Are my armpits supposed to be very bruised after MiraDry procedure? (Photos)
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Thank you for your question. It appears that what you're experiencing is normal. After MiraDry Treatment, you can expect "hickey-like" marks from the suction as well as bruising and lumpiness. Continue to ice for the first 72 hours, followed by warm compressions and massage to help with the lumpiness. Check with your provider if you have any questions or concerns. Usually swelling will diminish after 2-3 weeks. Best Regards, Dr. Aldo :-)
Healing After Miradry
Hi and thank you for your question!
This looks like what we have observed in some of our patients. We tell them to expect swelling, bruising, "hickey like" marks, tenderness, etc. It is not unusual for it to look worse within the first 24-48 hours than it did the day of the treatment. Always best to let the practice know if you're concerned in any way and/or if it doesn't start to improve gradually after the first 3-4 days.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Bruising after MiraDry
There are different reasons for this reaction. If you are taking blood thinners such as aspirin, high dose garlic or are on medications to decrease clotting, this can frequently happen. Sometimes different techniques of injection can cause more bruising. Sometimes it is just bad luck. Fortunately the bruising always goes away.
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Bruising and swelling post MiraDry is common. It is important to continue icing and start massaging the armpits to break down any scar tissue. In our practice, we found it helpful to have patients come in for massages every few days.
We also recommend the following post procedure:
- A non-prescription anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen will reduce the normal inflammation and discomfort that usually occurs for a few days after the procedure
- Keep your underarms clean while they are healing from the procedure. Use gentle liquid soap to cleanse the underarms twice a day.
- Avoid shaving until the tenderness has subsided enough for your comfort level
- Avoid applying antiperspirant/deodorant within the first few days. Do not apply over any broken skin, such as nicks from shaving.
- Wear a loose top for the next few days to prevent underarm irritation. Avoid vigorous activity for the next few days
- Apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment to prevent infection
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