Kevitch & Chung is First Plastic Surgery Practice in PA to Offer the miraDry® Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating

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Lehigh Valley plastic surgeons now offer non-surgical, lasting solution that can make embarrassing underarm sweat a thing of the past.

Kevitch & Chung, Aesthetic Surgery Associates

Kevitch & Chung, Aesthetic Surgery Associates, is the first plastic surgery practice in Pennsylvania to offer the FDA-cleared miraDry® procedure, a new treatment that provides a safe and lasting solution for excessive underarm sweat, a debilitating condition also known as primary axillary hyperhidrosis.

The miraDry® system delivers precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the area under the arm where the sweat glands reside to heat and eliminate the sweat glands. Since sweat glands do not regenerate, results are lasting. The procedure is noninvasive with little to no downtime, so patients can go about their normal routines after treatment. Unlike other sweating treatments such as Botox® injections or invasive surgical procedures, this technology is safe and effective for permanent sweat reduction. The August 2012 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, featured miraDry® as a promising permanent solution for excessive underarm sweat.

The miraDry® Procedure is performed in the plastic surgeons’ office and takes approximately one hour. Two hour-long in-office treatments are required, with a three-month period between treatments. miraDry® carries the added benefit of permanently eliminating underarm hair as a result of the treatments. 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.

Primary axillary hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which more underarm sweat is produced than is needed to cool the body. 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.

“Excessive underarm sweat can be debilitating and it can have a huge impact on someone’s lifestyle and quality of life,” states Dr. Robert Kevitch. “I often see patients who are looking for more effective options to treat this condition. The miraDry® Procedure eliminates sweat glands in the underarm safely and non-invasively, so people can expect lasting results and stop excessive underarm sweat from interfering with their lives. Prior to having miraDry®, we were limited to other treatment options designed to temporarily disable the sweat glands, or those that involve surgery. Only miraDry® provides a lasting solution with a noninvasive procedure.” Dr. Johhny Chung elaborates, “The procedure is safe and ideal for both men and women struggling with the physical and societal implications of underarm sweating. It’s safe because your skin has numerous locations from which sweat can be emitted for cooling.”

Patients can visit Kevitch & Chung’s website: asasurgery.com; call 610.437.2378 to schedule a no-obligation consultation; or visit http://www.miraDry.com to learn more about the procedure.

Kevitch & Chung, Aesthetic Surgery Associates, is a full-service plastic and cosmetic surgery practice, including a full line of medical spa services. Robert B. Kevitch, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Johnny S. Chung, M.D., F.A.C.S., are both Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons, members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. Both are active staff members at Lehigh Valley Hospital (Cedar Crest, 17th Street, Muhlenberg), St. Luke’s Hospital (Bethlehem, Allentown, Quakertown), Surgical Specialty Hospital at Coordinated Health, Fairgrounds Surgical Center and Sacred Heart Hospital. Badar Jan, M.D., joined the practice in 2012. Dr. Jan completed his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston prior to joining Kevitch & Chung. There he developed in-depth expertise in a wide variety of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures. Jan's specific areas of expert qualifications include microsurgery, hand surgery and the newest types of breast reconstruction.

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