miraDry Treatment™ – for Excessive Underarm Sweating
Did you know Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology was one of the first Practices in the United States to offer the miraDry Treatment™ for excessive underarm sweating and odor? Our Physician Assistant, Stephanie Fox PA-C, has been treating patients suffering from hyperhidrosis and bothersome sweat since 2011 and as a result we are one of the most experienced Practices, offering our patients optimum results.
MiraDry is a non-invasive solution that dramatically reduces underarm sweating and provides lasting results. The 60 minute procedure is done in our office using electromagnetic energy to eliminate the sweat glands on the underarms. You will notice a reduction in sweat almost immediately after the procedure, and you will sweat normally everywhere else. Say goodbye to embarrassing underarm sweat outbreaks, stained clothing and constant antiperspirant application. Call us and see if miraDry™ is right for you!
Diary of a miraDry Patient
April 19, 2010 was a huge day for me, it was the beginning of a new life. I received my kidney transplant after 6 months of being on dialysis. I was very grateful for the Aunt who gave me my kidney and happy that FINALLY I could have my life back. As time progressed I couldn’t help but notice one side effect that none of my doctors prepared me for, the sweating. Suddenly I noticed my shirts were being ruined by stains at my armpits. I spoke about it with my doctors but there’s a lot of drugs out there I cannot take due to medication I am on, so pit stains were here to stay. I wasn’t too worried until summer came around. Every time I stepped out I had water in my eyes, whether it was from the sweat itself or due to tears because I felt emotional, hot and uncomfortable. I was wearing cardigans during the summer because I needed to hide the stains and, of course, that only made it worse. What’s a girl to do?! Aside from being extremely embarrassing, it also damaged my self esteem. I felt as though I couldn’t go anywhere because I might smell or just the thought of someone seeing those stains became terrorizing. I heard about MiraDry and it’s success, but I was nervous. After another summer of suffering, I finally decided to bite the bullet and just go for it. Stephanie Burns, PA-C, was the fantastic provider who I had my treatment with. She applied local anesthetic to the area prior to treatment and the rest was surprisingly easy. The handpiece gave off heat, if it came near an area where I wasn’t quite as numb, Stephanie made sure I was tolerating any discomfort. I would rate the pain a very bearable 4 out of 10. An hour and a half later I was finished and on my way to recovery! My armpits were swollen and numb, but I continued on about my day. I was able to do all my regular activities, just with looser shirts for a few days. The swelling went down gradually, and the results started kicking in. I am so ecstatic and genuinely happy that I got the MiraDry treatment. I no longer cry on hot days in Chicago, nor am I as self conscious. The sweat stains have been less and less. I feel so relieved to be able to walk outside and know that I won’t smell or drip sweat if I move around or exercise. I also have less underarm hair now which is an added bonus. Two treatments is usually recommended, I still need my second treatment but results with the first have already been amazing! I cannot believe the impact this treatment has had on my quality of life. I feel as though I gained a little bit of myself back and that makes me so happy!
Nadege is a valued Patient Entry team member at CCSD. She is happy to share her experience and speak with other patients who are also considering miraDry permanent sweat reduction. Call 312-245-9965 today if you have questions about miraDry.
A testimonial from one of our patients:
“It is embarrassing to have perspiration rings and ruin clothing because of excess sweating. It’s not becoming and certainly doesn’t make you feel feminine or pretty! After having the Miradry procedure I truly don’t worry about perspiration. I know that the unsightly sweat rings are just not there. The procedure was done in two office visits that were about an hour in length. I was amazed at how relatively easy it was. I was numbed in the underarm area and then administered the miradry procedure. There was some swelling that occurred about 3-4 hours after. Using ice packs and an over the counter pain reliever the next day I was fine. Slight bruising was noticeable after a day or two. It has changed my life! I am now free to wear whatever I like and not worry about perspiring through! I’ve saved on dry cleaning too!”