MiraDry doesn't work for me. What should I do? (photo)
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I would highly recommend you getting a second miraDry treatment 3 months post your initial treatment. Make sure your provider is treating you at the energy level 5. Also, do your research, make sure your provider is well trained and has experience with this machine. Perhaps the treatment area was too small on your initial treatment and they need to measure you again. You can also request a iodine sweat test prior to your treatment. Then, the provider can identify the area more accurately.
Hope this helps.
MiraDry for Hyperhidrosis
I would ask the clinic what energy level they used for you. We always put the energy setting at 5 for the entire underarm, which is the highest level. About 90% of our patients need only a single treatment. The miraDry representatives say anther possible reason for minimal results in certain patients is that their sweat glands are located at a slightly different depth than the average person, making the miraDry device not target the glands directly. I hope this helps!
MiraDry still sweating.
Hyperhdirosis patients need more than one treatment. Normally, one treatment of MiraDry at level 5 yields about a 75-82% reduction in sweat and smell, but hyperhydrosis does not respond the same. I suggest you get a second treatment in 3 months and have an iodine-starch sweat test to compare the response objectively before and after the treatment. I would not be surprised with hyperhidrosis that a third treatment is necessary too. Best of luck,
Dr. ALDO :)
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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You most likely will require another and perhaps a third treatment. We have found this happens more frequently with people who suffer from hyperhydrosis.
MiraDry for Hyperhidrosis
Most patients have 50% reduction in sweat and odor after the first treatment, and another 30% reduction in a 2nd treatment, which can be performed 1-2 months later. Patients with moderate sweating typically need one treatment. Patients with severe sweating typically need two treatments to achieve optimal results. Few patients with severe sweating desire a third treatment.
I recommend you have the second treatment in a few months. Good Luck!
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