Every year, thousands of people visit the doctor’s office, complaining of hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating. An FDA-cleared treatment called miraDry®, however, can dramatically reduce underarm sweat by treating the root cause of excessive sweat and its accompanying odor – and not just the symptoms.
miraDry® typically is not covered by insurance. Figures show that it can cost anywhere between $2250 and $4,500, depending on the provider you choose.
What Does miraDry® Treat?
miraDry® is the only non-surgical treatment that permanently reduces underarm sweat, odor and hair. Although popular with patients who suffer with underarm hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), it is also the perfect treatment for patients who simply find that they sweat profusely in certain situations, or are just embarrassed by their underarm sweat/sweat stains.
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the underarm area where bothersome sweat and odor glands reside and safely eliminates them, resulting in a dramatic reduction in underarm sweat, odor, hair and embarrassing social situations! Providing immediate results with little to no downtime, miraDry is just one of the many cosmetic and laser treatments offered by Dr. Craig Schwartz at Premier Vein and Body, but is certainly one of the most popular with one of the highest levels of patient satisfaction!
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Average Cost of miraDry® Treatments
The average cost of miraDry® treatment is $3,000, but the amount you pay depends heavily on where you live and the clinic you choose.
Regardless of the cost, miraDry can often improve the quality of life considerably. When you arrive at the clinic, Dr. Schwartz will sanitize the underside of your arms and inject the area with a local anesthetic. Our miraDry specialist will then pass the miraDry® device over the target area for about 20 minutes before switching to the other armpit. After about 45 minutes, you’re all done.
Will I Need Multiple miraDry® Treatments?
Most patients see immediate results – in as little as one treatment, though some patients, especially those that suffer with clinical hyperhidrosis, do require a follow-up treatment. Results are permanent, as researchers believe that the glands that create underarm sweat and body odor can’t grow back.
Data suggest that the average hyperhidrosis patient sees an 82 percent reduction in sweat after one treatment and an 89 percent reduction in unwanted odor.
Am I a Candidate for miraDry®?
Choosing miraDry® treatment is very much a personal choice. It is suitable for anyone who is bothered by excess sweat and the discomfort that it brings to their lives.
Many patients consider the treatment if they feel conscious about their body odor or wet patches under their arms. It reduces the level of anxiety they experience and allows them to leave the specter of sweat-stained clothes in the past.
Those who stand to benefit most include patients who deliberately wear dark clothes to conceal sweat patches, have clinically prescribed deodorant, or feel awkward every time they raise their arms.
About Dr. Craig Schwartz
Dr. Craig Schwartz, DO, FACOS, FICS, RPVI, RVT, is the medical director of Premier Vein and Body by Schwartz and has been treating patients with hyperhidrosis for many years. He is a triple-board certified surgeon and holds additional certifications in vascular ultrasound. Unlike most miraDry clinics, Dr. Schwartz administers all of the local anesthetic himself, ensuring the patient the most optimal experience. Patients can schedule a complimentary miraDry consultation by phoning (913) 451-8346.
Take the Next Step
If you are interested in miraDry®, schedule a complimentary consultation at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier cosmetic laser center can help!
Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves the entire Kansas City metro area.
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