Permanently less sweating, many people think this sounds attractive but have many questions about this anti-sweat treatment. We have collected the most frequently asked questions and answered them for you. You may still have questions after reading the information. Please contact us.
Are there pain complaints after the procedure or is there a downtime?
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little or no downtime. The armpits are anesthetized locally prior to the treatment, so that you feel as little as possible. Most patients experience little or no downtime and resume their normal activities (work, etc.) immediately. Exercise usually resumes within a few days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising and tenderness in the armpit area for several days after the treatment.
What results can I expect?
You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the miraDry treatment removes the sweat, odor and hair glands, they are gone for good. Clinical studies show an average reduction in sweating with 82%. As with all aesthetic treatment outcomes, patient outcomes and experience may vary.
How many treatments do I need?
You can see results in just one treatment. As with any aesthetic treatment, your doctor will determine the best protocol for the desired results.
How long does it take?
An appointment for the consultation takes about an hour.
Are there any side effects?
There will be some localized pain or swelling, which usually subsides within a few weeks. Some patients have a short-term altered feeling in the skin of their armpits or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
Don't I need sweat glands?
Although your body needs sweat glands to cool itself, your body contains 2-4 million sweat glands – only about 2% is found in your armpits. Eliminating these 2% sweat glands will not affect your body's ability to cool itself. With miraDry you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the armpits, but you will continue to sweat in other parts of your body.
How does it work?
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where sweat, odor and hair glands are present: they are safely eliminated.