The MiraDry system is a revolutionary treatment for excessive underarm sweat, also known as axillary hyperhidrosis, offered at McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery. It is an FDA-approved, non- invasive procedure that eliminates underarm sweat and odor by using controlled electromagnetic energy to target and selectively destroy the sweat and odor producing glands in the armpits. For one in five Americans excessive underarm sweat is a daily struggle that causes anxiety and social embarrassment. Many people do not realize that this is a treatable condition. MiraDry is a safe, permanent treatment that provides patients with lasting results.
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.
Is MiraDry covered by insurance?
MiraDry typically is not covered by insurance, but it is the first and only treatment FDA-cleared to permanently reduce underarm sweat in as little as one appointment. However, you may be able to use your HSA/FSA funds toward MiraDry. Please contact your HSA/FSA manager to find out.
Who is the MiraDry treatment for?
MiraDry is for anyone who is bothered by underarm sweat and/or has been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the underarms).
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.