At Core Plastic Surgery, Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers miraDry® to people in Birmingham and Mountain Brook who want to address issues of excessive perspiration from the underarms.
If you want to reduce excessive sweating from your armpits, contact us to find out if you are a good candidate for miraDry.
What is miraDry?
miraDry is a non-invasive treatment FDA approved to reduce odor and sweat glands in the underarm area. The treatment also makes it possible to no longer need deodorants and antiperspirants, which may contain lead and other toxic chemicals.
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating from the armpits. It may cause lots of concern because of constant sweat stains on shirts and the potential of excessive body odor. There are several methods of hyperhidrosis treatments including:
- Botulinum toxin A injections
- Topical solutions
Benefits of miraDry
miraDry offers many benefits including:
- Reduction of sweat and body odor from the armpits
- Quick, in-office treatment
- Little to no recovery or downtime
- Little or no discomfort during treatment
- No need for deodorant
Who is a Good Candidate for miraDry?
Anyone is a candidate for miraDry whether they sweat a lot or just a little. miraDry can mean you no longer need to have fear of embarrassing odor and sweat stains in the armpit area. You may not even need to apply antiperspirant after treatment.
What is Involved in My miraDry Treatment?
miraDry is performed in our office using a local anesthetic to numb the areas. A handpiece is placed against the underarm skin then moved around in a specific pattern to target sweat glands. When activated, a vacuum suction draws sweat glands closer to the surface for removal.
At that point, microwave energy goes through the skin and tissues to penetrate and destroy the sweat glands. As this happens, a cooling system protects the surrounding skin and tissues. The procedure takes about an hour to complete.
What to Expect After miraDry
There is minimal downtime for most patients, with them resuming normal activity right after treatment and exercise within just a few days.
When Will I See the Results from miraDry?
Since sweat glands are destroyed, the results are immediate and long lasting. Please note that miraDry does not affect your body’s natural ability to cool itself. There are between two to four million sweat glands in the human body of which only about two percent are found in the underarm area.
How Much Does miraDry Cost in Birmingham?
During your consultation, we discuss the costs. We accept cash, checks and credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®.
Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides MedSpa services to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to diminish the signs of aging and enjoy a younger appearance. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!