This seems about as safe as when doctors used to treat headaches with mercury and heroin . . . but the FDA approved it, so who knows:
--If you're sick of ruining shirts with sweat stains, a new procedure will fix the problem . . . by BLASTING your armpits with RADIATION.
--It's called miraDry, and it's for people who suffer from excessive perspiration. The procedure gives a dose of microwave energy to your armpits. It takes two treatments, about three months apart.
--It supposedly kills off between 22,000 and 30,000 sweat glands . . . and it reduces sweat output by an average of 82%. Tests show that the procedure is effective in 90% of patients.
--The procedure costs about $3,000, and it lasts for about a year. miraDry claims that it's completely safe. (PR Newswire)