Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t I need sweat glands?
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 and odor glands, as well as hair follicles reside and safely eliminates them.
What results can I expect?
You can expect immediate and lasting results.1 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.1,3 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.
How long does it take?
An appointment will generally last about one hour.1
Is there any pain or downtime?
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 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.
Is it safe?
Yes, miraDry has been used in over 150,000 treatments worldwide with an excellent safety record.2 It’s also been cleared by the FDA to dramatically reduce underarm sweat in as little as one appointment.1
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.