miraDry Underarm Sweat Treatment
Eliminate Underarm Sweat with miraDry in Birmingham, Alabama
Don't let stressful situations make you sweat any longer. Now you can make embarrassing underarm sweat and odor a thing of the past with miraDry®, the only non-invasive treatment FDA-cleared to permanently eliminate sweat and odor glands in the underarms. miraDry patients at Hedden Plastic Surgery can expect to see an immediate reduction in underarm sweat in as little as one treatment.
Permanently Stop Underarm Sweat and Odor
If you are bothered by underarm sweat and tired of shirts with underarm stains, miraDry can keep you feeling dry, comfortable and confident in any personal or professional interaction. The miraDry System uses precisely controlled microwave energy to eliminate most of the sweat and odor glands in your underarms. Since the underarms contain only about 2% of the body's sweat glands, miraDry does not affect the ability of your body to cool itself.
miraDry in Birmingham, Alabama is a quick, office-based treatment that provides immediate, permanent results with minimal to no downtime. miraDry patients in clinical studies have seen an average 82% reduction in underarm sweat and a patient satisfaction rate of over 90%.
Treatments with the miraDry System at Hedden Plastic Surgery are completed in about one hour. Most patients to experience little or no discomfort with the use of local anesthesia.
miraDry delivers miraWave™ energy to create targeted heat to the underarm. This microwave technology is proven to be the ideal method for treating sweat and odor glands. Five energy levels are available depending on each patient's subcutaneous fat, level of sensitivity and desired results. For extra comfort and safety, the miraDry system continuously cools the skin during treatment.
miraDry Side Effects and After-Care
Common side effects after miraDry treatments include temporary swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness in the underarms. Icing for 24 to 48 hours and ibuprofen are used to help reduce swelling, lumps, bumps and discomfort. These sensations usually clear up within a few days to a few weeks.
Patients are instructed to clean the treated areas by washing twice daily with a gentle liquid soap. Minimal downtime is expected after the miraDry procedure. Most people can return to normal activity right after treatment. Rigorous physical activity should be avoided for several days.
miraDry Frequently Asked Questions
What is the miraDry® treatment?
miraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment that offers freedom from the tiresome problems of underarm sweat. By eliminating the sweat and odor glands, you can feel confident that your underarms will remain dry in any situation.
Do I need sweat glands?
Not in your armpits. Your body contains approximately 2 million sweat glands, only about 2% of which are found in the underarms. Following your miraDry treatment, you will enjoy the benefits of dry underarms and continue to perspire normally elsewhere.
What are miraDry treatments like?
Your underarms will be numbed prior to your miraDry treatment in Birmingham, Alabama. Patients are unlikely to feel anything as you are in a reclined position for about one hour. After treatment you may see swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness in the treated area. These sensations usually clear up within a few days to a few weeks.
How does the miraDry System work?
Using proprietary miraWave energy, the miraDry System targets and destroys underarm sweat and odor glands. These glands do not grow back after they are destroyed — once they're gone, they're gone for good!
How many miraDry treatments will I need?
With miraDry, you will see results in as little as one treatment. As with any aesthetic treatment, you and your physician will decide upon the best treatment plan for you.
Is the treatment miraDry painless?
Most patients experience little or no pain during the miraDry treatment since your underarms are numbed prior to the treatment. miraDry has been used in many thousands of treatments worldwide with an excellent safety record.
Is there any downtime following treatment?
Downtime can be minimal to none after your Birmingham, AL miraDry treatment at Hedden Plastic Surgery. Most patients can return to work and other regular activities immediately. Exercise and other vigorous activity can usually be within several days. You may experience discomfort in your armpits for several days.
Are there any side effects?
Immediately after treatment, you may experience temporary swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness in the treated area. These sensations typically clear up within a few days to a few weeks. While there have been no reports of permanent side effects, some patients experience short-term sensation changes in the underarms or upper arms. These sensations gradually disappear.
How much does miraDry cost?
The cost of miraDry treatments for excessive sweating may vary depending on your specific treatment plan. MiraDry pricing will be discussed during your consultation.
Whether you sweat a lot or just a little, contact us about miraDry in Birmingham, AL today to find out more about a lifetime of sweat-free underarms.