The miraDry procedure is a highly controlled delivery of energy designed to safely and effectively reduce sweating in the underarm area. You will typically see a reduction in underarm sweat immediately after one procedure while, two procedures are required to achieve a 90% reduction of sweat and maximize the results and duration. These treatments should be spaced no less than 3 months apart. Patients continued to show a dramatic reduction of sweat when tracked 12 months after the procedure. Like any other medical procedure, results can vary from patient-to-patient, so be advised that large reductions may not occur in every single case.
The miraDry procedure is performed by Dr. Grossman with just local anesthesia. You should shave 1-2 days prior to a procedure. If you have not shaved, your hair may be clipped or shaved. This allows for ease of treatment.
You will be lying down on your back for the procedure, with your arms positioned above your head on a special support. At the start of each miraDry procedure, the staff will mark the skin of your underarm with markers or temporary ink. Injectable anesthetic will be used to numb the area prior to the procedure. When the anesthetic is injected, you may feel a pinch or stinging sensation with each injection.
Once your skin is numb, Dr. Grossman will place the miraDry device on your underarm skin on the marked area. Once the device is positioned, the miraDry System will be turned on. You will feel suction of the skin and you will hear tones and beeps that indicates that the energy is being delivered, this will be repeated multiple times. If you begin to feel significant discomfort or pain during the procedure either in the treatment area or your arm, please alert the operator immediately.
The following represent the more common side effects observed within or near the treatment area that can last between a few days to few weeks (unless otherwise noted):
- Swelling in the treated area
- Temporary altered sensation or tingling in small areas of the treated skin or upper arm (can last for several months)
- Discomfort, tenderness or pain in the underarm when touched (treatable with non-prescription medications such as ibuprofen)
- Redness from the device suction
- Bruising at the numbing injection sites
- Bumps under the treated skin (can last for several months)
- Partial underarm hair loss (may be long-lasting)