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How Does miraDry® Work to Reduce Sweat?

Most people manage their underarm sweating with store-bought antiperspirants without having to worry about whether or not it will be enough to control their underarm sweat and odor. For people with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), underarm sweat and odor can become a source of constant stress. FDA-cleared miraDry® reduces underarm sweating and odor, often with only one treatment. 

What is miraDry®?

In the past, people with hyperhidrosis had to rely on ineffective topical treatments or temporary Botox injections. Now they have miraDry®, the first permanent, non-surgical solution to excessive underarm sweating. For most people, miraDry® can reduce underarm sweating by up to 82%. Almost 90% of people also report that they no longer feel self-conscious about underarm odor. At Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, we proudly offer this treatment to give you relief from your hyperhidrosis. 

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How Does miraDry® Work to Reduce Sweat?

This technology uses electromagnetic energy that targets the sweat glands in the underarms. This energy transforms into heat when it contacts sweat glands and hair follicles. The heat selectively deactivates these glands, so they no longer produce sweat. At the same time, it deactivates oil glands that cause an underarm odor. It also stops follicles from growing new hairs, reducing your need for underarm hair removal. Less sweat leads to a feeling of freedom from the stress of worrying about noticeable underarm stains or unpleasant smells. 

What is it Like Getting miraDry® Treatment?

We will use numbing medication to prevent you from feeling discomfort during your treatment. You may feel suction as the handheld device lifts the skin to expose more sweat glands to treatment. The handpiece also cools the skin to prevent it from feeling too much heat. Treatment usually takes less than an hour, although the pre-treatment numbing can take about 20 minutes

How Soon Will I See Results From miraDry®?

The electromagnetic energy from miraDry® immediately deactivates sweat glands. Most people notice less sweat and odor as soon as the day after treatment. You will also see that over time, your treated hairs will not grow back. While other treatments can take two weeks or more to take effect, miraDry® offers same-day results so you can start enjoying life without hyperhidrosis right away. 

How Long Do miraDry® Results Last?

Your deactivated sweat glands have lost the ability to produce sweat. Your results should give you a lifetime of less sweating, less odor, and less stress. The hair removal results are also long-lasting, although a few stray hairs can regrow over time. The initial cost of miraDry® is usually more than offset by the lifetime of saving on other treatments. After miraDry®, most people can leave excessive sweating behind and forget that hyperhidrosis bothered them. 

How Safe is miraDry®?

Some people wonder if stopping underarm sweating could cause harmful effects. In reality, underarm sweat makes up only about 2% of your overall sweat, and it does not help to cool you off much. Your other sweat glands will have no trouble managing their regular job, while your out-of-control underarm sweat glands no longer cause problems. The electromagnetic energy used in miraDry® is safe for all skin types and tones. 

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Botox or miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis?

Providers have used Botox to treat hyperhidrosis for decades. This treatment temporarily quiets the signals from overactive nerves that control the sweat glands. While Botox is safe and can provide some results, they are temporary and last a few months. The permanent results you achieve with miraDry® can put an end to regular visits for another injection. You also enjoy the benefits of reduced underarm hair and decreased odor. 

How Much Does miraDry® Cost?

The cost of treatments like miraDry® can vary widely. Factors affecting your final price include your location, the experience and skill of your provider, and how many treatments you need. Many people only need one miraDry® treatment, but others will need two or three sessions to achieve the best results. The national average cost of miraDry® is about $3000. The need for more than one treatment will depend on whether you need more sweat reduction after your first session. 

Am I a Good Candidate for miraDry®?

If you have hyperhidrosis or want to manage excessive underarm sweat, miraDry® can help. Good candidates for miraDry® have healthy underarm skin and problems with unmanageable sweating. You do not need a diagnosis of hyperhidrosis to have miraDry®. It works for anyone bothered by their excessive sweat. 

Is There Any Downtime With miraDry®?

You can return to your normal activities following miraDry® treatment. Some people have some redness and swelling in the treated area. This will resolve over the next few days. This should not limit you from your usual daily routine.


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

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If you have further questions about miraDry®, call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier aesthetic laser center can help you!

Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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