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How it Works

miraDry® is a safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat.

It's an outpatient procedure performed in the physician's office, and it doesn't involve any surgical incisions or cuts. miraDry works by delivering precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area, eliminating the underarm sweat glands.

If you answer YES to any of the following, the miraDry procedure may be right for you.

Are you bothered by your underarm sweat?

Would you rather not have to apply antiperspirant on a daily basis?

Would you like to wear white shirts and silk, but underarm sweat and antiperspirant stains your clothing?

Would you rather not have to think about unwanted underarm sweat in your daily routine?

The miraDry procedure is a safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat. The procedure is quick, non-invasive, and performed in the physician’s office.

Two procedures are typically recommended, 3 months apart, to maximize the quality and duration of results. Each appointment generally lasts about an hour. miraDry is the only FDA-cleared procedure that provides a lasting reduction of underarm sweat in a completely non-invasive way. Other treatment options, including antiperspirants and toxins, aim to temporarily disable the sweat glands for varying lengths of time requiring repeated treatments to maintain effectiveness. Other options involve surgery, which pose inherent risks.

The treatment is customized for each underarm, based on where your sweat glands reside. The underarms are numbed prior to the procedure for your comfort. The miraDry handpiece is held up to the underarms, which delivers energy to the sweat glands.

The miraDry system delivers precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the region where the underarm sweat glands reside, which heats the sweat glands and eliminates them for good. Watch this video to see the miraDry procedure in action.

The procedure usually takes about an hour. Two procedures are recommended, three months apart, to maximize the quality and duration of results.

Most patients experience little pain because the procedure is performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, most people experience some pressure and light pulling on the skin, with some sensations of warmth. There may be an occasional “hot spot” that lasts briefly but is usually well tolerated. On average, patients describe the discomfort as about a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest).

Alternative options, including antiperspirants and toxins, aim to temporarily disable the sweat glands for varying lengths of time requiring repeat treatments to maintain effectiveness. Other options involve surgery, which pose inherent risks. miraDry is the only treatment that provides lasting results in a non-invasive way. See how miraDry compares to the alternative treatments available.

You can expect minimal to no downtime after the procedure. A mild over-the-counter pain medication and the use of ice packs for a few days is recommended. You should be able to return to normal activities or work right after the procedure, and you can usually resume exercise within several days.

Most patients report a dramatic, lasting reduction of their underarm sweat. In a recent clinical study, the average underarm sweat reduction was 82% 2. You should notice a reduction in sweat immediately after treatment. As with any medical procedure, results will vary by person. 2Data on file.

Some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have temporary, short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears. You should talk with your miraDry physician about any potential side effects.

Yes! Because the sweat glands don’t grow back, patients experience a significant and lasting reduction of underarm sweat.

Actually, no. Your body contains over four million sweat glands, and only about 2% of them are in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself.

No. The underarm sweat glands don’t grow back or regenerate once they’ve been removed.

No. When sweat glands are removed from the underarms, you simply stop sweating in that area. So don’t worry. Your body won’t start sweating more in other areas to “compensate” or anything like that.

No. miraDry cannot be used to treat excessive sweating in other areas of the body, such as hands, feet, forehead, or knees.

Yes! The miraDry procedure is FDA-cleared and has been performed successfully on thousands of patients, and it’s been proven to be highly safe and effective.

If embarrassing underarm sweat outbreaks, stained clothing, or frequent antiperspirant application interfere with your daily life, then you may be a good candidate for the miraDry procedure.

The Results

The miraDry system eliminates the underarm sweat glands, and the sweat glands don’t grow back after treatment.

This results in a dramatic and lasting reduction of underarm sweat. In a clinical study, patients experienced an average of 82% reduction in underarm sweat1. You should notice a reduction in sweat immediately after treatment. As with any medical procedure, results will vary by person.

What To Expect

You can expect minimal to no downtime following the procedure.

You should be able to return to normal activities or work right away, and you can typically resume exercise within several days.

Localized soreness or swelling is normal, and usually clears within a few weeks. Some patients have temporary altered sensation in their underarm or upper arm skin, which gradually disappears. You should talk with your miraDry physician about any potential side effects.

Our bodies produce sweat to help us cool down when we’re overheated.

Underarm sweat is produced through two types of sweat glands located just below the surface of the skin. The eccrine secrete a clear, odorless fluid to help cool the body. The apocrine glands produce a thicker fluid that gives underarm sweat its distinctive odor.

Some people have overactive sweat glands, meaning they frequently turn on when they should be at rest, and they produce much more sweat than what’s needed to cool the body. Some peoples’ glands can produce four or five times more sweat than normal.

Not in the least. It’s a condition that affects millions of people. In fact, 1 in 5 people say they sweat excessively.

If you answer YES to any of the following, the miraDry procedure may be right for you.

  • Does your underarm sweat make you feel embarrassed?
  • Does underarm sweat interfere with your daily activities?
  • Do you frequently apply antiperspirant?
  • Do you worry someone will notice your sweat stains?
  • Do you change your clothes more than once a day due to underarm sweat?
  • Do you wear fabrics, colors and styles of clothes that do not show sweat easily?
  • Are you frustrated over constantly ruining clothes?