miraDry is an FDA-approved device that we use for treating excessive sweating and underarm odor. For people who are concerned about the chemicals found in more traditional sweat reduction products, miraDry is a permanent solution and will eliminate the need for antiperspirants & deodorants. It is also a very popular treatment amongst those who struggle with excessive axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis, usually resulting in a life-changing improvement.
Am I a good candidate for miraDry?
If you’re interested in miraDry treatment, you’ll need to see one of our physicians for a consultation. They’ll go over a series of questions with you and discuss what you should expect from the miraDry procedure. However, anyone who is bothered by excessive underarm sweating is considered a good candidate for this treatment. You do not have to have a medical diagnosis of hyperhidrosis in order to undergo this procedure.
In general, candidates for are:
male or female, 18+ (adolescents may have this procedure pending consultation with one of our physicians & w/ parental consent)
not pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
in good health
What is miraDry treatment like?
The first step will be to get you into a comfortable, reclined position. You’ll be laid back with your arm resting on a support (similar to laying on the couch with your hand behind your head) throughout the treatment. A temporary tattoo template is then applied to each underarm, which is just a guide used for the procedure. Finally, your underarms will be numbed. We know this idea makes some people feel a bit nervous, but rest assured, every effort will be made to ensure your comfort! Most patients report feeling nothing beyond the first couple of needle pricks. Lastly, the treatment will begin and should take about one hour to complete.
Does miraDry hurt? What are the side effects & downtime?
No, it doesn’t hurt. Since your underarms will be numb for the treatment, you’ll be unlikely to feel anything at all.
miraDry side effects are mild to moderate. In the first couple of days after treatment, some swelling, tenderness, bruising, tingling and/or numbness in the underarms is normal. However, for the vast majority of people, they resolve quickly and are easily tolerated. We’ll go over the best ways to manage these side effects with you before you leave.
Finally, there is very little downtime with miraDry and most people resume normal daily activities right away. As a result of the commonly expected side effects, you may want to limit your exercise routine for a few days post-treatment. However, this isn’t a requirement, only a suggestion to improve your comfort.
How quickly will I get results? How long does miraDry last?
You should notice an immediate reduction in your underarm sweating. How much improvement you’ll get varies from person to person, but most enjoy a 50 to 80% reduction of underarm sweat. For the many people, the results they get from their first session are more than enough and no further treatment is necessary. However, some of our patients have reported that while they did get significant improvement, they’d prefer to have a more. In that case, a second treatment may be performed. The sweat & odor glands destroyed during the procedure will never regenerate, so the results are permanent!