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MiraDry Questions? We Have The Answers!4 min read

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Does excessive underarm sweat control your life? Does your closet look like the most miserable space on the planet – all black and dreary because color and your pits are not a good combination? Living with hyperhidrosis is not fun. It can interfere with your social and love life and leave you feeling uncomfortable and with low self-esteem.

But don’t despair because there are treatments out there to take back control of your underarms and start living life the way you want to.

Botox is a short term option that shuts down the sweat glands and is pretty effective. However, it only lasts 6-9 months, and it can become costly to maintain. It’s perfect for a special occasion like a wedding or a job interview.

But for those looking for a permanent treatment for hyperhidrosis, miraDry offers the relief you need! 

Does A Permanent Hyperhidrosis Treatment Exist?

Welcome to miraDry!

MiraDry is an FDA approved treatment that greatly reduces underarm sweating. Since 2012, it has targeted sweat glands in the underarms that work overtime. Most importantly, this treatment is non-invasive and long-lasting. Those are words every patient loves to hear. Throw in the added bonus of hair removal and it’s easy to see why people are choosing it to reduce sweating .

Procedures like miraDry should not be undertaken lightly. Research is key. Find a clinic that has great reviews and take advantage of the free consultation. Read personal experiences. Make sure you read up about what will happen and what to expect after. We want to make things simpler for you so we have brought together all the most common questions people ask about miraDry.

How Does MiraDry Work?

MiraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat and odor glands reside and safely eliminates them.

This energy is perfectly safe and FDA approved.

How Long Will miraDry Take?

Expect to be at your appointment around 90 minutes. The actual procedure will take around an hour.

Will It Hurt?

There will be slight discomfort but not significant pain. Your armpits will be numbed before the procedure and for some these injections are the thing that bothers them most! Once the numbness kicks in, miraDy begins. You will feel warmth and then coolness because of the topical cooling technology to keep your surface skin cool during the treatment.

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What About After The Procedure?

After you may experience some swelling, soreness, tingling or numbness. This will be temporary and should reside after a couple of days. You may expect some bruising from the injections depending on your bodies reaction. Your surgeon will advise you on looking after the area, and over the counter pain relief is all you should need.

How Much Does MiraDry Cost?

Cost depends on how many treatments you have. Some people only have one treatment, but others need two. The average cost is $2,000. Your surgeon will help you decide what is best for your individual needs.

Does MiraDry Eliminate Sweat Completely?

MiraDry can reduce underarm sweating significantly. According to the miraDry website, the treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction and 89% odor reduction.

It will simplify your life and give you confidence to wear what you want without risking underarm sweat marks or a musky scent that follows you around all day.

As with any aesthetic treatment, patient results and experiences may vary.

The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction and 89% odor reduction. As with any aesthetic treatment, patient results and experiences may vary.

Does MiraDry Do Anything Else?

Yes! MiraDry also zapps the hair follicles under your arms which kills the hair and stops regrowth. So not only do you have less of a sweat problem, you also have wonderfully smooth armpits that don’t need constant shaving or waxing.

Can Anyone Have miraDry?

If you have problems with excessive underarm sweating or have been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis you can have this treatment.


For those wondering whether miraDry might be the best cosmetic solution for you, we invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.

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