CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Girish (Gilly) Munavalli, a leading board certified Dermatologic Surgeon at Dermatology, Laser and Vein Specialists of the Carolinas in Charlotte, NC is one of the first physicians in the U.S. and the first in the Carolinas to offer the miraDry® procedure. miraDry® is a new treatment technology that provides a safe and lasting solution for primary axillary hyperhidrosis – a debilitating condition causing excessive underarm sweat.
"As a pioneering center for dermatologic research and new treatment technologies, we are proud be the first to offer clinically robust miraDry® procedure to patients in the Carolinas," says Dr. Munavalli. miraDry® is an in office procedure that takes approximately one hour. During the procedure, precisely controlled electromagnetic energy is gently delivered to the area under the arm where the sweat glands reside. This energy heats and eliminates the sweat glands. While other existing treatment options are designed to temporarily disable the sweat glands and often involve risky surgery, miraDry® is clinically proven to provide a lasting solution with a non-invasive procedure.
The miraDry® system was recently cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration following a robust, randomized, blinded clinical study where 120 patients at seven clinics across the U.S. were treated and followed for 12 months post treatment. The procedure is supported by compelling safety and efficacy data from multiple clinical studies with recent clinical data showing 90 percent efficacy and 90 percent patient satisfaction.
Millions of Americans suffer from excessive underarm sweat, and often suffer silently—ashamed, frustrated and embarrassed because excessive underarm sweat can interfere with many aspects of everyday life. For many, this condition is a constant struggle that causes anxiety at work, embarrassment in relationships and social settings, and avoidance of leisure activities. "We are very excited about miraDry® and believe that it will offer much needed respite to those of our patients who have suffered from the debilitating condition of excessive underarm sweating. miraDry® outcomes can be life changing," concludes Dr. Munavalli.
For more information on Dr. Girish (Gilly) Munavalli, Dermatology, Laser and Vein Specialists of the Carolinas or to schedule a consultation for the miraDry® procedure, please visit www.carolinaskin.com or call 704-375-6766.
For more information on miraDry® or to learn about the procedure, please visit www.miraDry.com.
SOURCE Dermatology, Laser and Vein Specialist of the Carolinas