Medical Dermatology

Medical Dermatology

 


The miraDry procedure is quick and non-invasive treatment for"hyperhidrosis" or excessive sweating. The miraDry System delivers precisely controlled energy to the region where the underarm sweat glands reside, and eliminates them.
Dramatic sweat reduction occurs without the use of harsh chemicals, toxins or surgery. Because the sweat glands do not come back or regenerate after treatment, the results are lasting. And, results are fast – you can expect to see sweat reduction immediately after treatment, with minimal to no downtime.

The miraDry procedure uses the only non-invasive technology that is FDA cleared and clinically proven to dramatically reduce sweat and provide lasting results. Now there is a lasting solution to sweat control that doesn’t use harsh chemicals, toxins or surgery.

Advantages of the miraDry® procedure

  • lasting results
  • dramatic reduction
  • immediate results
  • non-invasive
  • toxin-free
  • minimal to no downtime
  • quick in-office procedure

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the miraDry® procedure?

The miraDry procedure is quick, non-invasive and provides a lasting solution for excessive underarm sweat. The handpiece from the miraDry System, when placed on the underarm, delivers precisely controlled energy to the region where the sweat glands reside and eliminates sweat glands non-invasively. The sweat glands don’t grow back once eliminated, resulting in a dramatic and lasting reduction of underarm sweat.

What is the procedure like?

The procedure involves no surgical incisions or cuts. The clinician customizes treatment for each underarm area with multiple placements of the miraDry handpiece. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the procedure to maintain comfort. Your office visit appointment will generally last about an hour. Two procedures spaced three months apart are required to maximize the results and duration.

What happens after the procedure?

There is minimal to no downtime following the procedure. Your doctor will likely recommend a mild over-the-counter pain medication and use of ice packs for a few days. 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 short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
 

miraSmooth


NEW! Now we offer the miraSmooth procedure for permanent reduction of unwanted underarm hair!

miraSmooth uses the same technology as miraDry, delivering precisely controlled energy to the region where the underarm hair follicles reside and eliminates them. This procedure is especially great for individuals with blonde or light colored hair that cannot be treated with laser. Unlike lasers, miraSmooth doesn’t rely on hair color to work, which is what makes this procedure so revolutionary. The results are immediate and long lasting, with significant reduction in underarm hair with only one treatment. After the miraSmooth procedure you also sweat less, with an average of 82% sweat reduction in most patients. There is finally a lasting solution to treat that light colored underarm hair!
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the miraSmoothTM treatment?


miraSmooth is a combination treatment, powered by miraWaveTM technology, that simultaneously and permanently reduces underarm hair and sweat.
What is the treatment like?
You will be in a reclined position for about one hour. You aren’t likely to feel anything during the treatment since your underarms will be numbed prior to treatment. After treatment, you may experience swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness in the treated area. These sensations typically clear-up within a few days to a few weeks.

How many treatments will I need?


Most patients have significant reduction in underarm hair only after one treatment. If more treatment is desired, a second session of miraSmooth can be performed or a short course of laser hair removal depending of the color of you hair, until you achieve satisfactory hair reduction. We will determine the best protocol for your expected results.


What happens after the procedure?


There is minimal to no downtime following the procedure. Your doctor will likely recommend a mild over-the-counter pain medication and use of ice packs for a few days. 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 short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.