Yup! You heard right!
The extents we go to remove unwanted hair is endless. From waxing, to sugaring, to getting under a hot laser! We are willing to try almost anything. Well get ready there is a new option on the market, and it involves a microwave.
Recently the FDA has now approved a new permanent hair removal system called MiraSmooth. It utilizes controlled microwave energy to remove unwanted underarm hair. Its not a do it yourself system, you will have to make a doctors appointment for this one! So how does it work? The device used looks somewhat like a pricing gun, and the medical professional scans it back and forth over your armpits. Local anesthetics are used to help keep the pain at a minimum. Taking about 40 minutes, the system utilizes microwave energy to zap hair growth, and apparently sweat. Sounds like a 2-in-1 deal to me! I guess is you hate shaving, and have an issue with sweat stains, this may be your go to option.
According to Dermatologist Ava Shamban, “the treatment is safe, and has been used successful for several years.” I guess arm pit hair and sweat will all be soon a thing of the past. According to Dr. Jeremy Brauer of Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, “Using this technology we’ve seen stable axillary hair reduction of approximately 70 percent regardless of color, and these results were based on a non-optimized treatment protocol.”
Thats the upside to this new trend. Unlike the laser removal treatment, you don’t have to worry that it won’t work because your hair is too light or coarse. It successfully removes hair no matter the color or texture. I’m interested to see long fast this trend will last, no more razors, no more wax appointments.
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