Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes abnormal, excessive sweating. This sweating can occur without any cause, such as extreme heat or exercise. If you have this condition, you may suffer embarrassment because of sweat stains, odor, and other issues related to excess sweat.
In a healthy person, sweating is the body’s way of cooling down when it becomes overheated. In someone with hyperhidrosis, however, the nerves responsible for activating the sweat glands get too sensitive. That causes your body to produce sweat even when it isn’t needed to cool you down. You may also notice that your symptoms worsen if you’re nervous or stressed.
In many cases, there’s no apparent cause of hyperhidrosis. However, some people may develop this condition because of an underlying issue, such as low blood sugar, hot flashes, diabetes, or certain medications.
Axillary gland ablation is a laser procedure that destroys the glands responsible for producing sweat. Without these glands, you won’t have to worry about excess sweat soaking your clothes.
Bergen Aesthetics uses the PrecisionTx laser for axillary gland ablation. This procedure employs powerful laser energy to destroy your sweat glands, which stops the sweating before it can embarrass you.
During axillary gland ablation, a local anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area and prevent pain. Dr. Ohanian will then use the PrecisionTx laser to destroy the glands responsible for your excessive sweating. The entire procedure takes only an hour.
After the procedure, you’ll be able to go home. You may experience some soreness in the treatment area, but you should be able to resume your normal activities quickly.
Axillary gland ablation poses few risks. Because it isn’t an invasive procedure and requires no incisions, you won’t have any scars. Infections are possible, but they’re very rare with this procedure. Dr. Ohanian can explain all of these risks in detail before you schedule the procedure.