What happens after the procedure?
You can expect minimal to no downtime after the procedure. Your Dermatologist will likely recommend a mild over-the-counter pain medication and the use of ice packs for a few days. You should be able to return to normal activities or work right after the procedure, and you can usually resume exercise within several days.
What results can I expect?
Most patients report a dramatic, lasting reduction of their underarm sweat. In a recent clinical study, the average underarm sweat reduction was 82%*. You should notice a reduction in sweat immediately after treatment. As with any medical procedure, results will vary by person.
* Data on file.
Are there side effects?
Some localised soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have temporary, short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears. You should talk with your miraDry® Dermatologist at Laser Dermatology about any potential side effects.
Do the underarm sweat glands ever grow back?
No. The underarm sweat glands don't grow back or regenerate once they've been removed.
Are the results lasting?
Yes! Because the sweat glands don't grow back, patients experience a significant and lasting reduction of underarm sweat.
But wait, don't I need my underarm sweat glands?
Actually, no. Your body contains over four million sweat glands, and only about 2% of them are in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% does not affect your body's ability to cool itself.
Does miraDry® cause increased sweating in other parts of the body?
No. When sweat glands are removed from the underarms, you simply stop sweating in that area. So don't worry - your body won't start sweating more in other areas to "compensate" or anything like that.
Can miraDry® remove sweat glands elsewhere on the body?
No. miraDry® cannot be used to treat excessive sweating in other areas of the body, such as hands, feet, forehead, or knees.