How it works
miraDry is a safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat. It’s an outpatient procedure performed in your 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.
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 repeat treatments to maintain effectiveness. Other options involve surgery, which poses inherent risks.
While pricing varies depending on your physician and where you live, miraDry usually costs approximately $3,000, which covers the two recommended treatments.
Most people find the cost of miraDry surprisingly reasonable, after considering the physical and emotional costs of living with excessive sweat, and the significant, lifelong benefits that miraDry provides. Use the Sweat Cost Calculator to find out how much you’re currently spending on a sweat-ruled life.
How much is your sweat costing you?
Many employers offer Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) that allow employees to pay for medical expenses with pretax dollars. Talk with your insurance representative or your company’s HR department for the details on FSAs and HSAs.
Also, doctors often offer flexible monthly payment plans to make miraDry more affordable. Use our Find a Physician feature to locate a miraDry physician and ask what financing options they provide.
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 sweat.1
You should notice a reduction in sweat immediately after treatment. As with any medical procedure, results will vary by person. Secondary effects include underarm hair and odor reduction. Ask a miraDry physician if the miraDry procedure is right for you.
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“Immediately after the miraDry procedure I knew that it was working, I wasn’t sweating anymore and it was great. It’s been about two years since I’ve had the procedure and I’m still experiencing the same results. Now I can wear whatever I want, and I don’t have to worry about seeing it later in a picture.”
– Joanna, miraDry patient
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. Secondary effects include underarm hair and odor reduction.