MIRADRY | SWEAT REDUCTION


Our Team

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Dr Jacqueline Laing - M.B.B.S, F.A.M.A.C

Dr Laing has been a General Practitioner for over 25 years and sees all areas of family health including women and children’s health, mental health and aged care. She has a special interest in acupuncture and cosmetic procedures, and laser procedures for skin conditions.

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Lauren Hodson - Registered Nurse

Lauren has been a Registered Nurse since 2012. During her career, she’s worked a variety of clinical roles, but found that maintaining wellness is where her passion lies. Lauren loves helping her clients enhance their natural beauty and create a look they can be proud of.

The science of miraDry

What goes on during the treatment is actually pretty simple. The miraDry System uses thermal energy that targets and eliminates the sweat and odour glands in your underarm. Once those glands are eliminated, they do not grow back. Goodbye, sweat stains!

How It Works

miraDry is a simple treatment that can be completed
in as little as one hour in a 3 Quick Step Procedure.

Numb it

Local anesthesia is administered to assure maximum comfort during the treatment

Mark it

A temporary tattoo is used to mark skin
in preparation for treatment.

Treat it

The area is treated with miraDry,  eliminating sweat and odour glands
in the underarm.

3 easy steps to sweat & odour free underarms

Here is what is happening below your skin

After your underarm has been numbed and is ready to be treated, the clinician will place the handpiece directly on your skin, lining up with the temporary treatment template applied to your underarm.

Next, the handpiece is activated. You will feel a slight suction as your skin and glands are brought closer to the surface for maximum results.

 

Finally, miraWave TM energy is delivered and the sweat and odour glands are destroyed. All the while, soothing cooling is applied to protect your skin.

 

Slide to see before and after miraDry

BeforeAfter
BeforeAfter
The above images with black patches represent active areas of sweating, where the sweat is reacting with a starch/iodine solution. This is before miraDry treatment. The images immediately following show a clear sweat reduction after miraDry treatment.

Compare miraDry to other underarm sweat treatments

Unlike other treatments, miraDry provides a permanent underarm sweat and odour reduction that is non-invasive and non-surgical. Patients do not require ongoing treatments, making miraDry the most affordable solution available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, up to 70% hair reduction of all colours occurs! miraDry is the first device to receive FDA clearance for both underarm hair removal of all colours, and underarm sweat removal. Although the primary targets are sweat and odour glands, hair units reside in the same plane as these glands.

Because your underarms are numbed with local anaesthetic, you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure. At times you may experience a slight warmth and pulling of the skin. Most patients rate the discomfort level a 2 out of 10, with 10 being extremely painful.

Of the 2 million + sweat glands that exist all over the body, only 2% reside in the underarms. Removing these sweat glands does not stop the body from effectively cooling itself, and does not create compensatory sweat (sweating excessively from other parts of the body).

To begin with, your underarms will be numbed with local anaesthetic for complete comfort. Following this a template is used to mark out the treatment area based on the size of the underarm. The doctor will then place the handpiece on the treatment area, and begin delivering energy.

Injections for sweating work by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves responsible for producing sweat. On average results only last between 3-6 months, meaning patients must return for more injections to stop their sweating. This can become very expensive in the long run.

Patients must be 18 years of age or older. The treatment is not recommended for individuals who have an intolerance to local anaesthesia, who require supplemental oxygen, or who have a pacemaker.

You will temporarily experience slight swelling and soreness. Short term altered sensation may be experienced in the underarms, but subsides gradually.

The procedure does not create rebound/compensatory sweating as seen in other sweat removal treatments.

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy surgery is an invasive, major surgical procedure that involves collapsing one lung at a time to reach and destroy the nerve pathways responsible for the overactive sweating.

Many physicians advise against the procedure due to the many irreversible side-effects, the most common being compensatory sweating. This is where the patient begins sweating severely in other parts of the body, usually more excessively than the original sweating.

Downtime is almost zero. Patients will be able to return home the same day, although most people resume a completely normal schedule within 72 hours of treatment.


Exercise is not recommended for the first 3 days.

Anybody who is sick of sweating from their underarms may be a candidate for the miraDry procedure. A common misconception is that you must be diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis to be eligible for the treatment. Although those suffering with the medical condition will experience life changing results, any person suffering from the following is a miraDry candidate:

  • You don’t wear certain colours or materials, and/or notice sweat stains on clothing
  • You keep jackets and jumpers on to avoid visible sweat stains
  • You worry about sweating in advance of situations e.g. business meetings, dates
  • You overuse anti-perspirants and/or deodorants
  • You are embarrassed that someone might see you sweating
  • You sweat even in colder conditions

Yes! In a large, sham-control, peer-reviewed, multi-site clinical study, the long-term results and efficacy of miraDry were proven. A detailed look at the results of these findings can be found at the International Hyperhidrosis Society website:

https://www.sweathelp.org/treatments-hcp/miradry.html

In most cases the procedure takes about 1-1.5 hours.

You will be able to go home on the same day, and will be recommended to use icepacks on the underarms for the following few days. You may also be prescribed a mild over-the-counter painkiller. It is best to avoid exercise until a few days have past.

Medical grade anti-perspirants may leave skin irritated and red, and contain high volumes of aluminium. 

Unfortunately miraDry is not covered by either Medicare nor private health insurance.

No. Currently miraDry is only indicated for underarm sweat.

 

Patient results and experience may vary. The miraDry System is TGA-listed or FDA-cleared for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis and the permanent removal of underarm hair. *In the European Union (EU), the miraDry System is intended for use by health care professionals for treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweat) in adults. miraDry® and No Sweat No Stress™ are trademarks of miraDry, Inc.