$2000 - $3000
What is miraDry®?
miraDry® is a topical thermal treatment approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis or unwanted, excessive sweating from the underarms. miraDry is noninvasive and uses a handpiece placed on the skin to heat and destroy sweat and odor glands. The results are immediate and permanent, but may require more than one treatment.
miraDry® may also permanently remove underarm hair due to the thermal energy application. miraDry is not typically covered by insurance. The procedure takes about one hour, and has minimal associated downtime and side effects. miraDry produces permanent sweat reduction in the armpits in contrast to treatment options like Botox, deodorant, and antiperspirants.
What cosmetic concerns does miraDry® treat?
- Excessive Sweating: Thermal electromagnetic energy from the miraDry® system heats and destroys sweat glands while skin is protected with cooling waves.
Who is the ideal candidate for miraDry®?
The ideal candidate for miraDry therapy is seeking to reduce unwanted sweating or those who have axillary hyperhidrosis through a noninvasive professional procedure. miraDry therapy is not advised for individuals with certain medical conditions or those with sensitive skin types.
What is the average recovery associated with miraDry®?
There is minimal recovery associated with a miraDry® treatment. Normal activity is typically resumed the same day, and patients can resume exercise within a few days of treatment. Ice packs can reduce side effects.
What are the potential side effects of miraDry®?
Possible side effects of miraDry® use include soreness, swelling of the upper arms, bruising, redness, altered sensation, and skin sensitivity.
What can someone expect from the results of miraDry®?
miraDry therapy will create immediate and permanent results with as little as one treatment. miraDry® may require more than one treatment for full results, and this varies by individual.
What is the average cost of miraDry®?
The average cost of miraDry® is $2,000 to $3,000. The actual cost of miraDry® will vary by location, healthcare provider, and individual candidate needs.
What to Expect
miraDry® therapy is a thermal treatment. Here is a general guide for what to expect before, during, and after miraDry® use:
- Discuss with your medical provider your history and medications
- Underarm skin is cleansed and numbed with local anesthesia
- Hand piece applied directly to skin to deliver thermal energy
- Procedure takes about one hour
- The results of miraDry® therapy will be immediately noticeable and permanent
- Multiple sessions may be required
miraDry® is a thermal treatment administered by a dermatologist to reduce excessive underarm sweating. This noninvasive treatment heats and permanently destroys sweat, odor, and hair tissues.