At Elite Plastic Surgery, we have a new generation technology called miraDry that implements a controlled electromagnetic energy to eliminate under arm sweat glands. This is really great news for our patients, who are excessive sweaters. Underarm sweat while you’re exercising or nervous is normal, but constantly having to worry about excess sweat that stains your clothes, or causes embarrassing odor is a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis that we can treat. Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Torabi and Dr. Matatov offer this fantastic treatment for excess underarm sweating using the miraDry system.
Approved in 2011 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), miraDry from Miramar Labs safely targets and eliminates sweat and odor glands in the under arm area. Since you have about 4 million sweat glands in your body and about 2% are in the armpits, you can easily live without them. You'll probably enjoy life more without worrying about wet marks, antiperspirant marks, stickiness, and strong odors. miraDry is a fast, noninvasive procedure that has been used to help patients around the world free themselves from underarm sweat. Individual results may vary so call our office in Phoenix, AZ to learn more.
Do I Qualify?
With the innovative miraDry, anyone who wants to control the sweat and odor from their underarms can be helped. miraDry is a great solution if you:
- Have consistent problems with excessive underarm sweat
- Get frequent stains in the underarm area of your shirts
- Want to avoid the harsh chemicals and toxins in deodorant
- Are embarrassed by the odor caused by your armpits
- Want to feel cleaner and fresher
- Stain clothes or get wet marks from underarm sweat
About The Procedure
The area to be treated is marked and cleaned before the underarms are numbed with a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable during your treatment. Once you are ready, the miraDry hand piece will pass over the skin, using light suction to bring the sweat glands closer to the surface of the skin. The miraWave™ heated energy works on the sweat and odor glands while the surface of your skin is kept cool by the miraDry device. Most treatments take about 1 hour with the patient relaxed and comfortable throughout the process. The miraDry treatment is an out-patient procedure and no incision is made in the skin.
What to Expect
After the treatment, the underarm area may have temporary swelling, soreness, numbness, or tingling for a few days to a few weeks, but you will have an immediate reduction in underarm sweat after the treatment. Once they are destroyed, sweat glands do not come back. To get your best results, 2 treatments spaced about 2 – 3 months apart are recommended. You can resume normal activities right after your treatment, but it is best to avoid strenuous activity, like exercise, for a few days. The result will be sweat reduction around 90%.
Plan Your Procedure
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Put Your Hands in the Air
Stop worrying about underarm sweat and odor with a fast, painless miraDry treatment at your dermatologist. Save your clothes from sweat stains and deodorant marks and save your skin from the toxins and chemical found in most antiperspirants. No matter how hard you work out or how nervous you are, you'll still look cool, clean, and confident. The underarm sweating elimination treatment is safe and effective for everyone, regardless of skin color. We are certified in miraDry, and our patients experience amazing success from this noninvasive procedure. Call today!