What is miraDry®?
miraDry® is a highly advanced medical device, which delivers precisely controlled microwave energy through the skin to the region where the sweat glands are located.
The energy generates heat which results in a so-called planned thermolysis of the sweat glands.
A simultaneous, continuous cooling of the skin protects the superficial layer of skin from damage during the entire procedure.
Since the sweat glands don’t regenerate after treatment, the results are permanent.
miraDry® is developed by Miramar Labs.
How is the treatment performed?
Before a treatment with miraDry® markings are done in the armpits with the help of a template, which is selected based on your personal preconditions.
Before the treatment a local anesthetic is also administered in the armpits in order to minimize the pain. One armpit at a time is treated, and the procedure is customized for each armpit with a certain number of placements of the miraDry® machine’s handset. The machine reads the template exactly, so that the same area is never treated twice. The treatment involves no surgical procedures.
Your visit to the clinic will normally take 60-90 minutes. Normally one treatment is sufficient to get a satisfactory result, but sometimes a second treatment is required.
The price of the tretment is 19 900:-.
What happens after the treatment?
You can return to normal activities or work directly after the treatment, and you can normally resume training within a few days. You will be advised to take painkillers and use ice or other cooling for a couple of days after the treatment. Some local tenderness or swelling is normal. This usually disappears within a few weeks. Some patients may experience a temporary change regarding touch or sensation on the skin of the armpits or upper arms. This will disappear gradually.
What results can I expect?
Approximately 20 000 treatments have been performed around the world with miraDry®. Most patients report a dramatic reduction in their sweating. In a clinical study, 90% of patients said that they had been helped by the treatment, the average decrease in sweating was 82%. This result was sustained even after 12 months.
You should see a drop of sweat production immediately after treatment. As with all medical procedures, the result will vary from person to person.
How long does the result last?
The results are lasting because the sweat glands do not return or are re-created after being removed.
Don’t I need the sweat glands under the arms?
Your body contains over 4 million sweat glands, but only about 2% are found in the armpits. To eliminate these 2% will not affect the body’s ability to cool itself.
How good is miraDry® compared to other treatment options?
Other options are designed to temporarily disable the sweat glands, or surgery is required which sometimes carries great risks. Only miraDry® provides a lasting solution without surgery.
Is miraDry® right for me?
If you suffer from embarrassing outbreaks of underarm sweat, stained clothing from sweat or always must use antiperspirant in a way that interferes with your daily life, then you may be a good candidate for treatment with miraDry®.