Going outside on a warmer day, wearing light colored shirts, exercising in public, and dealing with professional or personal encounters are nothing outside the norm. But for people who suffer from excessive underarm sweating, they can quickly become an uncomfortable, embarrassing situation. Instead of avoiding these things, you can undergo quick, non-invasive miraDry® treatments to permanently eliminate chronic underarm sweating and odors.
What Is miraDry®?
miraDry® is a non-invasive treatment that permanently eliminates chronic underarm sweat. It also eliminates underarm odor as well as underarm hair of all colors. Patients are given local anesthesia to begin their treatment, and then the miraDry® handpiece is placed on the underarm area. Focused energy wavelengths safely destroy the sweat and odor glands while keeping the skin cool. The treatment is customized for each patient’s needs with multiple placements of the miraDry® device. The entire in-office treatment lasts approximately one hour, after which patients can return home.
What to Expect From miraDry®
Results from miraDry® treatments are immediately noticeable and can be observed after even a single treatment session (about 10 percent of patients will need or request an additional treatment, as some of the sweat or odor glands may regenerate). The treatment destroys the sweat and odor glands in the underarm, most of which is permanent. Because the human body has approximately two million sweat glands, and only two percent of these are in the underarms, miraDry® is safe and poses no harm to your health. Side effects are minimal and may include temporary swelling, discomfort, nodules, bruising, sensitivity, or numbness in the underarm for several days up to a few weeks. The treatment is free of toxins and quick, and patients have no downtime after miraDry® treatments.
The Unique Benefits of miraDry®
With these incredible permanent results, patients receiving miraDry® treatment can expect a better quality of life. You will no longer feel panicked if you forget to put on antiperspirant in the morning; and because miraDry® permanently destroys sweat and odor glands, you may never need to use deodorant or antiperspirant again. You will be able to stay clean, odor free, and carefree. You can confidently look and feel your best without worrying about the potential embarrassment of underarm sweat. Light colors can be worn without concern for sweat stains. In short, miraDry® can give you the confidence to enjoy those moments and situations you used to avoid, with no reason to worry about your underarms betraying or embarrassing you.
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. William Jervis offers miraDry® treatments here at the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Clinic of Walnut Creek. To schedule your appointment, call (925) 937-7100 or complete online contact form today.