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MiraDry®

MiraDry is a non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure with no downtime to safely and effectively reduce sweating and odors in the underarm area. It has also been approved by the FDA for permanently eliminating underarm hair of all colors. At Schaffer Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Dr. Christopher Schaffer performs MiraDry treatments for patients who are bothered with excessive underarm sweating and body odor.

What to Expect with MiraDry Treatment

The MiraDry procedure uses controlled delivery of microwave energy to permanently destroy sweat and odor glands under the arms. As we are born with approximately 2 million sweat glands and the underarms contain only approximately 2% of them, patients continue to sweat normally in other body areas after underarm sweat glands are addressed with MiraDry treatments.

Patients typically see reduction in underarm sweating after only one treatment, although more treatments may be required to achieve maximum results. Dr. Schaffer will recommend a treatment plan to suit your individual needs.

The procedure is performed with local anesthesia and lasts approximately one hour. During the treatment, you will be lying on your back with your arms above your head on a support. The skin of your underarms will be marked at the start of the procedure, and Dr. Schaffer will apply the MiraDry device on the marked areas. You will feel suction and hear tones and beeps indicating that the energy is being delivered to the targeted areas.

Downtime with this procedure is minimal to none. Most patients return to their normal activities immediately after treatment and resume vigorous activity and exercise within several days. You may experience mild discomfort under the arms (swelling, soreness, tingling, or numbness) after the procedure, which typically resolves within a few days to a few weeks.

Why Have MiraDry Treatment?

Sweaty armpits and underarm odor can be embarrassing, and it can happen to any of us when we are nervous in a stressful situation or overheated from work or exercise. If you are dealing with constant perspiration and odor, MiraDry can help. It is very troublesome to try to deal with excess sweating and unpleasant underarm body odor and resolving this condition can greatly improve your quality of life.

After MiraDry treatments, you no longer will worry about wet perspiration stains under the arms or unpleasant underarm odors. Once the sweat and odor glands are destroyed they do not grow back. No more staining your clothes or wearing T-shirts to protect them, and no more need for deodorant and antiperspirants. MiraDry eliminates the worry about excessive sweating so you have more confidence in social and professional situations.

Birmingham MiraDry Treatment

To learn more about the MiraDry procedure, contact Schaffer Plastic Surgery in Birmingham. In our practice, MiraDry and all procedures are performed on-site. We are located across from a hospital in case of emergencies. Dr. Christopher Schaffer is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience who is dedicated to surgical excellence and exceptional aesthetic results.