When I went in for the miraDry, the staff at Don't Sweat It! were really nice and very helpful on the phone. I was totally prepared to be shuffled in to a tech and not really see a doctor, like most of the review I've read. Boy was I wrong! Dr. White did a thorough consultation, answered all of my questions and explained the whole procedure to me. Then he and Claudia showed me the miraDry machine and explained how the procedure worked. Although I was nervous about all of the local anesthesia injections, I was also so excited that I opted to do it later that day. I returned, nervous, but ready to go. I threw my headphones on and Dr. White started the injections. His injections were so EASY! A little painful pinch, but the needle was so small that it wasn't bad. When Claudia started the procedure, I didn't feel a thing! I went home that night to my family with icepacks and iced the first two days as often as I could.
Anesthesia wore off a few hours after I got home and I definitely needed Advil! I was swollen and sore feeling. I didn't sleep very well the first night, but the bruising was minimal (as you can see in my photos) and other than feeling like I had a golf ball under my arms, I was able to go to work and function. The following day the pain was virtually gone and the swelling was almost all gone by the end of a week. I wish I had taken more pictures for people! I got what was called "cording". They look like long tendons or something. This was a little unnerving, but Dr. White assured me that it was normal and would go away. Now, a little over 8 weeks out, my cording is gone! I still have a little strange sensation directly in my underarms, but it gets better every day.
My sweat has been reduced by about 70%
My odor has been greatly reduced as well. I only have to used one swipe of deorderant and wont suffer embarrasment if I forget.
My hair growth has been reduced by 50-60%
I am one month or so away from a second treatment. I don't need it for the sweating as I don't mind sweat as long as it doesn't show up on my clothes. Since the treatment, I have not had ONE (yes I said it) sweat stain on my clothes!! I no longer wear sweaters to cover up and I have bought some really cool pastel colors to wear! I'm so happy! I may do the second treatment, but it really would only be to see if I could get rid of more hair! LOL! and odor.
Hope this review helps. I think this procedure is COMPLETELY worth it!!