Stop Excessive Underarm Sweating in Dover, Ohio
Excessive sweating, known as “hyperhidrosis,” can be more than just an annoying cause of wet shirts that prompt frequent changes. Constant moisture can also result in irritation and chafing, making the problem both cosmetic and functional. PrecisionTx at Ohio’s Fine Arts Skin & Laser uses focused light energy to ablate overactive sweat glands to dramatically reduce excessive underarm sweating, underarm odor, and even underarm hair growth after just one treatment.
Since the body is covered with sweat glands from head to foot, damaging only the glands found under the arms will not prevent you from being able to cool down properly. In fact, the average body has about 4 million sweat glands, with only 2 percent of them located in the axillary (underarm) area. This 2 percent represents the only glands that will be impacted by the laser. However, in focal underarm hyperhidrosis, it is the overactivity of these underarm sweat glands that cause the greatest problem—and this is exactly what PrecisonTx treats.
How Does PrecisionTx Work to Address Hyperhidrosis?
PrecisionTx is a hyperhidrosis solution that focuses directly on stopping theproblem of overactive underarm sweat glands, not temporarily shutting them down.
The procedure involves local anesthetic to numb the under-the-arm area, then the creation of a small incision to allow for the insertion of a blunt-tipped instrument known as a laser cannula. This cannula emits laser energy directed specifically at the sweat glands found just beneath the surface of the skin.
The glands will absorb the light energy as heat, ultimately damaging them to prevent them from producing any excessive sweat. These results can be expected after only one treatment, with no need for maintenance visits to maintain the effects.
Am I a Candidate for PrecisionTx to Treat Hyperhidrosis?
Any man or woman tired of dealing with excessive underarm sweat is potentially a good candidate for a PrecisionTx hyperhidrosis treatment. Generally, this solution is recommended for patients who regularly soak through their shirts as a result of what is known as “primary focal hyperhidrosis,” which means the problem manifests in a specific area and is a chronic and natural part of their daily life—not a symptom of a related medical condition or side effect of medication.
The Fine Arts Skin & Laser team will assess you as a unique patient to determine whether PrecisionTx can provide the hyperhidrosis relief you are seeking.
Other Uses for Lasers
Laser energy drives sweat gland ablation, but hyperhidrosis treatment is not the only use for focused light at Fine Arts Skin & Laser. Other non-surgical laser-basedsolutions include laser hair removal, which damages follicles and hinders their ability to function properly, similar to how sweat glands are impacted by PrecisionTx. Light energy can also be used for laser skin resurfacing that triggers collagen production for a smoother, more even, overall rejuvenated look.
A personal consultation allows you to share what you are looking for in terms of change and to learn about the various options available to help you achieve your goals, whether they include reducing sweat or hair, getting a more youthful look, or all of the above.