FAQs

EVLT FAQs

What is the EVLT or laser treatment?

EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment) uses laser energy to close the varicose veins from the inside. It is an in-office treatment that does not require anesthesia and therefore has minimal downtime.

 

How long will it take?

Usually, the procedure takes about an hour. However, depending on the complexity and number of veins to be treated, it could be longer. It is dependent on each individual case.

 

Is the treatment painful?

Since local anesthesia is administered to the access site for the vein prior to treatment, most patient experience minimal to no pain after the numbing medicine has been placed.

 

Should I plan on any downtime?

Most patient experience minimal downtime and can return to most activities right after treatment. The main limitation is a lifting restriction of 25 pounds or less for up to 16 days as well as no repetitive lifting. So depending on your occupation and/or work requirements, you may be required to modify your tasks or take some time off of work. Patients who exercise vigorously may be asked to decrease their activities for a few days.

 

Are there any side effects?

EVLT has a strong safety record. You may experience some localized soreness, swelling, bruising or hyperpigmentation which typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients with larger varicose veins may develop firmness along the vein which gradually disappear.

 

Will I get new varicose veins?

EVLT treats the current varicose veins in the affected region. EVLT should not be used to close veins that are working properly. New venous problems can develop over time; timely treatment will likely delay the onset and limit the severity of new vein problems.

 

How much does treatment cost?

Pricing can vary depending on your specific treatment protocol and is discussed in detail during your consultation.

 

miraDry FAQs

 

What is the miraDry treatment?

miraDry is a new generation of technology that is only available in physician offices for the treatment of sweat and odor glands on those people bothered by their underarm sweat. It is a quick in-office treatment providing outstanding results with minimal to no downtime. – FDA cleared – Non-invasive – Minimal to no downtime – Excellent results*

 

How does the miraDry treatment work?

miraDry uses targeted heat based energy to heat the sweat and odor glands in the underarm. It created heat in the area where the glands reside and safely eliminates them. The advanced design of the miraDry system continuously cools your skin during treatment for added comfort and safety.

 

Don’t I need sweat glands?

While your body does need sweat glands to cool itself, your body contains 2-4 million sweat glands and only about 2% are found in your underarms. Eliminating 2% of sweat glands, does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. With over 30,000 treatments worldwide, you can feel confident and safe with your sweat-free underarms.

 

Does miraDry work in other sweat areas?

No. Right now, miraDry is designed to treat only your underarms.

 

How long will it take and how many treatments are needed?

The treatment is complete in about an hour and provides lasting results.  The miraDry sytem uses energy that targets and destroys the sweat and odor glands in the underarm. Once those glands are destroyed they do not grow back. Most patients require 1-2 treatments for desired results. However, as with any medical treatment, the physician will determine the best protocol for your desired results. As with any aesthetic treatment results will vary by person.*

 

Is the treatment painful?

Since local anesthesia is administered to the underarm prior to treatment, most patient experience little to no pain. Patients rated treatment pain on an average score of 2 on a scale from 1 to 10 (1=no pain, 10=worst pain).

 

Should I plan on any downtime?

Most patient experience minimal downtime and return to normal activity right after treatment and typically resume exercise within several days.

 

Are there any side effects?

The miraDry treatment has a strong safety record. You may experience some localized soreness or swelling which typically clears within a few weeks. Some patients have short-term altered sensation in the skin of their underarms or upper arms, which gradually disappears. Go to www.miraDry.com for more information about the procedure.

 

miraDry is for everyone!

miraDry is safe to use on everyone regardless of skin color. With miraDry, everyone can embrace life to the fullest without fear or embarrassment of underarm issues getting in the way. Now, you can stop worrying about yellow stains in the armpit area of your favorite white shirt or chalky deodorant marks on the sides of your dark top. In as little as one easy treatment, miraDry can leave you feeling clean, confident and carefree!

 

How much does treatment cost?

Pricing can vary depending on your specific treatment protocol and will be discussed during your consultation.

 

*Individual treatment results can vary.  Visit www.miraDry.com for more information and www.miramarlabs.com/about-miradry-system/peer-reviewed/ to view peer reviewed articles on the miraDry system.