The Toronto Sweat Clinic is thrilled to introduce miraDry to our patients in the GTA. After years of research and development, including long-term clinical studies, miraDry has proven to deliver effective and lasting results.
What is the miraDry® procedure?
The miraDry procedure uses safe and non-invasive technology to eliminate sweat glands in the underarm area, providing a long-term solution to excessive underarm sweat.
What happens during the procedure?
The treatment is customized for each underarm area with multiple placements of the miraDry handpiece. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the procedure to maintain comfort. During the procedure, controlled electromagnetic energy is delivered to the region where the sweat glands reside, which safely destroys the sweat glands without any surgical incisions or cuts.
How long is the appointment?
Your office visit appointment will generally last about an hour. Two procedures spaced three months apart are required to maximize the results.
What happens after the procedure?
There is minimal to no downtime following the procedure. A mild over-the-counter pain medication may be recommended, along with the use of ice packs for a few days. You should be able to return to normal activities or work right after the procedure, and you can typically resume exercise within several days. Some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a
few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper
arms, which gradually disappears.
What results can I expect?
Most patients report a dramatic reduction of sweat immediately after treatment. In clinical trials, the average sweat reduction was 82 percent. In addition, patients report a significant decrease or elimination of armpit body odour.
How long will the results last?
As the sweat glands do not regenerate after they have been eliminated, the results are lasting.
Don’t I need my underarm sweat glands?
Your body contains over 4 million sweat glands, with only about 2% located in the underarms. Eliminating 2% of the body’s sweat glands will not affect its ability to cool itself.
Is the miraDry procedure right for me?
If embarrassing underarm sweat outbreaks, stained clothing or frequent antiperspirant
application interfere with your daily life, then you may be a good candidate for the miraDry
procedure. Book a consultation with a Toronto Sweat Clinic physician to determine if the miraDry procedure is right for you.
Want to book MiraDry now? Text our MiraDry Nurse at 416-473-2252 and schedule your treatment immediately!
Additional Information for miraDry®
Does miraDry®really work?
Miramar Labs, the maker of miraDry®, keeps updating us on their study monitoring patients over the years after completing a miraDry® treatment.
Three years after treatment, patients still have no sweat glands in the area treated by miraDry®. The diagram below shows the result of a test called a starch iodine test. This test involves placing iodine on the affected area and sprinkling starch over the area. If sweat glands are present, then a dark patch appears, but if the sweat glands are eliminated, then the area will remain clear. As you can see from the diagram, the treated area remains light and clear, indicating no sweat glands in the area: