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You Can Now Zap Your Armpit Sweat Glands Away With A Microwave Gun

Sweating is not only normal, it’s kind of necessary as it cools down your body when needed. But then there are those who suffer from hyperhydrosis and just. Sweat. Too. Much. Not even the industrial strength anti-perspirants do anything to stop the flow. So that’s when surgery comes in. A company called Miramar Labs Inc. in Sunnyvale, California, has a product called MiraDry that is basically a microwave gun that zaps your sweat glands and stops them from working. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year and became available in January. In two treatments, the device typically destroys 22,000 to 30,000 sweat glands and reduces sweat volume by an average of 82%. This costs $3,000 and the effects last for about a year. As you can imagine, the treatment isn’t covered by most insurance plans and will have to come out of pocket, whereas the more common Botox injections (for hyperdydrosis) cost $1,000 and are generally covered. It’s kind of hard to make a case for MiraDry given these financials, but if you’ve got a good reason to shy away from Botox altogether, you now have an alternative.

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