Excessive armpit sweating is not medically harmful, but it can definitely cause feelings of embarrassment and impact a person's social life. When the armpits sweat excessively, it can cause a person to be extremely self-conscious when around others. Many people with hyperhidrosis avoid physical exertion and even physical contact such as hugs with friends and loved ones. Sweating at inopportune times, such as during a job interview, can make a person appear overheated or nervous. The sweat glands in people with hyperhidrosis are simply overactive and produce extremely large amounts of sweat, even when temperatures are cool.
Doctors and cosmetic surgeons have tried numerous treatments over the years for hyperhidrosis. These attempts have included prescription deodorants, Botox injections, prescription medications, and even invasive surgery. None of these treatments have proven to be as effective or as long lasting as PrecisionTx.
How PrecisionTx treats hyperhidrosis
PrecisionTx is a minimally invasive laser treatment to stop excessive underarm sweating. During the procedure, Dr. Bacha applies focused laser energy from the PrecisionTx directly to your armpit sweat glands. This effectively causes the sweat glands to permanently "switch off" — a process known as ablation. The unique design of the PrecisionTx system allows Dr. Bacha to apply the laser energy to the undersurface of the skin, directly impacting the sweat glands.
Advantages of PrecisionTx over other hyperhidrosis treatments
- Minimally invasive
- Long-lasting results
- No side effects
- Quick procedure — usually less than one hour
Will I overheat without those sweat glands?
Ablation of your underarm sweat glands with PrecisionTx will not cause you to overheat in the future. Your body has approximately four million sweat glands. Following a PrecisionTx treatment, you will have about two percent of your body's total amount of sweat glands "switched off." Your body will still be completely effective in cooling itself off with normal sweating through other areas of the body. You can even enjoy intense exercise in the future with no worries of overheating.
The PrecisionTx procedure