The miraDry™ system, the only FDA-cleared treatment of its kind, tackles the root cause of excessive underarm sweat and its associated odor rather than simply addressing the symptoms. With miraDry™, individuals can bid farewell to their sweating issues through a quick and straightforward treatment.
Commonly asked questions about MiraDry™
Before undertaking any procedure, you will want to be confident in your knowledge. Find the details on MiraDry™ here.
1. What is miraDry™?
MiraDry™ is a non-invasive treatment for excessive sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis. It uses thermal energy to target and eliminate sweat glands in the underarms.
2. Am I a good candidate for miraDry™?
Good candidates for miraDry™ depends on various factors, including overall health, medical history, and the severity of your hyperhidrosis. Individuals who are troubled by underarm sweat and/or has been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the underarms) are generally suitable candidates for miraDry™.
3. How does miraDry™ work?
MiraDry™ works by delivering controlled thermal energy to the sweat glands in the underarms. The energy heats and eliminates the sweat glands, leading to a reduction in excessive sweating. The treatment is designed to specifically target sweat glands while preserving the surrounding tissues.
4. How is miraDry™ performed?
Step One – Anesthesia
Maximum comfort is ensured with administered anesthesia during the treatment.
Step Two – Markings
Temporary tattoo markings are prepped onto the skin for the treatment.
Step Three – Treatment
The inked area is treated with miraDry™ for sweat-reduced odorless underarms.
5. How long does miraDry™ treatments take?
The miraDry™ treatment takes approximately one to two hours depending on an individual’s body type.
6. What is recovery like after miraDry™?
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little to no downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment for patient comfort. Patients can typically resume regular activities, including work, immediately. Exercise is typically resumed within several days. Some common post-treatment effects may include swelling, numbness, bruising, and sensitivity in the underarm area, which usually subside within several days.
7. How soon will I see results?
As with any aesthetic treatment, the results from miraDry™ may vary. Some individuals may experience a reduction in sweat production immediately after the treatment, while others may notice gradual improvement over time. The full effects are typically seen within a few weeks to a couple of months after the procedure.
8. How long do results last?
The results of miraDry™ are considered long-lasting. The treatment permanently reduces the number of sweat glands in the treated area, leading to a significant reduction in excessive sweating. However, it’s important to note that individual results may vary.
9. How much does miraDry™ cost in Canada?
The cost of miraDry™ in Canada can vary depending on various factors, such as the location, the provider, the number of treatment sessions required, as well as the severity of the cosmetic issues being addressed. It is recommended to consult with a miraDry™ provider or clinic directly to inquire about the specific cost.
10. What are the risks of miraDry™?
As with any medical procedure, miraDry™ does carry some risks. Potential risks and side effects may include:
- Temporary swelling.
- Altered sensation in the treated area.
In rare cases, there may be prolonged or excessive swelling, infection, or changes in the skin.