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What is miraDry?

miraDry is the only non-surgical, FDA-cleared treatment to permanently reduce underarm sweat, odor and hair. miraDry uses thermal energy to create heat to the underarm eccrine glands, which is the area where bothersome sweat and odor glands reside, and safely eliminates them permanently!

This in-office treatment provides an immediate and permanent reduction of underarm sweat, odor and hair with minimal downtime. So say goodbye to embarrassing underarm sweat outbreaks, stained clothing and constant antiperspirant application!

What is miraDry?

Why choose CCSD as your miraDry provider?

  • Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology is the number one provider of miraDry in Chicago and top 7th overall provider in North America!

  • CCSD was one of the first Practices in the country to purchase and use the miraDry system.

  • CCSD participated in clinical trials for miraDry, testing the success of the device and patient satisfaction.

  • The providers at CCSD have freed thousands of patients from embarrassing sweat and odor since 2011.

  • Dr. Jacob is a miraDry Advisory Board Member, and lectures nationally and internationally on the use and effectiveness of the miraDry. 
Dr. Jacob lecturing miraDry in China 2019
Pictured: Dr. Jacob lecturing about miraDry in China, 2019.

CCSD miraDry Patient Testimonials

“It is embarrassing to have perspiration rings and ruin clothing because of excess sweating. It’s not becoming and certainly doesn’t make you feel feminine or pretty! After having the Miradry procedure I truly don’t worry about perspiration. I know that the unsightly sweat rings are just not there. The procedure was done in two office visits that were about an hour in length. I was amazed at how relatively easy it was. I was numbed in the underarm area and then administered the miradry procedure. There was some swelling that occurred about 3-4 hours after. Using ice packs and an over the counter pain reliever the next day I was fine. Slight bruising was noticeable after a day or two. It has changed my life! I am now free to wear whatever I like and not worry about perspiring through! I’ve saved on dry cleaning too!”​

April 19, 2010 was a huge day for me, it was the beginning of a new life. I received my kidney transplant after 6 months of being on dialysis. I was very grateful for the Aunt who gave me my kidney and happy that FINALLY I could have my life back. As time progressed I couldn’t help but notice one side effect that none of my doctors prepared me for, the sweating. Suddenly I noticed my shirts were being ruined by stains at my armpits. I spoke about it with my doctors but there’s a lot of drugs out there I cannot take due to medication I am on, so pit stains were here to stay. I wasn’t too worried until summer came around. Every time I stepped out I had water in my eyes, whether it was from the sweat itself or due to tears because I felt emotional, hot and uncomfortable. I was wearing cardigans during the summer because I needed to hide the stains and, of course, that only made it worse. What’s a girl to do?! Aside from being extremely embarrassing, it also damaged my self esteem. I felt as though I couldn’t go anywhere because I might smell or just the thought of someone seeing those stains became terrorizing. I heard about MiraDry and it’s success, but I was nervous. After another summer of suffering, I finally decided to bite the bullet and just go for it. Stephanie Burns, PA-C, was the fantastic provider who I had my treatment with. She applied local anesthetic to the area prior to treatment and the rest was surprisingly easy. The handpiece gave off heat, if it came near an area where I wasn’t quite as numb, Stephanie made sure I was tolerating any discomfort. I would rate the pain a very bearable 4 out of 10. An hour and a half later I was finished and on my way to recovery! My armpits were swollen and numb, but I continued on about my day. I was able to do all my regular activities, just with looser shirts for a few days. The swelling went down gradually, and the results started kicking in. I am so ecstatic and genuinely happy that I got the MiraDry treatment. I no longer cry on hot days in Chicago, nor am I as self conscious. The sweat stains have been less and less. I feel so relieved to be able to walk outside and know that I won’t smell or drip sweat if I move around or exercise. I also have less underarm hair now which is an added bonus. Two treatments is usually recommended, I still need my second treatment but results with the first have already been amazing! I cannot believe the impact this treatment has had on my quality of life. I feel as though I gained a little bit of myself back and that makes me so happy! Nadege I. 4/6/2016

Nadege is a valued Patient Entry team member at CCSD. She is happy to share her experience and speak with other patients who are also considering miraDry permanent sweat reduction. Call 312-245-9965 today if you have questions about miraDry.

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