miraDry Frequently Asked Questions
Are you bothered by underarm sweat or odor?
miraDry is a clinically proven treatment to provide significant reduction of underarm sweat. The miraDry procedure uses the only non-invasive technology that is FDA cleared to provide long-lasting results.
The miraDry procedure is the most effective long-term treatment for the reduction of excessive underarm sweat and odor. The procedure uses precisely controlled energy to eliminate underarm sweat glands. Because the sweat glands don’t grow back once they are eliminated, the results are dramatic and lasting.
Other treatment options, including antiperspirants and toxins, aim to temporarily disable the sweat glands for various durations – requiring repeat treatments to maintain effectiveness. Only the miraDry procedure gives you lasting results with a non-invasive solution. With the miraDry Procedure, you can get on with your life and leave the burden of excessive sweat behind!
Underarm sweating while nervous or exercising is totally normal, but excessive perspiration that discolors your clothing and triggers a foul odor is actually a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center provides assistance with excessive underarm perspiration with the miraDry system. miraDry by Miramar Labs is FDA approved to target and destroy perspiration and odor glands from the underarms. Since you have roughly two million sweat glands throughout your body with approximately only 2% in your underarms, you can most definitely do without these. You'll likely enjoy your busy life more without being concerned about sweat marks, stickiness, deodorant streaks, and powerful smells. miraDry is a quick, nonsurgical process to help Leesburg, VA patients rid their lives of underarm perspiration. Call our office in Loudoun County to learn more.
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miraDry Procedure Technique
miraDry will help anybody who wishes to take control of the perspiration and odor in their underarms. miraDry is a fantastic option if you:
- Have persistent issues with excess underarm perspiration
- Regularly have discoloration in the armpit area of your tops
- Wish to avoid the dangerous toxins and chemicals found in antiperspirant
- Are humiliated by the odor from your underarms
- Wish to feel fresher and cleanerYou have excessive sweating of the underarms
- You go through several shirts a day because of underarm sweating
- Antiperspirant doesn’t touch your underarm sweating.
- You want a semi-permanent solution to your underarm sweating for a reasonable price
- You don’t want surgery to treat your underarm sweating
Say Farewell to Worry
How is the miraDry procedure performed?
- miraDry is an outpatient office procedure
- Topical and injectable numbing medicine is administered prior to the procedure for your comfort
- The miraDry device is applied to the underarm by your nurse
- The electromagnetic energy selectively kills the sweat glands permanently
- The procedure takes about 1 hour
- Most patients will need 2 procedures 90 days apart. ( new patient protocols may require only 1 treatment )
To begin your therapy, the region is cleaned, marked, then numbed using a topical anesthetic to help you feel comfortable throughout your treatment. Next, the miraDry wand is going to be passed across the skin, applying mild suction to pull the sweat glands nearer to the top layer of the skin. The miraDry tempered technology works on the perspiration and odor glands whereas the outer layer of the skin is kept cool with the applicator. Most sessions take approximately an hour and you can relax comfortably during the procedure.
What to Expect with miraDry®
Following your therapy, your underarms may experience minor numbness, tingling, swelling, or soreness for a couple of days, but you'll have an instant decrease in underarm perspiration. Sweat glands don't grow back when they are eliminated, which means that your results will be long lasting. To receive the best outcome possible, two sessions performed approximately 2 – 3 months apart are highly recommended. You may return to your daily activities immediately following your procedure, but it's ideal to avoid heavy activity, such as exercise, for about a week.
miraDry Ideal Candidates
Excessive sweating — when is it time for help?
Excessive sweating occurs when you sweat uncontrollably, out of the norm, or more than would be expected based on the surrounding temperature, stress, or activity level. Hyperhidrosis is an actual condition that can disrupt life and cause social anxiety. When the sweating starts to interfere with everyday normal occurrences, it is a good idea to seek help.
Is miraDry right for me?
miraDry treatments can be extremely beneficial for both women and men who suffer from excessive sweating. If you suffer from sweating that causes you anxiety or embarrassment, you may be a candidate for this treatment. miraDry can be used for sweating on the face, under the arms, the palms, and other areas where sweating occurs.
How many treatments?
While ideal results are noticed by most patients after their first miraDry treatment, clinical studies have shown that most patients will have an 80% reduction in underarm perspiration after their second treatment. The majority of patients will need at least two treatments spaced 2 – 3 months apart.
Is this safe?
miraDry is FDA approved as a long-lasting solution to hyperhidrosis. Since only a small percent of your body's sweat glands are found under the arm, it is safe to significantly reduce sweat glands in the armpits with miraDry treatments.
How long do the results last?
The results are long lasting. Once the sweat glands are destroyed after a miraDry treatment, they do not grow back. Therefore, patients can take advantage of significant relief from their excessive sweating condition.
Stop fretting about underarm perspiration and odor with this quick, simple miraDry solution from Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center. Save your clothing from perspiration discoloration and deodorant streaks and rescue your skin from toxic substances found in the majority of antiperspirants. Regardless of how hard you exercise or how nervous you get, you will still look calm, clean, and put together. Call our Leesburg, VA clinic today to find out more or to set up your consultation.