Are there any side effect for miradry? What are they ?

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Possible side effects of MiraDry for Excessive Sweating

We have been treating patients in the Chicago area suffering from hyperhidrosis and bothersome sweat since 2011. As one of the first Practices to offer the miraDry technology, we are also one of the most experienced. Patients typically need 1-2 treatments to see up to an 80% improvement for excessive sweating and sweat odor.

Inflammation and discomfort is normal immediately post-treatment and remains for a few days.  Although usually not needed, if you wish to apply antiperspirant/deodorant, you can resume doing so within a few days. Underarms could be tender for up to a week as they heal and other minor effects can include firmness/swelling in the arm or torso and redness or bruising to the area. Less common side effects that may last a little longer include bumps under the skin, darkening of the skin and altered sensation/numbness in the treatment area. These should gradually disappear over time - if they don't you should see your physician straight away. Partial hair reduction is also a long-term effect that patients typically see as a benefit (see miraSmooth for more information).

The best advice I could offer is to find an experienced Practice who manages your expectations appropriately in order give you the best treatment, and post-treatment care possible. 


Dr. Carolyn Jacob

Chicago Dermatologic Surgeon
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Since we are located in Houston, as a result of the excessively humid climate, we have treated many patients with excessive underarm sweating with excellent results. Miradry is the only FDA approved modality for the permanent reduction in underarm sweat and odor. The procedure itself takes approximately 1 hour to perform in the office. It is painless. A secondary benefit of Miradry is thinning of hair in the underarm area. There are certain minor side effects that patients report. These include possible bruising, redness, and small lumps in the treated area. We instruct our patient to apply ice and use NSAIDS such as Motrin to help with the discomfort for a few days after the procedure.  

Best wishes,

Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Ravi Somayazula, DO
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Side effects of MiraDry.

MiraDry is an FDA approved technology which is safe and effective for reducing sweaty underarm areas. when the sweat glands are gone, the patient also does not have to wear anti-perspirant. With one treatment, the average patients gets about an 80% reduction in sweat and odor. A second treatment could take you higher.

Temporary side effects include swelling, bruising, discomfort and tightness. In some cases, scar tissue can build up under the skin, but this goes away with massage.

Rarely are there permanent or long term side effects. 

Best wishes, Dr. ALDO

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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MiraDry Side Effects

MiraDry is the only FDA cleared aesthetic treatment for the permanent elimination of underarm sweat and odor glands. It’s a quick in-office treatment providing immediate and permanent sweat and odor elimination with minimal to no downtime. Sweat and odor glands under the arms are removed safely with MiraDry proprietary electromagnetic technology.

Side effects include:

  • Swelling in the treated area

  • Temporary altered sensation or tingling in the treated skin and/or upper arm (can last for several months)

  • Discomfort, tenderness or pain in the underarm when touched (treatable with non-prescription medications such as ibuprofen)

  • Redness from the device suction

  • Bruising at the numbing injection sites

  • Bumps under the treated skin (can last for several months)

  • Partial underarm hair loss (may be long-lasting)

Typically, patients may see a reduction in underarm sweat in as little as one treatment.  In controlled clinical trials between 70% and 90% of subjects saw a significant reduction in their underarm sweat after an average of two treatments, and virtually all the subjects achieved some reduction.

Laurie A. Casas, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Side Effects of Miradry

Hi and thank you for your question!

I had the procedure done and experienced swelling, redness, bruising, tenderness for a week or two. What I found that helped them look and feel better was warm water massage while in the shower. Also, icing a lot the first few days.  These are the typical side effects we hear reported from patients, as well.


Dr. Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Side Effects after miraDry

The most common side effects after miraDry treatment include: bruising, swelling in the underarms/chest/breast, altered sensation, underarm hair reduction, lumps/nodules, and banding across the underarm. Mild bruising and swelling occur in all patients. All other side effects are much less common. All side effects after miraDry are temporary except the underarm hair reduction. 

Shareef Jandali, MD
Fairfield Plastic Surgeon
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Side effects of miraDry

Potential side effects of miraDry include temporary swelling, bruising, pain, paresthesias to name a few. It is best to consult with a medical professional experienced in this procedure to advise if this is the best treatment for you.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Side Effects from MiraDry treatment.

Common side effects we see in our office are: bruising, swelling, "lumpiness" and tenderness. These will usually subside within the first 2 weeks, but can last up to 6 weeks. You may also experience a decrease in your underarm hair, which for many of our patient is an added bonus. We commonly treat the swelling and tenderness with Ibuprofen and Tylenol, and tell our patients to ice on and off as much as possible for the first week. If at anytime you feel your symptoms worsening, please do not hesitate to re-visit your healthcare professional for evaluation and treatment.

I hope this helps, be well.

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Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

Side effects of miradry sweat reduction

side effects of miradry sweat reduction
swelling , temporary  firmness, hair reduction

my personal healing took at least 6 weeks but most of my patients do well in the first one or two weeks

I am very satisfied with the reduction in my perspiration .  I do not have to use any antiperspirants . my shirts look better.   I strongly recommend this treatment

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Miradry in Emirates

It is important to see someone with experience for the miraDry because effectiveness is related to technique and technique prevents side effects and complications. The worst outcome would be injury to nerve structures in the axilla but this is a very rare complications and should be recognized by certain anatomic subtypes such as very thin people. Proper tumescent anesthesia practically eliminates this problem. Other side effects are expected bruising in the underarm from the miraDry device, induration of the skin, both of which subsize within 2 weeks. Wound infection is extremely rare .

In our practice, 86% of our patients require only a SINGLE miraDry rocedure. This saves patients the discomfort of going through the procedure twice and reduces cost to 50% of MSRP by miraDry !

If you want to see the experts, come and visit our practice.

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Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo Phlebologist
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