Is miraDry only recommended for use in treating excessive sweat under arms?

I also need to fix my sweaty palms and I was wondering if I can do it through a miraDry treatment. I didn't get the chance to talk to a professional about it yet; I'm still in the research stage. I'm sweating like a pig under my arms too, of course, but at least I know there's a solution for it.


M, 40, New York

Tags:man age 35-44 hands under arms excessive sweating research

MiraDry is a great treatment option for hyperhidrosis – unfortunately only in the underarm area. We have performed hundreds of treatments in the under arm area and both our patients and staff have enjoyed great, long lasting results with as few as one treatment!  While there are other treatment options for hyperhidrosis of the underarms, hands and feet, MiraDry is only used for the treatment of the underarms.  If you suffer from hyperhidrosis of the hands, some of those treatments include prescription wipes and iontophoresis.  We would love to speak with you or have you in for an appointment to learn more about your treatment options and to see if Miradry is for you.

Miradry is useful for treatment of axillary (armpit) hyperhidrosis -- but it requires several treatments.  There is an alternative:  Sweat Lipo, which is a short, one-time, minimally invasive procedure which I developed.  You can read much more about it at:

At present, neither Miradry nor Sweat Lipo work on palmar hyperhidrosis.

Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS

New York City

Miradry does not yet have a means to treat excessive palmar sweating.  Best options right now are Botox injections or home iontophoresis machines.