Dr. Joseph M. Perlman Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre


Dr. Joseph Perlman offers miraDry to free patients in Houston and surrounding areas from the bothersome problems caused by underarm sweat. This innovative procedure can provide relief to individuals in Spring, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown, as well as other neighboring communities. If you are looking to address excessive underarm sweating, contact our office to learn more about miraDry and schedule a consultation with Dr. Perlman.



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What is miraDry®?

miraDry is a noninvasive, quick, and revolutionary procedure that provides patients with a permanent solution for embarrassing underarm sweat and odor. This FDA-approved treatment can also eliminate the need for deodorants and antiperspirants that often contain harmful toxins such as lead. miraDry is a safe, nonsurgical procedure that saves patients the time, hassle, and money associated with excessive sweating, such as the constant need for new clothing due to unsightly sweat stains. The procedure uses controlled microwave energy to destroy underarm sweat glands and provide dramatic and lasting results. miraDry is so effective because it tackles the underlying cause of excess sweating and allows patients to confidently lift their arms without worrying about what moisture or odor is hiding underneath.

Benefits of miraDry®

miraDry is a treatment that can satisfy a variety of patient goals. Results tend to vary from patient to patient, but the typical benefits of miraDry treatments include:

– Elimination of the underarm sweat and odor glands
– A noticeable and dramatic reduction in underarm sweat and odor in as little as one treatment
– A noninvasive approach that requires little to no downtime or changes in your daily routine
– Minimal discomfort during the treatment process
– The freedom to go straight from the gym to work or other engagements without showering or changing
– The ability to lead a natural, toxin-free lifestyle
– No more chalky white deodorant residue or stains
– The ability to stay clean, confident, and carefree forever

What is the Procedure for miraDry®?

miraDry is a quick, in-office procedure that usually takes no more than an hour to complete. We will mark the treatment area with a customized pattern based on the location of your sweat glands and numb it with a local anesthetic. The handpiece is then placed against the underarm skin following the custom treatment marks. miraDry is then activated, and a vacuum suction within the handpiece stabilizes the skin as it draws the sweat glands closer to the skin’s surface for elimination. Microwave energy is then delivered through the underarm skin and tissues where it precisely penetrates the sweat glands. A cooling system runs simultaneously to protect the surrounding skin and tissues and keep the electromagnetic pulses focused on the sweat glands. The microwaves gradually heat and destroy the sweat glands, and since they do not grow back, results are immediate and permanent.

Preparing for miraDry®

To prepare for the miraDry treatment, it is essential to shave your underarms at least four days prior to the scheduled procedure. On the day of treatment, avoid using deodorant or antiperspirants to prevent any interference during the procedure and to optimize your results. Wearing a comfortable, loose-fitting top on the treatment day can help minimize discomfort afterward. Our nurse will administer local anesthesia, and our aesthetician will discuss any specific requirements based on your individual needs or goals during the initial consultation. Plan to allocate one to two hours for the entire treatment process on the day of your procedure.


After the miraDry procedure, most patients can resume their normal daily activities or work schedule immediately. Some swelling, tenderness, or soreness around the treatment site is common, but these symptoms are usually mild and subside within several days. You can use ice and over-the-counter pain medications to manage any discomfort. Depending on individual needs and desired outcomes, some patients may require follow-up or maintenance treatments over several months to maintain their results. Dr. Perlman will develop a personalized care and treatment plan during your initial consultation, considering your personal needs, lifestyle, and desired outcome.

Post-treatment recommendations include applying ice to each underarm in 20-minute intervals for up to 24 to 48 hours after the procedure, keeping the treatment area and underarms clean, and avoiding vigorous activities for a few days.

Is miraDry Right for Me?

miraDry has received clearance from the FDA for its safety and efficacy in treating excessive underarm sweating. However, candidacy for miraDry treatment depends on individual health and medical history, so not everyone may be an ideal candidate for this procedure. During a complimentary consultation, Dr. Perlman will discuss your candidacy based on specific factors. If you experience excessive and embarrassing armpit sweating and odor, dissatisfaction with ineffective deodorants and antiperspirants containing harmful lead chemicals, unsightly sweat stains damaging your clothing and increasing laundry expenses, a busy schedule that limits time for showering and changing between activities, or a desire to be permanently free from underarm sweat and odor, miraDry may be a suitable option for you.

  • Excessive and embarrassing armpit sweating and odor.
  • Dissatisfaction from ineffective deodorants and antiperspirants that often contain harmful lead chemicals.
  • Unsightly sweat stains that destroy your clothing and force you to spend more on laundry and new clothes.
  • A busy schedule that doesn’t allow for time to shower and change between the gym, work, and other social engagements.
  • The desire to be permanently free from underarm sweat and odor.

How Much Does miraDryCost?

The price for MiraDry treatment at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre is $1995, and most patients typically require only a single treatment. Any follow-up treatments, if needed, may cost between $500 to $1000. For more detailed information about the cost of MiraDry and available financing options, you can speak with one of our experts at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre. Dr. Perlman is committed to providing his patients with various financing options to accommodate their needs.

Request Your Consultation Today with Dr. Perlman

At The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, Dr. Joseph Perlman provides plastic and reconstructive surgery services to patients in various Texas locations, including Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown. If you are interested in miraDry treatment or any other procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre office to schedule your consultation. Our team will be happy to assist you and discuss your options with Dr. Perlman.