What happens during the procedure?
What is the miraDry® procedure?
The miraDry® procedure is a safe, clinically proven solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat. The procedure is quick, non-invasive, and performed at Laser Dermatology's clinic.
How does miraDry® work?
The miraDry® system delivers precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the region where the underarm sweat glands reside, which heats the sweat glands and eliminates them for good.
What happens during the miraDry® procedure?
Your miraDry nurse customises the treatment for each underarm, based on where your sweat glands reside. The underarms are numbed prior to the procedure for your comfort. She then holds the miraDry® handpiece up to the underarms, which delivers energy to the sweat and odor glands.
Below image is of Laser Dermatology's Assoc.Prof. Bekhor performing the treatment in our clinic.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure can take up to 2 hours. Most people respond to one treatment. The minority may require a second, which is offered at a reduced price.
Does the procedure hurt?
Most patients experience little pain because the procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. During the procedure, most people experience some pressure and light pulling on the skin, with some sensations of warmth. There may be an occasional "hot spot" that lasts briefly but is usually well tolerated. On average, patients describe the discomfort as about a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest).
How is miraDry® different from other treatment options?
Alternative options, including antiperspirants and toxins, aim to temporarily disable the sweat glands for varying lengths of time - requiring repeat treatments to maintain effectiveness. Other options involve surgery, which poses inherent risks. The miraDry® is the only treatment that provides lasting results in a non-invasive way.
Compare miraDry® to other treatment options below.