Gold Coast Sweat Solutions
Dr Tim Nelson uses miraDry® technology to help reduce excessive underarm sweating and odour.
miraDry® is a safe, effective and permanent treatment to reduce excessive underarm sweating and odour.
What is the miraDry® treatment?
miraDry is a revolutionary FDA-cleared and CE-marked non-surgical treatment that permanently reduces underarm sweat - in just one hour. Over 100,000 miraDry treatments have been performed worldwide.
Don't I need sweat glands?
While your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, your body has 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 miraDry, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat in other areas of your body.
How does it work?
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat glands reside and safely eliminates them.
What results can I expect?
You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the miraDry treatment eliminates the sweat glands, they're gone for good. Clinical studies show an average of 82% sweat reduction. As with any aesthetic treatment results, patient results and experience may vary.
How many treatments will I need?
You can see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your physician will determine the best protocol for your desired results.
How long does it take?
A clinic appointment will generally last about one hour.
Is there any pain or downtime?
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little to no downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment for patient comfort. Most patients experience little to no downtime and return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise is typically resumed within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days post-treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, and 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.
How much does it cost?
Pricing can vary depending on the treatment protocol to achieve your desired results and will be discussed during your consultation. Please see our fees page for more information.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
You do not require a referral from your GP to access miraDry treatments through Gold Coast Sweat Solutions. You simply need to book a consultation with Dr Tim Nelson to get started. Select the "Book Now" tab, or call and speak to our friendly reception team.
Dr Tim Nelson
Dr Tim grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, before joining the RAAF to pursue his dream of flying fighter aircraft. Tim then moved on to study Medicine at Griffith University and completed his general medical training at Tweed Heads Hospital.
Dr Tim is passionate about supporting patients in all aspects of their healthcare but most importantly providing treatments that improve quality of life, assisting people to feel comfortable in their own skin. Dr Tim is thrilled to be able offer miraDry® services to patients who are struggling to deal with excessive underarm sweating and odour.
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