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.
How does it work?
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat, odor, and hair glands reside and safely eliminates them. 1,2
You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the miraDry treatment eliminates the sweat, odor, and hair glands, they’re gone for good. 1,2 The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction.3 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.
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.
1. Li et al. Antigen expression of human eccrine sweat glands. J Cutan Pathol 36: 318-324 (2009). Lupin et al. Long-term efficacy and quality of life assessment for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis with a microwave device. Dermatol Surg 40: 805-807 (2014).
2. Data on file, miraDry, Inc.
3. Hong et al. Clinical Evaluation of a Microwave Device for Treating Axillary Hyperhidrosis. Dermatol Surg 38:728-735 (2012). Patient results and experience may vary. The miraDry system is FDA-cleared for the treatment of unwanted underarm sweat and odor, as well as the permanent removal of unwanted underarm hair. Outside the U.S, the miraDry system is intended for use by health care professionals for the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis in adults. miraDry® and The Sweat Stops Here™ are trademarks of miraDry, Inc.
*Disclaimer: The results described and displayed here and elsewhere on this site, are the individual experiences and personal opinions of those who have received those services. All results may vary and may not be permanent. The Aesthetic Center does not make guarantees of results.