Do you experience excessive underarm sweating that interferes with your daily activities?
There are solutions that will leave you dry. Ultherapy is an ultrasound energy that safely and efficiently decreases the amount you perspire in the underarms up to 90%.
An estimated 2-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (primary axillary hyperhidrosis. The uncontrollable sweating can lead to significant discomfort, both physical and emotional
Excessive underarm sweating is a medical condition that involves overactive sweat glands. Sweat is your body’s temperature regulator.
In severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating), sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements for cooling.
People who suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis may resort to:
• Changing clothes throughout the day
• Wear absorbent layers under clothing
• Refrain from your style of clothes
While people with excessive underarm sweating may choose many different antiperspirants or over-the-counter prescriptions, in many instances those products fail to stop the sweating.
The Ultherapy procedure is non-invasive, as it involves no surgical incisions or cuts. Prior to the procedure, temporary markings are placed on the skin to guide treatment, and local anesthesia is administered to the underarms to maintain patient comfort.
The Ultherapy system heats up the deep layers of the skin where sweat glands are located. While these deep layers are being heated, the technology protects and cools the top layers of skin to prevent damage and help keep the procedure comfortable. As the sweat glands are heated, they are permanently damaged, which prevents them from producing sweat and effectively treats hyperhydrosis.
The total patient appointment time is generally 60 minutes; this includes numbing the area and efficient time for any questions by the patient.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Most patients notice sweat reduction immediately after the procedure. Two procedures are typically recommended three months apart to maximize the results and duration. After 2 Ultherapy treatments, up to 90% reduction in underarm sweat may be expected.
Is there downtime associated with Ultherapy for hyperhidrosis?
Most patients are able to return to work on the same day of the procedure, and can typically resume exercise within several days. All patients will experience soreness under their arms up to 2 weeks post procedure. Mild to moderate edema (swelling) under the arms is typical post treatment and lasts about a week or two.
Patients may experience temporary decreased sensation of the skin in the treated area. This will dissipate within a few weeks.
What are the benefits?
The results of Ultherapy for hyperhidrosis are long-lasting. By using ultrasound, this procedure is safe and has reported a high patient satisfaction. This procedure can be performed with minimal to no downtime.
Ultherapy for hyperhidrosis is an off-label treatment.
Contact a doctor to learn if Ultherapy for hyperhidrosis is right for you.
The information on this site is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a licensed medical practitioner. If you are experiencing a serious medical condition call your local emergency services or your doctor.