Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica


Excessive sweating is a very common problem. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans say they sweat excessively. If you suffer from excessive sweating, a solution is available. MiraDry® is a groundbreaking procedure that eliminates sweat at the source by destroying sweat glands in the armpits. As a simple, hour-long, outpatient procedure, MiraDry® can give you permanent freedom from excessive underarm sweat. After the procedure, patients report a dramatic improvement in their appearance, self-esteem and quality of life. Please call us to find out more about how receiving MiraDry® in Santa Monica can help you get the relief you deserve.

Effective, lasting relief: The benefits of MiraDry®

MiraDry® is an FDA-approved, clinically proven system for dramatically reducing the volume and occurrence of underarm sweat. As a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure, MiraDry® uses electromagnetic technology to penetrate the outer layers of the skin and reach the sweat glands underneath. By heating the sweat glands, MiraDry® effectively destroys their function, helping patients get permanent relief from excessive sweating.

A single appointment lasts only an hour. Most patients receive two treatments, three months apart, for optimal results.

While there are other solutions for excessive sweating, MiraDry® offers the most advantages. Unlike surgical solutions for excessive sweating, MiraDry® does not penetrate the outer layer of skin, meaning patients need no recovery period and no downtime once they leave our office. Other solutions, such as antiperspirants, only disable the sweat glands temporarily and require constant re-application. All in all, patients find that MiraDry® offers the best results with the fewest side effects, placing it at the forefront of sweat elimination procedures and making it one of the best methods to stop excessive underarm sweating.

  • MiraDry® can effectively help patients with the following issues:
  • Embarrassment from excessive underarm sweat
  • Underarm sweat that interferes with routine activities
  • Frequent application of antiperspirant
  • Frequent clothing changes due to excessive sweating in the underarms
  • Constant attention on wearing clothes that won’t show sweat easily
  • General frustration over the volume of underarm sweat

How MiraDry® Works

For the most part, sweat glands reside within the fatty layer of skin. By using electromagnetic waves, MiraDry penetrates the outer dermal layers, targeting this fatty layer underneath. MiraDry uses a special cooling system that ensures all skin above the fatty layer is unaffected by electromagnetic energy. In this way, MiraDry targets the sweat glands while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged.

Once sweat glands are destroyed, they do not grow back. Because of this, only two treatments of MiraDry are necessary to leave most patients with lasting, effective relief from excessive sweating. If you suffer from excessive sweating and are looking for MiraDry in Santa Monica or Los Angeles, please call us today.

Our Approach to MiraDry®

For Los Angeles patients considering MiraDry®, there are few offices more qualified than ours. Dr. Karamanoukian is double board certified, meaning he has proven talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to delivering MiraDry®, Dr. Karamanoukian’s office can uphold every medical standard to keep you feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. With our caring, individualized approach, we deliver MiraDry® in Santa Monica.

Dr. Karamanoukian delivers MiraDry® in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation comes only with the most stringent adherence to the codes set forth by the AAAHC. By maintaining these strict standards, our office treats patients with every safety standard in the book.