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NO SWEAT, NO STRESS: WHY I TRIED miraDRY?

June 24, 2019

Have you ever heard about hyperhidrosis? Today I want to explain my story. Excessive underarm sweating always affected my life, until I decided to microwave my underarms two years ago. I grew up in South East Europe, more precisely in Kosovo, where temperatures would reach 45 degrees from June to September. I always felt embarrassed to wear something colorful that showed the wet marks under my arms. Sometimes even in the coldest days of winter in Vienna, I’d have wet marks under my arms due to stress or being nervous.

One day I began researching sweaty pit solutions and came across special deodorants or botox injections, something that was always a no-go for me. Botox injections have the worst side effects like – joint pain or even vision problems, plus it’s only for half of the year, or even less – so it was definitely not a solution for me. Sweating is the body’s way of regulating heat, cooling us down, and expunging toxins, but for many people, sweating doesn’t only happen when it’s warm outside, so this condition is called hyperhidrosis.

What is miraDry?

miraDry is the only FDA-cleared treatment that can significantly reduce underarm sweating. The procedure addresses all kind of sweating from moderate to severe. It is the only one non-surgical method against underarm sweating that at the same time, offers a solution for hyperhidrosis.

How does the treatment with miraDry work?

The procedure was performed at the physician’s office where my underarms got sanitized. After the local anesthesia was administered – I only felt the first needles on each side, just like an acupuncture treatment, the skin was marked with a temporary tattoo used to help guiding the specialist. After the area became numb, I felt absolutely nothing during the miraDry treatment itself. However, once the anesthetic effect was off, I felt pain. Ice bags, as well as ibuprofene tabs were recommended for the first 24h after the treatment to feel comfortable. Most patients are able to return to normal activities or work right after the procedure, but for me it took few days to get back to work and workout.

Which are the side effects of miraDry?

Common and minor side effects of miraDry include underarm swelling, redness, blue spots, sensitivity to pressure and tenderness lasting for few days. Numbness and tingling can occur in the upper arm or armpit and may last for about 5 weeks. Positive side effects of the treatment: the scent glands are destroyed as well. Thus, the unpleasant underarm odor significantly disappears as well.

Is the treatment safe?

The miraDry treatment has an excellent safety record. Already more than 150,000 treatments have been performed worldwide. miraDry is also the only FDA-cleared treatment that can significantly reduce underarm sweat in a single session.

How much does the treatment cost?

Because miraDry is tailored to your needs, prices may vary based on your individual treatment plan and clinic and will be discussed with a physician during the consultation. The average price per treatment is around 1.900, – Euro.

Personal Note

It’s been two years since I had my miraDry® treatment at Dr. med. Klaus Überreiter – Park Klinik Birkenwerder in Berlin, so my sweating has been 70% reduced but not gone away completely. Which means, I only feel a little bit of wetness on really hot days, and don’t even need deodorant but I still wear it to smell nice. Even tough, a second miraDry treatment could deliver optimal results, I’ve decided not go though the process again. Why? Because I’m no longer an excessive sweater, and I already feel more confident wearing tops that I’ve hidden in my closet for years.

My advice to anyone considering miraDry is that it’s definitely worth it. Although it’s not completely gone for me, but I’m no longer an excessive sweater anymore. As well as, I already feel more confident wearing tops that I couldn’t wear for years. So if you decide to go for it, give your body time to heal, because it’s not to-go-out procedure, but after few weeks you’ll love your armpits.

Photography (c) Gaya

This content was brought to you in partnership with miraDry

FASHION

FASHION MEMO: THE 90s SLIP DRESS

June 13, 2019

The ’90s signature style of supermodels and celebrities made a major comeback in the last years. Certainly the slip dress has a long history, since the French queen Marie Antoinette caused a scandal wearing a simple white camisole dress when she was painted by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun in 1783.

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BEAUTY

16 HERO DRUGSTORE PRODUCTS I LOVE

June 10, 2019

There are so many reasons to love drugstore skincare products: the quality keeps getting better and better, more visible results, recommended by dermatologist, the value is great, and they are easy to find it down the road from your place. These are my favorite drugstore skincare products that are budget friendly and offer major beautifying benefits. From SPF champions, to uber-hydrating body oils, these are the best drugstore products that won’t disappoint you and your bank account:

1.Caudalie- Huile Divine, 2. SkinCeuticals – Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, 3. La Roche-Posay Anthelios LSF 50+ Stick, 4. La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Spray Oil, 5. Caudalie – Eau de Beauté, 6. VICHY – Masque Peel Double Eclat, 7. BIODERMA Sensibio H2O, 8. La Roche-Posay – Anthelios XL LSF 50+, 9. Caudalie – Crushed Cabernet Scrub, 10. NUXE – Lait Démaquillant Confort, 11. SkinCeuticals – Triple Lipid Restore, 12. WELEDA – Birken Cellulite-Öl, 13. Vichy Deodorant Anti Transpirant 48h, 14. SkinCeuticals – Antioxidant Lip Repair, 15. Weleda – Sanddorn Shower, 16. Bi-Oil Gel for dry skin

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FASHION MEMO: HOW TO WEAR A LINEN SUIT?

June 8, 2019

After velvet and silk, linen is my favorite fiber. This season linen is chicest than it has been ever before. It’s derived from the flax plant, so it’s a natural, sustainable material, and ethically produced. Super quick to dry and cool to the skin, linen remained the most important fiber of the Mediterranean and Near East. Ancient Egyptians used it for everything from clothing to pharaonic vestments, bedding, furnishings, and a wide variety of sacks and bags as well as the burial wrappings.

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FASHION

THE LOOK UPDATE: SUMMER BLAZER

June 5, 2019

From the office to the bar, blazers are not only as a must-have wardrobe hero that works for everyone, but also as a must-have cover-up for chilly summer days and nights. While blazers can be worn in many different ways, however there is still a huge difference between summer blazers and the modest office button-down blazer. The summer blazers are lightweight materials, have fresh colors, and look good over everything you wear in summer.

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FASHION, LONDON

IN LONDON WITH BREITLING

May 25, 2019

After the Premier B01 Chronograph 42 and the Navitimer 1 Automatic 38, the elegant Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley counts as one of my absolute favorite Breitling timepieces.

The new Premier collection embodies this proud heritage of Breitling, which is a perfect union of functionality and style, and it combines quality, performance and timeless design. The Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley British Racing Green was designed to celebrate the long-standing partnership between Breitling and Bentley Motors, which is the world’s most admired luxury car manufacturer. This model, formerly part of the Breitling for Bentley collection, and future limited Bentley editions is now in Breitling’s existing timepiece collections.

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FASHION

THE LOOK UPDATE: THIS SEASON’S BEST CLASSIC TRENCH COATS

April 13, 2019

Trench coats still remain one of the most timeless outerwear options available. It’s is an equal clothing piece filed with jeans and the little black dress, as must-have pieces for every woman to own. There are so many reasons, why trench coats are timeless pieces and an ultimate fashion investment. It’s easy to adapt to any outfit, it suits to all shapes and sizes.

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