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What is miraDry?

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition where you sweat excessively in situations where it’s not appropriate. For example, you may sweat when you’re not exercising or in a hot environment – you may sweat throughout the day in a perfectly normal setting like your home or office. You may even sweat through clothing or pads you use to try and absorb sweat. Hyperhidrosis can be very disruptive to your day-to-day life and may interfere with your social life when you avoid events in fear of visible sweating.

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis can be caused by underlying health concerns, but it can also happen because of faulty nerve signals. The sweat glands in your underarms, for example, may become overactive and consistently produce sweat when it’s not appropriate or necessary. In this case, treatments like MiraDry can help.

What is MiraDry?

FDA-cleared to treat hyperhidrosis, MiraDry is a unique non-surgical device that uses thermal energy to treat and eliminate sweat glands in the underarms. Using gentle heat, it damages the sweat gland mechanisms so they don’t produce sweat after treatment. MiraDry can produce long-term results with minimal downtime.

Because the body has millions of sweat glands, MiraDry does not damage or harm your ability to sweat normally. It simply treats the sweat glands in the underarms while still preserving sweat glands in the rest of the body. You will sweat a normal amount rather than excessively in areas like the underarms, helping you better manage your hyperhidrosis.

What Are the Benefits of MiraDry?

The biggest benefit of MiraDry is that it produces permanent results. In fact, patients find immediate results with as little as one treatment. A single treatment has been shown to reduce sweating and odor by 50% and 2 treatments can reduce sweating and odor by up to 85%. It’s also completely non-surgical, meaning there are no incisions are required. For patients who have tried prescription antiperspirants or other medications without results, MiraDry can be a life-changing treatment option.

What Can I Expect With MiraDry?

Your MiraDry treatment will begin with a consultation with our expert providers. You’ll discuss your experience with excessive sweating and learn more about how MiraDry can improve your day-to-day life. MiraDry is completely non-invasive. First your provider will administer a local anesthetic, then your technician will apply the handpiece to the underarm area. Microwave energy targets the sweat glands without damaging the surrounding skin. It ensures this by targeting the high water content present in sweat and the sweat glands. The handpiece is specially designed to prevent heat buildup, meaning there’s no pain or discomfort.

After your treatment, you may have some redness, tingling, numbness, and tenderness in the treatment area for a few days, up to 3 months. Immediately after, you’ll experience significantly reduced sweating in the treatment area. However, some sweating may return within a few weeks as the swelling goes away. Most patients require a single treatment, but a second or even third may be recommended based on your symptoms. Our team will give you the best idea of what you can expect from your personalized treatment plan.

Meet With Our Team

To meet with our providers and learn more about your treatment options for excessive sweating, contact our Scottsdale, AZ office today.

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"Can you wear a grey shirt when it’s 82 degrees out? I CAN! I can’t explain the freedom MiraDry has given me!”
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“I’ve suffered with hyperhidrosis of the armpits for as long as I can remember and am brought to tears to say that this is not going to be an issue for me any more!”
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“I can’t believe it but I am wearing my pretty shirts, and lifting my arms with no sweat stains!”
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“I’ve literally gone weeks without having to wear deodorant! No sweat stains. So was this procedure worth it? Yes! I’d recommend anyone to try it.”


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.


miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat and odor glands, as well as hair follicles reside and safely eliminates them.


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.1,3 As with any aesthetic treatment, patient results and experiences may vary.


You can see results in as little as one treatment.1 However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your physician will determine the best protocol for your desired results.


An appointment will generally last about one hour. 


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.


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