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I am a 30 year old female who is 5'4 and about...

I am a 30 year old female who is 5'4 and about 140lbs. I eat right, exercise, and live a healthy lifestyle. Every since I was about 15 (puberty time) I have noticed my armpits dripped sweat. Nothing that smelled, just liquid, like a dripping faucet. I only wear tank tops and when its cold i'll put a jacket over a tank top or get a sweater that makes me look like a flying squirrel when I put my arms out. Whether I'm hot or cold, I drip. My right arm has always been worse and anxiety definitely makes it worse. I have had Botox one time (and it worked for about 8 months) but haven't done it again because I can't get my insurance to cover it, and its expensive. About a month ago I started researching the surgery to get my sweat glands removed. I was sick of not being able to wear what I wanted, having to literally live my life around how my armpits would drip. I even have napkins in the car that I dab myself with before I go into any place. Its embarrassing and the thought of going back to school or work (now that my kids are getting older) was weighing on my mind because of my sweat. It sounds so silly, but anyone who suffers with this understands the way I feel. I looked up a few places and decided with the Spa and Laser center at Southside Dermatology in Jacksonville, FL, about a 3-hour drive from my house. They were clean and sooo helpful/easy to ask questions. They use tumescent numbing after 4 lidocaine shots (at injection sites of tumescent), after gridding my armpit. The pain was about a level 3 for the lidocaine shots, and I didn’t feel a thing for the entire procedure.
My husband drove me home and I iced my pits for 20 on/20 off for the remainder of the day. They were swollen and bruised, but 0 pain. She even told me to take something to sleep, but I didn’t, and I slept the entire night just fine. The next day they were very swollen. Like, half a grapefruit under each armpit swollen. I was a tiny bit worried but I had no hot/red spots and still 0 pain. Everything looked good so I guess it was normal. I wouldn’t have wanted to work or anything, as I felt uncomfortable from the swelling, so I just hung out all day. Day 3 was considerably less swollen, I even cleaned my house (vacuuming, mopping, etc). Today is day 4. They’re a little swollen and still numb, but not bad. I went for a 3 mile run and I feel great.
Ok, so now for results. I haven’t worn deodorant since the day before my procedure. I have 0 smell and I haven’t dripped one single drop. I was moist under both armpits after my run today, but it was normal sweating, not excessive. If these results continue I will just cry from being so happy. I could not have asked for better results so far. I know they say it takes 1-3 months for final results so I will have to update here. If my results stay the same (I had level 5), I will not be having another treatment and I thought for sure with the amount I sweat before that I would need at least 2 treatments. I have been wearing my husbands t-shirts since I came home (to hide swelling and bruises) and haven’t had ANY wetness at all. I had seriously read every single review on Miradry and goggled everything I possible could’ve and I can say it was worth every single penny so far! Long-term results is all I am anxious about, so we’ll see how things go as time passes.

Before and after photos

A little over 4 weeks later

I'm still in shock of how amazing Miradry is. Im also still a little worried the sweat will come back. At 4 weeks and a few days I am still about 90-95% dry in my right armpit and about 95-97% dry in my left (it never sweat as much). I sweat when I exercise (normal damp wetness). When i'm cold or a normal temp, I don't sweat, at all. When I'm hot, I get sticky or damp. I have not had one single drop of sweat drip down my arm since the morning right before my procedure. I wear deodorant but probably don't even need to.
As far as how my armpits feel, they're not back to 100% yet. They feel like the in-between of when something is numb and coming back to feeling. Not sore, just strange. They look completely normal though. Every once in a while I feel the stretching "band" they're talking about but I am not restricted in movement or anything.
At this point if I stay the way I am, I don't know if i'll even get a second procedure.
All in all, Miradry has been amazing in my case and I hope it stays this way. Serious life changer!!!!

8 weeks post

Tomorrow is 8 weeks since i've had miradry. I would say that my sweating is reduced by about 90-95% (my left armpit might even be more). I don't know if I'll be having another treatment. At the same time I want to so I can try to reduce even more, I feel that before the treatment I would've only dreamed of having my sweat reduced as much as it is now. My only regret is that I didn't have Miradry done earlier. I have not had one single drop of sweat drip down my arm and I am only wet when I run or am outside for a while (Its summer in SC, so high 80's to 90's). When I am cold, I am completely dry. I know 1500-2000 is a lot of money to shell out for a procedure but if you're contemplating getting it, go for it. It's really worth the shot and if you get results like me, you'll be so happy!
Southside Dermatology Spa and Laser Center

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