miraDry is a revolutionary FDA-cleared non-surgical treatment that permanently reduces underarm sweat, odor,and hair – as little as one hour. Over 150,000 miraDry treatments have been performed worldwide.
Normally, it takes on average 6 laser hair removal treatments to reduce hair.miraDry treatment reduces about 50-60% of hair. We suggest that you go through miraDry treatment BEFORE hair reduction treatment. In your post-procedure check-up, we will evaluate and devise a customized, usually much shorter, treatment plan for laser hair removal to get rid of the residual hair.
While your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, your body has 2-4 million sweat glands- only about 2% are found in your underarms.Eliminating this 2% of sweat glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself.With miraDry, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat in other areas of your body.
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat, odor, and hair glands reside and safely eliminates most of them. Patients notice a significant reduction in sweating after the procedure. But you may still experience sweat if you head down to Miami in the summer.
You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the miraDry treatment eliminates the sweat, odor, and hair glands, they’re gone for good. Clinical studies show an average of 82% sweat reduction. As with any aesthetic treatment results, patient results and experience may vary.
You can see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your physician will determine the best protocol for your desired results.
An office visit appointment will generally last about one hour.
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little to no downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment for patient comfort. Most patients experience little to no downtime and 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 post-treatment.
While recovery is short, everyone’s reaction is different due to individual physical condition. We recommend that you schedule the treatment when you know you’ll have a few “easy” days just in case you need a bit longer than a weekend. For women, you may want to avoid your period. Don’t shave a couple of days prior to the procedure and refrain from deodorant, powders, and perfumes on the treatment day. Wearing loose and the light garment is recommended.
Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
Pricing can vary depending on the treatment protocol to achieve your desired results and will be discussed during your consultation.
miraDry is the only “minimally invasive treatment that can safely and effectively destroy the sweat glands to offer the patient permanent and significant reduction in sweating with hair removal thrown in.” Clinical data from the University of British Columbia showed that miraDry was successful in reducing underarm sweat in over 90 percent of patients with a reported average sweat reduction of 82 percent.