Due to my busy schedule, this post will be pretty much an exact replica from the other forums. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Like many of you I have been waiting a lifetime for a cure. I am now 25 years old and my main choice of relief has been glyco. I have pretty bad sweating on hands, feet, and underarms. We all know that the MiraDry system works very well for underarms. Miramar now has a new version of it for the hands and feet which is exciting. I was able to get a hold of the research consultant in Santa Clara who is extremely friendly. She contacted me back with news about the upcoming study and I am now officially a patient of it.
I will keep everyone updated on the study. It is not confidential or anything. I asked while I was in there. In fact, they still need 9 more patients. If you live in the California Bay area or Boston, please let me know I can get you in he study asap. It starts end of October. I will be bumping this thread everytime I go in for a visit and tell you what I know.
Fun Facts Learned So far (will update):
- This is the second study I believe for this device. The first study they used a smaller tip, this time the tip of the device will be bigger then previous. This is also not the last study.
- The name of the device is DTS Mini. I guess it can be subject to change, but it is on the contract. Protocol CP-0011
- Patients will be treated with 2x2cm sqaures on one/both hands up to 7 times. ( I hope I get all 7 on both, that's like a free treatment lol)
- In the previous study, they numbed the whole hand by injecting into the nerves on the wrist. This time they are changing it to just injecting lidocaine in the small area of the procedures as needed.
- Each procedure will be about a week apart. They will try to avoid doing the same area back to back because swelling will cause the sweat to reduce and make the results unreliable. Once the swelling recovers we can actually see the real results.
- I am of Asian decent so I asked the nice consultant lady if she thinks its an Asian gene. She said probably not, BUT majority of people who she has seen that has hyperhidrosis are typically slim and lean. That's something to think about ha-ha metabolism? O.o
- Based off the last fact. In Japan, people are very lean and alot of them have to be injected with liquid into the armpit to bloat it up to do the MiraDry Procedure. Without the extra liquid, there would be risk of nerve damage. Nerves do recover themselves though.
Study Dates (Will update):
10/08/15 Day 1: Today was mostly paperwork and the first Iodine-starch test to see if I even have hyperhidrosis. I signed consent forms that were 13 pages total. No treatments were done today. The first one will come End of Oct-Early Nov. Then after that they should come very frequently.
I am not allowed to take my Glyco meds on the day of the visits until after i leave the office. So on this day i used topical antiperspirant(Hydrosal gel) for my underarms, which made me realize something.... I sweat a lot less on the hands when my armpits are not sweating(anxiety sweating because of sweating?lol). I don't know if it was because i got some of the gel on my hands or what, but that was really weird. During the Iodine test, i actually was forcing myself to get more nervous so i can sweat more. But overall i did sweat enough to qualify for the Study. Phew...
miraDry and other new laser, microwave, radiofrequency and ultrasound based treatments (SweatX, Ultherapy, PrecisionTx).
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This is really exciting news. I'm glad you posted this and please keep us updated.
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