How Long Does miraDry® Last

You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the miraDry® treatment eliminates the sweat, odour, and hair glands, they’re gone. The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction. As with any aesthetic treatment results, patient results and experience may vary.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from miraDry®?

Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little to no downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms before the treatment for patient comfort. Most patients experience little to no downtime and immediately return to regular activity (like returning to work). Exercise is typically resumed within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising, and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days post-treatment.

What Is miraDry®?

miraDry is a revolutionary FDA-cleared non-surgical treatment that permanently reduces underarm sweat, odour, and hair – in as little as one treatment! Over 100,000 miraDry® treatments have been performed worldwide.

miraDry® uses thermal energy technology to create heat in areas where bothersome sweat, odour, and hair glands reside and safely eliminate them.
*Results and patient experience may vary.

Are You a Candidate for miraDry®?

The best candidates for miraDry® are those who are unhappy with their current methods of managing underarm sweat, such as antiperspirants or Botox injections. If you’re interested in learning more about miraDry®, and if it’s right for you, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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Benefits of miraDry®

miraDry® is a safe and effective treatment for excessive underarm sweating. Benefits include:

  • Reduction of sweat
  • Reduction of body odour
  • Permanent relief from excessive underarm sweat
  • Increased comfort and confidence

What Are the Risks of miraDry®

MiraDry is a treatment for underarm sweating that uses microwave technology to target and eliminate sweat glands. The procedure is minimally invasive and generally considered safe, but there are a few risks. Some common side effects include:

  • temporary numbness
  • redness
  • swelling
  • bruising

In rare cases, patients may experience more serious side effects such as skin burns, nerve damage, or changes in sensation; however, the Skin Technique team has never experienced these severe side effects.

How to Prepare for a miraDry® Appointment

Before you arrive at your appointment, we ask that you shave your armpits at least 4-6 days before the procedure.

What to Expect Post miraDry® Appointment

Some localized soreness or swelling will occur and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.

miraDry® Recovery & Timeline

Most patients can return to normal activities or work right after the procedure and typically resume exercise within a week. Common and minor side effects of miraDry® include underarm swelling, redness, and tenderness for the first seven days, but will gradually dissipate.

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How does Dr. Christopher Pavlou perform miraDry®?

Performed in an outpatient setting, miraDry® treatments usually take about an hour to complete. A local anesthetic is used during the treatment to numb the area, and then the miraDry® device is placed over the armpit.

The device uses microwave energy to heat the skin and sweat glands, destroying them. Some patients with severe armpit sweat may need two treatments to achieve optimal results. Many people notice a significant reduction in sweating after just one treatment.

Why Choose Skin Technique for miraDry®?

Skin Technique has been known for bringing the most innovative techniques and treatments to the cosmetic field in Vancouver since opening its doors in 2017. When you choose Skin Technique, know that we’re here to “Honour Your Beauty” by listening and providing solutions that fit your needs; we want our patients to feel like they are part of this process, not just another customer.

Used to Treat

  • Odour
  • Unwanted Hair
  • Sweat

miraDry® FAQs

Don’t I need sweat glands?

While your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, your body has 2-4 million sweat glands – only about 2% are found in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% of sweat glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. With miraDry®, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat in other areas of your body.

How much does it cost?

Pricing can vary depending on the treatment protocol to achieve your desired results and will be discussed during your consultation.

How long does it take?

An office visit appointment will generally last about one hour.

How many treatments will I need?

You can see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, we will determine the best protocol for your desired results.

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