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How Many miraDry® Treatments Will I Need?

Excessive sweating in your underarms can lead to odor, stained clothes, and embarrassment. If antiperspirants do nothing to control your sweat, you have another option called miraDry®. This treatment provides long-lasting dryness, controls odor, and lets you feel more confident. 

What is miraDry® Hyperhidrosis Treatment?

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can affect your daily life and self-confidence. You can stop the problem with miraDry®. The miraDry® system uses thermal energy to shut off your problem sweat and odor. This effective treatment addresses underarm or axillary sweat glands to treat the underlying cause of your hyperhidrosis. Unlike other treatment options, miraDry® provides lasting relief without constant maintenance. 

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How Does miraDry® Work?

The miraDry® system works by using thermal energy to target sweat glands. These glands are found all over your body, but the ones under your arms can become over-active. Excessive sweat not only stains your clothes and makes you hesitant to engage in some activities but also feeds bacteria that can produce odor. A miraDry® treatment uses electromagnetic energy that heats your sweat glands, deactivating them and stopping sweat production. As a bonus, it also targets hair follicles, reducing underarm hair. 

How Many miraDry® Treatments Will I Need?

People who have miraDry® treatments may have significant excessive sweating. However, others want to put an end to the maintenance of their underarm area. Treatments with miraDry® make an excellent option for those with every degree of underarm sweating, odor, and underarm hair. Most people benefit from a single miraDry® treatment. People with hyperhidrosis may need a second treatment to manage their condition fully. 

Sweat glands do not grow back, letting miraDry® results last many years. While sweat and odor will not return, you may see a few hairs regrow in the area over time. These can be easily treated if you want to eliminate them when they appear. Most people only need one miraDry® treatment to achieve lifetime results. 

What is a miraDry® Treatment Like?

Your Premier Vein & Body provider applies numbing to your underarm area and then places a temporary grid to guide the treatment. The miraDry® handpiece uses advanced cooling technology to protect your skin throughout treatment. Most people feel warmth and sometimes suction as the handpiece lifts and treats the skin, but no discomfort. Most miraDry® treatments take about an hour. However, the numbing treatment takes a few extra minutes to take effect. Your provider will let you know what to expect throughout your visit. 

What Results Will I See With miraDry®?

FDA-cleared miraDry® has demonstrated proven results in decreasing sweat, odor, and hair. Many people start to see results within a day or two, with an immediate decrease in sweating. Hair removal results can take a few weeks as the hairs are shed and do not grow back. 

  • 93% no longer consider sweating a problem after one month
  • 80% no longer find their odor bothersome after one month
  • After one year, 88% are satisfied with their odor control
  • Reduces 82% of sweat overall

Some people wonder if stopping underarm sweat with miraDry® could have health effects. Fortunately, underarm sweat plays an extremely minor role in cooling you off, so your body will have no problem doing that job after miraDry® treatments. 

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To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

How Long Do miraDry® Results Last?

Because miraDry® targets sweat glands and hair follicles, it provides long-lasting results. Your body will not regrow these structures, so your miraDry® results can last many years. Unlike temporary treatments like Botox®, miraDry® results do not require maintenance treatments. One session results in lasting results for most people. 

Is There Any Downtime After miraDry®?

You will not have any downtime after miraDry®. We recommend applying ice packs on and off for twelve hours after treatment. The ice packs help limit effects like swelling, minor soreness, and tingling. Most people return to work or their daily routine without delay. However, you should limit strenuous activities for a few days. The skin under your arms may look red and swollen for a few days, but this should not limit you from your usual routine. By the next day, you may notice much less underarm sweat and odor. 

Am I a Good Candidate for miraDry®?

While miraDry® is often discussed as a hyperhidrosis treatment, you do not have to have excessive sweating to benefit from miraDry®. Good candidates are bothered by underarm sweat and odor and prefer a long-term treatment. Whether you have hyperhidrosis or want to end underarm maintenance, you may be a good candidate for miraDry®. You may not be a good candidate if you have a skin condition or infection in the underarm area. Discuss with your provider if you have ever experienced a reaction to a numbing treatment. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you are interested in reducing sweat with miraDry®, please call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO, and proudly serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content in this blog and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If anyone has a medical concern, they should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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