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
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.
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
- 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