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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®?

MiraDry® is a safe, FDA cleared, non-invasive treatment clinically proven to reduce underarm sweat. The outpatient procedure uses microwave energy to target and eliminate sweat glands in the armpit without causes damage to the skin or other nearby structures. The skin is first treated with a numbing agent and then the treatment is performed without any cutting or incisions. After the procedure, the decrease in sweat production is significantly better than even the strongest antiperspirants and the results are permanent. For most patients, only a single miraDry® treatment is usually needed to achieve lasting underarm sweat reduction, but some choose a second treatment for even more dramatic results.

How does miraDry® work?

The miraDry® procedure is performed in the safety and comfort of our designated treatment room while you rest, relax, or watch television. Once a local anesthetic has been administered to the treatment area, our miraDry® technician will guide the handpiece to deliver proprietary miraWave™ energy into the underarm, which heats and eliminates sweat glands in the targeted region. During the procedure, the system simultaneously cools the skin to help protect surrounding tissues and minimize any potential discomfort. Most patients achieve great results after just one treatment; but some patients do choose a second to achieve the most optimal outcome.

Isn’t eliminating sweat glands dangerous?

Although sweating is important for temperature control of the body, less than 2% of the body’s sweat glands are located in the armpits. Removing these underarm sweat glands does not have an adverse effect on the body’s ability to cool itself.

What can I expect after treatment?

MiraDry® results are long-lasting and immediate. There is often some minor swelling, tenderness, and redness in the underarms, but these minor issues subside in just a few days. Most 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 patients have exceptional results with just a single treatment, but some may need two sessions for optimal sweat reduction. The number of treatments that will be best for you will be discussed with one of our expert miraDry® providers at the time of your consultation.

Does the procedure hurt?

Local anesthesia is administered before the treatment, and the miraDry® system cools the skin throughout the entirety of the procedure. The local anesthesia has some discomfort for only a few minutes and then the rest of the treatment is completely painless.

Are there any significant and/or lasting side effects?

There may be some temporary soreness, redness, and swelling in the treated underarm region, but there are no significant or lasting side effects associated with miraDry®.  The procedure is considered safe and is not a risk to your health.

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

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