In fact, we take our clients’ health very seriously. miraDry has been FDA-cleared since 2015, and is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for underarm hyperhidrosis.

During the treatment, you don’t have to worry about your skin overheating or facing extreme negative complications due to the thermal energy. That is because the device comes with a cooling mechanism that protects your skin during the process.

If you ever have any concerns about the safety of a miraDry treatment, you can alway contact our office, and we’ll be happy to help. Our main priority is that you feel comfortable with your decision, and we want to make sure you’re as informed as possible. Most of our clients find that after a discussion, they realize just how safe and controlled miraDry truly is.

Is miraDry covered by insurance?

miraDry is not typically covered by insurance, even if you have a professional hyperhidrosis diagnosis. However, that doesn’t mean the treatment isn’t affordable! We can’t give the exact price because it does vary from person to person, but we’ve found that clients typically don’t have a hard time paying for their treatment. If you don’t have the money right away, we offer 0% financing for 12 months at no additional charge! In most cases, this makes miraDry affordable rather than breaking the bank.

Keep in mind that miraDry gives permanent results, so the long-term value of the treatment is huge. Once gone, sweat glands can’t just grow back, and unlike medications and deodorant, you won’t have to worry about using something every day (or paying who knows how much for replacements over the years).

How much experience does your facility have?

woman receiving a miradry treatment in kansas city

You don’t want to choose any random facility that offers miraDry, because who knows what kind of results you’ll get? The best thing for you to do is ask about experience. That way you know what you’re getting into before you go in for your treatment.

Since our humble start in 2001 and drive to provide the best aesthetic services possible, AesthetiCare has grown into one of the largest aesthetic centers in the country (yes, not Kansas City… the country). Not only are we experts in the field, we are also trainers who teach others about the latest techniques and technologies. AesthetiCare was just named one of the nation’s Top 10 med spas by the American Medical Spa Association.

At the end of the day, you want to go somewhere that’s proven to give you the best results. So make sure you always do your research. This may include checking online reviews, asking your friends, or simply going in for a consultation to get a feel of the place and how the staff treats you.

Schedule your miraDry hyperhidrosis treatment with AesthetiCare today.

At AesthetiCare, our miraDry hyperhidrosis treatments go beyond our expertise. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping every single client look and feel their best every day.

Our services are more than skin deep. The relationships we build with every single client help us understand their needs to better serve them; not to mention, we love meeting new people and hearing their stories!

Contact us or use our virtual consultation tool to tell us about your needs and schedule a free one-hour consultation.

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Krissy is thorough and easy to talk to. She is confident in her skills and put me at ease.

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Jessica did a great job always checking with me on how I was feeling. She was always concerned about how I was doing and doing the best job she could!

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