Treatment for Excessive Sweating

The Only Non-Invasive Treatment

MiraDry® is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that reduces underarm sweat and excessive body odor. Approved by the FDA, this incredible treatment utilizes microwave energy to destroy the glands in your armpits at the root of those unsightly sweat marks and armpit stains. And once they are gone, they cannot return so you never again have to worry about underarm sweat or unpleasant underarm odor.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes now offers MiraDry® to patients in the Houston, Texas area who concerned about excessive sweating or axillary hyperhidrosis. You may be a candidate for MiraDry® if:

  • You experience excessive sweating
  • You are constantly concerned about the appearance of “pit stains” and wet spots when you lift your arms
  • You are embarrassed about body odor from stemming from armpit sweat
  • You must reapply deodorant frequently throughout the day
  • You find even maximum-strength antiperspirant to be ineffective
  • You are seeking a treatment for hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating

How MiraDry® Works

MiraDry® is a remarkably simple, yet highly-effective treatment designed to reduce the sweat glands in your armpit responsible for generating excessive sweat and unpleasant body odor. The MiraDry® patented hand-piece gently pulls the glands closer to the surface of the skin then targets them with powerful, precisely-calibrated microwave energy, while cooling the surface of the skin to prevent damage to surrounding tissue. Once the glands have been heated and destroyed, they cannot regrow, leaving you clean, dry, and fresh!

A standard MiraDry® treatment takes about one hour. First, the armpit is numbed with a topical anesthesia called lidocaine. A treatment template is placed on the underarm and the hand-piece is applied to the treatment area. During the treatment itself, you should feel nothing more than a light suction sensation as the hand-piece pulls the glands closer for maximum effectiveness. For the first 24 hours or so after the treatment, patients may experience some discomfort, which can be reduced with over-the-counter pain medication and the application of ice to the treated area. Most patients also experience swelling and redness which will diminish over the course of several weeks. For best results, we recommend two treatments spaced three months apart.


Is it safe?

Yes, miraDry™ has been used in over 55,000 treatments worldwide with an excellent safety record.

Don’t I need sweat glands?

You do not need sweat glands in your armpits. The body has close to 2 million sweat glands throughout the body. Your armpits only contain about 2{9401d3539babd02b08ab134ee758f44364466a1fbb48c41f8a526b7242321bb3} of those sweat glands.

Is miraDry a painful treatment?

Since your underarms are numbed prior to treatment, most patients experience little to no pain.

What results can I expect?

After your treatment you will notice an immediate reduction in your sweat. The sweat glands don’t grow back so you should experience results that last. Most patients only need one treatment, but some patients need a second treatments.

What is the downtime?

Depending on what your typical day is like, downtime can be minimal to none. Most patients return to regular activity immediately. Exercise and vigorous activity is typically resumed within several days. You may experience discomfort in your armpits for several days post treatment.

Are there any side effects?

You may experience temporary swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness in the treated area. These sensations typically clear up within a few days to a few weeks. There have been no reports of permanent side effects.


Contact Dr. Paul Fortes

Dr. Paul Fortes is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon whose Houston, Texas-based practice is built on utilizing the latest advances in cosmetic surgery to offer you the best possible results in surroundings that are both reassuring and exude a level of unsurpassed professionalism. Dr. Fortes and his highly trained staff are dedicated to superior patient care in everything they do! Our ultimate goal is to ensure you receive customized care that addresses your unique needs in a safe and comfortable environment.  You can rest assured knowing that we will strive for the highest quality and most natural-looking results for every patient. We truly value the trust you place in our practice and will make sure you look as vibrant and beautiful as you feel!

If you would like more information on MiraDry® and whether you may be a candidate for this revolutionary treatment, please contact us for a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you today!

"Aesthetic surgery shouldn’t be a luxury for the few. It should be for anyone who desires to look and feels their very best"

- Dr. Paul Fortes

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