Dr. Jack Long and his team at The Vein Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, offer the miraDry treatment which is the only non-invasive, FDA cleared aesthetic treatment that safely removes underarm sweat and odor. It’s a quick in-office procedure that provides a long-lasting solution for underarm sweat.
You are born with approximately 2 million sweat glands throughout your body. Your underarms only contain about 2% of those glands. With miraDry you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat elsewhere.
miraDry’s proprietary miraWave technology is the ideal wavelength for reducing sweat and odor glands in the underarm. It non-invasively targets the area where the sweat glands reside and safely treats them while simultaneously cooling your skin for added comfort.
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment to assist in increasing comfort. Some patients describe the initial anesthetic injections as the most painful part of the procedure. There are no incisions or cuts. Treatment is customized to each underarm with multiple placements of the miraDry handpiece. An office visit appointment will generally last about one hour.
Most patients experience rapid and long-lasting results – typically sweat glands, once treated, don’t return after treatment. The amount of sweat reduction you desire should be discussed with your miraDry physician. Recent clinical trials report an average of 82% sweat reduction in most patients2. As with any aesthetic treatment results will vary by person.
Most patients experience minimal downtime and return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise is typically resumed within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days post-treatment.
The miraDry treatment has a strong safety record. Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
For answers to your questions about miraDry, please reference the miraDry section on our FAQs page.
References: 1) Li H-H, Zhou G, Fu X-B, Zhang Lei. Antigen expression of human sweat glands. J Cutan Pathol 2009;36:318–24. 2) Long-term Efficacy and Quality of Life Assessment for Treatment of Axillary Hyperhidrosis With a Microwave Device. Mark Lupin, MD et al; Dermatol Surg 2014; 40: 805-807. 3) Long-term follow-up demonstrating reduction of axillary hair utilizing microwave technology by B. Zellickson et al. – abstract #60, presented at ASLMS 2015 Annual Meeting, April 2015 Kissimmee, FL.