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Sweaty Armpits? 5 Signs You Might Need MiraDry

miraDry for underarm Sweat
Phillip Chang, MD

Phillip Chang, MD

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun, Virginia
Offices in Leesburg, Virginia.

Best of Loudoun 2019
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Imagine this: You’re at an important job meeting, getting ready to present in front of some corporate officials. You’ve practiced your presentation about 10 times in your head, triple-checked the power point, and wore your best business outfit. After waiting in the conference room as others had their chance to talk, they finally call you up. 

You smile and introduce yourself, then begin your talk. You point upward to the projector to emphasize something when – oh no. You instantly regret pointing upwards, because you can feel that cold draft of air hit your wet armpit. Your light blue shirt is now a damp, dark blue dousing your armpit. It’s inevitable your superiors have seen your huge sweat mark. You immediately plaster your arms to your side and continue your presentation, although 10x more self conscious now. Why do these sorts of things have to happen to you, of all people? It’s terrible!

Fear no more – there is now a permanent solution to annoying, persistent underarm sweat. MiraDry is the only FDA approved long-lasting treatment for underarm sweat and underarm hair. It’s a revolutionary procedure that’s truly changing the lives of us poor “sweaters.” Read below for 5 signs that may indicate you need MiraDry!

1. You Sweat - An Awful Lot

It’s self explanatory. You sweat a lot! The weather may not even be that warm, yet your armpits are awfully damp. Going to the gym is practically bathing in your own armpit sweat. You find yourself lifting and sniffing your arm more often than you should because you just feel the wetness. Summer, winter, autumn, spring – for you, it’s always sweating season. 

You might be thinking sweating a lot is normal, which it is! But sweating a lot isn’t normal. In fact, most who over-sweat suffer from hyperhidrosis, the clinical name for when your body sweats more than necessary to keep the body cool. 

What to do about this? MiraDry can solve that problem for you in a one-time treatment appointment with your beautician. MiraDry is permanent, efficient, non-surgical, and safe.

2. You're Picky About The Clothes You Wear Because of Sweat

You’ll probably notice this most when you’re shopping: Do you think that shirt looks nice, but you won’t buy it because you just know you’ll sweat in it? Do you avoid light colors, pastels, or greys because you know how easy it is for sweat to show? Do you pick and choose certain materials based on how breathable they are, or whether wetness will be obvious? Women, are sleeveless tops your go-to for summertime? 

When you shop for clothes, you should be thinking about how awesome you’ll look in it, not whether you’ll sweat in it. You should be able to wear your clothing feeling confident that you’re looking your best, not whether your sweat will ruin it. With MiraDry, you’ll never have to worry about these questions again. You can wear the lightest, thinnest, silkiest material with the confidence you deserve. 

3. No Deodorant Seems To Work Well Enough

You’ve been through dozens of deodorant brands. Crystal salts, sweat pads, prescription-strength anti-sweat deodorant – none work very well. Perhaps you’ve settled on a mediocre antiperspirant that fills up your room with chemicals and leaves you gasping for breath. Maybe you’re okay with the deodorant you use, but even then you wouldn’t dare wearing that one light blue shirt to work on a summer day. 

Don’t let the deodorant woes get you. With MiraDry, you won’t have to use deodorant again! No more odor, no more sweating, and no more deodorant. It’s completely worry-free.

4. Shaving Armpits Is Just A Hassle

Shaving your armpits 2-3 times a week can quickly become a huge pain. It’s another mundane task that you have to do just to feel confident. To make things more annoying, stubble seems to appear 5 minutes after you finish shaving. You’re left in a frustrating cycle of shaving, showering, shaving again, and cursing armpits for even having hair (is having leg hair, arm hair, head hair, and crotch hair just not enough? Armpits too??) 

MiraDry can help with that too. For some people, it can eliminate all armpit hair forever! For others with thicker hair, it can reduce the need to shave to once every week and a half. Either way, MiraDry can make shaving your armpits something you rarely have to think about.

5. You Just Don't Want To Think About Sweat Anymore

Let’s be honest -sweating from our armpits can get in the way of enjoying ourselves to the fullest. It’s not fun to worry about sweating, sweating in clothing, whether people know we’re sweating, etc. Sweating can be frustrating and make us self-conscious when we don’t have to be. There are so many more things we have to worry about than sweat. 

This is how MiraDry can change your life. MiraDry will not only boost your confidence by eliminating sweat, but it’ll also help you wear the clothes you want, rid of armpit odor, decrease the need to shave, and allow you to focus on better things. Talk to your beautician about MiraDry today – it may be exactly what you need.

FAQs About MiraDry

The MiraDry procedure is a one-time, one-hour procedure that uses a non-invasive handheld device that controls electromagnetic energy to target sweatglands under the skin. The energy then “mircowaves” the sweat glands to rid of them while keeping the top layers of skin 100% safe, cooled, and protected. Since sweat glands don’t grow back, the results are immediate and long-lasting.

You might, it all depends on your body. MiraDry rids of approx 87% of sweat glands, but some patients may want 2-3 treatments to ensure the best results possible. It’s best to talk with your beautician!

If you feel any discomfort, it can be described as warm popping or a rubber band snapping against you. Most beauticians will use lidocaine to numb the area, and in that case, you won’t feel anything. Most patients say the pricks from the lidocaine injections are the worst part.

The recovery can be the most difficult part for some patients. Some report pain, swelling, aching, and bruising for up to a few weeks after the procedure. It can take up to two months for full recovery, so it’s strongly suggested that this procedure happen during the winter so that you’re completely healed by summer. Trust me, by summer it’ll all be SO worth it.

A treatment of MiraDry will cost around $1,500-$2,000, and if you’re interested in follow-up treatments most beauticians will offer those at a discount. Overall, it’s an investment to last a lifetime! 

Ready to make sweating a thing of the past?

For those wondering whether MiraDry might be the best cosmetic solution for you, we invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate! To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.

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