The Miradry Treatment

miraDry stop unwanted underarm sweat
Phillip Chang, MD

Phillip Chang, MD

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun, Virginia
Offices in Leesburg, Virginia.

Best of Loudoun 2019
real self top doctor virginia

Are you thinking about taking the plunge? MiraDry is a one-time, one-hour treatment that eliminates underarm sweat, underarm hair, and underarm odor! With a 90% all-time “worth it!” rating, MiraDry is the revolutionary procedure that’s improving the lives of men and women everywhere. It’s FDA-approved, long-lasting, and non-invasive. Want to know what to expect during the procedure, how it works, and more? Keep reading! 

How does the MiraDry treatment work?

To put it scientifically, MiraDry uses a non-invasive handheld device that targets axillary hyperhidrosis (underarm sweat glands), axillary osmidrosis (underarm odor glands), and underarm hair with electromagnetic energy. This results in thermolysis (heat decomposition) of the glands. This procedure keeps the top layers of skin safe, cool, and protected while the glands are being eliminated. 

Basically, the MiraDry handheld device effectively “mircowaves” the sweat and odor glands using thermal heat to rid of them while keeping the rest of your skin completely safe. This procedure is a one-time deal, and can take less than an hour for results that last.

What should I expect going in?

The MiraDry procedure is quick, efficient, and nearly painless. When you go for your appointment, you’ll be guided through the whole process with our kind technicians. Your underarms will be sanitized then marked with a temporary tattoo to help guide the technician.

Next, lidocaine and/or a topical anesthetic is applied to maximize your comfort. Most patients say that the lidocaine pricks are the worst part! After this, the MiraDry device does its job. You won’t feel a thing as the device eliminates your sweat, hair, and odor. After about an hour you’re done! Results are immediate – from this point forward you won’t have to worry about sweating, smelling, or shaving.

Beautiful Under Arm

What's recovery like?

You need to know what recovery is like so you can adjust your MiraDry treatment with your schedule. After the procedure, you’ll have to apply ice on-and-off for the next few days as well as take ibuprofen as needed. It’s common to feel aches, have sharp pains, and see swelling and bruising for up to around 2 weeks after. But don’t be alarmed! This discomfort won’t last nearly as long as the results – over 90% of patients say it’s entirely well worth it. 

With this in mind, it may be best to schedule your MiraDry appointment during winter or early spring. That way when summer comes, you can wear any kind of shirt, top, dress, bathing suit, etc. without worrying about sweat, odor, hair, or any of the recovery. You’ll be able to enjoy the heat without breaking a sweat!

What are the stats?

While each case varies patient to patient, the average sweat decrease is around 82%. For patients with hyperhidrosis, it takes around two procedures. More than one treatment is ideal for those who suffer from hyperhidrosis. 

The average cost for a MiraDry appointment can be up to $3,000, but it is best to consult your beautician about cost since it varies greatly depending on area, service, and beautician. 

The Bottom Line:

MiraDry is a truly revolutionary way of handling persistent armpit sweating. It’s safe, long-lasting, and non-invasive. Over 90% of patients who have had Mira-Dry absolutely love it. If you’re interested in hearing one of these testimonials, Samantha Netkin from Cosmopolitan wrote a fully-transparent article detailing her experience with MiraDry. Click here to read what an actual MiraDry recipient had to say!

Come in for a FREE consultation!

So, are you 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.

Let Us Help You!

Our office can provide you will helpful information, schedule a free consultation, and walk you through the process of having the procedure covered by your insurance.

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