Conveniently located in Bala Cynwyd, PA, The Falcone Center serves patients from Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania. With a focus on helping you look and feel better on the inside and outside, we concentrate on practicing medicine that is cosmetic, functional, and integrative, and proudly offer miraDry® as a long-lasting solution to hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweat.
What is miraDry®?
miraDry® is a revolutionary, FDA-approved procedure to help patients suffering from underarm sweating and odor or the medical condition of excessive sweating called hyperhidrosis. This safe, non-surgical and non-invasive procedure can eliminate the embarrassment that comes along with excessive sweating and do away with the stressful hassle of continual sweat stains that won’t come out in the laundry. Utilizing unique electromagnetic frequencies, miraDry® will effectively destroy the sweat glands under your arm and tackle the root of the problem so you can live your life more comfortably again.
Benefits of miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis
While results vary slightly from patient to patient, common results following a full miraDry® treatment include:
- Around 80% reduction in sweat and odor under the arms
- Long-lasting results that remain for an average of several years after 1-2 treatments
- Requires little to no downtime or change in your daily routine
- Little to no discomfort during the miraDry® treatment process
What is the Procedure for miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis?
The procedure for miraDry® usually lasts only about an hour. You will typically be given a numbing agent to keep you comfortable as a specialized hand piece sends electromagnetic energy directly to the specific areas of your armpit where the troublesome sweat glands are located. This unique energy effectively destroys the sweat gland at its base, greatly decreasing the amount you will sweat for several years at a time. The procedure is virtually painless, short, and after just one or two visits you should be able to enjoy your results immediately.
Preparing for miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis
You will likely be asked to shave your underarms 2 days before your miraDry® treatment. It is also advised that you freeze 4 small round plastic water bottles prior to your treatment that can be used as ice packs the first day after you procedure. You should arrive to your appointment free of deodorant or any antiperspirants. Any other directions that might pertain to your unique needs will be discussed in full well before your scheduled treatment appointment.
Most patients can return to their normal lives after receiving miraDry® treatment. To minimize swelling and discomfort, it would be best if you applied ice to the treatment area during the first 12-24 hours after your procedure. The easiest was to do this is to freeze 4 plastic water bottles that you can lay under your arms post procedure. Having four frozen and ready will allow you to rotate the bottle as needed. The round nature of the water bottle works far better than an ice pack in contouring to the underarm area.
You may be asked to alter your exercise routine for the first week to ensure the fastest and smoothest recovery. It is normal to experience swelling or soreness for a short time, but it is generally mild and easily treated with ice and over-the-counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen.
Some patients may benefit from more than one miraDry® treatment, or multiple treatments over the years to maintain optimal results. Your personal care and treatment plan will all be planned out in advance as you consult with Dr. Falcone and determine the best course of events for your personal needs, goals, and lifestyle.
Is miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis Right For Me?
miraDry® treatments are FDA-approved to treat underarm sweating safely and effectively. While it is not for everyone, as each person’s medical history and general level of health vary, Dr. Falcone is happy to arrange a free consultation with you if are experiencing the following:
- A diagnosis of hyperhidrosis by your family doctor
- Excessive sweating under your arms beyond what is normal
- Underarm odor that persists despite deodorant
- Tired of trying different prescription antiperspirants or short-term injectable solutions, such as Botox®, which don’t give you the long-term relief you are searching for
- Continual embarrassment and wasted money due to the sweat stains that permeate your clothing
Another possible effect of miraDry® is the loss of underarm hair. For most women, this is considered a positive side effect. For some men, they may not like having less underarm hair. This should be considered when contemplating miraDry® treatment.
How Much Does miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis Cost in Philadelphia, PA?
The cost of miraDry® depends on factors unique to each patient and the personalized treatment plan that is designed just for you. Depending on your level of sweating, you may need one or two treatments to achieve an optimal result. All of our treatments involve a physician as part of the process therefore you can rest assured you will be given an excellent treatment with each visit.
A consultation is an easy, no-cost, no-obligation method to receive the most accurate estimate and advice. Since the Falcone Center offer three advanced options for treatment of underarms sweating, (PrecisionTx™, miraDry® and Botox®), you will want to visit to discuss which option is right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Victoria Falcone and the Falcone Center?
Dr. Victoria Falcone created The Falcone Center out of the genuine desire to help people feel better about themselves, inside and out, through the most advanced cosmetic treatments and life-improving techniques and services. As a board-certified physician and member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery as well as the Institute of Functional Medicine, Dr. Falcone is uniquely qualified to provide you with Functional, Cosmetic, and Integrative medical advice. When you meet Dr. Falcone for your complimentary consultation, you will see the difference in her comprehensive approach to health, wellness and wellbeing.
What to Expect During a miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis Consultation
Dr. Falcone and The Falcone Center’s team of experts are happy to set up a free consultation so you can discuss your miraDry® goals and expectations without obligation or pressure. Please come prepared to openly talk about your medical history, previous surgeries or conditions, list of allergies and medications you take, and anything else that might be helpful to form the best treatment plan for your unique needs. You can expect to be examined, discuss typical miraDry® procedure specifics and results in-depth, and begin planning for your treatment if it’s the right fit for you to feel more comfortable and be able to live your life again without the hassle of excessive sweating.
Dr. Victoria Falcone, director of The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine, is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is board-certified in Family Medicine, and is a member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and the Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Falcone’s vision is to bring her patients the most advanced cosmetic treatments and techniques to help maintain and restore a more youthful appearance. Please call today to schedule your free initial consultation!