3 Reason to Choose DermMedica in Kelowna, BC as your miraDry provider
- We have been the First and Only miraDry provider in the BC Interior since 2016.
- DermMedica is Certified and a High Level Provider. (that means we do a lot of procedures)
- Dr. Crippen CCFP FCFP trains our staff and performs part of the procedure himself.
How would you like to stop having to use underarm antiperspirants or deodorants forever? This is now a real possibility with miraDry ®, a revolutionary new device that permanently reduces underarm sweat and odour after 1-3 visits. Imagine a full lifetime of freedom from the worries of visible sweat stains, ruining your favorite clothes with deodorants or antiperspirants, or having to suffer sweat breakout in personal or professional encounters.
miraDry® is the only FDA and Health-Canada approved non-surgical procedure to reduce underarm sweating and odour forever. Freedom from sweating without support from prescriptions is finally here.
MiraDry is a New Approach to Underarm Sweat
miraDry® is a new generation of technology that is only available in physician’s offices for the permanent reduction of sweat and odor glands on those people bothered by their underarm sweat. It’s a quick, 1-hour in-office procedure providing immediate and lasting permanent results with minimal to no downtime.
miraDry uses microwave energy which is shown by research to be the ideal method to treat sweat and odor glands in the underarm. It creates targeted heat in the area where glands reside and safely eliminates them. The advanced design of the miraDry system continuously cools your skin during the procedure for added comfort and safety. miraDry is for everyone!
miraDry is safe to use on everyone regardless of skin color. With miraDry, everyone can embrace life to the fullest – without fear or embarrassment of underarm issues getting in the way. Now, you can stop worrying about yellow stains in the armpit area of your favorite white shirt or chalky deodorant marks on the sides of your top. In as little as one easy visit, miraDry can leave you feeling clean, confident and carefree forever!
Health-Canada Approved • FDA cleared • Non-Surgical
Minimal to no downtime • Immediate & Permanent Results
What to Expect
Your procedure is complete in about one hour and you will see results in as little as one visit. However, as with any medical procedure, our miraDry experts will determine the best protocol for your desired results. Some patients are very satisfied with just one session, while other patients will feel like they require more than this for a comfortable reduction in sweating. Every patient is different in terms of their needs and their response, but the average patient will undergo 1-2, while others may require more sessions for a more permanent reduction in sweating.
How does the procedure feel?
Since local anesthesia is administered to the underarm prior to application, most patients are very comfortable throughout the procedure. Patients rated comfort on an average score of 2 on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 = very comfortable, 10 = not comfortable).
Recovery & Side Effects
Most patients experience minimal downtime and return to normal activity right after its completion, and typically resume exercise within a few days.
• Permanently Reduce Sweat & Odour!
Watch a Real miraDry Treatment Video at DermMedica
Patient testimonials from RealSelf.com
“Ain’t Sweating it Anymore!!”
I had some perspiration issues so I sought out the best solution that would alleviate all that and found this is the best at targeting the problem areas! The whole procedure took about a few hours and was pain free! After the procedure just some swelling but overall much less sweating than it used to be and it was totally worth it!! miraDry Patient – Los Gatos, CA
I’ve had sweating pits for decades and I’ve tried all types of topical and Botox but did not get the results I wanted. Just after one application of miraDry, didn’t have any armpit sweats after one week. I still have some swelling but most of it had subsided significantly. I didn’t have to take any pain medication. The procedure was comfortable and didn’t have any pain. I highly recommend miraDry. miraDry Patient – Orange County, MD
“My miraDry Experience”
The procedure is extremely effective. The perspiration has completely stopped. I had soreness and pain for about 2 days. My goal was to stop the underarms from sweating and shirts from staining. I no longer have embarrassing wet spots on my shirts. I would do it all over again and I am very happy. miraDry Patient – Phoenix, AZ
Who needs to buy deodorant….I Don’t
“The prepping for the procedure (lidocaine injections) takes longer than the actual procedure. The injections prior to treatment were virtually painless. The treatment is over before you know it and you don’t feel a thing. The swelling and mild bruising after the treatment are more of a nuisance than discomfort. This treatment is definitely worth never having to purchase deodorant, worrying about deodorant marks on my clothes, or sweating and smelling after my regular workouts.” miraDry Patient
“I Am a New Person!”
“I just got miraDry done yesterday and my armpits still hurt from the procedure, yeah, but I just can’t stop going in front of mirror, lifting my arms and see ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! NO SWEAT STAINS. My 15 years of hiding under knit black sweaters and being embarrassed are done. I am absolutely thrilled and can’t wait to wear a nice NOT black little dress!” miraDry Patient Las Vegas, NV
Excellent, how do I book now?
Give us a call at 250-868-3070 or contact us on our form here. The future is exciting with miraDry technology, sweating and odour can now be a thing of the past! See our FAQs below to learn more…
Quick Answers About miraDry ®
Are There Any Side Effects?
The miraDry procedure has a strong safety record backed by extensive research. You may experience some localized soreness or swelling which typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
Do I Need Underarm Sweat Glands?
After miraDry, your underarm sweat and odor glands will be reduced. While your body does need the support of sweat glands to cool itself, your body contains 2-4 million sweat glands – only about 2% are found in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% of sweat glands, does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. With over 30,000 patients worldwide, you can feel confident and safe with your dry underarms.
What Other Benefits Are There to miraDry?
Studies have shown a ~70% reduction in hair in the armpit area after the procedure is complete. This is a nice benefit as the hair follicles and sweat glands reside close to each other and are therefore also affected by miraDry. We support patients with the option of a few rounds of laser hair removal afterwards (at reduced cost) if they also want to see more hair reduction than what they can get with miraDry alone.
Are There Any Other Options Besides miraDry?
Botox for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is another option for those who suffer from excessive underarm sweating. Since the cost of one Botox session is almost the same as one miraDry® session, it makes more sense to consider the permanent miraDry® option. Surgery is also another option for underarm sweat reduction but the risks are significantly higher as with all major surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia in the hospital setting. We perform miraDry® in our office under local anesthetic and no sedation whatsoever. You can return to your normal activities immediately with minimal to no downtime.
Can miraDry Develop Compensatory Sweating or Increasing Sweating in Others Parts of the Body?
This has not been an issue with miraDry so far however it is commonplace following surgery which is a completely different procedure from miraDry.
Does miraDry Work on Stress Sweating?
Absolutely, miraDry will work to reduce sweating from all causes as it reduces the number of active sweat glands in the treated area.
No Deodorants and Antiperspirant Works for Me Now. Can miraDry Really Eliminate the Odor or Will It Just Lessen the Odor?
Think of miraDry along the same lines as hair removal but for sweat glands. One application with the miraDry device will reduce the number of sweat glands similar to laser hair removal reducing the number of hair follicles that can grow. So yes, miraDry will reduce the odour with every procedure and it is permanent.
Does Having miraDry Make Sweat Increase in Other Areas of Your Body?
No, this does not occur with miraDry.
How Long Does miraDry Last to Prevent Under Arm Sweating?
miraDry is a permanent procedure to reduce underarm sweating.
I've Heard Sweating Can Return After miraDry During Pregnancy, Is This True?
As the sweat glands are permanently eliminated after the procedure, they will not return after pregnancy. Your remaining sweat glands may increase their function temporarily, however this should not last very long.
Don't We Need Our Armpit Sweat to Rid Our Body of Toxins?
This is a myth with no scientific research to back it up. Toxins in our bodies are eliminated very efficiently by our liver, kidney and other organs.
Is Sweating After 2 miraDry Procedures Normal?
Some patients have an excessive amount of sweating before the procedure so it may take a number of visits to achieve lasting results.