miraDry Underarm Sweating Treatment Atlanta

miraDry® Treatment Reduces Underarm Sweating by 70-90%

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miraDry Underarm Sweating Treatment Atlanta

Getting miraDry® in Atlanta

For those who suffer from excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis), miraDry® is a safe, effective, non-invasive procedure designed to disable the sweat and odor glands in your underarm area, reducing underarm odor and wetness.

Before miraDry®, the only treatment options on the market aimed at reducing underarm sweating with the use of topical medicines, prescription antiperspirants or injections such as Botox® to slow sweat production in the gland. All of these methods are temporary and require continuous treatments in order to maintain their effectiveness. The only long term option involved surgery, which carry inherent risks.

miraDry®, which was approved by the FDA in 2011, carries an 88% satisfaction rate on realself.com. WIFH is proud to have performed the 2nd most miraDry® procedures in the country.

miraDry® uses a hand piece applied to the skin surface that delivers timed microwave technology. These microwaves heat and destroy the sweat and odor glands below the skin’s surface. These sweat glands do not regenerate, making miraDry® a long lasting solution for underarm sweat and odor.

miraDry Treatment Atlanta GA

Most offices performing miraDry® simply use a series of lidocaine injections to numb the underarms; this can require up to 100 lidocaine shots in each underarm. Even then the nerve block is not effective enough to be able to treat patients at the highest power; it simply would not be comfortable for the patient.

At WIFH, Dr. Kulkin utilizes a tumescent technique to numb the underarm area prior to the procedure, which creates a “cooling pillow” that provides a more effective block between the skin and the nerves.

This technique sets us apart from most facilities also offering miraDry®. Using the tumescent technique, our patients only receive one lidocaine injection in each underarm; this is the location where a tiny entry point is made to infuse the numbing fluid.

The miraDry® procedure is FDA-cleared and has been performed successfully on thousands of patients, and it’s been proven to be highly safe and effective.

Following the procedure, some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have temporary, short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.

The Week Before Your Treatment

In preparing for your procedure, we ask that all patients shave his or her underarms 3-4 days in advance of the procedure. Sweat glands mirror the shape of the hair growth pattern, so having a few days of stubble allows us to easily identify the location of your sweat glands.

The Day of Your Treatment

There aren’t any special preparations that you will need to make on the day of your procedure. You can eat and drink as you usually would.

While a blanket will be provided, most patients find it more comfortable to wear a sports bra or sleeveless t-shirt during the procedure so they remained covered during treatment, but with easy access to the underarm area.

To begin the miraDry® procedure, we will first cleanse the area and place a temporary tattoo “grid” in the underarm. This grid marks the treatment area where we will precisely deliver the microwave energy to disable the sweat and odor glands.

miraDry Procedure Grid

You will be given one shot of lidocaine in each underarm. Dr. Kulkin will make a tiny puncture in the skin at the numbed injection site. Through this small opening he will infuse or tumesce the numbing fluid under the skin.

Due to the effectiveness of this method of anesthesia we are able to treat at the highest power available on the miraDry® device. Because we are able to deliver more energy, we are able to disable more of the sweat glands than if you were using less power.

Once numbing is complete, the miraDry® hand piece is positioned on the temporary tattooed grid and suction is applied to secure it in place. Timed microwave energy is delivered to the area and once complete, the suction releases and the hand-piece is moved to the next section of the grid. This process continues until the entire underarm is treated.

Pain/Discomfort

Dr. Kulkin’s tumescent technique creates a “cooling pillow”, which acts as a buffer between the skin and the nerves. This provides a more complete and even blocking of the nerves, making the procedure completely comfortable and pain free.

Once the numbing fluid wears off you will have some tenderness in the treated area. If needed you can take Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

Treatment Duration/Frequency

Each arm pit will take approximately 30 minutes to treat, and the procedure takes approximately 2 hours from start to finish.

While results will vary from person to person, most patients report a 70%-90% reduction in sweat and odor production with one treatment.

Some of our patients want to see if they can achieve even further reduction and want us to perform a second treatment. However, we advise waiting 3 months following your initial procedure before considering a second. We offer second procedures at a significant discount.

At the completion of your procedure a band-aid will be placed on the one incision in each underarm. We will provide you with ice packs to go home with. We recommend using ice packs in intervals of 30 minutes (30 minutes on, 30 minutes off) for the remainder of the day. The ice will help reduce swelling.

Most patients experience some swelling and tenderness in the treated area anywhere from 3-7 days.

You will notice results right away and continued improvement in the coming weeks. Final results are assumed at 3 months.

We believe consultations are very important to help you understand miraDry® and our unique technique. Our consultations give us the opportunity to get to know you and understand your needs as a patient.

At your consultation you will meet with a member of our clinical team. At this time we will review your medical history and take a look at your underarms to look for any skin tags or moles. We recommend wearing a tank top or camisole to make for easy evaluation of the underarm area. We will also give you a realistic expectation of your outcome with miraDry®.

Many of our patients have done significant research before coming in for their consultation and they are ready to move forward with their procedure. For this reason we can schedule both your consultation and treatment for the same day.

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What is miraDry®?

For those who suffer from excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis), miraDry® is a safe, effective, non-invasive procedure designed to disable the sweat and odor glands in your underarm area, reducing underarm odor and wetness.

Before miraDry®, the only treatment options on the market aimed at reducing underarm sweating with the use of topical medicines, prescription antiperspirants or injections such as Botox® to slow sweat production in the gland. All of these methods are temporary and require continuous treatments in order to maintain their effectiveness. The only long term option involved surgery, which carry inherent risks.

miraDry®, which was approved by the FDA in 2011, carries an 88% satisfaction rate on realself.com. WIFH is proud to have performed the 2nd most miraDry® procedures in the country.

How Does miraDry® Work?

miraDry® uses a hand piece applied to the skin surface that delivers timed microwave technology. These microwaves heat and destroy the sweat and odor glands below the skin’s surface. These sweat glands do not regenerate, making miraDry® a long lasting solution for underarm sweat and odor.

miraDry Treatment Atlanta GA

Most offices performing miraDry® simply use a series of lidocaine injections to numb the underarms; this can require up to 100 lidocaine shots in each underarm. Even then the nerve block is not effective enough to be able to treat patients at the highest power; it simply would not be comfortable for the patient.

At WIFH, Dr. Kulkin utilizes a tumescent technique to numb the underarm area prior to the procedure, which creates a “cooling pillow” that provides a more effective block between the skin and the nerves.

This technique sets us apart from most facilities also offering miraDry®. Using the tumescent technique, our patients only receive one lidocaine injection in each underarm; this is the location where a tiny entry point is made to infuse the numbing fluid.

What are the Risks/Side Effects?

The miraDry® procedure is FDA-cleared and has been performed successfully on thousands of patients, and it’s been proven to be highly safe and effective.

Following the procedure, some localized soreness or swelling is normal, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have temporary, short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.

Preparing for miraDry®

The Week Before Your Treatment

In preparing for your procedure, we ask that all patients shave his or her underarms 3-4 days in advance of the procedure. Sweat glands mirror the shape of the hair growth pattern, so having a few days of stubble allows us to easily identify the location of your sweat glands.

The Day of Your Treatment

There aren’t any special preparations that you will need to make on the day of your procedure. You can eat and drink as you usually would.

While a blanket will be provided, most patients find it more comfortable to wear a sports bra or sleeveless t-shirt during the procedure so they remained covered during treatment, but with easy access to the underarm area.

What to Expect During the Procedure

To begin the miraDry® procedure, we will first cleanse the area and place a temporary tattoo “grid” in the underarm. This grid marks the treatment area where we will precisely deliver the microwave energy to disable the sweat and odor glands.

miraDry Procedure Grid

You will be given one shot of lidocaine in each underarm. Dr. Kulkin will make a tiny puncture in the skin at the numbed injection site. Through this small opening he will infuse or tumesce the numbing fluid under the skin.

Due to the effectiveness of this method of anesthesia we are able to treat at the highest power available on the miraDry® device. Because we are able to deliver more energy, we are able to disable more of the sweat glands than if you were using less power.

Once numbing is complete, the miraDry® hand piece is positioned on the temporary tattooed grid and suction is applied to secure it in place. Timed microwave energy is delivered to the area and once complete, the suction releases and the hand-piece is moved to the next section of the grid. This process continues until the entire underarm is treated.

Pain/Discomfort

Dr. Kulkin’s tumescent technique creates a “cooling pillow”, which acts as a buffer between the skin and the nerves. This provides a more complete and even blocking of the nerves, making the procedure completely comfortable and pain free.

Once the numbing fluid wears off you will have some tenderness in the treated area. If needed you can take Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

Treatment Duration/Frequency

Each arm pit will take approximately 30 minutes to treat, and the procedure takes approximately 2 hours from start to finish.

While results will vary from person to person, most patients report a 70%-90% reduction in sweat and odor production with one treatment.

Some of our patients want to see if they can achieve even further reduction and want us to perform a second treatment. However, we advise waiting 3 months following your initial procedure before considering a second. We offer second procedures at a significant discount.

miraDry® Recovery Time

At the completion of your procedure a band-aid will be placed on the one incision in each underarm. We will provide you with ice packs to go home with. We recommend using ice packs in intervals of 30 minutes (30 minutes on, 30 minutes off) for the remainder of the day. The ice will help reduce swelling.

Most patients experience some swelling and tenderness in the treated area anywhere from 3-7 days.

You will notice results right away and continued improvement in the coming weeks. Final results are assumed at 3 months.

miraDry® Consultations

We believe consultations are very important to help you understand miraDry® and our unique technique. Our consultations give us the opportunity to get to know you and understand your needs as a patient.

At your consultation you will meet with a member of our clinical team. At this time we will review your medical history and take a look at your underarms to look for any skin tags or moles. We recommend wearing a tank top or camisole to make for easy evaluation of the underarm area. We will also give you a realistic expectation of your outcome with miraDry®.

Many of our patients have done significant research before coming in for their consultation and they are ready to move forward with their procedure. For this reason we can schedule both your consultation and treatment for the same day.

View Consultation Options

miraDry® FAQs

Do I need my underarm sweat glands?

Actually, no. Your body contains over four million sweat glands, and only about 2% of them are in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself.

Do the underarm sweat glands ever grow back?

No. The underarm sweat glands don’t grow back or regenerate once they’ve been destroyed.

Does miraDry® cause increased sweating in other parts of the body?

No. When sweat glands are removed from the underarms, you simply stop sweating in that area. So don’t worry, your body won’t start sweating more in other areas to “compensate” or anything like that.

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