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miraDry®

Did you use an antiperspirant or deodorant today? Would you be interested in not having to do it again? Do you have stains on clothing from either sweat or deodorant products? What if there was a treatment that could eliminate underarm sweat and odor permanently? Believe it or not, there is. miraDry® is a safe, proven, and effective way to remove underarm sweat glands that can be completed with little downtime in as little as a single treatment. The fact is - we all sweat. But we don’t have to.

Why choose Dr. Stoeckel?

Wake Plastic Surgery has a dedicated team specifically trained to complete your miraDry® procedure. There is minimal discomfort when the anesthetic agent is applied to the underarm after which the 1 hour procedure is completely painless. The results are immediate and permanent.

What problems does miraDry® solve?

  • Elimination of underarm sweat.
  • Elimination of underarm odor.
  • Elimination of underarm hair.

What is miraDry®?

FDA-cleared miraDry® is a safe, non-invasive treatment clinically proven to reduce underarm sweat. Requiring no surgical cuts or incisions, this outpatient procedure utilizes controlled electromagnetic energy to destroy targeted sweat glands in the armpit region without damaging surrounding skin tissues and other underlying structures. By actually eliminating sweat glands, the results of miraDry® far outlast even the strongest antiperspirants on the market, all of which require continual use to maintain effectiveness as they are only able to temporarily impede the function of sweat glands for varying periods of time. For most patients, only a single miraDry® session is usually needed to achieve lasting underarm sweat reduction.

How does miraDry® work?

Typically taking about one hour to complete, the miraDry® procedure is performed in the safety and comfort of our treatment room while you rest, relax, or watch television. Once a local anesthetic has been administered to the treatment area, a guided handpiece is used to deliver proprietary miraWave™ energy into the underarm, effectively heating and eliminating sweat glands in the targeted region. In addition to emitting this energy, the miraDry® system simultaneously cools the skin to help protect surrounding tissues and minimize any potential discomfort. Most patients attain excellent results after just one treatment; however, some individuals may need two miraDry® sessions to achieve an optimal outcome.

Isn’t eliminating sweat glands dangerous?

Although sweating is a vital bodily function for temperature control, it is important to note that less than 2% of the body’s sweat glands are located in the armpits, so the elimination of underarm sweat glands should not have an adverse effect on the body’s ability to cool itself.

What can I expect after treatment?

The results of miraDry® are long-lasting and can often be seen immediately. Some minor swelling, tenderness, and redness in the underarms may be experienced initially, but these symptoms should subside over time. The majority of patients are able to return to their jobs or daily routines as soon as they leave the office, though certain physical exercises and/or strenuous activities should be avoided for at least a few days.

How many treatments will I need?

Most men and women are able to achieve exceptional results with just one treatment, though others may need two sessions for optimal sweat reduction. The number of treatments that will be best for your needs can be discussed with one of our expert miraDry® providers at the time of your consultation.

Does the procedure hurt?

A local anesthetic is administered prior to treatment, and the miraDry® system cools the skin throughout the entirety of the procedure. As a result, the majority of individuals experience minimal to no discomfort.

Are there any significant and/or lasting side effects?

Apart from temporary soreness, redness, and/or swelling in the treated underarm region, there are no significant or lasting side effects associated with miraDry®. As a non-invasive technique, the procedure is considered safe and should pose no risk to your health.

Call 919.805.3441 or email us to book your miraDry® procedure today!

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