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.

Doctor Answers 7

Level 5

Using the latest model of MiraDry it is possible to use level 5 on the first treatment when tumescent technique is used.  This is the most effective level and can now be used safely.

Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
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Default setting with miraDry ?

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 


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.

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question.There is no real default setting as such for the MiraDry procedure. It does depend on the protocols of the individual clinic. A lot of clinics these days carry out first treatments on higher settlings.

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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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Thank you for your question. There is no default setting for Miradry. My office typically treats at level 5 for all patients. With this setting we are able to treat both armpit sweating and order.  At the level 5 setting approximately 70% of my patients will have resolution of sweating and odor. The other 30% if they choose would have a second procedure also at level 5, 90 days later.

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The level varies from 1-5 and the default often depends on the skin type since higher levels can have more side effects.  

Rashid M. Rashid, PhD, MD
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