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Whether at work or at play, Laura Hay always had the same thing on her mind. Can people see her sweat marks? "I'm very active and I would notice if I wore very light colored clothes, if I raised my arms I would have the wet areas there and that was embarrassing. And even with my clothes selection for work. I didn't buy silk or other things because it's very noticeable if I raise my arms."

But thanks to new technology offered at Skin Cancer and Dermatology Institute, Laura is about to get her sweat glands cooked. Dr. Kevin Kiene offers the Mira Dry technology. "It takes microwaves. The microwaves are specific for sweat glands in that part of your skin. It cooks them and it kills them. And it kills them permanently and it doesn't damange the overlying tissue."

Dr. Kiene begins by numbing up her armpits. Laura says these shots are the worst part of the procedure. Then, her armpits are measured, marked and temporarily tattooed. The tattoo correlates with a diagram that show the technician exactly where to put the machine. Then small lines on the machine are put down on top of the tattoo and zap, the machine sucks up the skin and the cooking begins. The computer screen tells you exactly where the next treatment area is, making it a safe procedure. And Dr. Kiene says you don't need armpit sweat glands. "Sweat is important to keep us cool but not under our armpits. That's an area where it goes back to caveman days and we don't need those there. So there's no downside of getting rid of those."

Sweat reduction ranges from 85 to 90 percent. Laura is hoping for any improvement. "If I could get any type of reduction it would make life a lot more fun with clothes shopping an all the rest.

For more information, go online to http://skincancerderm.com/  or call 775-324-0699

Written By Wendy Damonte
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