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How Long Does Miradry Work For?

I was wondering if you have to continue to receive treatments for Miradry to be effective? Does it treat sweating and BO?

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How long does Miradry work?

the mirAdry system for hyperhidrosis is very effective but the longevity of the results there is from 1 patient to the next.  In general, patient's find the results last up to 2 years or more when treated with moderate to more aggressive settings as far as the energy level of the treatment and is concerned and with 2 separate treatments.  There is no evidence yet to support maximal energy level use in patients even if they have more severe hyperhidrosis.  In patients who have severe hyperhidrosis it is probably safest and most effective to plan for 3 treatments at the same moderate to moderate to high settings.  The treatment is performed under local anesthesia and approximately 45 minutes.  It does have some downtime associated with it such as underarm swelling, redness, stiffness of the tissues, and even temporary tingling of the hands or fingers.  Most patients simply experience approximately 1 week of swelling and redness.  Another side effect is loss of hair in the axillary or armpit area.

Chase Lay, MD
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon

Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment efficacy with the Miradry system in Los Angeles

Miradry has received very high efficacy ratings among patient reviews.  The Miradry system provides longlasting results and most patients will benefit from one to two treatments spaced apart. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Long lasting results of miraDry

MiraDry is the only FDA-approved procedure that offers long-lasting results for excessive sweating.  For optimal results, we recommend two miraDry treatments spaced 3 months apart.  Studies demonstrate that miraDry results last up to 2 years and are likely permanent as sweat glands do not regenerate.  The miraDry procedure helps eliminate body odor related to sweat, which is also known as bromhidrosis.  The miraDry procedure utilizes microwave technology to selectively target and eliminate sweatglands in the armpits by focusing electromagnetic waves at a specific level in the body where sweat glands are located.  MiraDry is the only device on the market that is able to eliminate both eccrine (normal swat) apocrine ("smelly" sweat) glands. 

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

MiraDry is for hyperhidrosis and bromhidrosis

miraDry treats excessive sweating (hyerhidrosis) and exceessive oder (bromhidrosis). One or two treatments and better than 88% efficacy in eliminating or reducing sweat and excessive odor from the underarms.

The results may be permanent

Although the permanency of results has not been scientifically validated, I suspect that the results will be permanent after two sessions since the sweat glands appear to be gone base on tissue histology studies

Cameron Rokhsar, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

MiraDry results are long-lasting

MiraDry consists of 2 treatments, spaced at approximately 3 months apart.  In some occasions, a third treatment may be necessary.  Preliminary studies show results lasting 2 years, but results should be permanent as the procedure destroys both sweat and odor glands which do not regenerate.  It treats both underarm sweat as well as odor.

Karyn Grossman, MD
Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

The results of MiraDry should be permanent.

The results of MiraDry should be permanent. This is because the microwave energy destroys sweat glands and typically one does not grow new sweat glands

William P. Coleman III, MD
Metairie Dermatologic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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