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Are you bothered by sweating in your underarm? Does wetness in the armpit on your shirt or blouse make you uncomfortable at work or in social situations? Do you find the underarm odor to be a problem, especially late in a busy day? Are you tired of dry cleaning bills related to odor and stains, and even needing to throw away shirts with armpit stains? Are you concerned about the long term safety of chemical deoderants including aluminum? If you are answering yes more often than you like, then it may be time to consider Miradry in NYC.

Miradry NYC | Miradry in New York City

What is Miradry?

Recently, the FDA cleared the first safe, effective, non-invasive, lasting treatment for excessive underarm sweat called Miradry. This quick, no-downtime procedure can be performed on one’s lunch break and brings about rapid, life-changing results.

Sweat glands in the underarms are eradicated using innovative technology that allows energy pulses to be focused under the surface of the skin, where the glands producing sweat and odor reside. NYC Miradry is an ideal alternative to deodorants, which are temporary and not always effective, and neurotoxins (like Botox or Dysport), which can be quite uncomfortable, are expensive, and last only several months.

How does it work?

Patients receive an injection of numbing medication into the treatment area so they remain comfortable at all times during the procedure. A specially-designed handheld device is then used to deliver powerful, focused waves of energy, destroying sweat glands through the process of thermolysis, or heat-based elimination.

Once treated, these sweats glands do not regenerate, making Miradry a lasting solution to underarm sweating. Since the body has many other sweat glands to release moisture (only 2% are in the underarm area), you can still exercise and perspire regularly – just no longer from your armpits.

Miradry NYC | Miradry in New York City

Advantages of Miradry include:

  • Lasting solution to underarm sweating
  • Lasting solution to underarm odor
  • Safe, effective and FDA-cleared
  • Short, in-office procedure
  • Little-to-no downtime / discomfort
  • Non-surgical and no scars
  • Eliminate safety concerns associated with chemical-based deodorants
  • 80% of patients need only 1 session
  • Clinical studies show high percentage of patient satisfaction

Miradry and Hyperhydrosis

Did you know that there is a medical name for excessive sweating? If you suffer from the ailment hyperhidrosis, you may be pleased to learn there is a new and exciting solution to this troublesome condition when it occurs in the underarm.

Excessive sweating happens when the glands that are supposed to regulate body temperature grow overactive. This can happen during the daytime or in the evening, and in several different parts of the body, from the armpits to the face, hands or feet. Hyperhidrosis can cause significant discomfort, embarrassment and frustration, as it tends to manifest during normal social and professional situations when we would much rather remain dry and confident.

Excessive sweating has a few different causes. In many cases, it is simply genetic, passed down the family tree and showing up in adolescence for the first time. In other situations, it may be a reaction to a health issue like an endocrine disorder, an infection, a spinal cord problem or a neurological deficiency.

Who is a good candidate for Miradry?

Any adult woman or man in reasonable general health who understands the nature of miraDry treatment and wants to eliminate underarm odor and wetness is a potential candidate for miraDry treatment.

How are the results for Miradry?

Results with Miradry are powerful and immediate. Once the sweat glands are removed, they do not grow back. Thus, excessive underarm sweat becomes a thing of the past. Although Miradry will be effective after just one session in 80% of patients, outcomes do vary from client to client and a second treatment may be required in 20% of cases.

What is the recovery for Miradry?

There is almost zero downtime with Miradry. Most clients return to work and normal activities in the same 24-hour period as their treatment, although vigorous exercise should be postponed for 1-3 days. The day after the procedure, some discomfort may be present. For this reason, Dr. Rapaport offers long-acting local anesthesia to nearly completely eliminate this discomfort. Some swelling in the armpits is normal and should subside within 2-3 weeks on average. Occasionally patients will feel tingling or numbness in the underarms as well, but these symptoms too will resolve shortly. There may be some lumps or bumps in the armpits after the procedure, but these too generally disappear in 4-6 weeks.

Why choose Dr. Rapaport for Miradry treatment?

Dr. Rapaport is passionate about providing his patients with the most groundbreaking and innovative treatments in the industry. To this end, he is constantly attending seminars, networking events and conferences in his field, always one step ahead of the curve. This dedication to advancement in cosmetic science has earned his practice a reputation for niche solutions to unique ailments, such as hyperhidrosis. Further, Dr. Rapaport is devoted to providing the least invasive treatments possible, minimizing risks, downtime and discomfort at every opportunity. As an expert in numbing techniques, you can be assured that your procedure will be performed in as smooth, efficient and pain-free manner as possible.

Dr. Rapaport is chosen just as often for his compassionate, approachable demeanors as much as for his outstanding skill as a surgeon, and in the case of dealing with the embarrassment of excessive underarm sweating, this quality can make a huge difference. You will find that your confidential consultation is an informative time when you can really get to know the doctor and ask as many questions as you like about the procedure. Most patients feel all their anxiety melt once in the presence of Dr. Rapaport.

Where does treatment take place?

Our New York Miradry procedure is performed in Dr. Rapaport’s premier on-site outpatient facility, which is fully accredited and offers more discretion and convenience than a local hospital. From our reception areas to our surgical theater, Dr. Rapaport’s facility is not only immaculate, but is also aesthetically pleasing and relaxing.

Our facility is outfitted with all the latest technology and top-tier medical equipment, and is staffed by a winning team of industry professionals who are on hand to make your stay as pleasant and rewarding as possible. We aim to go above and beyond for our clients, so if there is ever anything extra that you require, do not hesitate to ask.

Will There Be Compensatory Sweating After Treatment?

No. Since the underarms contain only 2% of our body's total sweat glands, patients do not experience an increase in sweat production in other areas of the body. The body's natural temperature control is also not effected.

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We are excited to announce that as of June 8th, 2020, our office will be open for ALL appointment types including Surgery, Cosmetic Injectables, Earlobe Repairs, Mole Removals, CoolSculpting, CoolTone, Morpheus8, miraDry, Skincare services, and more!

During this time, we are still encouraging virtual consultations & follows up as an initial step prior to an in-person appointment. We are requesting that established patients virtually consult/review their treatment plans with Dr. Rapaport or a medical aesthetician in advance of their scheduled treatments/procedures. We will be providing you with specific procedure-related instructions prior upon scheduling. If you left a deposit for a treatment and have not yet been contacted by our staff, please call, or e-mail our office so that we may get you scheduled.

Dr. Rapaport & his team have been working diligently to get our office prepared for our re-opening. Our main priority is the health and safety of our patients and staff. Thank you for following our guidelines and being so patient. See below for our re-opening guidelines:

  1. Please take the time to thoroughly read and complete our updated Appointment Policies, COVID-19 Patient Protocols, ASAPS COVID-19 Consent, and COVID-19 Patient Screening Questions. These forms will be sent via email and must be completed prior to your appointment. This will help to screen patients and ensure social distancing in the office.
  2. When we contact you, please let us know if you are or have been sick in the last 3 weeks, have been in close or prolonged contact with anyone who has been sick during that time, or have travelled outside the United States, or have returned from the following states within the last 14 days that have been added to the high covid risk government list including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah. Specific symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough, loss of sense of smell and taste, chest pressure, or shortness of breath
  3. Alert us if you have any other health problems that make you more susceptible to developing COVID-19 or are at increased risk. Although our office has implemented additional measures to keep you safe during this time, we encourage you to consult your primary care physician for further instructions on how to remain safe. Typically, patients over age 65 who also have respiratory ailments, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, or are immunocompromised are at greater risk.
  4. Medication refill and product requests: Routine requests for medication refills must be requested electronically through your pharmacy. Should you need to purchase skin or haircare products and would like them mailed to you, please e-mail office@DrRapaport.com or phone us at 212-249-9955.
  5. We ask that you come alone to office visits, if possible. To limit exposure and practice social distancing, we are doing our best to minimize the number of people in the office at one time. If you require someone to accompany you to your visit, he/she will need to be with you at all times throughout the duration of your appointment or they will be asked to wait outside.
  6. Please make sure to bring a mask with you to your office visit. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you. 
  7. Please abstain from handshake greetings and keep a “social distance” of 6 feet or more from other individuals when in the office whenever possible. 
  8. As soon as you enter the office you will be asked to use hand sanitizer provided to you upon arrival and departure from the practice. Coat both the front and back of your hands and wrists and let them air dry. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your face.  
  9. Please reply to all email and texts that we send you. We are working with limited personnel and resources, so responding to these messages will enable us to keep in touch with you safely. 
  10. We will provide ongoing care remotely using telemedicine. Our telemedicine system will allow us to speak with you, evaluate your face/body/breasts, prescribe treatment, and/or give you advice. We will be contacting you about your existing appointment to determine whether a virtual or in-person appointment is best. 
  11. You can obtain good and reliable information about local conditions regarding the pandemic at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

For any questions and/or concerns, please call our office at 212-249-9955 or email us at office@DrRapaport.com. We know each of you are eager to get back to your treatment regimens, so we will be extending our hours to accommodate everyone as best we can while maintaining health & safety protocols!

We thank you for your continued support & confidence in Dr. Rapaport and our staff the past few months. We look forward to welcoming you back to our office!

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