Miradry for Men

There are 37 million people in the United States who suffer from excessive sweat and/or hyperhidrosis. miraDry® is a fabulous, new, non-invasive procedure available at Capizzi, M.D. This treatment has been cleared by the FDA for treating excessive sweating and odor of the underarms in as little as a single treatment.

Capizzi, M.D. is the first plastic surgery office to offer this new technology that uses thermal energy ideal for eliminating excessive sweat and odor glands in the underarms. Results are immediate and over 90% only need a single one-time treatment. Treatments take approximately an hour.

We have included some FAQs regarding miraDry® below:

What is the miraDry® treatment?

It is the only non-invasive, FDA cleared aesthetic treatment that safely removes underarm sweat and odor glands. It’s a quick in-office procedure that provides a permanent solution for underarm sweat.

Would I be a good candidate?

If you have ever felt self-conscious about your sweat or wished that underarm sweat and odor were things you didn’t have to worry about, then miraDry is likely a good solution for you. Other qualifiers might be: using sweat shields to protect your clothes, only wearing clothes that hide sweat, changing clothes multiple times per day, or using prescription-strength deodorants or wipes. There are very few conditions that would disqualify a patient from being a good candidate for miraDry.

What is the procedure like?

Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment to assist in increasing comfort. Some patients describe the initial anesthetic injections as the most painful part of the procedure. There are no incisions or cuts. Treatment is customized to each underarm with multiple placements of the miraDry® handpiece. An appointment will generally last about one hour.

How does it work?

miraDry’s technology is the ideal wavelength for eliminating sweat and odor glands in the underarm. It non-invasively targets the area where the sweat glands reside and safely destroys them while simultaneously cooling your skin for added comfort.

What results can I expect?

You can expect immediate and lasting results – sweat glands don’t come back after treatment. The amount of sweat reduction you desire should be discussed with your physician. Recent clinical information confirms an average of 82% sweat reduction in most patients. As with any aesthetic treatment results will vary by person.

Is the procedure painless?

Since local anesthesia is administered to the underarm prior to treatment, most patients experience little to no pain. Patients rated treatment pain on an average score of 2 on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 = no pain, 10= worst pain).

Is there any downtime?

Most patients experience minimal downtime and return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise is typically resumed within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days post-treatment.

Are there any side effects?

The miraDry treatment has a strong safety record. Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.