Nazarian Plastic Surgery Services in Beverly Hills, LA

Sweat Reduction


Sweat Reduction

No one likes the feeling of sweaty underarms. It’s cold, clammy, and there is always that worry of apparent sweat stains on your clothing. Antiperspirants can help control the sweat, but not always. This is especially true for those who suffer from hyperhidrosis. Antiperspirants also have to be applied frequently, can lose efficacy with use, and often leave behind nasty looking yellow stains, especially on white shirts. At Nazarian Plastic Surgery and Spa26, we are passionate about making our patient’s lives as stress-free as possible. This is one of the many reasons why we are thrilled to offer the miraDry® procedure to stop underarm sweat at our Beverly Hills office. As one of the first to offer this technology, we are the most experienced miraDry® practice in California and one of the busiest in the country.

miraDry® is the only FDA cleared treatment to reduce underarm sweat by eliminating 82% of the sweat and odor glands in your underarms in two treatments, typically spaced two months apart. 70% of the hair is also eliminated — regardless of hair color. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sheila Nazarian, has even had the pleasure of treating one of the celebrity “faces” of miraDry®, Antonio Sabato Jr. This non-invasive procedure works in as little as one session (although 90% of people will require two sessions), is completely safe, and requires no incisions. Best of all, the results are immediate and permanent. You will walk out the door sweating less. Dr. Nazarian and her staff believe so strongly in the benefits of miraDry® that they’ve had the procedure themselves.

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What is miraDry®?

miraDry® is a non-surgical procedure that is performed in the office under local anesthesia. It works by delivering controlled electromagnetic or microwave energy to the areas of your body where your sweat glands reside. This energy is highly focused and completely safe. It’s been clinically proven to eliminate sweat glands permanently. On average, patients experience an 82% reduction in underarm sweat after two procedures. And when there’s no sweat, there’s also no odor. Best of all, you will feel these results immediately. miraDry® offers patients a fast, effective way to eliminate underarm sweat for good. 

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Ideal Candidate for miraDry®

miraDry® is ideal for anyone who:
  • is bothered by sweaty underarms
  • has worried during a meeting about sweating through his or her suit
  • is annoyed by white deodorant stains on clothing
  • has suffered from pit stains during a date
  • is tired of all of their white clothes having yellow underarm stains
  • wants armpit hair reduction but has blond, red or grey hair
And then there is the segment of the population who suffer these things to a higher degree. They have a condition known as hyperhidrosis which is literally defined as excessive sweating in the armpits, hands, feet and face. It’s a horrible, embarrassing condition that has led sufferers to isolate, lose out on job promotions and swear off any kind of romance. Furthermore, it is incredibly common. It’s estimated that 7.8 million people in this country alone suffer from hyperhidrosis. For them, miraDry® can literally be a life saver.

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Benefits of miraDry®

miraDry® is a clinically proven solution for permanently reducing sweat in your underarms, hands and feet. The many benefits of miraDry® include:
  • a dramatic reduction in underarm sweat
  • immediate and lasting results
  • non-surgical so there are no incisions
  • minimal to no downtime
  • quick
  • performed comfortably as an out-patient procedure in our Beverly Hills office
Unlike antiperspirants, miraDry® provides a permanent solution to a problem that we’ve all experienced: underarm sweat. And when there is no sweat, there is also no odor.

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miraDry® Procedure

Getting a miraDry® procedure could not be simpler. You schedule either an in-person or virtual consultation to be assessed. Then, a member of Dr. Nazarian’s highly trained staff will apply local anesthetic to the area being treated. You might feel a slight sting on the first injection. But in terms of discomfort, this is as bad as it gets. miraDry® is a handheld wand. Your practitioner, either a nurse or a physician’s assistant, passes it over the sweat glands in your treatment area or areas. Due to the numbing effects of the anesthetic, you will not feel a thing. The procedure takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the size of your armpits.

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Asked Questions

Will I really notice a difference after just one treatment?

Yes. miraDry® destroys the sweat glands in the treatment area. And these glands do not come “back to life”. So, you will notice a definite reduction in your sweat production after only a single treatment. Clinical studies show an average reduction of 82% after two treatments, but most of our patients do report a 40% reduction after their first treatment. Some patients may want another treatment. It really depends on your desired outcome. But all of this will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation. At Nazarian Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, we pride ourselves on being straight up with our patients. We want you to be happy. And a big part of ensuring that is being honest with you about exactly what you can expect.

Does miraDry® hurt?

You won’t feel the procedure at all. But this is because we first apply a local anesthetic. The underarms are especially sensitive so that first shot of anesthetic may smart a bit. But really, that’s it in terms of discomfort. Afterwards, you can expect to be sore and have swelling under your armpits. It may also feel like a sunburn under your armpits for the first day or so — icing helps this sensation a lot and is recommended as much as possible on the day of the procedure.

Don’t we need our sweat glands?

I’m worried about permanently getting rid of them and then overheating.  It’s true that sweat glands play a vital role in regulating our body temperature. But here is the deal with your sweat glands: you have a lot of them. The average person has somewhere between 2 and 4 million sweat glands. Getting rid of a few in the armpits, hands or feet that are causing you embarrassment and angst will not in any way harm your body’s ability to cool off. I promise. I’ve had the procedure myself, and I do just fine, despite the fact that it can get really hot in California in the summer.

Are there any side effects?

miraDry® is the only FDA cleared treatment for reducing underarm sweat. As such, it has been clinically proven to be safe. Most patients experience no side effects at all other than some soreness and swelling in the treatment area. This resolves in a couple of weeks. In a few cases, a patient may feel a change in sensation in the underarm area, but this, too, will gradually return to normal. The real side-effect is hair reduction and who doesn’t want that?

Will I need more than one treatment?

Honestly, it depends on your desired outcome. The average person experiences a 40% sweat reduction in the treatment area after one miraDry® session. For some patients, this is enough. Others, however, may either sweat more than the average patient or want a more “dry” underarm. In these cases, two treatments may be necessary. We will discuss your desired outcome and what to expect in detail during your initial consultation. Also, you can have a session, and see how you like the results. There is no downside to waiting. So, if you find yourself wanting another session, you can book it at any time.

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Posted by Nazarian Plastic Surgery on Thursday, May 2, 2019