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Study Showed Patients Treated With The miraDry© System Experienced 82 Percent Sweat Reduction On Average
Date:4/20/2012

KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Miramar Labs announced today 18 months of follow-up data to a study which assessed the efficacy and safety of the miraDry System, a non-invasive technology that was cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to treat primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweat). The data showed patients treated with the miraDry System experienced, on average, 82 percent sweat reduction at 18-months post procedure, consistent with the results seen at the 12 months check-in date. The study also demonstrated patient satisfaction and efficacy of more than 90 percent. The data was presented today at the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery Annual Conference in Kissimmee, Fla. A more detailed description of the study's 12-month results will be published in the May issue of Dermatologic Surgery.

"The recent data is exciting because it shows that the improvements made to the miraDry System and protocol over the earlier FDA approval study have increased patient satisfaction and efficacy while maintaining an excellent safety record," said Dr. Mark Lupin, director and founder of Cosmedica in Victoria, B.C. and co-author of the Dermatologic Surgery journal article. "Additionally, histology shows that the device's mechanism of action does in fact destroy sweat cells; once destroyed, sweat glands do not regenerate. The miraDry Procedure provides a lasting option for sweat sufferers enduring an often embarrassing condition."

In the U.S., 1 in 5 adults suffer from bothersome underarm sweat. The miraDry Procedure delivers energy non-invasively to the underarm area where the sweat glands reside, creating localized heat to eliminate the glands.

Thirty-one adults with excessive underarm sweat were enrolled in the study at two centers in Canada. The study participants had follow-up office visits for 12 months after all procedur
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