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Millions of people in the United States have hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive underarm sweating and unwanted odor. There are many treatments to address hyperhidrosis, including BOTOX®, but these are often temporary solutions for a permanent condition.

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miraDry® offers what other treatments cannot: a permanent reduction of excessive underarm sweating and odor in one or two sessions. In addition, the heat treatment in miraDry® can also function as an alternative to traditional laser hair removal.

miraDry® can be the solution you have been looking for to combat excessive underarm sweating and odor as well as removing armpit hair.

How Does miraDry® Work?

miraDry® uses thermal energy (heat) to permanently destroy sweat and odor glands. During a miraDry® treatment, a handheld device targets the sweat and odor glands and brings them closer to the skin’s surface.

The microwave technology then eliminates the glands without causing damage to any surrounding tissues. Once the sweat glands are gone, they cannot grow back.

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Most patients see up to an 82 percent reduction of sweat and odor glands after a single treatment. If your problem is significant, you may require two treatments, which is all most patients need to prevent sweat and odor.

Is miraDry® Safe for Sweat Reduction?

miraDry® works by destroying sweat glands. As sweat glands are essential to regulating your body’s cooling, it may sound as though miraDry® could be dangerous, but this is not the case.

Your body contains somewhere between two and four million sweat glands to regulate temperature, and the sweat glands in the underarms only account for one to two percent of that. In the grand scheme of things, the armpit’s sweat glands are insignificant.

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This treatment is FDA-approved, non-invasive, painless, and requires no downtime. Individuals can return to their normal activities immediately following their miraDry® session.

Can miraDry® Also Remove Unwanted Hair?

Just as the thermal heat destroys unwanted sweat and odor glands, it can also permanently destroy underarm hair follicles. This part of the treatment is performed simultaneously and offers relief for a broader range of patients than other forms of hair removal.

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Traditionally, permanent hair removal is performed with lasers, but lasers rely on contrast, which means they can only affect hair follicles that are much darker than the surrounding skin tone. As such, candidates for laser hair removal are only those who have dark hair and fair skin. It is not appropriate or effective for those with fair skin and light hair or those with dark skin and dark hair.

MiraDry® is different because it does not rely on color contrast to target hair. This treatment is appropriate for individuals of all skin and hair colors and usually results in 50 percent hair reduction after one treatment.

Are You a Candidate for miraDry®?

Most miraDry® patients turn to the treatment when insecurities from their hyperhidrosis become difficult for them. This treatment offers permanent relief from these worries.

Whether you are looking for a way to treat excessive underarm sweating, reduce odor, or need an alternative method to laser hair removal, miraDry® offers the benefits that you have been hoping for.


To learn more about miraDry® or how it can help you, contact Dr. Hiatt by calling (480) 844-1410 or by filling out our online contact form.