What is MiraDry?
Do you notice that you experience excessive sweating, even when you are not exercising or in a warm environment? If so, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis, which can cause embarrassment or self-consciousness for those who live with it. MiraDry is a non-surgical, FDA-approved procedure to treat hyperhidrosis of the armpits, permanently reducing excessive sweating for a more comfortable daily life. Imagine, no more worrying about sweat marks on your favorite shirts, or feeling self-conscious when having to wear the same outfit for a long period of time. With MiraDry, you can always feel confident.
The MiraDry treatment is:
- Quick with lasting results.
- Dramatic reduction of underarm sweat.
The MiraDry treatment offers many benefits for sweat reduction. Usually, those with hyperhidrosis use deodorant and antiperspirant containing aluminum. MiraDry is a completely natural treatment that eliminates the use of aluminum ingredients for a more comfortable you!
During treatment, your underarm area will first be numbed to ensure your comfort. The MiraDry handpiece will then be placed directly onto the skin. Patients may feel a light suction as the skin glands are brought up closer to the surface. The handpiece will then deliver miraWave™ energy to destroy overactive sweat glands. Treatment is kept comfortable using controlled cooling technology. The entire treatment process usually takes about one hour to complete.
How painful is miraDry?
miraDry is performed using a local anesthetic, so there’s little to no discomfort involved.
Does miraDry work immediately?
Most patients begin to notice an improvement in excessive sweating within one week of treatment.
Will insurance cover miraDry?
Insurance doesn’t typically cover miraDry treatments. However, you may be able to use your HSA or FSA funds to pay for treatment.
Is miraDry permanent?
miraDry damages the sweat glands of the underarms, meaning results are permanent. It can achieve around 80% reduction in sweat activity with just one treatment.
How long after miraDry can I work out?
After treatment, you should avoid any extensive activity that might affect the underarms. Plan on taking a few days away from your workout regimen to give your body time to adjust.
Does miraDry help with odor?
Using electromagnetic energy, miraDry dramatically decreases underarm odor and sweat.
Can you drink alcohol after miraDry?
You should avoid alcohol consumption for 1 to 2 days after treatment.
Can Miradry be used on groin?
No. This treatment method was specially developed for treating underarm sweating.
Can you exercise after miraDry?
You can feel free to return to exercise within a few days after treatment. To learn more about aftercare, contact Dr. Melissa Erwin.
What should I do before miraDry?
We recommend that patients shave their armpits 4 or 5 days before the appointment and then let the hair grow until the scheduled procedure. This minimizes any minor cuts in the underarms.
There is little to no downtime required following MiraDry treatments. Patients can return to regular activities right after treatment, though exercise should be avoided for several days. Mild over-the-counter pain medications or ice packs may be used for a few days following MiraDry, as localized swelling or soreness may occur. Dr. Erwin will provide you with specific instructions following treatment to ensure the best results. Patients can see a reduction in sweat right after the procedure. The results are permanent because the sweat glands that are eliminated do not regenerate.
Candidates for MiraDry Treatment
If you are bothered by excessive underarm sweating that causes embarrassment or self-consciousness, MiraDry may be the right treatment for you. During an appointment, you can speak with Dr. Erwin regarding your symptoms and she will create a personalized treatment plan that will help to best reduce your excessive sweating.
Contact Us Today
If you are interested in learning more about how MiraDry treatments can help to improve your hyperhidrosis symptoms, contact our office today by calling (979) 612-2761 or completing the online form! We will help you to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Erwin to get started. We understand that no two patients are the same, which is why we take the time to create personalized treatment plans to ensure that each patient receives the best possible results.