Are you tired of worrying about sweaty underarms and dealing with deodorant stains on your clothing? Then, schedule a miraDry consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Van Natta. MiraDry® is a clinically-proven, FDA-cleared procedure that permanently eliminates sweat and odor glands in your underarms, hands or feet. Completely safe, this non-invasive treatment involves no incision lines, requires only local anesthesia and typically takes about two hours. Talk about no fuss, no muss. And best of all, the results are immediate. Dr. Van Natta and his staff are such fans that they’ve even had the procedure done on themselves.
What is miraDry?
MiraDry is a new technology that uses microwave energy to create targeted heat in the areas where your sweat glands reside. This could be your armpits, your hands or your feet. This focused energy safely eliminates the offensive sweat glands without heating or damaging the surface of your skin. It’s pretty amazing. FDA approved, miraDry delivers immediate results that are permanent without any downtime, incision lines or post op pain. And it only takes about two hours in the office.
Eliminating Sweat Glands is Not Harmful
While the idea of permanently eliminating your sweat glands may sound dangerous, it is completely safe. Your sweat glands do perform a very important function. They cool the body. Without them, you’d overheat. But the body contains somewhere between 2 and 4 million sweat glands. Only about 2% of these are located in your armpits, for example. So taking out this small portion, which can cause so much angst, will not in any way affect your ability to cool off on a hot day.
Who is a Candidate for miraDry?
It is difficult to feel confident during a meeting or on a date if you are worried about pitting out your dress or your suit jacket. And it’s annoying when your deodorant leaves visible white stains on your clothes or worse, turns the armpits of your favorite shirt a grimy greige color. While this can happen to anyone, there is an entire segment of the population who suffer from an amped-up version of this on a regular basis.
Hyperhidrosis is defined as excessive sweating in the underarms, hands, feet and face. It can result in clammy, wet handshakes, soiled clothes and shoes that slurp when you walk. It’s humiliating to the point where sufferers will lose out on job promotions and isolate themselves socially. And it’s way more common than most people realize. About 7.8 million people in the United States suffer from this debilitating condition.
For them and anyone else is who is tired of sweat stains and smelly body odor, miraDry® is a life saver.
The miraDry Procedure
The miraDry procedure could not be simpler. You come into the office, and Dr. Van Natta’s staff applies a local anesthetic to the treatment area. While you might feel a slight sting from the initial injection, this is really it pain wise. MiraDry itself is a handheld wand that is passed over the treatment area. Since the area is numb, you won’t feel any heat. After a couple of hours, you are free to get on with your day.
While you will notice a decrease in your sweating immediately after a single treatment, some patients may require more than one treatment to fully achieve their desired outcome. All of this will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation at Dr. Van Natta’s Indianapolis office.
The miraDry Recovery
There is really no downtime associated with your miraDry procedure. You may feel some localized soreness in the treatment area. This is easily managed with an over the counter pain medication such as Advil or Tylenol. You can expect to be a little swollen and numb, but this generally clears up in a couple of weeks. Some patients experience a change in sensation in the skin of the treatment area, but again, this will gradually resolve on its own.
miraDry is a fast, easy, effective way to get rid of sweat stains for good. Aren’t you ready to feel confident in your skin once again?
To find out more about miraDry with Dr. Bruce Van Natta at Meridian Plastic Surgeons in Indianapolis, contact us today or call (317) 575-0330 to schedule a consultation.