Underarm Sweating miraDry® Treatment

Excessive underarm sweating is a daily struggle for millions of people. Also known as axillary hyperhidrosis, it can make you feel uncomfortable and embarrassed during important moments. Those who struggle with excess underarm sweating try their best to look for ways to get rid of the problem, from anti-perspirant deodorants to other, more intense and invasive procedures.

For excessive underarm sweating, we offer miraDry®, a quick and non-invasive treatment. The procedure heats your sweat glands with electromagnetic energy that ultimately removes them. Your body doesn’t regenerate new sweat glands, so once the miraDry® treatment removes them, the results are long lasting. Importantly, this procedure does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. There are more than 4 million sweat glands in the body, and only around 2 percent of them are located in the underarm area. By targeting underarm sweating, miraDry eliminates future discomfort and embarrassment while causing no detrimental effect to the body.



Unlike Botox treatments used to treat excessive underarm sweating, miraDry® is typically a long-term excessive sweating treatment option. By contrast, Botox will require additional treatments every 6 months. If you’re looking for a long-lasting solution to excessive underarm sweating, this may be the answer. Talk to your dermatologist to see how this treatment can work for you.


What to Expect During a miraDry® Treatment

Your doctor will instruct you to shave your underarms 2-3 days before the treatment. During the procedure, the practitioner will apply a local anesthetic. While not outright painful, miraDry appointments have been described as “uncomfortable” by prior patients, so we do what we can to keep you as relaxed as possible. The treatment takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Swelling is common for around one week following the treatment, and we recommend icing the treated area for the first couple of days. The treatment consists of two procedures spaced three months apart to maximize the results. After those two procedures, the long-lasting effects ensure you will not need another.

Get the Best Dermatological Care for Skin and Hair Treatments

MiraDry® treatments are very popular, and our office is uniquely equipped to give you the best possible experience. Zel Skin & Laser Specialists was one of the first centers in the country to offer excessive sweating treatments and miraDry® treatments. Our nationally acclaimed skin and laser center is led by Dr. Brian Zelickson, a Mayo-trained dermatologist. The facility’s focus on research and innovation ensures that clients can expect to receive the finest, minimally invasive skin care treatments in the nation. Zel continually invests in the most advanced lasers in the industry. As a result, clients have access to a wide variety of highly effective, revolutionary skin care treatments.

If you’re interested in learning about how MiraDry® can address your excessive underarm sweating, schedule a consultation. We can assess your condition and make personalized, medically informed suggestions for treatment. Underarm sweat is treatable, and it should never interfere with your confidence.

Contact us to schedule a consultation today at our Edina location.

*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.