Stop sweaty armpits — permanently!

Categories : Bath & Body, Clinics


Sweat does not come as a surprise especially in warmer months. But do you know why do we sweat? And why sweaty armpits can mean body odor?

Why do some people sweat more?

Sweat is produced by two different glands. Eccrine glands cover most of the body and produce sweat primarily consisting of electrolytes and water, which cools the body when it evaporates from the skin. Meanwhile, Apocrine glands are found in the groin, hands, feet and underarms. These glands produce sweat that contains proteins and fatty acids, which makes the perspiration thicker and milky or yellowish in color. This is where the sweat stains you see on light-colored shirts come from.

While eccrine glands are activated as part of the body’s cooling system, apocrine glands can produce sweat when the body is experiencing anxiety, nervousness, or stress.

Oh no, my sweat stinks!

When it first emerges on our skin, sweat is just a fluid without an odor. However, the bacteria on our bodies are particularly attracted to the proteins in apocrine sweat which they eat, digest and expel as highly-aromatic fatty acids, resulting in the stinky underarm smell.

“Unpleasant body odor can be a very distressing condition for the patient,” says renowned and certified Dermatologist, Dr. Venia Javellana “It can affect her psychologically and diminish self-confidence. Some patients with this condition develop a fear of mingling with other people in public.”

Currently, over the counter anti-perspirants and deodorants are available to temporarily control sweat and mask the smell. However, most people experience allergies and immunity to these products to the point that over time, they no longer work effectively as expected.

Permanently stop stinky sweat!


Now, you want to feel confident while sweating yourself out in the gym or raising your arms in the air while doing your yoga in a heated room. A permanent solution is now in the Philippines to prevent underarm sweat, pit stains and odor: MiraDry.

MiraDry is a safe, clinically-proven out-patient procedure that delivers precisely controlled electro-magnetic energy to the underarm area. It is the only US FDA-cleared procedure that provides a lasting reduction of underarm sweat and odor in a completely non-invasive way.

“What makes Miradry different from the other solutions is that it is painless – and the results are permanent,” says Dr. Javellana. “Miradry goes to the heart of the matter. It removes the particular sweat glands that emit the sweat and body odor from the underarms. The source of all that psychological stress and physical discomfort disappears.

The results have been dramatic. Clinical studies have shown that patients experienced an 82 percent reduction in underarm sweat. The treatment only takes an hour and very comfortable for the patient with minimal to no downtime.

It is a treatment that can significantly and positively impact one’s life. Everything changes for the better – no more anxiety in waiting when the next infusion will happen; no more dampened clothes; no more embarrassing odours. The Miradry transformation is almost magical – and a perfect way to start a makeover for the new year.


Miradry goes to the heart of the matter. It removes the particular sweat glands that emit the largest amount of sweat. The source of all that psychological stress and physical discomfort disappears. The glands do not grow back.”