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How Long Will MiraDry Last?

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MiraDry results should be permanent

Preliminary study results show effects lasting for two years.  However, results should be permanent, as sweat glands do not regenerate.

Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
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Long lasting results after miraDry treatments

MiraDry is the only FDA-approved procedure that offers long-lasting results for excessive sweating.  Studies demonstrate that results last up to 2 years and are likely permanent as sweat glands do not regenerate.  Botox injections also work to help decrease sweating, but results are most temporary as injections need to be repeated every 4-6 months with Botox effects wearing off near the end of that time frame.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
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MiraDry is durable

miraDry is a durable procedure but remember that outcome studies to date last 2 years, not longer. There is no reason why you should start sweating again after 2 years. The technology behind miraDry for excessive underarm sweating is FDA approved.

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Miradry working very well.

The Miradry has not been available for a long enough period to give long term data on this topic. However, all the patients I have treated have not had a recurrence of their sweating. Our practice was one of the first to obtain the Miradry, appox 3 years ago. It is a solid treatment for underarm sweating, and has changed the lives of my patients who had suffered with sweating for so many years.

Kaleroy Papantoniou, MD, FAAD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
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Longevity of MiraDry benefit

We now have enough clinical data to declare the benefit of MiraDry for underarm excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis to be semi-permanent. On average, 50% reduction of sweating can be experienced with first treatment and 85% reduction with second treatment 3 months later. Histologic studies have demonstrated that once sweat glands have been wiped out, they are not known to regenerate.

William Ting, MD
Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
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MiraDry is essentially permanent.  The device irreversibly destroys sweat glands of the underarm.  These glands have not be demonstrated to regenerate or grow back.  Clinical trials report 85 percent efficacy after 2 treatments spaced 3 months apart....

Best of luck!

Jeffrey B. Wise, MD, FACS
Wayne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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MiraDry Results

The preliminary studies showed that MiraDry results lasted 2 years however, since sweat glands can not regenerate themselves, the results should be permanent.

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Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Reduction in sweating from miraDry should be long-lasting

miraDry works by physically disrupting your sweat glands.  The sweat glands, which originate in the fat, no longer have a communication with the surface of the skin.  Therefore, results should be very long-lasting (permanent).  

MiraDry - How long does it last

This a great question.  Botox for the armpits usually lasts between 4-6 months.  I have traditionally performed surgery to physically remove the sweat glands using a small incision in the axilla and shaving off the sweat glands, thereby dramatically reducing the ability to sweat in the armpits.  MiraDry uses microwave technology to destroy the sweat glands as well.  Thus this is a long-term solution for sweaty armpits.  Hope this helps.

Most likely forever

The MiraDry system utilizes microwave energy to specifically heat the region of skin containing sweat glands to the point of causing thermolysis of the glands.
Since sweat glands do not grow back or regenerate, there is a dramatic and lasting reduction of sweat. After 2 treatments results should be permanent 

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