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I Have Been Reading About the Excessive Sweating of the Armpit but What About the Forehead?

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Forehead hyperhidrosis and Miradry - Los Angeles

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I see many patients who have hyperhidrosis. At this time, Miradry is only indicated for axillary hyperhidrosis. Although, we have other options for scalp hyperhidrosis. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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MiraDry is for excessive underarm sweating

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To date, miraDry is FDA-approved for treating excessive sweating in the armpit area only.  The miraDry handpiece is specifically designed to fit against and apply slight suction to the shape of an armpit.  Even if you were to attempt it on the forehead, you may not be able to get enough suction to ensure an adequate treatment.  There are also important structures such as nerves, blood vessels and bone that are closer to the surface of the skin on the forehead than in the armpit and could possibly get damaged by performing miraDry there.  Other treatment options available for excessive sweating on the forehead are topical medications, oral medications and neuromodulator injections such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Excessive Sweating of the Forehead

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Dear jazzieb728,

miraDry is a very effective and lasting treatment for excessive sweating of the underarm. It is not currently suitable for treating sweating of other areas of the body.

For excessive sweating of the forehead, Botox is an effective treatment.

Warmest wishes,

Larry Fan, MD

Larry Fan, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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Combination miraDry and Botox for the Underarms and Forehead ..

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Botox can be injected into both forehead and underarms, but it would be very expensive for your insurance comany to authorize for both. miraDry is good for the underarms and is not covered by medical insurance. miraDry is for those that don't want to return every 3-4 months for repeat injections and who are looking for a more permanent solution.

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo General Surgeon
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Miradry can not be used on the face

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Although the miradry procedure is safe and effective in the armpits, it cannot be used on face, hands and feet.  Botulinum toxin injections (botox, disport, xeomin), however, remain  a good choice to treat the problem on the face, scalp, hands and feet

Cameron Rokhsar, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Treatment of Excessive Sweating with MiraDry

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MiraDry is an exciting new microwave based treatment for excess sweating under the arms.  Efficacy can be greater than 90%.  Unfortunately, it is not able to be used on other areas of the body.  However, botulinum toxins (Botox, Dysport) are quite effective for treating sweat in those areas, and many patients are delighted with the results.

Michael S. Kaminer, MD
Chestnut Hill Dermatologic Surgeon
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