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miraDry® Sweat Reduction

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology & Plastic Surgery

Members of DuPage Medical GroupBelleza Skin Care Institute in Warrenville and Wheaton, the medical spa ran by the physicians of DMG Aesthetics, are the only providers in Chicago’s western suburbs to offer miraDry® a breakthrough, noninvasive procedure for treatment of hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm perspiration.

The miraDry® procedure uses clinically proven technology to non-invasively eliminate sweat glands in the underarm. Since the glands don’t regenerate, results are immediate and lasting. The FDA-approved procedure takes place in the physician’s office, involves no surgical incisions, and requires minimal recovery time.

For patients who qualify, two miraDry® treatments are given three months apart for maximum results and duration. Most patients report a dramatic reduction of underarm sweat. Recent clinical studies show the average reduction was about 82 percent. As with any medical procedure, results vary.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the miraDry® procedure?
The miraDry procedure is quick, non-invasive and provides a lasting solution for excessive underarm sweat.  The handpiece from the miraDry System, when placed on the underarm, delivers precisely controlled energy to the region where the sweat glands reside and eliminates sweat glands non-invasively. The sweat glands don’t grow back once eliminated, resulting in a dramatic and lasting reduction of underarm sweat.
 
What is the procedure like?
The procedure involves no surgical incisions or cuts. The clinician customizes treatment for each underarm area with multiple placements of the miraDry handpiece. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the procedure to maintain comfort. Your office visit appointment will generally last about an hour.  Two procedures spaced three months apart are required to maximize the results and duration.

What happens after the procedure?
There is minimal to no downtime following the procedure. Your doctor will likely recommend a mild over-the-counter pain medication and use of ice packs for a few days. You should be able to return to normal activities or work right after the procedure, and you can typically resume exercise within several days. Some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a few weeks.  Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.

What results can I expect?
Most patients report a dramatic reduction of their sweat – in a recent clinical study1, the average sweat reduction was 86%. You should see a reduction in sweat immediately after treatment.  As with any medical procedure, results will vary by person.
1[Clinical study data on file at Miramar Labs, Inc.]

How long will the results last?
The results are lasting because the sweat glands do not come back or regenerate after they have been eliminated. The miraDry procedure uses a safe, non-invasive technology that is FDA cleared to eliminate sweat glands in the underarm.

Don’t I need my underarm sweat glands?
Your body contains over 4 million sweat glands, with only about 2% located in the underarms.  Eliminating this 2% will not affect the body’s ability to cool itself.

How is the miraDry procedure different from other treatment options?
Other treatment options are designed to temporarily disable the sweat glands,
or involve surgery which contains inherent risks.  Only the miraDry procedure provides a lasting solution with a non-invasive treatment.

Is the miraDry procedure right for me?
If embarrassing underarm sweat outbreaks, stained clothing or frequent antiperspirant application interfere with your daily life, then you may be a good candidate for the miraDry® procedure.

To learn more about miraDry®, please contact the Belleza Skin Care Institute in Wheaton at 630-547-5000 or the Belleza Skin Care Institute in Warrenville at 630-348-3000.

miraDry® is a registered trademark of Miramar Labs, Inc.

 

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