Microwave Thermolysis for Excessive Sweating

Microwave thermolysis for hyperhidrosis, also known as the commercial product MiraDry, uses precise beams of microwave energy to permanently disable sweat glands in the underarms. The treatment takes 60 minutes.

Why choose microwave thermolysis for excessive sweating

  • Dramatic reduction in underarm sweat
  • Non-invasive
  • Lasting results
  • Minimal downtime

Possible risks

  • Localized soreness
  • Localized swelling
  • Temporary change in skin sensitivity

How to prepare for the procedure

Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will review the patient's medical history. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectation, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. During the procedure, a local anesthetic is applied to the treatment area.

What to expect after the procedure

  • Two treatments are recommended, usually about three months apart.
  • The procedure is billed as a permanent solution to excessive underarm sweating but long-term studies are still being conducted.