What is hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)?
(Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder. Skinnotion offers 2 treatment effective options:
- Anti wrinkle injections injections as a temporarily treatment for armpits, hands, feet, face.
- Vaser Liposuction as a permanent treatment for armpits.
While sweating is a normal body physiological function, some people naturally sweat more or less than others. Those individual sweat excessively can cause problems and embarrassment with work and social situation.
Hyperhidrosis affects both males and females and can start at any age. Hyperhidrosis may be localized or generalized. Body parts such as armpits, hands, feet and groin tend to perspire more due to high concentration of sweat glands in these areas.
If excessive sweating is limited to these areas it is called localized or primary hyperhidrosis. If the whole body perspires excessively it is called generalized or secondary hyperhidrosis, and this is usually caused by some systemic condition for example hyperthyroidism.
Hyperhidrosis can be effective controlled or treated now with anti wrinkle injections as temporarily treatment required one or twice a year or with a permanent but minimal invasive procedure called Vaser liposuction.
How does Vaser Liposuction Procedure Help Reduce Excessive Sweating?
Vaser Liposuction procedure can be used to treat Axillary Hyperhidrosis (excessive armpit sweating). Vaser liposuction for underarm sweating uses ultrasound to treat the superficial layer of the skin where the sweat glands are located.
The underarm affected area is filled with a special saline solution, tumescent which numbs the area and shrinks the blood vessels. This not only ensures minimum bleeding and bruising but also makes the area wet making it easier to break the gland tissues.
A small Vaser probe is used to transmit sound energy, which breaks the unwanted fatty sweat gland tissues without damaging the other tissues. The fat liquefies and dissolves into the tumescent solution. Small cannulas are then inserted through a small incision to gently remove the liquefied fatty gland out to give a significant reduction in sweating.
How effective are Excessive Sweating Treatments?
The effectiveness of excessive sweating treatments depends upon the type of hyperhidrosis treatment being taken. Use of clinical antiperspirants is the easiest and cheapest option for hyperhidrosis treatment but it has a low success rate. Anti wrinkle injections treatment is a highly effective cure for hyperhidrosis though it has to be taken at least twice a year. Vaser liposuction for sweating is a permanent cure for hyperhidrosis. Research has shown that more than 90% of the patients who underwent Vaser liposuction for underarm sweating reported less sweating after the first treatment itself. Nearly every patient has a drastic reduction after the second treatment.
Does the Vaser Treatment help with underarm odour too?
Yes, patients who have undergone Vaser liposuction for underarm sweating have reported that their underarm odor has reduced.
Will it make me too dry?
No, Vaser liposuction for underarm sweating will not make you too dry as it is impossible to remove all the sweat glands from the body. The liposuction for sweating would ensure that you have normal sweating instead of excessive sweating.
Who should have Vaser liposuction excessive sweating reduction treatment?
Adults of all ages who suffer from excessive sweating in the armpits can have Vaser liposuction for underarm sweating treatment.
What body areas can be treated?
Only the sweating in armpits can be treated through Vaser liposuction for permanent sweating treatment.
Other areas such as excess sweating in the hands, feet and face can be temporarily treated with anti wrinkle injections.
Cost of Vaser Liposuction excessive sweating treatment
- Vaser Liposuction $3,500 (permanent)
- Anti wrinkle injections from $500 (4-6 months)
Want to know more about Vaser Liposuction for Excessive Sweating Treatment?
Contact Skinnotion now on 02 4655 6638.
Vaser liposuction for sweating procedure is a minimal invasive procedure but we still require you to have a preop physical and blood examination to make sure you are healthy for this procedure. You may be required to cease blood thinners 1 or 2 weeks prior but please discuss this with your treating doctors before stopping any of your medications.
You should stay off work for 2-3 days, as your underarm may be little sore and swollen. You should wear the support garment for a few days after undergoing the Vaser liposuction for underarm sweating procedure.
FAQ’s[expand title=”Is hospitalisation required?”]No, hospitalization is not required after Vaser liposuction for underarm sweating.[/expand] [expand title=”Is there any age limit for this procedure?”]No, there is no age limit for this procedure and anyone above the age of eighteen can undergo the Vaser liposuction for sweating.[/expand] [expand title=”Does it hurt?”]No, it does not hurt much during the procedure as the armpit is numb, though you might feel some discomfort after the procedure which can be managed with medication.[/expand] [expand title=”How long does it take to perform liposuction for excessive sweating?”]The Vaser liposuction for underarm sweating takes about an hour to perform. You would be allowed to go home once the effect of mild sedatives wears off.[/expand] [expand title=”Are there any complications?”]No major complications had been reported with this Vaser procedure.[/expand] [expand title=”Are there any side effects?”]The side effects are minimal. You might have discomfort and swollen at the treated areas which can be treated medicines.[/expand] [expand title=”Will I get any skin irregularities?”]Skin irregularities rare.[/expand] [expand title=”Will there be any bruising or swelling?”]Yes, you would have some bruising which would heal in about a week. The swelling would disappear in about one to three weeks.[/expand] [expand title=”Are bandages applied?”]Yes, thin steri strips are applied to the area where the incision is made. If the strips come off you should replace it with band-aid.[/expand] [expand title=”Do I need time off work?”]Though a large number of people return to work the next day, you should take two to three days off from work as your underarms would be sore and swollen.[/expand] [expand title=”When can I do exercises ?”]You can start exercising in about two weeks after Vaser liposuction for underarm sweating surgery.[/expand] [expand title=”When can I get out in the sun again?”]You should protect the underarms from the direct exposure of the sun for about six weeks as for any scar prevention measures.[/expand] [expand title=”Should I follow a special diet?”]No.[/expand] [expand title=”Are the results permanent?”]Yes, the results are permanent. About 90% of the patients who have been treated for Vaser liposuction for underarm sweating have reported reduced sweating after the first treatment. Almost 100% of the patients have reported dramatic reduction in sweating after the second treatment.[/expand] [expand title=”Will there be scars?”]The small access incision is not visible and disappears within a few weeks. The risk of Keloid scars are rare.[/expand] [expand title=”Can I drive home after my liposuction surgery?”]No, you should not drive home after your liposuction for sweating surgery as you ma be still under the influence of the mild sedatives given.[/expand] [expand title=”Will I have to return for post-operative care?”]Yes, you would have to return for post-operative care after about a week. You should regularly consult your doctor after six weeks, six months and twelve months.[/expand]
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