Turn Off the Sweat
- Posted on: Aug 30 2017
It’s no secret — summers in Texas are toasty. Everyone sweats, but if you suffer from hyperhidrosis, you sweat a ton. It can be embarrassing, even leading a person to avoid social situations. Often people with hyperhidrosis feel as if they’re the only one sweating excessively. But the truth is that four million Americans suffer from the condition.
If you have the condition, you’ve tried every conceivable antiperspirant, maybe even Botox injections. But the sweat always comes back.
At Creative Image Laser Solutions, we have a better solution, a minimally invasive laser treatment for hyperhidrosis call Precision Tx™. This laser procedure goes after the axillary glands, ending excessive sweating for good.
How does Precision Tx™ work?
At Creative Image, we’re laser geeks. Our entire business revolves around laser technology and how it can serve our patients’ needs. For sweat reduction, the Precision Tx™ procedure utilizes a unique, focused delivery of laser energy to target and destroy the function of the sweat glands located in the underarms. The procedure uses the Sidelaze800™ side-firing laser by Cynosure. The design of the laser allows for energy and heat to be directed upward toward the under surface of the skin. There it can directly impact the sweat glands, which are found in the hair follicles.
What are the results?
A one-time, one-hour Precision Tx™ procedure is incredibly effective. Six months after a single treatment quantitative calculations show a 78 percent reduction in the right axilla and a 96 percent reduction in the left axilla. With this kind of reduction, any remaining sweating is easily controlled with an over-the-counter antiperspirant.
How is Precision Tx™ done?
During the procedure, we first apply a local anesthetic to your underarms. Then we make a tiny incision to access under the skin. A laser fiber is inserted through a cannula, and the laser energy is delivered under the skin. The laser energy converts to heat when it is absorbed by the sweat glands, and this destroys the function of the glands…permanently.
How many treatments are needed?
For the majority of patients, a single Precision Tx™ treatment is all that they need.
Ready to put an end to the sweating? Call Creative Image Laser Solutions at 325-641-1927 to make your appointment.
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