Marissa T. Santos, M.D. -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Marissa T. Santos, M.D.

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Aesthetics Specialist located in Woodside, NY & Rego Park, Queens, NY

If underarm sweating happens at inopportune times or causes you embarrassment, simple treatment options are available at the private practice of Marissa T. Santos, MD, in Woodside, New York. She offers revolutionary MiraDry® treatment to reduce underarm sweat and restore your quality of life. Book a consultation with Dr. Santos by phone or online to learn more.

miraDry for Excessive Sweating Q & A

What is MiraDry?

About 37 million people in the United States experience excessive sweating, which can be frustrating and diminish your quality of life.

MiraDry is an FDA-cleared, innovative, non-surgical treatment that reduces underarm sweat. The MiraDry system uses thermal energy to eliminate odor and sweat glands under your arms. MiraDry can also permanently remove underarm hair.

Am I a good candidate for MiraDry?

To determine if MiraDry is right for you, Dr. Santos reviews your medical history and completes a physical exam. She makes sure you’re in good health, lets you know what to expect during the procedure, and discusses with you about your desired outcome.

What happens during MiraDry treatment?

Right before MiraDry treatment, Dr. Santos applies local anesthesia to your skin to make the procedure as pleasant as possible. During each session, you lie down on a supportive chair in a relaxing room. Most people describe MiraDry procedures as feeling comfortable. 

She applies a handheld device to your underarms to emit thermal energy to your skin. Doing so destroys and eliminates sweat and odor glands. Each treatment session might last about an hour.

What should I expect after the procedure?

There’s little to no downtime after MiraDry treatment, so you can resume normal everyday activities right away, including returning to work, making MiraDry a procedure you can check off your list over lunch. 

After MiraDry sessions, you might experience some numbness, bruising, swelling, and sensitivity under your arms for a few days. 

Take over-the-counter pain relievers or apply an ice pack to the treatment area as needed to reduce discomfort. You may want to take a day or two off from exercise.

How many MiraDry treatments will I need?

In over 90 % of cases, you should notice results after just one MiraDry treatment, but Dr. Santos may recommend a second session to help you achieve the best outcome. 

Results are permanent, so after you complete one or two MiraDry treatments, you don’t have to worry about excessive sweating, sweat stains, unwanted underarm hair, or foul-smelling odor for good. 

Don’t live with embarrassing underarm sweat when simple, noninvasive solutions are available at the practice of Marissa T. Santos, MD. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos and her team by phone or online to get started today.