miraSmooth® Provides Permanent Underarm Hair Reduction
miraSmooth® is a new treatment that permanently reduces underarm hair growth, regardless of your skin or hair type. The only treatment of its kind approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, miraSmooth® is rapidly growing in popularity not only because it reduces unwanted hair, but also because it reduces underarm perspiration. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna in Minneapolis, MN, can help you feel more confident and beautiful with miraSmooth®.
In 2011, Miramar Labs created a microwave technology device called miraDry® to treat excessive underarm sweating. The company discovered that this microwave energy was also extremely effective for treating unwanted hair growth, achieving a 60 to 80 percent reduction in underarm hair.
The microwave energy is targeted at the interface between fat and skin in the underarm area, where the sweat glands and hair follicles are located. An intense heat is created that destroys the glands and follicles entirely, preventing regeneration. One of the most exciting aspects of this technology is that patients with every type of skin and hair coloring can benefit from miraSmooth®. Laser treatments, on the other hand, are usually best for light-skinned patients, and can potentially lead to burns or depigmentation in patients with darker skin.
The miraSmooth® Procedure
The miraSmooth® treatment time is approximately one hour. Patients are instructed to lie on their back, with their arms positioned above the head on a special support. The underarm skin will be marked with temporary ink, and a local anesthetic will be injected to the numb the area. Next, the miraSmooth® device is placed on the marked area and activated. The patient may feel suction of the skin and hear tones or beeps that indicate energy is being delivered.
Patients should feel little to no pain, though there can be swelling, soreness, or tingling following treatment. Dr. Mesna suggests that patients avoid vigorous activities involving the arms for a few days.
One of the most exciting aspects of this technology is that patients with every type of skin and hair coloring can benefit from miraSmooth.®
Results and Benefits of miraSmooth®
Most patients will see results after the first treatment, though Dr. Mesna will determine how many treatments will be needed to reach your goal. A significant number of patients have seen a 70% reduction in underarm hair within the first two treatments.
There are several benefits Dr. Mesna's patients enjoy as a result of the miraSmooth® treatment:
- Minimal to no downtime
- Immediate gratification
- Permanent results
- Non-invasive treatment
- The reassurance that the procedure is considered absolutely safe by the FDA
Another advantage of the treatment is a significant reduction - often up to 80 percent - in underarm perspiration. In fact, some patients have reported that they no longer need to use antiperspirant on a daily basis after their miraSmooth® treatment.
Contact Us Today
miraSmooth® can help you stop worrying about shaving and waxing, and start feeling confident and beautiful. During a consultation, Dr. Mesna can help determine if this advanced treatment is the best way to meet your goals. He and his team offer financing to make miraSmooth® affordable on any budget. Please contact us today to learn more about how miraSmooth® can help you look and feel your very best.