Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, also known as bothersome sweating, can be socially and emotionally embarrassing.
Now a minimally invasive laser procedure is available for the treatment of small areas such as the axillary glands in the (armpit) to treat Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis. This one-time, one-hour procedure is ideal if you want great results with the least amount of downtime.

Axillary Gland Ablation
When treating axillary glands in the armpit, laser energy is delivered by a fiber through a small cannula.

Cynosure’s PrecisionTx is specifically designed to deliver energy to targeted tissues in the axillary gland area of the armpit.

What To Expect

Treat Hyperhidrosis with Laser Energy
Laser ablation treatment applies laser energy underneath the skin to the primary axillary glands under the arm.

When treating under the arm, Cynosure’s PrecisionTx delivers energy that specifically coagulates the tissue in the treatment area.

The procedure can be performed in the physician’s office while you are awake, using small incisions about the size of a pen tip. So you’ll be back on your feet quickly.

 Get the Results  You Want

A recent study of sweat gland ablation showed:

•    A high patient satisfaction rate post procedure

FAQs

What is PrecisionTx by Cynosure?
PrecisionTx is designed to treat Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis by delivering thermal energy by a laser fiber through a small incision. PrecisionTx delivers thermal energy directly to the treatment area.

How do I know if small area laser lipolysis for Hyperhidrosis is right for me?
The best candidates are women and men who experience Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis or bothersome sweating. A consultation with a physician can provide you with the best information.

What does it feel like?
Because the area is anesthetized, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may feel a light pressure but it is a mild sensation. Following treatment, you may experience some aches, much like after a physical workout.

How long does the procedure take?
On average, the procedure will take 1 hour. This is dependent on the number and size of areas to be treated.

Do I have to stay in the hospital?
Typically, axillary gland ablation is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia and can be performed in a physician’s office.

How many treatments are necessary?
For most patients, results are achieved in just one treatment. Speak with your physician about what you can expect post-treatment.

Will there be scarring?
The incision site will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. Your physician is best to evaluate your skin type and provide you information.

What’s the recovery time?
Axillary gland ablation is minimally invasive and usually require only local anesthesia. Some light bruising can occur, but you’ll be able to return to normal activities in a short period of time.
 
How much does a procedure cost?
The average cost depends on the number and size of areas to be treated. Ask a physician in your area to find out more information.

How do I contact a physician?
For a qualified practitioner in your area, use our physician locator<Link to: Find a Physician>.

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