Excessive sweating may not seem like something worthy of a high-priced dermatological device, but for anyone who has ever suffered from it, the new MiraDry
treatment might just be the sweat-free savior they've been looking for. "It uses microwave thermal energy to destroy sweat glands," explains Dr. David Goldberg, an NYC dermatologist and director of the Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ
. The treatment is done in two parts, about three months apart, and costs around $2,500 total. That may seem steep, until you look a little more closely at the cost of Botox, the traditional treatment of choice: "Botox costs about $2,000 per injection for the armpit, and only lasts about six months. In 90 percent of MiraDry patients, we've seen it last at least two years in long-term sweat reduction," says Dr. Goldberg.