What is MiraDry?
The MiraDry is the only FDA-cleared treatment that can dramatically reduce underarm sweat by addressing the root cause of excessive sweat and its accompanying odor-not the symptoms.
How it Works
The MiraDry system uses thermal energy that targets and eliminates the sweat and odor glands in your underarm. Once those glands are eliminated, they do not grow back.
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little to no downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms before the treatment for patient comfort. Most patients return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise is typically resumed within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising, and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days after treatment.
You should notice a reduction in the amount of your underarm sweat almost immediately after the procedure. Most patients report a dramatic drop of their underarm sweat but not complete elimination. In a recent clinical study, the average sweat reduction was 82% after two treatments.
It is usual for the underarms and surrounding areas to feel numb for several hours after the procedure; sometimes, this numbness can also be felt in the arms for a few hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need SWEAT glands?
While your body needs sweat glands to cool itself, it has 2-4 million sweat glands, and only about 2% are found in your underarms. Eliminating 2% of sweat glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. After miraDry, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat normally in other areas of your body.
What results can I expect?
You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the MiraDry treatment eliminates the sweat and odor glands, they’re gone for good. The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat and 89% odor reduction. As with any aesthetic treatment, patient results and experiences may vary.
How many treatments will I need?
You can see results in as little as one treatment. However, the recommendation is two treatments.
How long does it take?
An appointment will generally last about one hour.
Are there any side effects?
Some localized soreness or swelling will occur and typically clear within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.