Sweating is the pits, particularly for those who sweat excessively. Until recently, there wasn’t much that could be done for the 4 million people in the United States who suffer from the medical condition, hyperhydrosis. If you're tired of buying prescription strength antiperspirants, avoiding certain fabrics, or having to change clothes frequently, it may be time to consider a one-time solution for excessive sweating, Precision TX™. Previous treatment options varied from topicals, injections of Botox, and significantly invasive surgical options with considerable recurrence and compensatory sweating.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis – a condition that causes excessive sweating – is estimated to affect approximately 7.8 million in the world and more than 4 million in the United States, often causing embarrassment, discomfort, and anxiety. Sweat is your body’s temperature regulator. In severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements for cooling. Over half of people with hyperhidrosis are never diagnosed or treated, despite the fact that it is considered a serious medical condition.
How does Precision Tx™ Work?
Precision TX™ is a minimally-invasive, one-time procedure that utilizes a unique and focused delivery of laser energy to target and ablate the function of sweat glands within the axillae (underarms). The procedure is performed using a very small cannula (about the size of the tip of a pen) which is inserted under the skin. This cannula has a proprietary SideLaze™ fiber inside of it, the design of which allows the laser energy and heat to be directed upward toward the undersurface of the skin, directly at the sweat glands. The laser then destroys the sweat glands in the treatment area. The incision sites will be very small and hidden in skin folds of the underarms. The procedure takes about an hour, and although there can be some discomfort and a little swelling that may last up to a week, most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately.
How many Precision TX™ treatments are required to eliminate hyperhidrosis?
Because the sweat glands are destroyed by Precision TX™, most patients will require only one treatment for long-lasting results. Typically, patients report about a 90% reduction in their underarm sweating after one treatment.
Who is a good candidate for the Precision TX™ treatment?
Anyone who suffers from excessive sweating that causes social embarrassment and ruins clothing may be a candidate for Precision TX™. A personalized consultation with Dr. Tittle will help you determine if Precision TX™ is right for you.