miraDry FAQs

miraDry® FAQs Answers to Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Q1 ) Are there side effects?

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


Q2 ) Are the results lasting?

Yes! Because the sweat glands don’t regenerate or grow back the reduction or elimination of the sweat production you achieve with miraDry® is long term and may be permanent.


Q3 ) Do I need my underarm sweat glands?

Actually, no. Your body contains over four million sweat glands, and only about 2% of them are in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself.


Q4 ) Does miraDry® cause increased sweating in other parts of the body?

Please avoid aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) two weeks prior to your surgery. In addition, stop taking vitamins and herbal supplements (including fish oils). We also recommend avoiding all types of alcohol one week before surgery. We will discuss other medications specific to your situation at your consultation. It is important that we are aware of all medication and doses that you are taking.


Q5 ) Do the Underarm sweat glands ever grow back?

No. The underarm sweat glands don’t grow back or regenerate once they’ve been removed.


Q6 ) Can miraDry® remove sweat glands elsewhere on the body?

Currently no, it is only designed and calibrated to treat underarm sweat glands. It cannot be used to treat sweating in other areas of the body such as hands, feet, forehead or knees.


Q7 ) Is miraDry® safe?

Yes! The miraDry procedure is FDA-cleared and has been performed successfully on thousands of patients, and it’s been proven to be highly safe and effective.


Q8 ) Is miraDry® right for me?

If you have embarrassing underarm sweat outbreaks, stained clothing, frequent antiperspirant application or unpleasant odor then you are a candidate for this procedure. However, almost anyone is a candidate: the athlete, the executive and even those that can’t or don’t want to wear antiperspirants or deodorants. It is safe and effective.