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MiraDry - Live your summer without fear of excessive sweating

Added: 17/07/17 : 11:58:12

While damp underarms and dripping brows can be annoying and uncomfortable, for some people, excessive perspiration is an embarrassing condition that affects every facet of their lives.

Axillary hyperhidrosis is the medical term for the confidence-busting underarm condition that occurs in 2-3 in every 100 men and women in Ireland. From the embarrassing stains to the mortifying odour, excessive underarm sweating marks an anxiety-filled summer for most.

More people are now taking back their lives with the new FDA-approved non-surgical MiraDry treatment that eradicates this condition for good.

Speaking on the treatment Dr. Prendergast, Medical Director at Venus Medical, Dundrum said, “After the patient is given a local anaesthetic, the hand piece — which looks like a large joystick — is placed against the armpit, where it generates microwave energy powerful enough to destroy sweat glands up to five millimetres beneath the skin. At the same time, a built-in cooling system prevents the skin from overheating.”

“Each armpit takes about half-an-hour to treat, after which the patient takes painkillers and uses ice packs for a couple of days to reduce swelling. The procedure is repeated three months later to wipe out remaining glands”.

“Although the body sweats heavily through the armpits, the number of glands destroyed account for less 2% of the body’s sweating glands, which means the body is still able to regulate its temperature effectively”.

Why Mira Dry is the best solution for underarm sweating:

·         Clinical data has proven that Mira Dry is successful in reducing underarm sweating by
          over 80% with close to 100% patient satisfaction

·         The treatment is nonsurgical with little-to-no recovery time.

·         Mira Dry is a permanent solution with just 2 treatments leaving you much dryer for life. 
          Sweat glands do not regenerate.

·         The treatment does not involve surgery, use any chemicals or toxins.

Are there options aside from Mira Dry?

MiraDry is the only FDA-approved device for treating axillary hyperhidrosis for a permanent reduction in sweating that is non-surgical.  Botox can be used to temporarily reduce sweating, but this requires repeat treatments every 6-10 months and involves numerous injections.  Surgical options include endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy.

Alternatives to Mira Dry:

    Traditional antiperspirants: Antiperspirants work by essentially clogging your sweat glands,
    but they must be reapplied every day, if not every few hours, especially in the summer.
    Most antiperspirants are also aluminium based which can be very irritating to the skin.

    Underarm pads: Pads can be purchased to soak up excess sweat, preventing sweat stains
   on your clothes. They are less practical in the summer months when clothes are lighter or shorter.

    Changing your diet: Certain foods have been connected to increased sweating including spicy
    and caffeinated foods. Avoiding these foods and eating more fruits and veggies may help
    decrease sweating and body odour, but only mildly.

    Regular Exercise: After an extended amount of time, regular exercise can lower your
    body’s threshold for excitation, which includes sweating.

(ETS) that involves cutting the nerves around the spinal cord, or aggressive liposuction in the area which is quite crude and can leave lasting scarring.

Mira Dry is available at Venus Medical, Heritage House, Dundrum Office Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14.
Visit or Tel: 01-2962747.
Launch of New Irish Beauty Drink

Added: 18/07/17 : 05:37:53

Move A Sip Closer To Beautiful Skin With New YourBeautyTonic

If you want to fight the signs of ageing, don’t rush to the surgeon for injectables and fillers.  YourBeautyTonic has everything your skin needs to boost beauty thanks to key ingredients collagen and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks of youthful skin.

Collagen is a protein in skin that acts like scaffolding; it holds everything else up. 

Unfortunately our bodies stop producing collagen in our mid-20s, and by the age of 30 our collagen levels drop by 1%-2% a year.  Once we reach the age of 50, we have lost up to 40% of the collagen from our skin.  But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

YourBeautyTonic is a potent mix of premium collagen and hyaluronic acid – another vital skin component that boosts moisture levels for younger-looking, plumper skin.

Clinical trials show our collagen:

Improves skin moisture level

Improves skin smoothness

Prevents wrinkle formation

Improves skin suppleness

And YourBeautyTonic is not a one-trick collagen pony, it’s bursting with skin-essential ingredients including vitamins, minerals, and natural extracts like Nettle Leaf and Gotu Kola Leaf, all in one box.

Created by an Irish female natural beauty entrepreneur who has worked 13 years in the natural health and beauty industry, all you need to do is add one sachet of natural, tropical fruit flavoured YourBeautyTonic to water or your favourite smoothie.

Watch those lit-from-within holiday glow skin results show once you start taking it.

YourBeautyTonic costs €59.95 for 30 day’s supply and is available from independent health stores, selected pharmacies and online at from June 1st. 

It is recommended taking YourBeautyTonic for one to three months for best effect.
Outfox Brassy Blondes This Summer With Surya Brasil Silver Fox

Added: 21/07/17 : 13:40:14

Every blonde knows summer can be murder on your hair.  No matter whether your hair is all-over blonde, balayage or highlighted, your locks are chemically treated or naturally sun-kissed, if you have blonde tresses then by the time autumn rolls around they’re more likely to be distressed.

The problem? Holidays are blonde hair hell.  Swimming pool chlorine and sea salt dries hair out then tropical sunshine fries it, giving your blonde do that orangey hue we all know and try to avoid.  But this year why not sidestep the summer madness and give your hair an SOS with Surya Brasil Silver Fox?

Our all-natural semi-permanent hair dye is loaded with moisturising fruits and plants from the Amazon to deliver a powerful conditioning treatment whilst simultaneously toning down unwanted brassiness (this works also for brassy brunettes). It works great  on frayed highlighted ends making it the best way to cure banjaxed balayage even after one use.

Just apply our gentle, chemical-free vegan colouring at home and take your hair from worn-out and brassy to classy.

Surya Brasil Henna Creams are available from health stores and selected pharmacies or online at priced €13.80.

Added: 09/06/17 : 06:45:08