miraDry Frequently Asked Questions
What is the miraDry® procedure?
The miraDry procedure uses a safe, noninvasive technology that is FDA-cleared and clinically proven to eliminate sweat glands in the underarm. The treatment is quick and performed right in the doctor’s office in about an hour.
How does miraDry work?
The handpiece from the miraDry System is placed on the underarm to deliver precisely controlled energy to the region where sweat glands reside. Sweat glands are eliminated, resulting in an immediate and lasting reduction of underarm sweat.
What is the procedure like?
The procedure is done right in Dr. Bloom’s office. It involves no surgical incisions or cuts, and no harsh chemicals or toxins. Before the procedure, local anesthesia is administered to the underarms to maintain comfort. Your appointment will generally last about an hour. Two treatments, three months apart, are recommended for best results.
Who performs the treatment?
Dr. Emily Bloom performs all procedures in her office. Dr. Bloom, who is board-certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, has been practicing medicine since 1977.
What happens after the procedure?
There is minimal to no downtime following the procedure. Dr. Bloom may recommend a mild over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs for a few days. You should be able to return to normal activities or work immediately, and you can typically resume exercise within several days. Localized soreness or swelling typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients experience short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
What results can I expect?
The miraDry procleldure is clinically proven to dramatically reduce sweat. As with any medical procedure, results vary by person, but in a recent clinical study1, the average sweat reduction was 86 percent.
[1 Clinical study data on file at Miramar Labs, Inc.]
How long will the results last?
Results are lasting because the sweat glands do not come back or regenerate after they have been eliminated.
Don’t I need my underarm sweat glands?
Your body contains more than four million sweat glands, with only about 2 percent located in the underarms. Eliminating underarm sweat glands will not affect the body’s ability to cool itself.
How is the miraDry procedure different from other treatment options?
Other treatment options are designed to temporarily disable the sweat glands, or involve surgery, which involves inherent risks. The miraDry procedure is the only lasting, noninvasive solution for excessive underarm sweat.
Is the miraDry procedure right for me?
If embarrassing underarm sweat outbreaks, stained clothing, fear of raising your arms, and constantly having to reapply antiperspirant interfere with your daily life, you may be a good candidate for the miraDry procedure.
How can I find out more or schedule an appointment?
Call Dr. Bloom’s office at 310-278-8811 or fill out the form.