MiraDry®Author: Dr. Gordon Sasaki
Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center offers an innovative, effective answer to underarm sweat and odors: miraDry. Our Los Angeles and Pasadena patients choose this non-invasive procedure for relief that is dramatic and long lasting, whether they suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) or are just bothered by dealing with underarm wetness, stains, and smells.
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Candidates for miraDry
miraDry treatments help many men and women have a renewed quality of life and enhanced confidence. Good candidates are at least 18 years old, who want to:
- Reduce or eliminate underarm sweat
- Avoid having to use antiperspirant/ deodorant
- Choose an alternative to antiperspirants and deodorants
- Stop underarm odor
- Feel dry instead of sticky at the end of the day
While not a substitute for laser hair removal, these treatments offer the additional benefit of reducing the amount of underarm hair.
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caraballoe6 on RealSelf.com (miraDry patient at Sasaki Center)
Your results may vary.
How Does It Work?
The miraDry procedure uses proprietary miraWave energy to damage sweat and odor glands in the underarms safely and non-invasively. Unlike the temporary relief gained from BOTOX® injections, miraDry results last indefinitely because sweat glands are not regenerated after treatment.
What to Expect
At the Sasaki Center, miraDry treatments are performed as an office treatment in our Nurse Injection and Device Center by Dr. Sasaki or one of his registered nurses. The procedure takes approximately an hour to perform on both underarms, and involves no incisions or sutures. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the procedure to alleviate any discomfort. Our practitioners customize treatments for each underarm area with multiple placements of the miraDry handpiece. Once treatment is complete, icepacks are applied to minimize swelling.
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Your results may vary.
Recovery & Results
After a miraDry treatment, some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a few weeks. Depending on what your typical day is like, downtime may be minimal or not needed at all. Most patients resume their regular activities (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise and vigorous activity may be resumed within a few days.
Experiences vary after miraDry treatments. Hyperhidrosis patients typically require 2 to 3 treatments spaced 3 months apart for optimal results. Those who choose miraDry to control normal sweating often need only a single treatment.
Results are immediate and long lasting, so patients typically experience a reduction of sweat right away.
Dr. Gordon H. Sasaki
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Is It Safe?
The human body contains over 4 million sweat glands, only about 2% of which are located in the underarms. Therefore, eliminating the underarm sweat glands will not affect the body’s ability to cool itself.
Benefits of miraDry
The miraDry procedure uses the only non-invasive technology that is FDA cleared and clinically proven to help with the reduction of sweat and odor glands under the arms. Benefits include:
- Lasting results
- Dramatic reduction of perspiration
- Immediate results
- Non-invasive and toxin-free
- Minimal to no downtime
- Quick in-office procedure
- Reduces odor
While many people with hyperhidrosis are actively looking for a solution to their sweating problem, people who don’t want to be exposed to or bothered by antiperspirants/deodorants enjoy the benefits of miraDry too.
Are you ready to discover all the ways Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena can enhance your appearance and confidence? Request a consultation using our online form or call (626) 796-3373 for an appointment.