Whether you’re prone to sweating more than other people, or whether you’re simply tired of using ineffective antiperspirants and ruining your clothes, miraDry® could be for you. MiraDry® is the only FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment that permanently eliminates sweat and odor glands in your underarms, vastly decreasing sweat production…and the irritation it causes.
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How does miraDry® stop the sweat?
A handpiece delivers electromagnetic energy to your underarms. This energy causes thermolysis, decomposition by heat, of those sweat glands. And once they are destroyed, the sweat glands don’t grow back, so they no longer produce sweat.
Would miraDry® be right for me?
Obviously, people who sweat excessively can benefit from miraDry®. But the procedure can also be great for anyone who is simply tired of dealing with antiperspirants, sweat-stained clothes, embarrassing sweaty underarms, and the like. MiraDry® has been used on over 90,000 patients worldwide and has a patient satisfaction rating of 92% on RealSelf.
How does a miraDry® session go?
First, we numb your underarms. Next you lie in reclined position and we map out the areas that will receive the electromagnetic energy. Then we use the miraDry® handpiece to deliver the energy to your underarms. The entire process is painless, as your underarms are numbed.
Afterwards, you’ll have some minor swelling, soreness, and possibly some numbness, but this will pass within a week or two.
Is the process painful? And what about recovery?
As noted above, there is no pain during your miraDry® session; we numb your underarms prior to the procedure. There will be some soreness and minor swelling afterwards, but it doesn’t dictate any special “recovery” and usually is gone within a few days.
When will I see results from miraDry®?
MiraDry® results are instant, and you’ll have an immediate decrease in sweat production. During your consultation with Dr. Bucay, you’ll discuss the degree of sweat production you can expect to experience. It’s difficult to eliminate every sweat gland, but on average, sweat reduction is 82% with miraDry®. This decrease is permanent, as sweat glands do not regenerate.
Don’t I need sweat glands?
Yes, you do need sweat glands to cool the body. But you won’t mourn the loss of those under your arms. Humans have approximately two million sweat glands across their bodies. Your underarms make up only about 2% of that total, so eliminating most of the sweat glands from your underarms won’t affect your body’s ability to regular body temperature through sweat production. Eliminating sweat under your arms simply removes the most obvious, irritating, and odor-producing area.
How many treatments will I need to lose the sweat?
To destroy the appropriate number of sweat and odor glands, Dr. Bucay recommends two miraDry® sessions. These are spaced three months apart.
Are there any side effects with miraDry?
As noted above, you may have some temporary soreness, swelling, and numbness in your underarms, but these generally resolve themselves within a few days. You may experience some altered sensation in the underarms, but this is also a short-term phenomenon. To date, there have been no reports of permanent side effects with miraDry®.
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