miraDry for Excess Sweating
Are you embarrassed by excessive underarm sweating? Do you find yourself having to change your shirt multiple times throughout the day in order to feel dry? Are you concerned about odor despite using deodorants? If any of this sounds familiar to you, you may be an excellent candidate for the miraDry treatment at Krauss Dermatology.
How Does miraDry Work?
miraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment that safely removes underarm sweat and odor glands indefinitely. miraDry’s technology delivers energy directly to the sweat and odor glands in the underarm. It gets rid of the glands while cooling the overlying skin. Because hair follicles are in close proximity to the sweat glands, some hair follicles in the underarm area are also removed during the procedure.
Consultations Are Available Now
Find out if miraDry is right for you by meeting with one of our experienced medical team at Krauss Dermatology for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our knowledgeable team members will reach out to promptly schedule your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for miraDry?
You are a good candidate for miraDry procedures if you suffer from excessive sweating or odor in the armpits, or want to decrease your need for antiperspirants and deodorants.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
A typical miraDry treatment takes about an hour to perform. Initially, the area will be numbed with diluted lidocaine by our board-certified dermatologists, then the miraDry procedure with contact cooling will be performed painlessly in the underarm area by a member of our well trained medical team.
*Individual Results May Vary*
What Results Will I See?*
You can expect an immediate and lasting reduction in sweating. Once removed, sweat glands do not come back or regrow. An average of over 80% sweat reduction is achieved in one treatment. Results vary from person to person. Most patients achieve their goals in 1 treatment. About 25-35% of patients elect to have a 2nd treatment to improve their results.
Will miraDry be covered by my insurance?
Unfortunately miraDry is not covered by any insurance plan. However, if you have a healthcare savings account (HSA, FSA) you may be able to pay for your treatment from that pre-tax account. Ask your company’s healthcare savings account administrator to make sure.
Is There Any Downtime?
Most patients take a day after the procedure to ice the area, relax and recuperate. Moderate exercise is typically resumed within several days. Patients generally use non-steroidal pain relievers like ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) for a few days. Swelling of the underarm, arm or chest, numbness, bruising, sensitivity, and nodularity in the treated area are common for several days post-treatment.
Take the First Step - Request A Consultation
Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Krauss Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Wellesley, MA office directly to schedule – (781) 416-3500.
Krauss Dermatology serves the greater Boston area.
*Individual Results May Vary*