If you’re old enough, you may remember the movie Broadcast News. In the film one of the TV station’s reporters, played by Albert Brooks, finally got the chance to anchor the evening newscast. All was going well until he started sweating…everywhere…a lot. Obviously, the gig was a one-time event and he wasn’t going to get the anchorman spot.
While funny in the movie, if you sweat excessively it’s no laughing matter. It’s embarrassing and can keep you from participating in activities just to avoid the possibility of sweating. The condition is called hyperhidrosis and it is estimated to affect around 7.8 million people worldwide.
If you have hyperhidrosis, you’ve probably tried everything — prescription antiperspirants, Botox injections, possibly even invasive surgery. But each time the sweating came back, along with the embarrassment.
But there’s hope at Creative Image Laser Solutions. We perform a minimally invasive laser procedure call Precision Tx™ that employs laser energy to target and ablate the function of sweat glands in the underarms. This one-time treatment permanently ends excessive underarm sweating.
What is Precision Tx™?
In Precision Tx™ we use our Sidelaze800™ side-firing laser. The design of the laser allows for energy and heat to be directed upward toward the under-surface of the skin, the location of the sweat glands and hair follicles.
What’s involved with Precision Tx™?
We first anesthetize the underarm area to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Then we make a tiny incision and insert a cannula that houses a fiber that emits the laser energy. What we’re doing is technically called axillary gland ablation, meaning the laser energy is absorbed by the sweat glands permanently damaging them. Damaged sweat glands don’t produce sweat. Only one treatment is usually required.
Patients note from 80 to 95 percent reduction in sweat in the underarms after Precision Tx™, although results vary with every person. Any remaining sweat production can be easily handled with over-the-counter antiperspirants.
Tired of the sweating? Tired of the embarrassment? Call the team at Creative Image Laser Solutions, 325-641-1927, and ask us about Precision Tx.