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How Quickly Does miraDry Work?

Will my sweating be decreased instantly or overtime?

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Most patients see an immediate decrease in sweat after one treatment of miraDry

The miraDry® system uses electromagnetic energy to permanently target and destroy sweat glands. Most patients see an immediate decrease in sweat after the first treatment, however it’s recommended to have two treatments spaced three months apart for best results.

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MiraDry works almost instantly for underarm excess sweating or hyperhidrosis

Sweat glands are obliterated during MiraDry treatment for underarm excess sweating or hyperhidrosis. Most patients should experience almost instant relief though the best long-term results are seen with two treatments done 3 months apart.

William Ting, MD
Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Advantages of MiraDry and Retrograde Suction Curettage for axillary and underarm hyperhidrosis

MiraDry results are relatively quick and effective in the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis.  I use the Retrograde Suction Curettage procedure in most cases of axillary hyperhidrosis as it provides definitive improvement in axillary hyperhidrosis.  My 5 year long term outcomes have been stellar with this technique.  Results are seen quickly with minimal downtime, much like the Miradry system.  The benefits of RSC are that it is likely that only one procedure is needed. I currently offer both treatments in my Los Angeles office.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 58 reviews


you will notice immediate change but it will improve over time and usually 2 treatments are recommended We offer Miradry in Chicago and the North Shore of Chicago at the New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Dr Turowski

Sweating is decreased instantly after miraDry treatment

You will notice an immediate decrease in sweating after your first miraDry treatment, however a second treatment is required (approximately 3 months later) to achieve a long-lasting decrease in underarm sweat.

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

Miradry is quick!

The effects of Miradry can be seen immediately. There is about a 40-50% reduction of sweating within a day.  Repeat treatments in three months are recommended for optimal results. 

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

Instant results after MiraDry

We highly recommend the use of ice packs as soon as the procedure is finished, so it would be difficult to tell if you are sweating at the time. However, by the next morning almost every patient has noticed either a drastic reduction or total cessation of sweating. I agree that the second treatment is necassary to make this effect last.

Michael L. Maris, MD
Dallas Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews


Patients in my office see results immediately.  To ensure the full benefit of MiraDry, a second treatment 3 months after the initial one is recommended.  Clinical trials have demonstrated a reduction of sweat under the arms up to 85 percent.

Best of luck!

Jeffrey B. Wise, MD, FACS
Wayne Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 70 reviews


You can actually see the treated part stop sweating as the handpiece moves from one area to the other, remarkable. This is because miraDry gives real time apoptosis (controlled cell death) to the sweat glands, hence once the treated areas are heated, sweating immediately stops. The half/half comparison is unbelievable. Best results are seen if sweat glands are treated 3 months apart. 

Hope that helps, 

Dr Davin S. Lim
Laser and Cosmetic Dermatologist

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

MiraDry works fast to prevent sweating

miraDry is a clinically proven and safe FDA-approved solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat. The results are see within days following the outpatient procedure performed in a physician’s office. It is not surgery so doesn’t involve surgical incisions. miraDry delivers controlled electromagnetic energy to the arm pit, eliminating the underarm sweat (eccrine) glands. It does not penetrate enough to cause significant fat reduction and if anything might tighten, not loosen skin.Two procedures are typically recommended. Each occurs approximately three months apart for best results.

Other options include: antiperspirants, Botox or Dysport with off label usage toxins temporarily prevents the sweat glands from working for varying lengths of time. This requires repeat treatments to maintain results. Other options involve superficial liposuction or excision of sweat gland skin poses additional risks and leave scars.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

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