Dr. Louis P. Bucky now provides patients with a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment option designed to permanently eliminate underarm sweat.
Philadelphia, PA — Medically known as axillary hyperhidrosis, excessive underarm sweating is a condition many women and men suffer from on a daily basis, states Philadelphia plastic surgeon Louis P. Bucky, MD. Be it in a professional or social setting, he notes that visible wetness, deodorant stains, unpleasant odors, and other ill effects of axillary hyperhidrosis can often lead to embarrassment and/or self-consciousness about one’s appearance. Thankfully, he says, individuals experiencing this concern now have an effective option beyond antiperspirants, invasive surgical procedures or perpetual treatments like BOTOX® injections. “The treatment is called miraDry®, and it’s the first FDA-cleared technique designed to permanently eliminate underarm sweating and odor through non-invasive means.”
Using proprietary miraWave™ energy delivered through a guided handpiece, the miraDry® system works to destroy sweat and odor glands in the armpits via targeted heating. According to a recent blog post on Dr. Bucky’s website, chief benefits of the miraDry® procedure include:
- Minimal discomfort
- Protection of surrounding tissues
- Immediate – and permanent – results
- Little to no downtime
- One-time-only treatment
Following the miraDry® procedure, Dr. Bucky explains that some individuals may experience minor tenderness, redness, and/or swelling in the underarms, though these side effects should diminish over time and not preclude patients from resuming normal daily activities soon after treatment. As a precaution, however, certain strenuous activities and exercises may need to be avoided for a few days, he adds.
Ultimately, Dr. Bucky reveals that while sweating is a vital bodily function for temperature control, less than two percent of sweat glands are located in the underarm region, so permanently eradicating sweat glands in the armpits should not negatively affect the body’s natural cooling processes. As a result, he says, miraDry® can be a safe and effective solution for many people desiring to eliminate the unwanted effects of underarm sweat. “It will speed up your morning routine by eliminating a grooming step and will also give you more confidence in your activities and wardrobe choices.”
About Louis P. Bucky, MD, FACS
After earning his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Bucky went on to complete his residencies in general and plastic surgery at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. Subsequently, he underwent Fellowship training in Breast Cancer Reconstruction and Craniofacial Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Miami Children’s Hospital, respectively. Dr. Bucky is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also maintains active membership in several of the field’s most esteemed organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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