Sweat stains and foul odor can be an embarrassment and a discomfort. With miraDry® treatment at Plastic Surgery Consultants, you can overcome these issues and find dry relief. We offer this treatment to men and women living in Columbia, Lexington, and the neighboring areas of South Carolina.
What is miraDry®?
miraDry® is the only FDA-approved treatment that dramatically reduces underarm sweat in as little as one treatment. The miraDry® treatment targets and eliminates sweat glands using thermal energy. Once the sweat glands are removed, they don’t grow back. This eliminates excessive sweating underneath the arms.
How Does miraDry® Work?
miraDry® treatment is simple and fairly comfortable. First, the armpits are numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, the miraDry® system emits gentle energy to target and destroy sweat glands. Using deep heating combined with surface cooling, the sweat glands are safely destroyed while keeping the skin’s surface at a comfortable and safe temperature. A single miraDry® session takes approximately 60 minutes.
Is There Any Downtime After miraDry®Treatment?
The miraDry® technique is non-invasive and gentle, so patients can resume work and other normal activities immediately after their appointment with generally no downtime required. Rigorous physical activities that use the arms (like golf or weight lifting) is discouraged for the first 48 hours after treatment. Most patients experience mild swelling for 24-48 hours after treatment and some bruising is expected. Ice and ibuprofen are recommended for the first 12-24 hours.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating, specifically in the armpits. This can cause significant discomfort and embarrassment, leading many to seek out a solution. miraDry® can be especially effective in treating those with hyperhidrosis. The treatment uses gentle energy to target and destroy the sweat glands, drastically reducing underarm sweat. Patients don’t have to worry about complications arising from eliminating these sweat glands because only 2% of the body’s 2 million sweat glands are located in the armpits. This means that there are many other outlets for sweat to safely escape.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from miraDry® Treatment?
The miraDry® treatment is an effective solution for sweat stains and foul odor that takes effect immediately. Typically, only one treatment is required, but depending on the extent of your condition, sometimes a second treatment is necessary. Following the procedure, patients will enjoy a dramatic reduction in underarm sweating that allows them to feel comfortable and confident wherever they go. Most deodorant and antiperspirant produces about a 20% decrease in the overall sweat production in the underarms, prescription deodorant and antiperspirants can reduce armpit sweat by about 30%. MiraDry has been tested to decrease underarm sweat by as much as 82% in one treatment.
How Much Does miraDry®Treatment Cost?
The cost of your miraDry® treatment will vary depending on your specific treatment goals. To determine the exact cost of treatment, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Wassermann. During your consultation, you will work with Dr. Wassermann to develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy your unique goals. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the full cost of treatment. To help make our treatments accessible to those who need them, we accept a variety of payment options as well as financing through CareCredit®.
Are There Any Side Effects to miraDry®?
After your miraDry® treatment you may notice some swelling and tenderness in the treated area. This will typically resolve on its own over the course of a few days. You may also notice numbness, bruising and sensitivity to the area for a few days after your treatment. Some patients have reported short-term altered sensation under the arms after their treatment, but this gradually disappeared.
Underarm sweating is a problem that affects millions of Americans on a daily basis, but it can be easily combatted with miraDry® at Plastic Surgery Consultants. We offer this and other MedSpa services to those living in Columbia, Lexington, and the surrounding areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.