Remember the good old days when primary hyperhidrosis of the upper limbs was treated by sympathectomy via thoracotomy? As time goes by, we have new kids on the block, and they have zero respect for traditions. Miramar Labs from Sunnyvale, CA has announced 510(k) clearance of its miraDry System for treatment of excessive underarm sweat. The system utilizes microwave energy to cause thermal necrosis of sweat glands in the target area. Treatment with the miraDry system is noninvasive and requires two hour-long doctor’s office visits.
From the product page:
The miraDry treatment is a non-invasive, in-office procedure that is performed in three simple steps:
1 – Placing temporary markings on the skin,
2 – Administering local anesthesia, and
3 – Treating using the miraDry system.
The total patient appointment time is 60 minutes, with treatment itself taking approximately 40 minutes. A touch-up visit may be needed to treat any areas that may have been missed. Custom software guides you or your staff through the process, making it easy to conduct the procedure. Most patients begin to notice the effect of the treatment immediately following the procedure.
Press release: miraDry by Miramar Labs Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance…
Product page: The miraDry System…