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miraDry in Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

At Hessler Plastic Surgery, we offer miraDry® treatments for both sweating and odor.

What is miraDry?

miraDry is the first and only FDA approved, non-invasive treatment to permanently eliminate excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis) and odor. This treatment is an excellent option for those who are bothered by wet marks on their clothing or lingering sweat odor. miraDry is a long-lasting, toxin-free solution that can greatly improve both your confidence and your day-to-day life. 

How miraDry works

miraDry uses controlled electromagnetic energy to target and destroy sweat and odor glands of the underarms. Once the sweat and odor glands are destroyed, they will not regenerate. While miraDry works, a cooling mechanism protects the surrounding skin and tissues from overheating. 

Is miraDry safe?

miraDry is safe and does not affect your ability to sweat (which is essential for your body to cool down) from other body areas. The underarm (axillary) sweat glands make up about 1% of the overall sweat glands in the body, and therefore will not impair your body’s temperature regulation.

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miraDry treatment details

miraDry treatments take about one hour. During your appointment, you will be made comfortable lying down on a medical chair. Your underarms will be numbed to minimize any discomfort. Dr. Hessler will then place a handpiece directly on the numbed area of skin.

This handpiece will apply light suction to the skin to bring the sweat and odor glands closer to the surface. Next, controlled heat is delivered to destroy the sweat and odor glands in the targeted area. Most patients won’t feel anything because of the numbing.

What to expect 

Following treatment, you may experience swelling, soreness, tingling, and numbness in your underarms. These side effects are minor and should subside within a few days, and using cold packs on the area for the first 24 hours can significantly help alleviate the swelling more quickly. Downtime is minimal — you will be able to return to work immediately after treatment. More vigorous activities such as exercise can be typically resumed within a few days.

You will notice some reduction in sweat and odor almost immediately after treatment, although it can take a few months for the full results to be achieved. The amount of sweat reduction you experience will depend on a variety of factors, but on average patients see more than 80% sweat reduction. In addition, while some patients see the desired results after only one treatment, others who have severe hyperhidrosis may require several sessions. 

Is miraDry right for you?

If you’re considering miraDray treatments in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area, it may be the perfect solution for you. The ideal candidate for this treatment:

  • Is struggling with underarm sweat and odor
  • Is embarrassed by the appearance of sweat, antiperspirant, or deodorant stains on clothing
  • Constantly feels sticky or unclean
  • Prefers antiperspirants or deodorants without chemicals and toxins
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miraDry at Hessler Plastic Surgery: Serving Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

Sweat marks and odor can make you feel self-conscious, but they don’t have to. If you’re interested in miraDry treatment in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area, we invite you to make an appointment with us to learn more. Hessler Plastic Surgery is a practice for cutting-edge yet safe procedures, a place where you will be fully educated on your treatment and guided step-by-step throughout the entire process. Under the leadership of locally and nationally recognized plastic surgeon Dr. Jill Hessler, our practice features a highly trained team of registered nurses and staff who are detail-oriented and compassionate, providing the absolute best in patient-centric care. As a double board-certified surgeon with over a decade of experience, Dr. Hessler sees the importance of continuing to research and review innovative approaches to procedures in order to achieve the very best results. To meet with us, please contact us today. 

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