My Experience with MiraDry So Far - Fresno, CA

Hello everyone, I would like to tell you all my...

Hello everyone, I would like to tell you all my experience so far with the miradry procedure. I had my first treatment in June 2016. The procedure itself is fairly smooth; there isn’t a whole lot of discomfort. The way they numb you is different. I received a total of four shots, each at both the top and bottom of both armpits. Then they made a very small incision for this tube that they put under your skin. They kind of snake it around a bit while it shoots in more numbing medication. It’s a weird feeling because you can actually feel the tube pushing on your chest and back muscles a little bit. This was the most discomfort I had during the treatment. Once the numbing goes into full effect, you don’t feel anything at all. The whole process takes about one to two hours.
Ok so later on that day or night, after you have had your procedure, expect pain. I mean you’re not sleeping pain, it’s rough. I probably got three hours of sleep that night. The trick is “ice”. For the love of god you need ice lol. It feels like instant relief. What I did was freeze a couple sets of water bottles and wrapped them in a single paper towel. You would be surprised at how fast a frozen water bottle will melt from your body heat. So make sure you have more than just two waiting for you in the freezer. Now the following day with be better, the throbbing should be gone and your now super tender and starting to swell up. Make sure you continue to ice. The third day was the worst for swelling for me; it looked like I had gyno. I think it took about six days for the swelling to me totally gone. During that time though you will feel like you have soft balls under your arms, you might walk a little funny with your arms slightly up. I stopped sweating completely for a total of about two weeks and then it started coming back. So don’t think it’s over and get your hopes up in the beginning. It went from very little sweat to almost back to full swing again. Then gradually over the next weeks the tenderness will dissipate, because it does last a while. By my second month I was completely back to normal.
Ok so I sweat a ton and I mean a ton. After my first treatment I noticed maybe a 15-20% decrease in sweating. I just had my second procedure done yesterday (09/21/2016). This time they turned the machine up to its highest level of intensity. I’ll tell you this, later on that night; the pain after the numbing was worn off was freaking agony. I would say it hurt forty percent more than the after effects of my first treatment. Make damn sure you have the next day off from work and you have a lot of ice ready to go. Now it’s the next morning and it has calmed down a lot. It’s really just that first night that is the worst of it all.
Dr. Berh

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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