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Are miraDry Treatments Painful?

If you suffer from excessive sweating under your armpits – also known as hyperhidrosis – you may feel like you’ve tried every treatment on the market. From prescription deodorants to changing your shirt multiple times per day, it seems as though nothing works in helping stem your excessive sweating.

miraDry: the End of Excessive Sweating

That’s why it’s time to introduce yourself to miraDry – an FDA-approved treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to destroy overactive sweat glands, leaving behind permanently dry armpits.

Since the treatment uses electromagnetic energy to achieve its end-goal, many patients have the following question during their miraDry consultation:

“Are miraDry treatments painful?”

Do miraDry Treatments Hurt?

miraDry treatments don’t hurt because the underarm area is treated with a local anesthetic (like lidocaine) before the procedure begins. This preparation ensures that patients are 100% comfortable during their miraDry treatment. 

Most patients don’t feel anything during their miraDry treatment; those that do say it feels like a mild warming and tingling sensation at the targeted site.

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Is There Any Downtime?

There’s no downtime after your miraDry treatment, so you can get right back to your normal routine. We do recommend that patients avoid wearing deodorant for the first 24 hours after their treatment, as your skin may be a little sensitive and tender to the touch.

Does miraDry Work Instantly?

Good news: because miraDry instantly kills overactive sweat glands, patients notice an immediate difference after their miraDry procedure. This can be life-changing for patients with hyperhidrosis, as you can immediately start wearing your favorite shirts and dresses without worrying about pit stains or having to constantly change your clothing.


This visit was a pleasure! Dr. Brenman thoroughly explained my options and did seem rushed. He answered all my questions and made me comfortable with making my decision. Gina was friendly and helpful in facilitating scheduling etc. I feel confident in my choice.


Take the Next Step

If you’re interested in learning more about miraDry treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Brenman at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery in Plymouth Meeting, PA. (267) 754-2988. We look forward to hearing from you!

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