What is the miraDry® procedure?
The miraDry® procedure is a quick, safe, non-invasive treatment that is FDA cleared to eliminate sweat glands under the arms. No surgery is involved. The hand piece of the miraDry® System is placed on the underarm area and delivers precisely controlled, localized microwave energy to the region where the sweat glands reside. The result is elimination of the sweat glands in the targeted area. The glands do not grow back, so there is a dramatic and lasting reduction in underarm sweat.
What is the procedure like?
The clinician customizes treatment for each underarm with multiple placements of the miraDry® System. The underarms are numbed prior to the procedure for your comfort. You should be able to return to normal activities or work right after the procedure, and you can typically resume exercise within several days. Some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have temporary, short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
What results can I expect?
Most patients report a dramatic reduction of their underarm sweat – in a recent clinical study, the average underarm sweat reduction was 82%. You should see a reduction in sweat immediately after treatment. Two procedures spaced three months apart are required to maximize the results and duration. As with any medical procedure, results will vary by person. The results are lasting because the sweat glands do not come back or regenerate after they have been eliminated.
Is the miraDry® procedure right for me?
If embarrassing underarm sweat outbreaks, stained clothing or frequent antiperspirant application interfere with your daily life, then you may be a good candidate for the miraDry® procedure.
DERMATOLOGY CENTER OF ATLANTA is one of the first in Georgia to offer the FDA Approved miraDry® technology. We are experienced and well-trained in performing miraDry® treatments. To learn more about this revolutionary procedure, call our office for a consultation.
Dermatology Center of Atlanta
Dr. Leslie C. Gray is board certified in dermatology and founded Dermatology Center of Atlanta in 2000. She built the practice on her belief of combining the highest quality dermatologic care with outstanding patient-centered customer service. At Dermatology Center of Atlanta, our board certified dermatologists provide comprehensive Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic skin care services.