There’s no need to suffer the embarrassment of axillary hyperhidrosis. A simple miraDry treatment may be all you need to recover your self-confidence. To learn more, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Houston, and speak to our friendly staff.
miraDry Treatment in Houston, TX
HOW IT WORKS
miraDry Technology and How It Works
miraDry works by harnessing electromagnetic energy to eliminate or damage sweat glands in order to treat excessive sweating, as well as targeting specifically foul-smelling sweat. While this technology has only recently been approved for this use, its beneficial use in a slew of other medical procedures, ranging from cardiology to general surgery to oncology and dozens of other applications, has been established as safe for many years.
miraDry is performed using a non-invasive handheld device that safely delivers precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to a targeted area underneath the surface of the skin in the axillary or underarm region, causing thermolysis, a process by which tissue breaks down as a consequence of heat, to damage or destroy the actual sweat glands. During the treatment, while the sweat glands below the skin’s surface are being broken down through heat, the top outer layers of skin are simultaneously being cooled and protected. Because sweat glands do not usually grow back once they are destroyed, the effect of this treatment is practically immediate, with results that may be considered permanent. While some patients may efficiently alleviate the condition of axillary hyperhidrosis in only one treatment, optimal results are achieved when a total of two procedures are performed, ideally spaced three months apart. In some cases, a third treatment may be required.
The miraDry procedure is simple and safe, and usually takes about one hour or less. Dr. Bachilo uses local anesthesia such as lidocaine injections, to numb the area before applying the treatment. Most patients report little to no discomfort during the procedure and no need for downtime after treatment.
Some miraDry patients may experience swelling, redness, and tenderness in the underarms that may last for a few days, as well as a sensation of numbness and tingling in the upper arm or armpit that may last for several weeks. To alleviate any discomfort or soreness, ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication should suffice. While most patients are able to resume regular activities immediately following the procedure, Dr. Bachilo may recommend holding off on strenuous exercise for several days.
miraDry Clinical Trials and Results
A study published in 2013 in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy demonstrated the efficacy of miraDry at treating both axillary hyperhidrosis and axillary osmidrosis, the medical name for foul-smelling sweat. Eleven patients were observed during this study, treated with miraDry, and evaluated 7 months after the initial procedure to determine if symptoms had improved. Using a Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS) to measure the results, 83% of patients treated for axillary hyperhidrosis demonstrated an improvement in the condition, and of those that were treated specifically to eliminate foul odor or osmidrosis, almost 94% demonstrated results that were classified as good or excellent.
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OUR CLIENTS' REVIEWS
Dr. explained everything thoroughly. She is pleasant and knowledgeable.
The three-four reasons why I keep coming to Glamour Medical spa are Dr. Bachilo, she listens to my goals and provides realistic expectations. The staff, are always welcome and helpful. Services provided are important because Dr. Bachilo has the latest devices and technologies in order to provide the best results. Lastly, the office atmosphere, the office is very clean and nicely decorated which makes it inviting.
Knowledgeable, great staff, clean and fair priced.
Attentive patient coordinator. The doctor was extremely nice and they both answered all of my questions.
Employees are extremely efficient, professional, and pleasant. Any request is met with a "let me help you" attitude and they always answer the phone. Dr. B. did my treatment and is knows her stuff. Her knowledge and bedside manner is comforting during a procedure.
Very attentive to my medical situation. Good information exchange and a realistic expectation of outcomes. Office staff was also courteous and professional.
Dr. Olga Bachilio was awesome! She made me feel so comfortable and at home and it gave me great confidence in going ahead with the procedure.
Dr. Bachilo is a skilled physician who takes her time with patients to ensure that all questions are addressed. Her staff is also very professional. Hopeful for the longer-term benefits from the procedure.
Within 48 hours I experienced excellent results that have continued since.
Dr. Bachilo is such a wonderful surgeon. I am so happy with my breast implant results. Several friends who also had surgical procedures with Dr. Bachilo are extremely thrilled with her expertise! Eva does such a fantastic job on facials and skin treatments. The hydrafacials are GREAT!!! I am so thankful for Dr. Bachilo’s advice and knowledge of what looks good and what will be realistic. GREAT SURGEON!!!
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