What is the default level settings for first treatment?

Dear Doctor What is the default setting for first treatment? I got the first treatment and I still have little wet or moist. It still causes odor. I am wondering I should go for second treatment with level 5? Will it help. Thanks.

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Level 5

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I have found that treating patients at Level 5 the first time is the most effective. I am not quite sure how long ago your first treatment was. Typically, the decision of whether a second treatment is required is made after 6 weeks. At this time a second treatment can be performed no sooner than 3 months after the first.

Best wishes,

Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

MiraDry Treatment Settings

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We treat almost all of our miraDry patients at the maximum treatment setting of 5 (for both their initial treatments as well as their secondary ones). During the consultation appointment, patients are informed that they may require more than one treatment and that they may book their second treatment 3 months after their initial procedure. However, most patients are well satisfied with only one miraDry treatment and do not require additional ones. To make the procedure affordable and show appreciation to our patients, our office offers a significant discount for the secondary miraDry procedure.

Norma Kassardjian, MD
Orange County Dermatologic Surgeon

MiraDry Treatment Level

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We use level 5 on all of our treatments.  There is no default setting- the settings have to be selected by the technician.  We tell our patients at the first consultation that they may need 2-3 treatments.  It is normal to need a second treatment especially if you have hyperhidrosis.  I recommend waiting 3 months before your next treatment.  Good Luck!

Laurie A. Casas, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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There is no default setting. The physician sets the level of treatment.In almost every case, I choose Level 5 setting, as it has the highest likelihood of success in treating hyperhidrosis.Hratch L Karamanoukian MD FACS 


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In our office, our protocol is to always treat on level 5.  It is normal to expect to have 2 treatments, 3 months apart.  You can expect 80% improvement with decreased sweating and odor and hair reduction at this level.  Hope this helps.  And, yes, you should go back for your second treatment.  Best of luck.  Enjoy.

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In our office we always treat on level 5, and our patients typically see a minimum of  70% reduction with one treatment. 
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