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Why Women Are Microwaving Their Underarms

By    |   Monday, 17 Aug 2015 02:06 PM


Would you allow your underarms to be microwaved to permanently banish underarm sweat, odor, and hair? A new technology called miraDry uses microwave energy to do just that.

Miramar Labs uses a unique miraWave techology to deliver precisely controlled microwave energy to the underarm area where sweat glands are located. The noninvasive process destroys sweat glands, and also eliminates much of the odor connected with sweat. Patients notice a difference after just one treatment, and the overall effectiveness of the procedure was found to be effective after two years.

"Since sweat and odor glands do not regenerate, these results are expected to be permanent," commented Michael Kleine, president and CEO of Miramar Labs. "This is a tremendous breakthrough, not only for excessive sweaters, but for anyone who manages nuisance sweat and odor. Everyone sweats, but now, with miraDry, patients can choose not to."

Each miraDry procedure takes approximately one hour in a doctor's office. Maximum results require two procedures. The company says side effects are minimal, including temporary swelling and soreness in the treated area.

"While other therapies currently available offer only short term relief or are largely ineffective, this ground-breaking treatment represents a quantum leap for anyone dealing with sweat and odor," Kleine said.

The miraWave technology also works on all hair and skin colors, unlike lasers which only work on dark hair.

A study published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery found that miraDry was more than 90 percent effective. Patients reported a 70 percent reduction in body odor and 90 percent said they had a dramatic improvement in quality of life.

Miramar says 1 in 5 Americans have problems with excessive underarm sweat, called primary axillary hyperhidrosis, and the odor it causes which affects their quality of life.

The reigning Miss Tennessee Haley Lewis was bothered by sweating under hot stage lights and chose miraDry. "It was exactly what I was hoping for; a safe, effective and permanent treatment to help control sweating. It was really amazing. I could see a difference almost immediately," Lewis said.

The miraDry system, which was approved by the FDA in July for all hair and skin colors, has been used worldwide in more than 30,000 treatments. Although the company doesn't give an estimate of costs, some sources peg the cost at about $3,000 for two treatments.

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