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Dr. Michael Somenek and Dr. Troy Pittman, board-certified plastic surgeons, are now offering MiraDry sweat treatment in Washington DC, a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that permanently reduces underarm sweat, odor, and hair – in just one hour! You’ll feel immediate results in as little as one treatment. The results are clinically proven to be long-lasting. MiraDry is FDA-cleared, safe and effective with high patient satisfaction. Over 100,000 miraDry treatments have been performed worldwide.
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder which produces a lot of unhappiness. An estimated 2%-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis). Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around age 13 (on the average). Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.
Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business and social interactions.
MiraDry targets sweat glands with thermal energy that targets water in the tissue. Because underarm sweat glands contain more water than surrounding tissues, they absorb the energy readily and are destroyed without collateral harm to skin, muscles, or bone. However, hair follicles in the treatment area are affected, so hair growth is greatly reduced.
Only local numbing is needed for a well-tolerated treatment session that takes less than two hours. Then you may return to work or regular activities right away. Residual tenderness or swelling typically resolves in a few days and can be managed with ice packs or over-the-counter analgesics.
Results are immediate and dramatic – on average an 82 percent reduction in sweating with one treatment. Sweat glands do not regenerate, so the improvement is permanent. Many MiraDry patients in DC never need to use underarm deodorant or antiperspirant again.
Don’t I need sweat glands?
While your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, your body has 2-4 million sweat glands – only about 2% are found in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% of sweat glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. With MiraDry, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat in other areas of your body.
How does it work?
MiraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat, odor, and hair glands reside and safely eliminates them.
What results can I expect?
You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the MiraDry treatment eliminates the sweat, odor, and hair glands, they’re gone for good. 1,2 The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction. As with any aesthetic treatment results, patient results and experience may vary.
How many MiraDry treatments will I need?
Dr. Somenek and Dr. Pittman see most patients satisfied after one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, the doctor will determine the best protocol for your desired results.
How long does it take?
An office visit appointment will generally last about one hour.
Is there any pain or downtime?
Most patients describe the procedure as painless with little to no downtime. Local anesthesia is administered to the underarms prior to the treatment for patient comfort. Most patients experience little to no downtime and return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise is typically resumed within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days post-treatment.
Are there any side effects to MiraDry?
Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, 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.
How much does it cost?
Pricing can vary depending on the treatment protocol to achieve your desired results and will be discussed during your consultation.
You can reduce the amount of perspiration under your arms with a MiraDry sweat treatment in Washington DC. Contact us to learn more.