Facts on how miraDry works for underarm sweating

  • miraDry uses microwave electromagnetic energy to target your sweat glands
  • miraDry does not use any harmful toxins, nor does it use radiation to treat your underarms
  • Dynamic cooling of your epidermis, or upper layers of your skin, keeps this layer protected whilst underlying sweat glands are eliminated
  • Each treatment takes less than 60 minutes to perform
  • Two treatments are advised, 3 months apart
  • Once treatment is completed, you will notice an average sweat reduction of 80% PERMANENTLY!
  • Treatments are safe, effective and above all PERMANENT!

What happens during a miraDry treatment?

miraDry works by delivery precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area, permanently eliminating the sweat glands that are the source of the problem.

A customised treatment plan will be created for each armpit, based on the placement of your sweat glands.  Your underarms will be numbed with topical and local anaesthetic prior to the treatment to ensure your comfort. Then your dermatologist or specialist nurse will use the miraDry handpick to deliver energy that heats the sweat glands until they are destroyed.

 You might experience a sensation of pressure, warmth and even an occasional ‘hot spot’ moment.  This lasts very briefly.  When we ask patients at Brisbane Skin to describe their level of discomfort on a scale of one to ten most rated it at a two.

When your treatment is complete, you might feel a little sore.  You may be given prescription pain medications, steroids and icepacks to alleviate your discomfort.  The majority of our patients return to work and other normal activities the next day.

Our miraDry protocol involves 2 treatment sessions spaced 3 months apart.

Immediately after treatment, our patients report a dramatic, lasting reduction of excess underarm sweating.  Results vary from patient to patient, although many patients report a permanent reduction of sweat levels by about 80%.  miraDry is also an effective treatment for some patients with body odour related to sweating from the armpits.

How does miraDry eliminate my sweat glands?

Step 1

miraDry’s unique microwave energy  is focused in the region of the sweat glands

Step 2

Differences in the fat and the dermis causes a local area of energy, in turn causing reflection of energy, resulting in controlled heating

Step 3

Upper layer of skin is cooled while sweat glands are eliminated via continued heating. Sweat glands do not grow back after they are destroyed, resulting in permanent sweat reduction.

Brisbane Skin Explains the Side Effects of Treatments for Hyperhidrosis

Thanks to the training and experience of the dermatologists at Brisbane Skin, a miraDry treatment for excessive sweating is an effective medical solution to a troublesome problem. Side effects such as swelling, localised soreness and altered sensation in the skin of the armpits and/or upper arms can occur, though they are temporary and generally easily tolerated until they resolve themselves.

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