What is miraDry®?
MiraDry® is a safe, clinically-proven, FDA-cleared answer for significantly reducing underarm sweat. It’s a simple, hour-long non-surgical procedure performed in the office of Capizzi, M.D. Cosmetic Surgery and Skincare. There are no surgical incisions or cuts needed for the procedure. miraDry® delivers controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area. This eliminates underarm sweat glands and thus reduces underarm sweat in a completely non-invasive way. Antiperspirants only temporarily disable the sweat glands for varying lengths of time and require repeated use to maintain effectiveness. Other surgical options pose inherent risks.
Is miraDry® right for me?
If you no longer want to suffer from:
- Embarrassment to raise your arms
- Ruined shirts or blouses
- Restricted to wearing dark clothing to hide underarm stains.
miraDry® is right for you!
What is the process?
To begin your treatment, a licensed aesthetician cleanses the underarm area. Next, the area is numbed by a registered nurse. Then, we place a temporary ink stencil on the area to act as a guide for the hand piece. Afterwards, patients feel a slight suction as their skin and glands are brought closer to the surface of the hand piece. This helps give the patient the best results possible. miraWave™ technology utilizes microwave energy to precisely deliver energy to target areas. Thus destroying sweat and odor glands. At the same time, the handpiece delivers a soothing, cooling effect to protect the skin.
Don't I need sweat glands?
Yes, your body does need sweat glands to cool itself. However, you have 2-4 million sweat glands – only about 2% are found in your underarms. Eliminating this 2% of sweat glands does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. With miraDry, you will experience the many benefits of reducing sweat in the underarm area. You will continue to sweat in other areas of your body.
How does it work?
miraDry® uses thermal energy to create heat in the area where sweat, odor, and hair glands reside. This energy safely eliminates the bothersome glands.
What results can I expect?
You can expect immediate and lasting results. Once the miraDry® treatment eliminates the glands, they’re gone for good. The treatment is clinically proven to reduce sweat by an average of 82%. As with any aesthetic treatment results, patient results and experience may vary.
How many treatments will I need?
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.
How long does it take?
An office visit appointment will generally last about one hour.
Is there any pain or downtime?
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 noteworthy is that most patients experience little to no downtime and return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. You will be able to resume exercise within several days. You may experience swelling, numbness, bruising and sensitivity in the underarm area for several days post-treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Some localized soreness or swelling will occur, and typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms. This feeling will gradually disappear.
How much does it cost?
Pricing can vary depending on the treatment protocol to achieve your desired results. We will discuss pricing extensively during your consultation.
Why Capizzi, M.D.?
Capizzi, M.D. is now the newest certified miraDry® center in Charlotte. Dr. Capizzi, a double board-certified surgeon expertly trained at the renowned Mayo Clinic, has been helping clients feel their absolute best for almost 20 years. His team of certified, well-trained nurses and aestheticians aid in bringing his vision of a practice that treats patients from the inside out, to life.
It is with Dr. Capizzi’s attentive, compassionate staff, that he will ensure the beautiful, holistic results you’ve dreamt about but weren’t sure were attainable.
“I have had an issue with excessive underarm sweat for much of my adult life. It seemed to progressively get worse the older I got. I tried every solution possible: from home remedies to other procedures. Nothing worked! After having the Mira-Dry procedure done, I can say my life has truly changed. It is amazing how it has eliminated my sweat and odor problems. Completely erased them! I now feel more confident and never need to worry about my underarms again. Thank you to Dr. Capizzi, his staff and Mira-Dry.”