Stained clothing. A persistent odor. Excessive sweat. If that’s the norm, freedom from those problems is simpler than you think. Nonsurgical, noninvasive miraDry helps our San Mateo and Palo Alto-area patients conquer excessive underarm sweating in just 2 treatment sessions, typically with permanent results.
Permanently reducing your underarm sweat begins by requesting an appointment online or calling (650) 727-6008 to schedule your visit to the Allura Skin & Laser Center.
Am I a good candidate for miraDry?
Because miraDry is noninvasive, it’s well-tolerated by a wide array of people. miraDry works equally well on male and female patients. In general, good candidates for miraDry are people who identify with one or more of these statements:
- I’m embarrassed or self-conscious of sweat stains on my clothes, even when I’m not exercising.
- My underarms smell bad, even when I wear deodorant.
- I live an active lifestyle, which exacerbates my sweating problem.
- I don’t like the chemicals used in commercial antiperspirants, but I feel that I have no other options.
- How does miraDry work?
- miraDry is a noninvasive, energy-based treatment that permanently reduces underarm sweat glands.
What can I expect?
During your appointment, your practitioner first prepares your underarms by cleansing and marking the treatment areas. Your practitioner will then inject a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. Using the marks on your underarm as a guide, your practitioner applies the handpiece and releases a burst of electromagnetic energy. During this time, you may feel a brief sensation of warmth or stinging. The total treatment takes less than two hours and has minimal downtime or side effects, and results are permanent.
Immediately after your appointment, your practitioner gives you a cold compress to hold under your arms. Patients can return to normal activities the following day. We recommend taking a few days off from strenuous activities, such as vigorous exercise.
When can I expect results?
You should notice a decrease in sweating shortly after your first treatment. Some patients require two treatments, spaced several months apart, for the best possible results.
Are the results permanent?
Yes. miraDry permanently deactivates sweat glands, so a reduction in underarm sweat is long term. Most patients can stop using anti-perspirant products after one to two miraDry treatments.