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Miradry is a revolutionary device that offers guaranteed relief from unwanted underarm sweating. Miradry uses the only non-invasive technology that is FDA cleared to provide long-lasting relief from excessive underarm sweat and odor.
Yes, miraDry has been used in over 140,000 treatments worldwide with an excellent safety record.3 It’s also been cleared by the FDA to dramatically reduce underarm sweat in as little as one appointment.
Pricing can vary depending on the treatment protocol to achieve your desired results and will be discussed during your consultation with your physician. According to RealSelf.com, miraDry treatments are generally about $2,000 nationwide.
While your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, your body has 2-4 million sweat glands and only about 2% are found in your underarms.2Eliminating 2% of sweat glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. After miraDry, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area, but you will continue to sweat normally in other areas of your body.
miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where bothersome sweat and odor glands reside and safely eliminates them.
You can expect immediate and lasting results.1 Once the miraDry treatment eliminates the sweat and odor glands, they’re gone for good. The treatment is clinically proven to have an average of 82% sweat reduction and 89% odor reduction. As with any aesthetic treatment, patient results and experiences may vary.
You can see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, your physician will determine the best protocol for your desired results.
An appointment will generally last about one hour.
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 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 after treatment.
Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, and typically clear within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears.
miraDry typically is not covered by insurance, but it is the first and only treatment FDA-cleared to permanently reduce underarm sweat in as little as one appointment.1 However, you may be able to use your HSA/FSA funds toward miraDry. Please contact your HSA/FSA manager to find out.
miraDry is for anyone who is bothered by underarm sweat and/or has been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the underarms).
Take the quiz to see if miraDry is right for you. https://miradry.gotobeauty.com/am-i-a-miradry-candidate/
CoolSculpting is a simple, non-surgical treatment to reduce the appearance of stubborn localized fat. A vacuum and chilled applicator is placed over the fat that needs to be reduced. The vacuum sucks fat into the applicator where it is subjected to freezing temperatures. The cold causes exclusively the fat cells – which are more sensitive to the cold than the surrounding cells – to die while leaving the surrounding tissue in place.
Abdomen, Flanks, Arm bulges, above the knee, Thighs (inner and outer), Bra fat/ back fat, Neck fat under the chin. Anywhere you have an extra inch to pinch.
Yes. It is safe. Coolsculpting is an FDA approved treatment in both the US and Europe. You should expect to experience swelling as the primary side-effect.
No. Coolsculpting is a non-surgical, noninvasive treatment which you will not need to receive anesthesia for.
Yes. You will feel and look swollen for the 4-12 weeks after the treatment as your body slowly cleanses itself of the dead fat cells.
It takes up to 12 weeks to see the optimal results after a Coolsculpting treatment.
Great news! None. Since Coolsculpting is a non-surgical, noninvasive treatment you will be able to return to work right away.
CoolSculpting cost will boil down to 3 main factors. What area needs treating? How large is that area? How much fat needs to be reduced? Bodies are unique and not one size fits all, therefore your CoolSculpting treatment plan will be unique to you. At Aesthetica, we are open and transparent and understand that you may want to know a range so you don’t waste your time. We’ve treated people for $600 and others for $15,000, a huge range, we know! One thing we can tell you, regardless of the cost of your treatment, we guarantee your results. Our consultations are always complimentary and pressure free. They are just an opportunity to map out your custom treatment plan, show you before and after photos and discover if CoolSculpting is a good choice for you.
A little known fact: by the time you are 9-13 years old the number of fat cells you have is set. That’s right, you have the same number of fat cells you did decades ago. Well, then why do you now have fat when then you didn’t? The fat cells expanded. When we gain weight our fat cells expand; we don’t make new ones. And when we lose weight our fat cells shrink; we don’t get rid of them. So when we use CoolSculpting to freeze fat cells, they die and then over 2-4 months flush out of the body. We actually got rid of FAT CELLS and once that happens you will not remake them! However, you must do your part. You still have fat cells that can expand and give you the illusion that you “un did” your CoolSculpting results. This is why it is important to continue with whatever you are doing (or if you are just starting to eat healthy and exercise, continue ramping that up) so you can appreciate the results for a lifetime.
CoolSculpting is effective each and every time you do a treatment. Depending on body shape, size, which area(s) you are treating, and what final results you want, we can determine how many times you will want to do CoolSculpting. We have 1000s of before and after photos of our own clients so it is very easy to show you results of those who look similar to you so you can determine which outcome is most attractive to you!
For more FAQs: https://coolsculpting.gotobeauty.com/faqs/
diVa® is a quick, convenient, in-office, minimal downtime solution for women’s gynecological and genitourinary/urology health.
DiVa Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation has been shown to improve these condition by up to 80-90% in 80 percent of women.
DiVa Laser Vaginal Therapy requires three treatments about four to six weeks apart to achieve optimal results and patient satisfaction.
DiVa Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is as convenient as it is effective! Each treatment takes only about three to five minutes in our office.
Women that have had children or are experiencing menopause may be interested in a resurfacing treatment to improve the quality of their vaginal tissue. Also, women who would like an alternative to traditional estrogen therapies, i.e. estrogen pills, creams, gels, patches, etc.
The patient may experience a slight pressure against the vaginal wall during the diVa treatment, and some patients may experience increased sensitivity near the vaginal opening. diVa laser therapy is fast with minimal discomfort.
Patients may return to their daily routine with minimal to no discharge, spotting, or discomfort; however, patients should avoid sexual intercourse for up to 48 hours.
The diVa procedure is completely non-surgical, which makes returning to normal activities afterwards a typically easy process. Often times, patients even return to work after their diVa treatment is over.
No, diVa is an in-office treatment. Topical anesthetic may be applied to increase patient comfort but is not necessary.
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