You can Now Microwave Your Armpits to Remove Hair & Sweat

Waxing might soon be in the past. As will shaving and lasers. Because now there’s a new kid in the block, Microwaves.

MiraDry has been approved by the FDA for use. It’s a hand held device which essentially looks like a scan-gun you’d find at a supermarket. First the doctor marks the area for zapping, numbs the area, and then blasts away. The whole thing would take about 40 minutes.

Apparently you can feel sore for a couple days, or as they like to spin it “short-term altered sensation”, although we assume it wouldn’t ever randomly feel euphoric.



Women’s health expert Jennifer Wider, M.D. isn’t convinced.

“The use of microwave technology has been established for sweating, and the safety and efficiency has been well-established,” she says. “But despite the FDA approval, there’s not much long-term information and data on safety and efficacy for hair removal.”