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miraDry in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty
Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty

Reduce underarm sweat and odor with a simple treatment at our practice in Grand Rapids, MI. Everybody sweats, but just because everybody does it doesn't mean you have to put up with damp armpits and smelly shirts for the rest of your life!

A revolutionary and simple treatment, at the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids miraDry is used to target the glands that produce sweat and odor, destroying them to stop the moisture and stink they make for good. That means no more deodorant, no more antiperspirant, and no more worrying about obvious wet stains and B.O.!

As a sweat-reducing solution, miraDry is ideal for men and women who suffer from underarm hyperhidrosis, which is a condition that causes excess sweating — but this treatment is so easy and effective, anyone adult can choose it to dramatically reduce the amount of sweat they produce in their underarm area. Tired of having to change shirts due to damp patches? Over the whole odor thing? Let miraDry help!

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Meet Our Surgeons

When you are ready to make a transformation, you deserve partners on your journey who you trust deeply to deliver the results you want.

The highly experienced team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified surgeons Dr. Brad Bengtson and Dr. David Alfonso. Our surgeons are regularly recognized by patients and colleagues alike for their commitment to innovation, compassionate patient care, and top-quality outcomes. Their work is supported by the thoughtful and passionate collaboration of the entire Bengtson team.

Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Brad Bengtson MD, FACS, Founder

Has consistently been named one of the Best Doctors in America® since 1996 and recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids by Grand Rapids Magazine for the last 12 years.

With over two decades of experience, he is respected for his cutting-edge techniques and compassionate patient care. In addition to his work with patients, Dr. Bengtson travels globally to share his knowledge and innovative approaches with fellow plastic surgeons. He is passionate about delivering harmonious, natural-looking results that elevate rather than alter each patient’s unique aesthetic.

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Dr. Alfonso - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

David AlfonsoMD, FACS

Has extensive experience performing a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, with a particular passion for body contouring and facial rejuvenation.

A careful listener and passionate practitioner, he has received numerous accolades, including recognition as a RealSelf Top Doctor since 2015. He also contributes to advancing techniques in the plastic surgery community through regular publications and lectures. Dr. Alfonso is a fluent Spanish speaker, which helps him provide exceptional communication and care to a broader range of patients. 

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What Is miraDry?

A nonsurgical treatment, miraDry makes use of precision-directed electromagnetic energy to target and destroy two types of glands: the eccrine glands that produce body-cooling sweat, and the apocrine glands that produce a fluid that creates an unpleasant odor when it encounters bacteria found on the skin. Without these glands, the armpit is both drier and better-smelling. The device can also be used to damage hair follicles, preventing the typical growth of underarm hair.

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Stay Dry WithConfidence

  • Immediate 82% Reduction
  • Non-Surgical
  • FDA Cleared
  • Lifelong Results
  • Odor & Sweat Reduction
  • No Downtime

What is a miraDrytreatment like?

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Our Aesthetic Experts work to make each experience as easy and comfortable for the patient as possible. During your treatment with miraDry Grand Rapids aesthetics experts at the Bengtson Center will apply a template to your underarm area to help guide the device placement. A local anesthetic injected into the treatment area minimizes discomfort.

Once activated, the miraDry device gently pulls the skin toward itself and sends miraWave energy into the tissue to impact the targeted glands. In all, the process can take about an hour. The treated area may be sensitive for a few days after the treatment, with some swelling and redness possible. Our Grand Rapids miraDry patients may find that they are "sweating" again a few weeks after the treatment, but this is due to fluid being expelled as the swelling resolves. Every patient is different, so it may take one to three treatments for you to achieve your ultimate sweat-and-odor-reducing goals.

Will I Still Sweat After a miraDry Treatment?

Once a sweat gland is destroyed by a miraDry session, it is gone for good. The body does not naturally regenerate sweat glands. That said, you will definitely still sweat from other parts of the body but not any more than you usually would.

In fact, the underarm area is home to only 2 percent of your 4 million total sweat glands, which sit everywhere from the top of your head to the palms of your hands to the soles of your feet. The stink-producing apocrine glands, however, are found mainly in areas that grow hair, such as the armpits and the genital region. With underarm glands destroyed, this specific area will see a drastic reduction in both liquid sweat and body odor-causing fluid.

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More About Underarm Hair

For patients tired of shaving their underarms, the Bengtson Center offers laser hair removal, which, similar to miraDry, uses focused energy to damage unwanted hair follicles and prevent further growth. Talk to our miraDry team to learn more about how you can get underarms you don't have to think about any more. Forget razors, roll-ons, and more!

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Say goodbye to soaked shirts and significant underarm odor! Contact us today to schedule your miraDry appointment. Request your appointment online or call our office at (616)588-8880

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Are you ready to take the next step to a more beautiful you? Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. We specialize in breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery, as well as laser hair removal, Micro-Needling, BOTOX Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, and other dermal fillers. Results may vary from person to person.