How Quickly Does miraDry Work?

Will a person sweating be decreased instantly or overtime?

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

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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.

MiraDry works almost instantly for underarm excess sweating or hyperhidrosis

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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
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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

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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
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

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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

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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!

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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, FAAD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

Instant results after MiraDry

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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
4.8 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Miradry Works Instantly for Sweating Reduction

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MiraDry decreases sweat production instantly by about 82% in studies.  Patients are usually completely "bone dry" for the first few weeks after treatment.  Then they will notice the sensation of a trickle of sweat again and this is their new baseline level.  For the few patients who desire more dryness after their first treatment, they can undergo a second MiraDry treatment about 3 months after the first treatment.  

Miradry results are quick.

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It takes a 1-2 weeks after a Miradry session to notice that the sweating is reduced, but this is mostly because you have not noticed that you have already stopped sweating, and the area was tender in the days following your procedure. There is a 70-80% reduction with 1 session, and 80-95% reduction with a second treatment in my experience. I tend to treat my patients on high settings, and the majority do not require a second session. Those who had severe sweating at baseline usually require 2 sessions.

Kaleroy Papantoniou, MD, FAAD
Great Neck Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Treatment onset

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Miradry eliminates the odor causing glands as well as the sweat glands. It is a safe, effective and, in the long term, most affordable manner of fixing your problem. The safety track record is really, really good.  You will see improvement almost immediately.  Most patients need only one treatment.
Sheila Nazarian
Beverly Hills

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

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