Frequently Asked Questions
To begin, your underarm will be numbed to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. Next, a temporary tattoo is placed onto the skin of your underarm to outline the treatment area. A hand-held device is then used to apply thermal energy to the armpit skin. The thermal energy heats and eliminates the sweat glands.
You will feel a slight suction sensation on the surface of your skin. This is temporary, lasting only as long as your treatment. You will also feel a cooling sensation throughout the process to counteract the heat from the thermal energy.
Yes, your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, however, miraDry only affects the glands in your underarms, which make up about 2% of your body’s total sweat glands. Eliminating these glands will not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. The remainder of your sweat glands, which are situated throughout your body, are unaffected by the treatment.
miraDry can be performed in-office in as little as one hour.
miraDry targets and eliminates the sweat and odor glands in your underarm. Once those glands are eliminated, they do not grow back. Because individual responses to the treatment will vary, you may wish to have more than one treatment. We will discuss your options during your initial consultation.
If excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is adversely affecting your life, causing you to avoid social situations or certain wardrobe choices, then miraDry may be right for you.