No More Sweat, and Far Less Hair — miraDry
- Posted on: Apr 7 2017
Some people sweat more than others; it’s just an unfortunate fact of life for those folks. At Northcoast Laser Cosmetics we offer a non-invasive procedure known as miraDry that will put an end to the sweat.
Oh, and there’s this little side benefit — while it’s doing its stuff miraDry also eliminates almost three-quarters of the hair in the underarm area. That’s like having cake AND ice cream!
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 55,000 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.
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 patients can now say goodbye to underarm hair, too!
The FDA has an “indication” with miraDry for removal of hair of all colors. It removes even light-colored hair because the microwave energy is targeting the sweat glands, not the hair pigment. The hair glands also are damaged because they lie in the same plane as the sweat glands. The hair may or may not grow back, but it will be diminished.
Is it safe to remove these sweat glands?
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. Your body will continue to perspire normally elsewhere.
How do treatments go?
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. Patients may experience some swelling, soreness, tingling, and numbness in the treated area, but these sensations typically clear up within a few days to at most a few weeks.
Put an end to the sweat, and lose some hair in the meantime! Call us at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, 440-NEW-FACE to make an appointment or to ask any questions.
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