Conveniently located in Bala Cynwyd, PA, The Falcone Center serves patients from Philadelphia, Maple Shade, 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-cleared procedure to help patients permanently reduce underarm sweating and the embarrassing odors that come along with it. It can also help you to finally avoid the deodorants that often contain harmful toxins such as certain types of lead. This safe, non-surgical procedure can save you from the time-consuming hassle that comes with sweating and save money by doing away with the constant need for new clothing due to 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 that you can live your life more comfortably again and lift your arms without worrying what moisture and odor is hiding underneath.
Benefits of miraDry®
While results vary slightly from patient to patient, common results following a full miraDry® treatment include:
- Permanently reducing the underarm sweat and odor glands
- Results in as little as one treatment
- Non-Surgical and requires little to no downtime or change in your daily routine
- Little to no discomfort during the miraDry® treatment process
- The ability to go straight from the gym to work or other engagements without showering and changing
- No more chalky white deodorant stains
- Stay clean, confident, and carefree forever
What is the Procedure for miraDry®?
The procedure for miraDry® usually lasts only about an hour. The customized area for treatment will be marked. Before the miraDry® procedure, the marked area is numbed with local anesthesia. The handpiece is placed on the underarm following the customized treatment marks. miraDry® is activated, vacuum suction from the handpiece stabilizes the skin and brings the sweat glands closer for treatment, protecting deeper tissue. Energy is delivered non-surgically through the skin and tissue of the underarm. The energy penetrates to the region where the sweat glands are located. At the same time, a cooling system protects the skin and keeps the energy at the sweat glands. The glands are heated and then permanently reduced. Since sweat glands don’t grow back, results are immediate and very long-lasting.
Preparing for miraDry®
You will likely be asked to shave your underarms 4 days prior to your miraDry® treatment day. You should also show up to your appointment free of deodorant or any antiperspirants. On the treatment day, wear a sleeveless shirt or one with loose armholes. You may be given a topical numbing cream or gel just beforehand, to keep you as comfortable as possible during your procedure. Any other directions that might pertain to your unique needs will be discussed in full well before your scheduled treatment appointment. Plan to spend approximately 1-2 hours for the complete treatment process.
Most patients can return to their normal lives soon after receiving miraDry® treatment. It is normal to experience a small amount of swelling, tenderness or soreness for a short time, but it is generally mild and easily treated with ice and over-the-counter pain medications. Some patients may benefit from more than one 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.
- Ice underarms for the next 24 to 48 hours(20 min on/ 20 min off)
- Keep treated area clean
- Refrain from any vigorous activity for a few days
Is miraDry® Right For Me?
MiraDry® treatments are FDA-cleared to safely and effectively treat excessive sweating. 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:
- Embarrassing armpit sweating and odor
- Tired of trying different deodorants that can often contain harmful lead chemicals
- Continual wasted money due to the sweat stains that permeate your clothing, increasing your dry cleaning bill and causing you to buy more new clothes
- Busy schedule where you waste time showering and changing between the gym and social engagements or work
- Wants to be liberated from underarm sweat and odor forever
How Much Does miraDry® 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. A consultation is an easy, no-cost and no-obligation method to receive the most accurate estimate. The Falcone Center happily accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover Card®, American Express®, and can even help you set up a custom financing plan through CareCredit®.
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. As a board-certified physician and member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery as well as the Institute of Functional Medicine, among other qualifications, Dr. Falcone brings years of experience to assist you in setting realistic goals and achieving the best possible results. She also prides herself on being on your side for the long-term, so that you feel comfortable returning anytime you wish to continue a treatment or simply follow-up with her down the road to discuss your aesthetic and medical care plans for the future.
What to Expect During a miraDry® Consultation
Dr. Falcone and The Falcone Center’s team of experts are happy to set up a free consultation so that 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. In as little as one treatment, you can be sweat, odor and deodorant free forever!
Dr. Victoria Falcone is the director of The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine. Licensed to practice medicine by both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Medical Boards, she is board certified, has a decade’s worth of experience in Cosmetic Medicine, and has specialty training in Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Functional and Integrative Medicine, Liposuction Surgery, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Weight Loss, Neuromuscular Medicine, Nutrigenomics, Music Therapy and Cranial Osteopathy. 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!
Scheduling and Cancellation Policy
Because we are blocking a significant amount of time and staffing for your treatment, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of scheduling your miraDry appointment. Should you need to change the date or time of your appointment, 48 hours notice of cancellation is required or you will forfeit the amount of your deposit.