Don’t Sweat it with miraDry!
- Posted on: May 15 2018
Summertime in Ohio can be a humid, sticky situation. If you’re prone to excessive sweating, it can be anything but a great time. At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, we offer miraDry for our patients to dramatically decrease their underarm perspiration.
What is miraDry?
MiraDry is the only non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment to permanently eliminate sweat and odor glands in the underarm area. Using microwave technology to heat the glands, stopping their function, miraDry is a safe, fast, permanent solution.
The procedure has been given over 50,000 times worldwide, so there is a growing amount of statistical evidence behind miraDry. This new technology has been shown to eliminate 82% of sweat and odor glands in just one treatment. This reduction is permanent.
Nice side benefit — no more hair!
Although not the original intention, miraDry also removes up to 70% of underarm hair as the heat damages the hair follicles. So, in addition to saying goodbye to your army of deodorants and antiperspirants, Northcoast Laser Cosmetics patients can now say goodbye to underarm shaving!
Is it safe to remove these sweat glands?
Patients worry that eradicating these sweat glands will affect their ability to release body heat and cool the body, which is the function of sweating. The human body has from 2 to 4 million sweat glands across its entire surface. Only 2% of these are located in the underarm area. So, when these glands are eliminated with miraDry, the body’s overall ability to cool itself or to eliminate toxins is not impacted.
How is a miraDry procedure done?
We first numb the underarms of the patient. Then we draw a temporary tattoo of sorts on your underarm to provide a treatment map. Next we place the hand held applicator to your skin and there is a slight suction. Each side takes around 30 minutes and you’re done.
This summer standing in line at Cedar Point doesn’t have to be an overly sweaty exercise. Call us at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, (440) NEW-FACE, and ask about miraDry.
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