Although I do not sweat excessively, I dislike that feeling of wetness in the armpit and it spoils my Armani suits! I chose to undergo the miraDry treatment as the promise is “The swet stops here!”.
My MiraDry Diary:
Treatment Day – The marking out of the area to be treated was straight forward. Natasha, my nurse, administered the local anasthetic and I felt the needle prick at the four injection sites but the procedure was otherwise pain-free. With the armpits numbed, I did not feel any discomfort when treatment was carried out with the miraDry handpiece. The entire treatment took about an hour and I had some swelling in the arm pits to show for it. My hands tingled for an additional hour which I think is because of the local anaesthetic.
Post Treatment Day 1: Minimal swelling and bruising as i had used icepacks overnight. Went to work as usual and it was a hectic day from 9am to 7pm. Had some pain for several hours which was relived by paracetomol. Noticed reduction in sweating.
Post Treatment Day 2: Swelling subsiding. Minimal pain so no painkillers at all. One and a half hour drive to Cambridge to see my gorgeous godsons.
Post Treatment Day 3: Swelling continued to subside. No obvious pain just a sense of being sore and tender. Played 18 hole golf with no problem (though the score wasn’t great).
2 weeks post treatment, I noticed that I’ve stopped sweating completely on both sides. The soreness was minimal, more of an awareness that some treatment had been carried out.
In summary, it was a mildly uncomfortable treatment where pain and discomfort settled quite quickly over a few days. There was no disruption to my work and social life. 2 weeks on and I am sweat free! I would recommend the Miradry treatment to anyone who suffers from underarm swetting