miraDry is a nonsurgical, FDA-cleared treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to painlessly reduce the number of underarm sweat and odor glands, eliminating excessive sweating and odor (aka axillary hyperhydrosis.)
miraDry is for anyone who is bothered by underarm sweat and/or has been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the underarms).
miraDry is a simple treatment that can be completed in as little as one hour, and clinical research in the journal Dermatologic Surgery shows that miraDry is effective in over 90% of patients, and around 80% require only one treatment to reduce wetness by 80%.
You’re a good candidate for miraDry if excessive underarm sweating impacts your daily life—the activities you do (or avoid), the clothes you wear. A 2016 study estimates that hyperhidrosis affects at least 4.8% of the U.S. population, with many of those afflicted never seeing a doctor for a formal diagnosis. You don’t need a hyperhidrosis diagnosis to get miraDry treatment.
It can be particularly helpful for people who experience stress and anxiety from their excessive sweating, including avoiding social activities and missing work opportunities because they’re worried about sweating in front of other people. A John Hopkins University clinical trial is currently exploring the psychological and social benefits of sweat reduction with miraDry.
The treatment can also be a good option if you’re sensitive to antiperspirant or deodorant and want to control wetness and odor in a different way.
Don’t I need sweat glands?
While your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, your body has 2-4 million sweat glands and only about 2% are found in your underarms.2 Eliminating 2% of sweat glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. After miraDry, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat normally in other areas of your body.
How does it work?
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat and odor glands reside and safely eliminates them.
What results can I expect?
You can expect immediate and lasting results.1 Once the miraDry treatment eliminates the sweat and odor glands, they’re gone for good. The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction and 89% odor reduction.1,5 As with any aesthetic treatment, patient results and experiences 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.
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 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 after treatment.
Is it safe?
Yes, miraDry has been used in over 140,000 treatments worldwide with an excellent safety record.3 It’s also been cleared by the FDA to dramatically reduce underarm sweat in as little as one appointment.
Are there any side effects?
Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, and typically clear 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.