- What is the miraDry/miraSweat treatment?
The miraDry/miraSmooth procedure involves using precisely controlled energy to eliminate underarm sweat glands and hair. Because the sweat glands and hair do not grow back once eliminated, the results are dramatic and long-lasting.
- Don’t I need sweat glands?
Not in your underarms! The typical human body has 2 million sweat glands, distributed throughout the body. Only 2% of these are in the underarm area. There is no danger in eliminating these glands; the rest of the sweat glands in the body are sufficient to maintain healthy body temperature.
- What is the treatment like?
You’ll be in a reclining position for about an hour. A local anesthetic is applied to the treatment area, then Dr. Bain or one of his experienced nurses will use the miraDry/miraSmooth handheld device, passing it over the treatment area. You’re like to feel little or nothing during the procedure, since your underarms will be numbed prior to treatment. Post-procedure, you might experience swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness is the treatment area, all of which should clear up in a few days and which can be minimized through the use of ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications.
- How does it work?
The miraDry/miraSmooth system uses proprietary miraWave energy that targets and destroys sweat and odor glands and hair in your underarms. Glands and hair do not grow back after treatment, so the procedure is permanent and lasts forever.
- What results can I expect?
You can expect to see an immediate reduction in sweat and hair growth. Neither sweat glands nor hair grow back, so the results you see are permanent. The amount of sweat reduction you desire should be discussed with Doctor Bain. As with any treatment, the results may vary from person to person.
- How many treatments will I need?
You’ll see results after the first treatment. However, a second treatment is highly recommended to address any resistant or missed glands and hair. This second treatment should be performed three months after the first treatment.
- Is the treatment painless?
There are no surgical incisions or cuts! Since your underarms are numbed prior to treatment, most patients experience little to no pain. And, post-procedure discomfort can be addressed with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication.
- Is there any downtime?
Depending on what your typical day is like, downtime should be minimal to none. Most patients return to regular activities immediately. Exercise and strenuous activities can be resumed within several days.
- Is it safe?
Yes! miraDry/miraSmooth has been used in over 40,000 treatments worldwide with an excellent safety record. Numerous clinical studies have concluded that the procedure is not only effective, but also safe.
The miraDry/miraSmooth procedure uses a safe, non-invasive technology that is FDA-approved for elimination of sweat glands and hair in the underarm area. Although sweating is an essential function to regulate body temperature, only 2% of our sweat glands are in our underarm areas, so eliminating them does not interfere with the body’s ability to cool itself.
- Are there any side effects?
After the procedure, patients may experience temporary swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness in the treatment area. These sensations typically clear up within a few days of treatment. There have been no reports of permanent side effects. Please consult Dr. Bain for all possible side effects and to see if miraDry/miraSmooth is right for you.
- How much does it cost?
Pricing varies based on your specific treatment plan and will be discussed during your consultation. The procedure is affordable and offers a permanent solution to bothersome medical condition. And, financing is available.