Virginia Plastic Surgery Practice Offers miraDry(R), FDA-Approved Excessive Underarm Sweating Treatment

Thursday, July 26th 2012

Board-certified plastic surgeons of The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery comment on miraDry®'s lasting, non-invasive technology: "Immediate, dramatic results for those who suffer from excessive underarm sweating...miraDry® is a game-changer"

RESTON, Va., July 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery is proud to introduce miraDry®, a revolutionary FDA-approved lasting treatment for excessive underarm sweating. Recently featured on NBC's Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda and on, miraDry® is the first lasting, non-invasive procedure to eliminate excessive underarm sweating. The results are immediate, dramatic, and for those individuals whose daily routines are disturbed by constant, extreme underarm sweating, can be nothing short of life-changing.

"1 in 5 adults suffer from excessive underarm sweating," says Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery president George W. Weston, M.D. "For those whose everyday personal, professional and social lives are disrupted by constant and visible underarm sweating, miraDry® is a game-changer."

Adds Austin-Weston Center surgeon Byron D. Poindexter, M.D., "The miraDry® technology is FDA-approved, fast, and non-invasive. miraDry® utilizes a microwave energy that eliminates the eccrine gland, commonly known as the sweat gland. Sweat glands don't regenerate, so the results are immediate and lasting—and for men as well as women. I'm looking forward to my miraDry® treatment—it'll be great to wear dress shirts and jackets without worry!"

Austin-Weston Center surgeon Robert K. Sigal, M.D., concurs. "A recent clinical study shows that patients treated with miraDry® experience an average sweat reduction of 86%. And as an added potential benefit, miraDry® research shows that the apocrine, or odor, glands which reside in proximity to the sweat glands in the underarm area are often eliminated as well. So not only will you look and feel comfortable when your excessive underarm sweating is eliminated – there's a possibility you won't worry about underarm odor anymore, either!"

miraDry® treatment is performed by a licensed Austin-Weston practitioner in two visits spaced three months apart. Each treatment lasts about one hour. Local anesthetic is administered to the underarm area before treatment, and most miraDry® patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure.  Eliminating underarm sweat glands won't interfere with the body's ability to cool itself – the body contains over 4 million sweat glands, with only about 2% of these glands located in the underarm area.  There's minimal or no downtime after a miraDry® treatment. Most patients resume their normal activities or work immediately after the procedure, and can typically resume exercise within several days. Post-treatment, localized swelling or soreness is normal and typically clears within a few days to a few weeks, depending on the individual. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended for the first few days after treatment.

Those who would like more information about miraDry® treatment at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery are invited to call 703-893-6168 to schedule their free private consultation.

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