If embarrassing underarm sweat, stained clothing, or frequent deodorant applications interfere with your daily life, then you may be a perfect candidate for miraDry! Hear from Soine Dermatology’s Office Manager, Bobbie, as she talks about her own experience with miraDry and answers frequently asked questions about this solution to problems like excessive sweating and underarm odor.
Why did you get the miraDry procedure?
Excessive sweating is a common nuisance for many people. I have struggled with embarrassing sweat stains for years. The clothes in my closet consist mainly of black or white shirts- no colors or tight fitting shirts. I was the person who has pit stains in the middle of winter. I have also tried every antiperspirant under the sun with no relief; it seemed no matter what I did, I was just going to have to live with embarrassing pit stains. It got to the point, where I would start sweating at the simple thought of having pit stains.
Does miraDry hurt?
The actual miraDry treatment does not hurt at all. Dr. Soine uses a type of local anesthesia called, tumescent anesthesia, to ensure the highest level of comfort. MiraDry uses heat energy to eliminate sweat and odor glands while simultaneously cooling the surface of the skin. With the combination of the anesthesia and the advanced technology of miraDry, I felt nothing during the procedure.
Are there any side effects of miraDry?
Once the anesthesia wore off, I felt a localized swelling and soreness- which is completely normal. For the first 24 hours, I used ice packs, Tylenol, and rested. I took it easy on exercising for about 4 days, and I would say I was completely back to normal- no soreness or swelling- within five days to one week. I also had temporary numbness in the armpits which resolved within a week.
“Don’t I need sweat glands?”
Actually, no. Your body contains over four million sweat glands and only 2% of them are in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. Once the sweat glands are eliminated from the underarms, you simply stop sweating that area. So don’t worry- your body will not start sweating more in other areas to compensate!
How long do miraDry results last?
FOREVER. The results from miraDry are PERMANENT. Once the sweat glands are eliminated- they cannot grow back.
Do you still wear deodorant?
miraDry eliminates the odor that comes from the sweat glands- so you technically do not have to wear deodorant ever again. At first, for me, it was an adjustment. It was a comfort feeling to still apply deodorant every morning. Once I put the theory to the test- I truly do not have to wear deodorant or antiperspirant anymore.
Is miraDry worth it?
100% worth it. Not that miraDry needs anymore results to change someone’s life, but for women there is one added bonus. One of the additional outcomes of miraDry, is hair reduction of the treated area. I experienced about a 60% reduction of hair under each armpit. I would recommend miraDry to anyone who is embarrassed or uncomfortable with their sweat or odor under their arms. I can expand my wardrobe and now purchase clothes that are colorful and comfortable. I am free from embarrassment and anxiety about hiding pit stains. This device is truly a game changer.