Eliminate Underarm Sweat in Philadelphia
MiraDry is a safe and clinically proven innovative solution for permanently reducing underarm sweat. This non-invasive, outpatient treatment does not involve surgical incisions and is performed in our Doylestown office. The miraDry technology utilizes electromagnetic energy, also found in microwaves, to eliminate the underarm sweat glands. This is the only non-surgical, FDA-cleared treatment that provides a long-term solution for addressing underarm sweat.
- Permanently reduce underarm sweat
- Eliminate the need for deodorant or antiperspirants
- Provide immediate results
- Be performed in-office
Other treatment options include antiperspirants, toxins and oral and topical medications. All of these options are temporary solutions that can disable the sweat glands for various lengths of time but require repetitive treatments to maintain the results.
Most patients have tried one or more of these treatments for excessive sweating before opting for miraDry to achieve long lasting results. Botox/Dysport can be used to control underarm sweating, however the treatment has to be repeated every four to six months which is not only inconvenient, but can also become costly. Oral medications, such as glycopyrrolate, can be prescribed but are known for not being well tolerated by patients and can have undesirable side effects. Drysol and other topical medications can be applied to the underarm area but many patients have found them to be ineffective in controlling excessive sweating.
Our Customized Approach
MiraDry is able to permanently reduce underarm sweat by instantly eliminating the underarm sweat glands, which do not grow back post-treatment. This results in a significant reduction of underarm sweat in the long term. Although results vary by individual, you can expect to see an average of 82% reduction in underarm sweat. While the majority of patients find they only need one treatment to achieve their desired result, some patients with extreme cases of hyperhidrosis require two treatments. At Chapin Aesthetics, we will be able to determine the best protocol to meet your individual needs during your consultation.
Day of your treatment
This quick and simple treatment can be completed in approximately one hour. A local anesthetic will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the miraDry treatment and most patients report little to no pain.
You can anticipate minimal downtime and can resume your daily activities immediately following your miraDry treatment. Typically, patients can resume heavy lifting and intense exercise within several days. You may experience mild bruising or swelling, which usually resolves itself within a few weeks.
Contact Our Office
Dr. Chapin serves patients from Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties. To learn more about miraDry, or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation, contact our office today.
What is the miraDry® treatment?
MiraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA cleared aesthetic treatment that safely removes underarm sweat and odor glands. It’s a quick, in-office procedure that provides a permanent solution for addressing underarm sweat.
Don’t I need sweat glands?
Not in your armpits! You are born with approximately 2 million sweat glands throughout your body. Your underarms only contain about 2% of those glands. With miraDry, you will experience the many benefits of not sweating in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat elsewhere.
What is the procedure like?
Most patients describe the procedure as painless, with little downtime. Local anesthesia is administered in the underarms prior to the treatment to provided added comfort. Some patients describe the initial anesthetic injections as the most painful part of the procedure. There are no incisions or cuts. The treatment is customized to each underarm with multiple placements of the miraDry hand piece. An office appointment will typically last about one hour.
How does it work?
MiraDry’s proprietary miraWave technology is the ideal wavelength for eliminating sweat and odor glands in the underarm. It non-invasively targets the area where the sweat glands reside and safely destroys them, while simultaneously cooling your skin for added comfort.
What results can I expect?
You can expect immediate and long lasting results; sweat glands don’t come back after treatment. The amount of sweat reduction you desire should be discussed with your miraDry physician. Recent clinical information confirms an average of 82% sweat reduction in most patients. As with any aesthetic treatment, results will vary by person.
How many treatments will I need?
You can see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your physician will determine the best protocol for your expected results.
Is the procedure painless?
Since local anesthesia is administered to the underarm prior to treatment, most patients experience little to no pain. Patients rated treatment pain with an average score of 2 on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 = no pain, 10= worst pain).
Is there any downtime?
Most patients experience minimal downtime and can resume their regular activities (such as returning to work) immediately. Exercise is typically resumed within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days post-treatment.
Are there any side effects?
The miraDry treatment has a strong safety record. Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, however this typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears. Got to www.miraDry.com for more information about the treatment.
How much does it cost?
Pricing can vary depending on your specific treatment protocol and will be discussed during your consultation.