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What is MiraDry?

Posted on August 27th, 2021

For people with hyperhidrosis, or even just people who find themselves constantly frustrated with underarm sweat, miraDry can help by permanently reducing the activity of sweat glands, leaving patients free from the worry of dreaded pit stains.

How Does MiraDry Work?

MiraDry uses electromagnetic energy to selectively and precisely heat the tissue throughout the underarm, raising the temperature of sweat and hair glands to a degree at which they die off. By doing so, this permanently reduces or eliminates the ability for the underarms to sweat, and may also result in permanent hair loss for those looking for smoother underarms.

Treatment

Treatment with miraDry is a quick, painless and simple procedure that can reduce sweat and odor by up to 90%. When you arrive for a miraDry session, we first numb the area to ensure your comfort. Then we apply a temporary tattoo that lays out the treatment settings for consistent results. Finally, our miraDry specialists place the handpiece against the skin and treat the underarm with thermal energy for immediate, dramatic results. A typical miraDry treatment session takes about an hour to complete. There’s no requirement for downtime, so you can get right back to your day, no sweat.

How Long Does MiraDry Last?

Although different patients experience different results, most have permanent sweat and odor reduction due to the destruction of the sweat glands that lead to odor and sweat stains. Some patients may require a second treatment. This is not a health hazard, as only 2% of your body’s sweat glands are found in the underarms. Therefore, the rest of your body is still capable of sweating to cool you down when you get hot.

What Are the Side Effects?

Every patient’s experience with miraDry is different, and most experience very little side effects that requires no downtime. However, some side effects that can occur after miraDry are:

  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Bruising
  • Sensitivity

These side effects subside within a few days after your miraDry session.

What Is MiraDry Like?

The main benefit of this procedure is that it’s performed in our office. Patients are numbed for enhanced comfort prior to the hour-long appointment. The sensation of miraDry is a gentle warming feeling throughout the underarm and shoulder, which is generally painless but can lead to sensitivity later.

What Happens After the MiraDry Procedure?

Patients can expect to see immediate results from miraDry’s sweat reduction procedure, with results improving over the following weeks and becoming permanent with time. Most people get significant results after just one session. Sometimes a second treatment may be required.

Sweat Reduction with MiraDry in Scottsdale, AZ

If you’re self-conscious about the sweat stains or odor you may be giving off regardless of the situation you’re in, it may be time to look into this non-invasive, painless treatment to permanently reduce the amount you sweat. Call the experts at MDSkin Lounge to find out if you’re a good candidate for miraDry today. Interested in getting rid of underarm hair too? Great! You’re in the right place for all kinds of aesthetic non-invasive procedures. Get started by calling us or contacting us online about miraDry today.