Microwave Your Underarms For Hair Removal?

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The extents we go to to remove unwanted hair are 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 approved a new permanent hair removal system called miraDry. It utilizes controlled microwave energy – using proprietary miraWave® technology – to remove unwanted underarm hair. It’s not a do-it-yourself system, so you will have to make a doctor’s 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! If you hate shaving and have an issue with sweat stains, this may be your go-to option.