Excessive Underarm Sweating Laser Treatment
Sweating is a physiological process which helps the human body to cool down, and to regulate body temperature. The most common disorder related to sweating is the so-called excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis), which can be distressing.
Excessive sweating commonly affects the underarm area, palms, feet, face etc.
Sweating in the armpits is very unpleasant because of the stains it leaves on the clothes, while the sweating of palms is extremely embarrassing when shaking hands with someone, and sweaty feet leave the socks and shoes damp.
There are various pharmaceutical products which help reduce the sweating of palms and feet, as well as Iontophoresis, used to treat the excessive sweating in several sessions, scheduled 1 week apart.
Today, the excessive sweating is also treated by Botulinum toxin injections, which is very expensive since the procedure needs to be repeated every 6 months.
Following the test used to locate sweat glands and determine the intensity of sweating, a local anaesthetic is applied, followed by a subcutaneous laser treatment of the area. The results are visible immediately after the treatment, when the test is repeated. In this way, the excessive sweating is reduced by up to 90%.
After the procedure, the patient can go home, wearing the compression bandage for the next 2-3 days, followed by wound care according to the written post-treatment instructions.
Excessive sweating in the underarm areas poses a significant hygienic problem and makes social interaction difficult.
Starch-Iodine test used for Excessive Sweating – Before and After Examples:
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