How Can MiraDry Change Your Sweaty Life?

Jacob Kennerley
Oct 10, 2017 · 2 min read

The FDA has approved a system capable of eliminating sweat forever: MiraDry. This is the latest cosmetic dermatology revolution; a system that uses microwaves to destroy sweat glands. Presently, it is approved only for the treatment of hyperhidrosis in the armpits and reduces up to 85% of the perspiration surface permanently.

How does this new system work?

A controlled number of microwaves penetrate the epidermis to reach the dermis to heat the sweat glands in the armpits until they are destroyed by thermolysis. The MiraDry microwave method runs at about 5.8 GHz, nearly three times more potent than a microwave oven.

The procedure

MiraDry medical technology uses short-wave energy to selectively destroy sweat glands. The destruction of these has no impact on the health of the patient. Here are the steps involved:

Step 1 — For people with sweating armpit or axillary hyperhidrosis, MiraDry is the solution. Scheduling a consult with a reputable miraDry dermatologist is the first step. MiraDry is applied to the anesthetized armpit. A suction system is started when the doctor begins the treatment.

Step 2 — MiraDry has proven efficacy because it causes the armpit tissues to sweat, which causes the sweat glands to come closer to the skin, causing excessive sweating.

Step 3 — MiraDry preserves the tissues with its patented cooling system and destroys sweat glands with heat. The procedure may take more than one treatment.


The sweat glands in the armpits disappear forever and do not return. In a clinical study conducted by the FDA, there was an 80% reduction of sweat after two sessions. There are cases where people experience armpit itching for a couple of weeks and slightly sensitive skin.

Aesthetic dermatology is not reserved only for females. Men are taking more and more care of themselves, and plenty of guys are turning to MiraDry to control excessive armpit sweating. The MiraDry short microwave treatment consists of selectively destroying the sweat glands under the armpits, responsible for perspiration, preserving the surrounding tissues.

This kind of destruction is safe, and MiraDry also holds the FDA and CE approval, a guarantee of safety. For more information, contact a local dermatologist today.

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