Does miraDry Hurt?
- Asked by Megan P
- 1 year ago
I read an article where the guy who had Miradry done said it was quite uncomfortable. Is this normal?
Pain from miraDry treatment
Initially, you will feel a little stinging from the lidocaine injections. Once the area is numb, however, the treatment is fairly comfortable, although you may occasionally feel a warm area or “hot spot” during treatment. However, these are quite uncommon.
After local numbing shots, the Miradry procedure is fairly painless. My patients find it easy to tolerate.
MiraDry comfort level during and after procedure
We typically first apply icepacks prior to injecting local anesthesia (lidocaine). Thus one typically experiences tiny pinches as similar to skin biopsies. Subsequent electromagnetic wave delivery may lead to warm sensation. On seldom occasions, one may experience rare moments of deep achy sensation. Postop expectation includes mild swelling and nonspecific achy-ness in the treated area that can last a week or two.
Web reference: http://www.drwilliamting.com/Excess_Sweating_82Y4.html
Recent miraDry Reviews
Treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis and underarm sweating with Miradry and Retrograde Suction Curettage
There are many options for axillary hyperhidrosis including MiraDry, Botox injections, Yag laser, and Retrograde Suction Curettage. Most of these treatments have long term success. MiraDry is safe and effective, as well, I have found the Retrograde Suction Curretage to be extremely effective in resistant patients who need aggressive treatment of their axillary hyperhidrosis.
Not really done under local
without local anesthesia it stings but with local it is very tolerable. If you are super sensitive we can apply topical cream first then there is virtually no pain. We also have capability to use sedation for those who are super sensitive about the local - your choice!
We offer MiraDry in Chicago and the North Shore of Chicago at New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Dr Turowski
Web reference: http://drturowski.com/miradry-chicago.html
Does MiraDry Hurt?
MiraDry is a noninvasive electromagnetic treatment for treating excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis).
Most patients experience little pain during the procedure because it is performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the underarms. The numbing shots themselves cause small bee stings, which last only for a short period of time. Afterwards the local anesthesia has been given, the underarms will be numb. During the actual treatment, most patients experience some pressure and light pulling on the skin, with some sensations of warmth. There may be an occasional "hot spot" that lasts briefly but is usually well tolerated. After the treatment, there is some swelling and sensitivity of the underarms that may last several days.
Having said this, pain is a very subjective experience and varies from person to person.
I have personally treated almost 50 patients to date using the MiraDry system. Most patients have described the discomfort during the procedure as a score of 1, 2 or 3 (ie. mild discomfort) on a pain scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest). A very small fraction of patients (<10%) called the procedure very uncomfortable. Although the treatment is very new, most patients have been very satisfied with the results of their treatments so far.
Hope this helps.
Larry Fan, MD
Web reference: http://www.77plasticsurgery.com
MiraDry is virtually painless
Using a strategically painless, anesthesia delivery system and pre-medication, our guests find the MiraDry procedure to be relaxing and virtually painless.
There is a little discomfort initially when numbing the area that is going to be treated. Once area is numbed the patient is usually comfortable for the entire procedure. Post treatment there will be some swelling and soreness for approximately 1 week. Icing the area for the first 24 to 48 hours is highly recommended to decrease the inflammation.
Dr. Grant Stevens Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Marina del Rey, CA The Institute
MiraDry requires only local anesthesia, which consists of a series of lidocaine injections. While some patients perceive no pain while receiving lidocaine injections, some patients may experience a slight burning sensation. To enhance patient comfort, we numb the armpits with a topical cream to minimize the sensation of any needle sticks from the lidocaine injections. After appropriate numbing, the miraDry procedure itself is quite tolerable.
Web reference: http://www.advanceddermatologypc.com/miradry.html
MiraDry pain is very tolerable
The technique for injecting lidocaine on a 'grid' is such that as you inject the lidocaine, subsequent injections next to the area just injected is less and less uncomfortable. So, miraDry itself is not painful but the injections that need to be done to get local anesthesia require some needle sticks that may be uncomfortable but certainly very tolearble. The benefit will be long term of having little or no residual sweating with an improved quality of life indicators as have been shown in published studies.
Web reference: http://www.EliminateSweating.com
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