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How to Reduce Underarm Sweat With miraDry®

Hyperhidrosis Treatment

10/15/2020

Excessive underarm sweat, known as hyperhidrosis, does not often respond to antiperspirants. This condition, which impacts an estimated 7.8 million people, can create terrible discomfort, both physically and emotionally, impacting clothing choices, self-confidence, and self-esteem.

There are many treatments for hyperhidrosis. Certain medications, creams, and injections – including BOTOX® – may be effective at reducing sweat production, but these treatments are not 100% reliable. Surgical treatments such as sweat gland removal can be used to treat excessive sweating as well, but these are invasive and come with surgical risks.

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we are pleased to offer miraDry® for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. Non-surgical and non-invasive, this option targets and destroys sweat glands, permanently reducing the amount of sweat you produce. In fact, clinical studies have found that most patients experience an immediate and substantial reduction in sweat production after just one treatment. In our patients, we notice anywhere from a 50 to 100% reduction in sweating and odor after one treatment. The best thing about miraDry is that it is not only for patients with hyperhidrosis. Anyone with any amount of sweat or odor can be a candidate for treatment, including those who are looking to eliminate the use of underarm chemicals found in antiperspirants and deodorants.

How Does miraDry® Work?

miraDry® uses electromagnetic energy to heat and eliminate sweat glands. During treatment, the handheld applicator gently vacuums underarm skin to bring the sweat glands closer to the surface. This process also helps protect surrounding skin and tissue from damage. Comfort is further protected by a cooling system that focuses heat on the sweat glands but keeps skin cool. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we strive to create great results while keeping our patients as comfortable as possible. Prior to each miraDry treatment, we gently numb the area with an injectable anesthetic.

While the process is non-invasive, some swelling or bruising is possible following treatment. Proper aftercare will help address these issues. Tenderness in the underarms is possible for one to two weeks. We will provide you with information on reducing discomfort and speeding recovery during your time in our care.

Permanent Results After Just One Treatment

Sweat gland elimination with miraDry® is permanent. Once sweat glands are destroyed, they will not grow back. Most patients experience results after a single treatment, though it may take more than one to reach your goals. The best way to find out is through a one-on-one consultation at our Houston office.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are curious to learn what miraDry® can do for you, please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at (281) 242-1061 to schedule a consultation today. We serve Houston, The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas of Texas.

 

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Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wished to all of those impacted by COVID-19. We understand that this has impacted our entire country in multiple ways, from falling sick to job changes and school cancellations. We understand your multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is open and ready to serve you. We have restarted performing elective surgeries at an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and in office elective surgical procedures will resume after May 8th. In order to decrease viral spread and to minimize utilization of medical supplies during this time of need, we have implemented a strict screening protocol. As far as non-surgical procedures, we are slowly rolling out these procedures. We are currently offering Botox and other non-surgical in office procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. We tentatively will be restarting filler treatments on May 18th. All staff and all patients are required to wear masks at all times. We are also not allowing any additional guests at this time. We are taking extra time and extra steps to make sure all contact surfaces, such as door handles and counter tops, are cleaned around the clock with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety had always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, will continue to offer both complimentary virtual consultations via a HIPAA compliant and secure platform and in person office consultations. We are happy to provide these two options so that you can choose the option that is most comfortable for you.

As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing bases.

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