Is underarm sweat an issue for you at worker in social situations? Are you afraid your shirt will show a ring of sweat if you take off your jacket or reach for something? Do you have clothes with stained underarms? Imagine being free from the embarrassment and discomfort of underarm sweat for good.
miraDry is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment that immediately and permanently reduces underarm sweat and odor. Most patients reach their goals with just one treatment, while others opt for a second treatment. Treatments take about an hour and we perform right here at Brooklyn Dermatology.
Clinical studies show the average patient experiences an 82% reduction in underarm sweat with just one miraDry treatment. To put this in perspective, regular antiperspirants typically reduce sweat by about 20% and prescription antiperspirants reduce sweat by approximately 30%. miraDry’s sweat reduction is immediate and permanent and anti perspirants require daily application. miraDry is FDA-cleared, safe and effective with high patient satisfaction. Over 100,000 treatments have been performed worldwide.miraDry is also a great solution for patients concerned about daily application of chemicals in over-the-counter and prescription anti perspirants.
Please call (212) 385‑3700 to schedule a consultation with The Dermatology Specialists to see if miraDry is right for you. After an examination, your provider will recommend a treatment plan and help you reach your goals.
How does miraDry work?
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat, odor, and hair glands reside and safely eliminates them.
What results can I expect?
You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the miraDry treatment eliminates the sweat, odor, and hair glands, they’re gone for good. The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction. As with any aesthetic treatment results, patient results and experience may vary.
How many treatments will I need?
You can see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your physician will determine the best protocol for your desired results.
How long does it take?
An office visit appointment for a miraDry treatment will generally last about one hour. Many of our patients at Brooklyn Dermatology who suffer from excessive sweating / hyperhidrosis schedule a consultation with a provider before scheduling an appointment for treatment.
Is there any pain or downtime?
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 experience little to no downtime and 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 post-treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
Don’t I need sweat glands?
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.
How much does it cost?
Pricing for the miraDry treatment at Brooklyn Dermatology is $2,000. If a second treatment is needed for a patient, the second treatment will only be $1,000. Credit cards are accepted and financing options are available upon request.