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How to eliminate sweat and prepare for miraDry.

Eliminate Underarm Sweat and Prepare For miraDry

People sweat.

It's a part of life. But for some, it can be excessive.

Fortunately, miraDry is a clinically proven option to prevent underarm sweat and odor. But how can you prepare for this revolutionary treatment? Below are some things you need to know about getting ready for miraDry.

Do you qualify?

To understand if you need miraDry, it's important to know if it would be recommended for you.

If you answer yes to most of the questions below, you might want to consider miraDry:

  • Are you self-conscious about your sweat?
  • Does your underarm sweat have an unpleasant odor?
  • Do you avoid social activities because you worry about sweating in front of others?
  • Have you taken other steps to prevent sweating, such as new clothing options or prescription-strength deodorants?

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How do you prepare for the miraDry procedure?

Before you get the miraDry procedure, there are a few recommended steps to keep in mind to ensure a positive experience.

  • Shave both underarms 4-6 days in advance of the procedure
  • Wash armpits daily for a week before the procedure (consult with your miraDry specialist about the best cleanser to use)
  • Wear a tank top on the day of the procedure
  • Bring ibuprofen to help with post-procedure soreness
  • Have 4 small size plastic water bottles in the freezer to use as ice packs following the procedure
  • Do not wear sleeveless shirts for at least a week, due to discolored and swollen areas

miraDry is a revolutionary treatment for those experiencing excessive sweat.

What To Do After miraDry

Following the miraDry procedure, there is some minor at-home care that you'll want to keep in mind.

  • Wrap paper towels around frozen water bottles and ice underarm areas for 20 minutes at a time
  • Take ibuprofen to handle any discomfort
  • Cleanse the underarms with soap and water twice a day for the first two days
  • Do not use antiperspirant or deodorant for two weeks
  • Wear a loose top to avoid irritation
  • Avoid vigorous activity for a few days

Related: All Your Questions About Hyperhidrosis & Excessive Sweat, Answered

What to Expect From miraDry

After the miraDry procedure, you can expect to be free and clear of excessive sweating.

You'll experience:

  • Little to no pain/downtime
  • Immediate and lasting results
  • Significant sweat and odor reduction

Excessive underarm sweat can be a struggle, but there is a way to take care of it. With a little planning and proper preparation, you can come in for a simple procedure, and walk away feeling more confident and sweating a lot less.

If you suffer from excessive underarm sweat, miraDry is for you!

Nobody understands your condition, or the treatment better than Dr. Chung and his staff at the Vein & Skin Center of Hawaii.

Get rid of your underarm sweat for good. Take the first step by calling us at (808) 949-8346 to make an appointment.