Stay Dry with MiraDry – Stop Underarm Sweat & Odor TodayApril 6, 2017
What’s keeping you from being your most confident? Underarm sweat can be a difficult and embarrassing issue for many people to live with, much less publicly talk about. We see many people in our practice who are desperately looking for a way to get rid of underarm sweat and odor. This includes sales representatives who are always wearing thick dress shirts and suit blazers to work. Others have unpleasant sweat and odor when working out and aren’t able to achieve their goals due to this. While sweating and odor is a source of embarrassment, for others it can affect the way they live. Some have tried multiple medications while others rack up huge monthly dry cleaning bills to get stains out. Others are forced to purchase a whole new wardrobe due to repeated damage from stains and odor. As we all know, Houston is a wonderful place to live but the summers are punishing due to heat and humidity. With the summer quickly approaching (if not already here), the dreaded heat will certainly lead most people to deal with excessive sweating for the next several months.
The most common options to treat excessive sweating are topical antiperspirants and injectable Botox® treatments. There are certain ingredients in antiperspirants that have recently received much negative attention in the media regarding health concerns. Although Botox® is an excellent treatment for underarm sweating (it can significantly reduce or eliminate it) the results are not permanent and only last about 3 to 6 months and the quantities needed to treat are much higher than the quantity needed for wrinkle reduction purposes. Requiring Botox® multiple times a year and the quantities needed at each treatment can certainly add up on a yearly basis.
It’s important to recognize that the average person will likely have episodes of excessive sweating during the summer months. However, there are some individuals who have a medical condition known as Hyperhidrosis that causes excessive sweating around the year and more so during stressful situations. These individuals have had to turn to certain types of surgeries to uncontrol their underarm sweating, but unfortunately also have to deal with side effects that leave them with other problem areas.
I am ecstatic to offer my patients with any of these above mentioned issues miraDry® which is a safe, in-office procedure that only takes about an hour and a half to complete. There is no downtime, and the best part is that the results are permanent. It is currently the only FDA approved device for the permanent reduction in sweat and odor. By using thermal technology, a specific zone of the underlying tissue is targeted and the sweat glands in that area are permanently destroyed.
The majority of people will require only one treatment, while others may require additional treatments staged 3 months apart. The procedure is simple and safe. We start by numbing the underarms with local anesthetic and the location of the majority of underarm sweat glands is determined and mapped out. A specific hand piece is used to evenly deliver the pain-less treatment. Most individuals will have bruising and swelling, but this will resolve over the next few days. People will begin to see results within one week but will reach their new baseline with a reduction in sweat and odor at 6 weeks. We, at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, are proud to offer miraDry® to all our patients for the permanent reduction of sweat and odor. Call today to inquire more about this procedure as well as special pricing for this treatment.