How Do I Treat Hyperhidrosis Safely?

I've been dealing with excessive sweating from my underarms for over 6 years now to the point I wear a jacket every single day no matter how hot it is outside to cover up the sweat. It's embarrassing to have and I've even started to cry during classes because someone pointed it out because it's gotten so bad. I've tried just about every type of antiperspirant, none of which have worked. I've looked into the Botox, but I'm a little scared of getting it.

Doctor Answers 10

Botox or miraDry for underarm sweating

Rest assured, both treatments are FDA approved for hyperhidrosis. Botox is excellent for underarm sweating and is safe, causes minimal discomfort during injection and you can get back to your routine immediately. miraDry is FDA approved and it seems to help hyperhidrosis AND bromhidrosis (excessive odor). miraDry is not covered by insurance. It may require 2 treatments in some individuals.

Buffalo Phlebologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Safe , Effective Treatments for Hyperhydrosis

MiraDry®is the first and only non-invasive treatment to permanently eliminate your underarm sweat and odor glands. FDA-cleared, the miraDry treatment is done in the comfort of your doctor's office and is quick-taking only about one hour. After your treatment, you can expect to see immediate and lasting results.

#Miradrytreatssweat    #Safeunderarmtreatments  #treatsweatsafely

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Treating Hyperhydrosis with MiraDry

MiraDry is a new generation of technology that is only available in medical practices for the permanent elimination of sweat and odor glands for men and women bothered by their underarm sweat. It’s a quick in-office treatment providing immediate and permanent results with minimal to no downtime. miraDry® is FDA cleared for eliminating underarm sweat. It is non-invasive, requires minimal to no downtime, with permanent results. miraDry uses electromagnetic energy which is proven to be the ideal method for treating the sweat and odor glands in the underarm. It creates targeted heat in the area where glands reside and safely eliminates them. The advanced design of the miraDry system continuously cools your skin during treatment for added comfort and safety

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Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

MiraDry all the way!

Although miraDry is getting a lot of attention recently, it has actually been around for a while. It has been extensively studied and there is no cancer association. The FDA has cleared it for safe use as well. The microwave energy only penetrates 4-5mm in depth and heats up and destroys the sweat and odor glands. The energy does not reach lymph nodes or deeper structures.

I have had the procedure done myself and it has truly been a gift. One and done for 80% of people! In the long term, much more cost-effective than Botox which has to be repeated every 3-6 months. Let us know if we can help in any way.

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Safe Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Hi and thank you for your question.
miraDry is a permanent solution to both excessive sweating and odor! In as little as one treatment, we can eliminate your issue. We offer complementary consultations at our practice, feel free to contact us for further information. Our Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Tinelli, is available to answer any questions.

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 147 reviews

Miradry is safe and effective

Miradry is an excellent option for underarm hyperhidrosis. The treatment uses heat energy to ablate undesirable and excessive sweat glands in the armpits. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

MiraDry is your longest lasting option

Botox and MiraDry are both safe treatment options. Botox requires several visits each year and if your insurance does not cover the cost, you will pay around $1,000 for each treatment.  If you discontinue treatment your sweating will return. MiraDry uses microwave technology to destroy the sweat glands permanently. Two treatments, spaced 3-4 months apart are required for lasting results. 

Kean B. Lawlor, MD
Seattle Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Forget Botox Miradry will do it!

At our office, New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery  we treat patient's with hyperhidrosis using the miraDry system. miraDry is the only FDA approved device for the treatment of excessive sweating. We do a series of two treatments 3 months apart which follows the clinical data trials performed by the miraDry company. you can expect to see immediate improvement after the initial treatment. We have had excellent results and numerous satisfied patients! Good luck to you!

Gregory Turowski, MD, PhD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Treating Hyperhidrosis

Miradry would be an excellent choice for treating your problem. Miradry is safe non-invasive procedure that destroys the sweat glands in the underarm area. Two treatments done in your physician's office are required 90 days apart. You can expect your sweating to be reduced by 80-85%, which would bring your sweating to a manageable level. While Miradry is only FDA approved for underarm area, Botox is great for reducing sweating in multiple areas of the body. The downside of Botox is that it's temporary, lasting only maybe 6 months in the underarms. This can get expensive over time. Miradry may cost more up front but it's a one time expense making it the better option in the long run.

Phillip Chang, MD
Leesburg Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

MiraDry for Hyperhidrosis

Botox is a common treatment for hyperhidrosis underneath the arm, hands or feet. However the miraDry treatment is non-surgical treatment with lasting results for treating excessive sweating of the underarms. The miraDry device delivers controlled energy to the sweat glands and eliminates them non-invasively. The results are lasting because the sweat glands do not regenerate after they have been eliminated. The miraDry procedure is clinically proven and FDA-cleared as a safe and effective treatment option for hyperhidrosis of the underarms. Generally two treatments are necessary, spaced three months apart. If the sweating is extreme a third session may be warranted. A consultation with your physician can help determine if this procedure is right for you.

Sue Ellen Cox, MD
Raleigh-Durham Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

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