Several underlying medical conditions, certain medications, and hormone imbalances are some of the causes of excessive sweating. Some people struggle with excessive sweat (hyperhidrosis) under their arms, causing visible sweat stains on their clothes. Some may even change their clothes several times a day.
As a result, they may feel embarrassed and worried about stinking when they are around people. For these patients, MiraDry® sweat reduction treatments can help them stay clean and fresh by addressing their overactive sweat and odor glands.
What is miraDry®?
miraDry® is an FDA-cleared sweat reduction treatment that can also reduce body odor and hair. miraDry® uses microwave energy to heat and destroy your sweat glands that are causing excessive sweat under your arms. The handheld device effectively targets your sweat and body odor sweat glands without harming surrounding tissues. The miraDry® system comes with a cooling system to help cool your skin as your sweat glands receive heat, ensuring your comfort.
At The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery, our highly skilled staff performs this sweat reduction treatment using local anesthesia to minimize discomfort during your miraDry® session. miraDry® treatments may take about an hour per session. Patients may need two to three miraDry® sessions spaced three months apart to achieve optimal results, depending on the severity of their sweat issues and other factors.
How Much Does miraDry® Cost?
There is no set price for miraDry® sweat reduction treatments. However, miraDry® treatments can cost anywhere from $1,350 to $3,200, with an average of $2,250. There are many factors that can affect the total price of your treatment sessions. miraDry® costs vary depending on a number of factors:
- Location – If you live in an expensive area, your provider may charge higher prices to cover overhead expenses.
- Provider’s expertise – miraDry® must be performed by licensed healthcare professionals who have extensive experience.
- Number of treatment sessions – miraDry® treatments depend on the patient’s individual needs. Some may need more than one treatment session to achieve the best results.
- Special deals /discounts – Some providers may offer seasonal deals or discounts to help you cover the costs of treatment.
What Results Can I Expect From miraDry®?
After your miraDry® session at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery, you may see immediate results. Since miraDry® technology permanently destroys your sweat and odor glands, your results may be long-lasting. You may see up to an 82% reduction in sweat and an 89% reduction in body odor. Additionally, you may see a reduction in body hair.
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Who is a Candidate for miraDry®?
If you suffer from excessive sweating and want to reduce body odor, you may be a good candidate for miraDry® sweat reduction treatments. Patients with certain medical conditions or sensitive skin may not be the best candidates for this procedure.
If you have excess sweating, we recommend you visit your doctor to rule out any underlying conditions that may be contributing to your hyperhidrosis. Schedule a consultation at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery to determine if miraDry® treatments are right for you.
Dr. Kathleen Brenman treated me with great care and respect. She is very knowledgeable and has lovely bedside manner. She answered all of my questions in a way that made it easy for me to understand. Dr. Brenman also made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure and kept me informed every step of the way. The results have been great! I feel like I’m 25 years old again 🙂
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about miraDry®? Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Scott Brenman at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Please call (267) 754-2988, and our staff will gladly offer you a convenient appointment in the near future.