Health and Fitness

No Sweat: New Cosmetic Procedure Zaps Armpit Sweat Glands

So when I heard that Orange County doc, Jeffrey Klein is one of the first physicians in the U.S. to offer the miraDry® Procedure, a new treatment option permanently rids you of excessive underarm sweat, I was intrigued. Not gonna lie–sweating is the pits.

Here’s how it works:

The miraDry Procedure is performed in the dermatologist’s office and takes approximately one to two hours. The miraDry Procedure delivers precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the area under the arm where the sweat glands reside, and heats and eliminates the sweat glands. Since sweat glands do not regenerate, results are lasting.  The procedure is non-invasive with little to no downtime, so patients can go about their normal routines after treatment. The full treatment plan requires two procedures to maximize results.


After my initial interest, I began to wonder, don’t you need to sweat, or like, you might explode or something? But seriously, sweating is gross, but it’s a efficient way for the body to rid itself of toxins and fat. When I asked, he said, “It is a common but incorrect assumption that the underarms is where most of the body’s cooling takes place. In fact, the body contains over 4 million sweat glands, with only about 2% located in the underarms. Eliminating this 2% will not affect the body’s ability to cool itself.”

I don’t know if I’m ready to go to such drastic measures to fight the funk, but who knows? If SWIRLING becomes a best seller and what with the movie, I might have enough dough to undergo all sorts of cosmetic procedures. Meh…probably not, though.

In the meantime, while I’m church-mouse poor, I’ll just use Hollywood Fashion Secrets garment shields. I LURVES them! They’re like Maxi Thins for your pits! I first tried them at our first book signing because I sweat when I’m nervous and badda-bing, badda-boom! Worked like a charm.

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