miraDry® is a revolutionary FDA-cleared non-surgical treatment that permanently reduces underarm sweat, odor, and hair - in just one hour. Over 100,000 miraDry® treatments have been performed worldwide.
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat, odor, and hair glands reside and safely eliminates them.
After your underarm is numbed, the clinician will place the handpiece directly on your skin, lining it up with the temporary tattoo that has been applied to your underarm.
Next, the handpiece is activated. You will feel slight suction as your skin and glands are brought closer to the surface for maximum results.
Finally, thermal energy is delivered and the sweat and odor glands are eliminated. All the while, the system is cooling to protect your skin and maximize your comfort.
You can see results in as little as one treatment. About 80% of patients need only one treatment to reduce wetness by 80%. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your physician will determine the best protocol for your desired results.
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.
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.
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.
One of the reasons we were excited to get the miraDry machine is that it has one of the highest patient satisfaction ratings on RealSelf! 87% of patients on RealSelf say that miraDry® is worth it for treating underarm sweat, odor, and hair. You can read patient reviews here.
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.