miraDry® for Excessive Sweating

miraDry for Excessive Sweating

Any Adult Can Stop Underarm Sweating in New Jersey

The non-invasive miraDry® procedure has become well-known as a go-to solution for patients suffering from hyperhidrosis, which is the technical term for excessive sweating. But the treatment has also been gaining in popularity with people who sweat an average amount but want to stop. Yes, with miraDry®, you can finally ditch your deodorant and your antiperspirant.


Unwanted sweating, odor, and hair in the armpit region can be reduced quickly and easily with miraDry® at our New Jersey-area practice. Just one to two treatments can reduce sweating by 82 percent on average, making the process effective for every patient, whether they suffer from excessive sweating or not. This also means it is far more effective than the typical antiperspirant, which only has a 20 percent effectiveness rate, and even clinical antiperspirants are up to 30 percent effective.

Learn more about how to stop underarm sweating and forget about antiperspirant with miraDry® at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center. Request your consultation online or call (856) 810-9888.

How Does miraDry® Work?

The miraDry® treatment process works to control the sweating that prompts people to roll on antiperspirant, don deodorant, and suffer from smells and soaked shirts on a daily basis. miraDry® targets both sweat- and odor-producing glands, meaning patients can not only experience permanently* reduced axillary hyperhidrosis or underarm sweating, but also reduced odor (excessive sweat odor is known as osmidrosis). In clinical trials, most of the patients treated with miraDry experienced good to excellent results in odor reduction.

The miraDry® device, also known by the name miraSmooth™, can even permanently* reduce underarm hair by 60 to 70 percent. In fact, this Miramar Labs-made device is one of the only non-invasive options for permanent* laser hair reduction for individuals with light-colored hair, as it is effective on hair of any color.

Thus, miraDry® is a safe, multipurpose device for the underarms. The FDA first approved the miraDry® system in 2011 to treat axillary hyperhidrosis, and was again cleared in 2015 to permanently* reduce both odor glands and underarm hair.

It is important to note that miraDry® is not approved for use in any area other than the underarms.

miraDry® benefits – Since miraDry® at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center destroys key glands in the underarm area, both sweating and odor are drastically reduced, cutting the need for antiperspirants and deodorants. This can help curb excessive sweating, or simply help a patient stop worrying about sweating altogether.*

To What Extent Do We Need to Sweat?

Whether typical or excessive in nature, the ability to sweat plays an important role in keeping your body cool for thermoregulation, thus helping you to stay healthy. Some patients have expressed concern that destroying the sweat glands in their underarms will prevent them from adequately sweating in the future.

The underarms contain only about two percent of roughly two to four million sweat glands spread all across the body, from the soles of your feet to the top of your head. The vast bulk of these glands contribute to body temperature regulation by producing a clear fluid that cools the skin when it evaporates. These are known as eccrine glands.

Apocrine glands found in the underarm region also produce fluid, but this form of sweat is thicker. It is also the force driving purchases of antiperspirant and deodorant, since it is the culprit behind that distinctive B.O. (body odor) smell, which is generated when the fluid interacts with certain bacteria on the skin and in the environment.

Destroying all the underarm sweat glands still leaves approximately 98 percent of the body’s vital sweat glands functioning properly, as the treatment does nothing to alter how signals are sent to other glands found elsewhere. This amount is more than enough for the body to continue its healthy thermoregulation process.

What to Expect from A miraDry® Treatment Session in South Jersey

One entire miraDry® treatment session takes about an hour to complete.

Before your treatment session begins, your underarms will be numbed to increase your comfort during the procedure. A member of the South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center team will apply a temporary template to the area that indicates which specific locations the handheld miraDry® device should be placed for treatment.

Once pressed against the skin and activated, the handheld piece will begin to pull the skin slightly, bringing the glands to be treated closer to the device and maximizing treatment effectiveness. A particular type of proprietary microwave energy (known as miraWave energy) directed at the target areas will then non-invasively destroy both sweat and odor glands, while also reducing underarm hair. There are no incisions required. Most patients experience little to no pain during treatment, as the areas to be targeted are numbed in advance.

How Many Treatments Will Be Needed?

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The South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center team will help each patient determine how many sessions will be necessary, depending on patients’ end goals: whether they aim to reduce the moisture from excessive sweating or virtually eliminate all underarm sweating and odor in a bid to eliminate deodorant and antiperspirants from their grocery lists. Most patients experience a noticeable difference after just one treatment, though more sessions may be desired for improved results.

Unlike antiperspirant or deodorant, which require frequent reapplications, this procedure causes a permanent* reduction in sweat. Maintenance or follow-up miraDry® treatment sessions are not expected to be required.

Are There Any Side Effects to Watch Out For?

After a miraDry® treatment session, patients may notice tingling and soreness in the treated areas. The sensations may also be accompanied by swelling and bruising. These side effects are common and should resolve in a matter of days or weeks. Some patients may experience short-term altered sensation of the skin in the underarm or upper arm region that gradually disappears, but none have reported unwanted, permanent side effects from miraDry® treatment sessions.

Our patients have found that it is not difficult to avoid using deodorants or antiperspirants on the treated area during this recovery time, since such sweat- or odor-reducing products should no longer be needed at all.

Fees for Treating Typical to Excessive Sweating with miraDry®

The costs of miraDry® vary depending on the total number of sessions that each patient may require to achieve their desired results. These details will be discussed during your complimentary consultation, since the full scope of treatment will depend on the number of treatments required (which can vary from person to person).

To learn more about the treatment that can make antiperspirant and deodorant a thing of the past in New Jersey, schedule an appointment for a complimentary miraDry® consultation on our website, or contact us directly at (856) 810-9888.

*We are all different! Patient results may vary.