PrecisionTx for Hyperhidrosis
Effectively Reduce Heavy Sweating at Our Akron, Ohio, Area Practice
Sweating throughout the day is typically unavoidable. However, if you’ve experienced profuse sweating for prolonged periods of time, resulting in a problem that gets in the way of daily activities, this may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Dr. David Hartman regularly treats patients who are affected by hyperhidrosis in the Ohio area, using focused light energy to stop the steady stream of moisture and odor. PrecisionTx ablates overactive sweat glands to dramatically reduce excessive underarm sweating, underarm odor, and even underarm hair growth after just one treatment.
Perspiration may occur in response to hot weather, physical activity, or emotional stress. Like it or not, sweating is a natural biological process that allows the body to regulate its temperature, cooling down as moisture evaporates from the surface of the skin. Constant and excessive sweating, however, can lead to conditions that create issues no matter the time or temperature. Soaking shirts can be visually embarrassing and physically uncomfortable.
How Does PrecisionTx Work to Address Hyperhidrosis?
PrecisionTx is a hyperhidrosis solution that focuses directly on stopping the problem of overactive underarm sweat glands, not temporarily shutting them down.
The procedure involves a 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.
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 PrecisionTx treats.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Millions of Americans suffer from a disorder defined by abnormal, excessive sweating: hyperhidrosis. It can manifest in select areas of the body—such as the palms, feet, face, and underarms—or all over. This condition causes a heavy amount of perspiration, even when the body does not require it.
The condition is not life-threatening, but it can cause distress and negatively influence the sufferer’s quality of life. People with excessive sweating may also be more susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections due to consistently moist and humid conditions.
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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 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.
What Are the Causes of Hyperhidrosis?
Physical tests and an assessment of your medical history can help to determine what type of condition you have while uncovering potential root causes.
There are two main types of hyperhidrosis:
Primary focal hyperhidrosis has no known medical cause and affects specific areas, such as the hands and feet, of people who are in otherwise good overall health. However, it is believed that this form of hyperhidrosis may be linked to genetics and tends to run in families. Some experts also believe that anxiety plays a role.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is directly linked to a separate medical condition (such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, gout, or obesity) and results in sweating over a large area of the body.
Signs and Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis
The sweating experienced by people with hyperhidrosis is usually much more intense than average. The problem typically starts early in life, before the age of 25. If you’ve had at least weekly episodes of unusually excessive perspiration for a period of longer than six months, this is typically a red flag. The flare-ups may happen at night or may get in the way of normal daily activities, since having clammy, wet hands can make it difficult to grip a steering wheel or hold a pen.
More Treatments for Hyperhidrosis
It’s possible to address hyperhidrosis through surgery or to alleviate the symptoms with minimally invasive procedures aside from laser treatments, such as BOTOX®. When injected into the target area, BOTOX® stops sweat glands from activating for months at a time.
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-based solutions 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.
Talk to the Fine Arts Skin & Laser team to determine which treatment is best for you.
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- Average Cost
- $2,500 - $4,500
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-3 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1-2 weeks
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