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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    One of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties, these ASDS experts perform medically necessary and cosmetic treatment and procedures to improve skin health and beauty.

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    From aging skin to skin cancer...

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    One American dies of melanoma almost every hour

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    From crow's feet to spider veins...

    You'll look and feel your best when ASDS member dermatologists combine their training and expertise with the widest range of options available.

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Microwave Thermolysis for Excessive Sweating


Treatment Options


Learn more about the treatment option available 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

Estimated cost

The average cost for microwave thermolysis is about $3,000. Since most medical insurance companies consider microwave thermolysis a cosmetic procedure, it is usually not covered.

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.

Find a doctor for your microwave thermolysis therapy

Visit "Find a dermatologic surgeon" and choose "Microwave Thermolysis for Hyperhidrosis (MiraDry)" from the dropdown menu. Because ASDS dermatologists are trained in a variety of the best and latest techniques, they are the most qualified to evaluate and select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient's condition.

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