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North Denver MiraDry

MiraDry is a safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat, for patients 18-years of age and older. It’s an outpatient procedure performed in office, and it doesn’t involve any surgical incisions or cuts. miraDry works by delivering precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area, eliminating the underarm sweat glands.

Two procedures are typically recommended, 3 months apart, to maximize the quality and duration of results. Each appointment generally lasts about an hour.

miraDry is the only FDA-cleared procedure that provides a lasting reduction of underarm sweat in a completely non-invasive way. Other treatment options, including antiperspirants and toxins, aim to temporarily disable the sweat gla nds for varying lengths of time – requiring repeat treatments to maintain effectiveness. Other options involve surgery, which poses inherent risks.

MiraDry FAQs

What Is MiraDry?

MiraDry is a quick, non-invasive, FDA approved procedure which provides lasting and immediate results for excessive underarm sweat.

What Is The Procedure Like?

Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the procedure for comfort. The MiraDry hand piece is placed on each of the underarms and delivers energy to the treatment area which eliminates the sweat glands. Multiple placements of the MiraDry hand piece allows for a customized procedure to ensure maximum results. The in-office procedure generally lasts about one hour.

How Does MiraDry Work?

The MiraDry system delivers energy non-invasively to the region where sweat glands reside to eliminate them completely. Results are lasting since sweat glands don't regenerate.

What Results Can I Expect?

In a recent clinical study, dramatic and immediate results were recorded with an average sweat reduction of 82%. As with any medical procedure, results will vary by person.

How Many Procedures Will I Need?

For best results we recommend two procedures spaced three months apart.

Is There Any Downtime?

Most patients can return to normal activities or work right after treatment and resume exercise within several days. Slight tenderness may be present in the treatment area for up to a few weeks following the treatment.

Is The Procedure Painful?

For comfort, local anesthesia is administered to the underarm prior to the procedure and there is little to no pain for most patients.

What Are Typical Side Effects?

Typical side effects include localized soreness and/or swelling, which generally clear up within a few weeks. MiraDry has a strong safety record, however, as with any medical procedure there are risks which your technician is happy to discuss with you during a complimentary consultation.

How Is MiraDry Different From Other Treatment Options?

Only MiraDry provides a lasting solution with a non-invasive procedure, whereas other options temporarily disable sweat glands or involve surgery which contains inherent risks.

Don't I Need My Underarm Sweat Glands?

Your body contains over 4 million sweat glands and only 2% of those are located in the underarms. Eliminating the underarm sweat glands will not affect your body's ability to cool itself or cause compensatory perspiration.

Who Is MiraDry For?

Anyone who is diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis, bothered by their underarm sweat, is frequently re-applying antiperspirant, or is frustrated and embarrassed by underarm sweat outbreaks and ruining clothes.

Pre-procedure Patient Instruction

4-6 days BEFORE Procedure:

A few days before your treatment date, be sure to shave both underarms. There will be some new hair growth which will help identify the area for treatment. If you have forgotten to shave or have shaved the day of treatment we will reschedule your procedure date.

What to wear the DAY of the procedure:

Choose clothing that is easy to clean and has large armhole openings. For example: women could wear a camisole, tank top, or sports bra and men could wear a sleeveless shirt.

What to Expect:

Your procedure will last between 60 and 75 minutes. Please feel free to bring a portable music player and earphones to enjoy during this time. Be advised that after the procedure you will have swelling and redness in the treated area for a few days to a few weeks. Consistent repetitive icing (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off) and aspirin/ibuprofen can be used to minimize the swelling and discomfort some patients experience. Keep the treated area clean by washing with water and gentle liquid soap and wearing loose-fitting tops. Avoid any rigorous activity including heavy exercise for several days post procedure. You should be able to return to normal activity within a few days.

Post-procedure

You have just taken a big step towards reducing your underarm sweat! There are a few things you should know.

  • You should notice a reduction in the amount of your underarm sweat almost immediately after the procedure. Most patients report a dramatic reduction, but not complete elimination, of their underarm sweat. In a recent clinical study, the average sweat reduction was 82% after two treatments.
  • It is normal for the underarms and surrounding areas to feel numb for several hours after the procedure, sometimes this numbness can also be felt in the arms for a few hours.

To assist in the recovery, we recommend the following

  • Immediately ice the treated area. Wrap the ice packs in a towel to prevent frostbite as your skin is still numb and you may not feel the full effects of the ice. Continue to ice for the next few days to reduce swelling which may last up to 2 weeks.
  • A non-prescription anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen will reduce the normal inflammation and discomfort that usually occurs for a few days after the procedure.
  • Keep your underarms clean while they are healing from the procedure. Use gentle liquid soap to cleanse the underarms twice a day.
  • Your underarms could be tender for up to two weeks as they heal from the procedure.
    • Avoid shaving until the tenderness has subsided enough for your comfort level.
    • Avoid applying antiperspirant/deodorant within the first few days. Do not apply over any broken skin, such as nicks from shaving.
    • Wear a loose top for the next few days to prevent underarm irritation.
  • Apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.

Other minor effects can last for several weeks such as: swelling in the arm or torso, altered sensation (numbness or tingling) in the skin of the treated area or the arm, redness or bruising in the underarm or adjacent area. Other minor effects that may last longer are bumps you can feel under the skin, darkening of the skin, or altered sensation in the skin in and around the treated area. These should gradually disappear over time. Partial hair loss may be long-term.

Though less common, it is possible that some small blisters may develop in the treatment area. Keeping these areas clean and applying an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment such as Polysporin ointment can speed the healing process and prevent infection.

You should call your Technician if you:

  • develop signs of infection (increasing swelling, pain, heat or surrounding redness) or if the treated area appears to be getting worse
  • are experiencing significant pain that is not relieved by the recommended pain medication listed above
  • develop severe swelling, redness, or bruising that is not getting better after two weeks
  • experience any weakness in your arm muscles or fingers
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