Before having any procedure done, it’s always best to be prepared. The best way to be prepared is to educate yourself so that you know exactly what to expect before you go in. When it comes to the MiraDry treatment for excess sweating, there are a few key things to note that you should expect and plan for. Whether you’re a male or female having this exciting procedure done, we have gathered all the information for you here in one place so you can be fully prepared and right on your way to a sweat-free life!
Leading up less than one week to the procedure
Once your treatment is scheduled, there’s no need to be nervous. MiraDry is an outpatient procedure with no actual downtime required, so you won’t have to stress one bit. Four days prior to your procedure, male or female, you’ll want to shave all the hair off your underarm area. The reason being for the suggested four-day window is so that your technician will know exactly where the treatment needs to be administered via the freshly re-grown hairs. Hibiclens is an over-the-counter antibacterial soap recommended for daily use each day for seven days leading up to your MiraDry treatment.
The day of your procedure
Hooray—the day is here! You might be a little sweatier than usual thanks to that nervous energy buildup, but remember to remain calm and know that everything will be okay. You can cover up with a sweater or long-sleeved shirt on your way into the office, but your armpit region must be easily accessible during your procedure. For males, a tank top is recommended, or even to go shirtless during the procedure. For females, a sports bra, camisole, or tank top is recommended to be worn during treatment.
Remember that post-treatment the area can be somewhat sensitive to the touch, so you won’t want to wear anything tight or anything that will rub and cause discomfort. To avoid staining your garments, it’s best to wear dark clothing. On the day of your procedure, put four small plastic water bottles in the freezer. These will serve as fantastic ice packs to give you relief may you need post-treatment.
Will music or a podcast help to ease your mind during the procedure? If so, please feel free to bring some earbuds or headphones to keep your mind occupied.
Post-procedure, here’s what to plan for
Once your MiraDry treatment has been completed, you’re well on your way to becoming sweat-free for good! There are a few essential factors to keep in mind following the procedure so that you’ll be comfortable. Following your treatment, be mindful of not exposing your underarms in public for up to seven days. This is because this region can be swollen and discolored. Following your procedure immediately, you are permitted to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen products to manage your post-procedure soreness. Repeat icing at home as necessary is suggested to help you manage your discomfort once you are back home.
Now that you know everything you need for your MiraDry treatment, you’ll be fully prepared, and there’s no reason to “sweat it”—no pun intended! If you have any remaining questions, feel free to contact New York Metro Vein to set up a procedure or properly prepare for MiraDry.