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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, LIFESTYLE

THE FOREVER PIECE: BREITLING PREMIER B01 CHRONOGRAPH 42

December 22, 2018

Trends come and go, but a great watch never goes out of style. Breitling watches are the very definition of an investment piece. Once you meet your perfect match you’ll wear it every day, making it the ultimate investment piece. 

With a history spanning over 100 years –  Breitling has established a global reputation for high-precision timepieces, its pioneering role in the development of the wrist chronograph, and its uncompromising commitment to design excellence, made in Switzerland.

Herewith, I want to introduce you the new elegant timepiece of Breitling, the Premier B01 Chronograph 42.

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FASHION, LIFESTYLE

#SQUADONAMISSION: BREITLING NAVITIMER 1 AUTOMATIC 38

October 1, 2018

Despite in today’s modern world, smartphone has become our daily time-teller, and the omnipresence of synchronized, digital devices suggests that the wristwatch is no longer a necessity. Personally, I still find a well-designed watch never looks outdated. In fact, some of the best can last an entire lifetime and even be passed from one generation to the next.

My first relationship with watches was fuelled by a classic silver timepiece combined with stainless steel with white dial, gifted by my parents for my sixteenth birthday. That timepiece became a part of me, and I loved wearing it everyday. So my love affair with timepieces can be considered very sacred, and by getting older, you realize that time is very precious. Almost all luxury watches can be described as wearable art, because most of them have a interesting history attached. Continue Reading…

LIFESTYLE

SCHLUMBERGER: AUSTRIAN SPARKLING TRADITION

August 10, 2018


Celebration is the right term to describe Schlumberger. Since I moved to Vienna, Schlumberger was the sparkling drink we popped of bottles in every party and celebration we had. The first thing you should know about Schlumberger is, that the Austrian Sparkling became prized beverage of the Viennese elite society. Every year, Schlumberger sparkling can be found at the world’s most beautiful and elegant ball – the Vienna Opera Ball.  Continue Reading…

LIFESTYLE

THE SOUND OF MUSIC: LIFE BALL 2018 WITH L’OR

June 24, 2018

For the 25th Life Ball anniversary and its homage to the musical film “The Sound of Music”, this year’s Life Ball had a breathtaking stage in red-white-red placed in front of the City Hall of Vienna, designed with oversized alpine meadows and mountains of Salzburg, as well as details inspired by Edelweiss and traditional costumes. Continue Reading…

LIFESTYLE

GETTING READY FOR LIFE BALL WITH L’OR

May 29, 2018

We are getting closer to the 2nd of June, and I still cannot believe that I will attend for the first time the most important European AIDS-charity event of the year, the Life Ball. Moreover why this makes me even more excited is, because I will present L’OR as “taste ambassador” and will wear a gorgeous tailored gown by Eva Poleschinski. L’OR started this exclusive design cooperation just for this year’s Life Ball.

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LIFESTYLE

WITH L’OR AT LIFE BALL 2018

May 16, 2018

Let’s be real, many people refer to me as the “Coffee Addict”, as I’m known for my love for coffee. But those close to me know that my coffee time is very important to me and I cherish these moments especially when I share it with my loved ones. Nevertheless, it’s also the ‘Me Time’ that I get from my day to relax, enjoy the moment and think peacefully about what to do next. Continue Reading…

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