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4 Your Health: Treatment eliminates underarm sweating

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If you have ever had a moment when you have been embarrassed by underarm sweat stains, a new treatment can make it possible to never be humiliated again.

Dr. Marc Epstein, with Mountain View Dermatology and Aesthetics, said the procedure uses the same technology that heats food up in a microwave.

"The machine uses microwave technology, just like putting something in the oven and your cooking it", said Epstein, "You actually cook the sweat glands to the point where they are actually destroyed."

The procedure is called MiraDry.

Dr. Epstein said the treatment targets only the sweat and odor glands and does not harm the tissue surrounding them. The treatments are often successful at eliminating underarm sweating after just one session, although a second procedure is required in some cases.

One concern for patients is the fear that no longer sweating under their arms will reduce their body's ability to cool itself, Dr. Epstein said that is not the case.

"You have sweat glands all over your body", Epstein said, "So somebody doesn't have to worry that if they are hot they are not going to sweat to thermo-regulate themselves and that they don't get overheated."

For more information on the MiraDry treatment click here.

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