- Trained by Dr. Bucky and other leaders in the field, our highly qualified nurse providers are experts in miraDry® treatments.
- As experienced nurses, our miraDry® team recognizes the importance of minimizing discomfort and takes a compassionate approach when administering treatments.
- In addition to miraDry®, our nurses are well-versed in injectable services and non-surgical body contouring procedures that can help you achieve comprehensive aesthetic enhancement.
miraDry® for Underarm Sweating
Sweating in the underarm region affects the professional, social, and even personal lives of numerous men and women on a daily basis. In many cases, underarm sweat can often be difficult to manage with regular antiperspirants, sometimes leading to visible wetness, deodorant stains on clothing, and an unpleasant odor.
For individuals suffering from underarm sweating and its associated side effects, the practice of Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Louis P. Bucky now offers non-surgical miraDry®. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), miraDry® is the first (and currently the only) non-invasive treatment designed to eliminate sweat and odor glands in the armpits. MiraDry® results are generally immediate for the majority of patients. Additionally, little to no downtime is typically necessary, so normal daily activities can often be resumed once treatment is complete.
For more information about miraDry®, we encourage you to continue reading or contact us today to schedule a consultation at one of our Philadelphia-area offices.
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 by our expert nurse providers – Rachel Bria and Kate Gaio – in the safety and comfort of our offices. 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.
Benefits of miraDry®
After extensive study, clinical reports show that, on average, women and men who received treatment with miraDry® achieved an 82% reduction in underarm sweat. Other key benefits of this innovative procedure can include:
- Non-surgical, non-invasive treatment
- Procedure can be performed quickly and comfortably in-office
- Immediate and long-lasting results
- Little to no recovery or downtime
- No need for re-treatment once sweat glands are eliminated
In addition, secondary benefits of miraDry® may include a reduction in armpit hair, noticeable wetness on clothing, deodorant marks, and underarm odor for many patients.
miraDry® Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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. In addition, our skilled nurses are highly trained in techniques that can help minimize pain. 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.
Meet Our miraDry® Team
Consisting of Rachel Bria and Kate Gaio, our miraDry® team is highly experienced in performing this innovative sweat reduction treatment with the highest degrees of safety and effectiveness. Rachel and Kate are two of only a few miraDry® providers in all of Philadelphia, and their training, expertise, and commitment to exceptional results are unmatched. When receiving treatment from our miraDry® team, you can rest assured you are in skilled and caring hands. To learn more about Rachel’s and Kate’s credentials, check out their bios found on our Nurse Injectors page.
What Our Patients Are Saying About miraDry®
“Getting miraDry® with Dr. Bucky has truly changed my life. After a one-time session where I was in and out — I NO LONGER have to worry about odor or sweat in my armpits again.”
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For more information, or to schedule a consultation at our office, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Bucky’s office today.
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