Precision Tx™ Laser Sweat Reduction
If you suffer from bothersome, excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, you know first-hand how emotionally and socially embarrassing it can be. And you are not alone. Severe, excessive sweating is estimated to affect approximately 7.8 million men and women world-wide and more than 4 million in the United States.
This condition can be disabling and inhibiting within everyday situations affecting lifestyle and emotional well-being. You may have tried treatment options such as strong anti-perspirants, Botox injections or significantly invasive surgical options, only to find that none of these treatments worked. Your excessive sweating came back – with its accompanying frustration and embarrassment.
Take heart and read on to learn about a minimally invasive laser treatment for hyperhidrosis that we are proud to offer at Creative Image Laser Solutions called Precision Tx™. Precision TX is different. It utilizes a unique and focused delivery of laser energy to target and ablate the function of sweat glands within the axillae (underarms). This revolutionary, minimal invasive procedure is the newest application for the Sidelaze800™ side-firing laser by Cynosure®, the makers of SmartLipo™ and Cellulaze™. The design of the laser allows for energy and heat to be directed upward toward the under surface of the skin, directly at the sweat glands (and hair follicles).
This one-time, one-hour procedure – technically called “axillary gland ablation” – is ideal if you want optimum results with the least amount of downtime. Six months after a single Precision TX™ treatment quantitative calculations reported 78% sweat reduction in right axilla and 96% sweat reduction in the left axilla. After treatment, axillary perspiration could be controlled through a standard over the counter antiperspirant.
How does Precision Tx™ work to reduce excessive sweating?
The Precision Tx™ laser is specifically designed to deliver energy to targeted tissues in small areas – such as the axillary gland area of the armpit. Precision Tx™ delivers thermal energy directly to the treatment area with a laser fiber using a cannula (tube) through a tiny incision.
Why choose Precision Tx™ to treat hyperhidrosis over other solutions?
Axillary gland ablation with Precision Tx™ works. It is minimally invasive and only requires local anesthesia. It is a one-time procedure – once you are treated, you can say goodbye to excessive sweating. After treatment, axillary perspiration can be easily controlled through a standard, over-the-counter antiperspirant.
How many Precision Tx™ treatments are needed?
For most of our clients, results are achieved in just one treatment. Following your treatment, we will discuss with you what you can expect going forward.
Does a Precision Tx™ laser treatment hurt?
Because the area is to be treated is anesthetized, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may feel a mild, light, pressure-type sensation. Following treatment, you may experience some aching, much like after a physical workout. Some light bruising may occur, but you’ll be able to return to your normal activities in a short period of time.
How long will Precision Tx™ results last?
For most patients, Precision Tx™ is a one-time treatment. This is because the Precision Tx™ laser actually destroys the sweat glands.
How much does a Precision Tx™ treatment cost?
The average cost depends on the number and size of areas to be treated. We will discuss the cost with you following your consultation and examination. For your convenience, we offer CareCredit healthcare financing.
Underarm wetness or heavy sweating can be markedly reduced. We believe you’ll leave your consultation feeling much more optimistic about your life! Read more about Precision TX™ treatment and our other services on Creative Image Laser Solution’s blog.