What is miraDry®?
miraDry® is an innovative non-invasive treatment that effectively treats embarrassing underarm sweating without surgery. Instead, miraDry utilizes electromagnetic energy to eliminate underarm sweat glands for long-term results.
How Does miraDry® Work?
miraDry’s® FDA-cleared treatment uses thermal energy directed at sweat glands beneath the surface of your skin in the underarm area to reduce the amount and production capacity of sweat and odor glands. By heating these structures, a miraDry treatment destroys overactive glands to reduce your underarm’s ability to create sweat.
Because miraDry® effectively eliminates sweat glands in the target area, results from this treatment are long-lasting. A typical miraDry procedure takes about an hour and has been shown to produce an 82% reduction in sweating after just two treatments. Some patients can get their desired results of eliminating excessive underarm sweat in just one session, although the optimal results often take two and sometimes three.
Following each treatment, you can expect to resume your daily activities on the same day of your procedure with little to no downtime.
How to Prepare for miraDry®
Because this procedure is non-invasive, it’s not difficult to prepare for a treatment session with miraDry. Depending on how fast your underarm hair grows, we will ask you to shave about a couple of days before your appointment and not shave again until after you’ve recovered. On the day of your procedure, do not apply deodorant or antiperspirant, and wear loose clothing with a tank top or sports bra that allows Dr. Krant to easily view and access your entire underarm area. You’ll need to plan for at least two hour-long visit if taking time off work.
Recovery After miraDry®
There’s no downtime required after a miraDry treatment session, so you can return to work and your normal routine with a few instructions. First, you’ll want to ice the treated area with cold packs to help reduce swelling. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can also help. For several days, don’t shave or use deodorant in the treated area, and continue wearing loose clothing to help avoid creating irritation in your underarms.
Am I a candidate for miraDry®?
The ideal candidate for miraDry treatment is at least 18 years of age, in overall good health, and suffers from excessive underarm sweating. During your consultation, which will be prior to your treatment day, Dr. Krant will determine whether you are a good candidate for miraDry and will review the pros, cons and risks of the procedure with you.
miraDry® Treatments in New York City
Are you tired of stubborn sweat stains and unwanted underarm sweat that deodorant and antiperspirants can’t handle? You might benefit from this non-invasive approach to eliminating sweat glands from your underarms for permanent sweat reduction without the need for downtime. Call Art of Dermatology today to talk to Dr. Jessica Krant, a board-certified dermatologist offering miraDry in NYC, to find out if this procedure is right for you.