What is the MiraDry treatment for?
miraDry is for anyone who is bothered by underarm sweat and/or has been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the underarms).
Don’t I need sweat glands?
Of course! But not from your underarms. You are born with approximately 2-4 million sweat glands throughout your body. Your underarms only contain about 2% of those glands. After your miraDry treatment you will experience the many benefits of dry underarms, and you will continue to perspire normally elsewhere.
How does it work?
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat and odor glands reside and safely eliminates them.
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 reduction and 89% odor reduction.1,5 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.1 However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your physician will determine the best protocol for your desired results.
Is there any pain or downtime?
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment for patient comfort. Most patients return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise is typically resumed within two weeks. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising, and sensitivity in the underarm area for several weeks after treatment.
What are the 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.
1.Lupin M, Hong HC, O’Shaughnessy KF. Long-term efficacy and quality of life assessment for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis with a microwave device. Dermatol Surg. 2014;40(7):805-807.
2. Taylor NAS, Machado-Moreira CA. Regional variations in transepidermal water loss, eccrine sweat gland density, sweat secretion rates and electrolyte composition in resting and exercising humans. Extrem Physiol Med. 2013;2:4.
3. Data on file. miraDry, Inc.
4. RealSelf miraDry “Worth It” ratings over all time, sourced September 26, 2018.
5. Hong HC, Lupin M, and O’Shaughnessy KF. Clinical evaluation of a microwave device for treating axillary hyperhidrosis. Dermatol Surg. 2012;38(5):728-735.