The procedure was not exactly delightful. The injections initially was the worst part, but after the first 10, the middle starts to get numb and you don't really feel the next 30. I had one armpit that seemed to take to the procedure worse during it - certain nerves didn't take to the numbing so there were about 4 or 5 area where it felt like the nurse was holding a curling iron to my bare skin. That was awful. But surprisingly after the treatment and during healing, it was the other armpit that seemed to take longer to heal.
I dont know what people do for a living that they went back to work the same day as treatment, but for me - someone who hols a 9-5 DESK JOB, there is no way I could have gone in. The ibuprofen wore off before I got him (had to travel a couple hours for the treatment) and it felt like the absolute worst razor burn of my life... on top of lemon sized armpits. I worked from home for at least a week so i could constantly keep icepacks on and stay comfortable. COLD PACKS. COLD PACKS. COLD PACKS. Get at least 3 or 4 packs and keep rotating them. Also don't expect to wear a tanktop in public for a least 2 weeks until the swelling and bruising goes down... its not pretty. Even after bruising and what not gets better, my armpits felt tight. It took me a while to be able to reach my arms above my head to get things of shelves - or in my case my carry-on luggage out of the overhead bin on a plan. That was fun.
If you are like me and have been taking medicine for hyperhidrosis and hope to stop taking it because of the surgery... you might reconsider. I stopped taking Robinul before my appointment, but i noticed sweating in my groin area that I hadnt noticed before. I blamed it on weather, clothing, shaving etc. until i finally realized I had excessive sweating in my apocrine glands (armpits and genital regions). Sadly for me I had to continue taking my meds, BUT I am still FAR BETTER OFF than I was before miradry.
Pros: Less sweating, gained confidence, new wardrobe, "pretty girl armpits" for a few weeks - it later started to look like normal, but still a pro nonetheless
Cons: pain for a few weeks, random tightness in armpits 3-4 months after 1st procedure
I cancelled my scheduled second procedure because the first one went so well, and also I wanted to wear tanks on vacation (follow up was May 4th). I may consider doing the second appointment in November, but for now, I am happy with my results.