Apart from Botox, there is another way to treat hyperhidrosis commonly known as Laser Hyperhidrosis treatment. It primarily focuses on deactivating sweat glands in the underarm area. Through various tests and studies, it has been proved that the treatment permanently reduces sweat production in the underarms. In normal cases, a single session is enough to prevent the hyperactive sweat glands from working to a massive degree.
The factors involved in the treatment include the degree of the condition, the power of the laser used, and the patient’s biological anatomy i.e. skin structure and subcutaneous tissue. A regular 60-80% decrease in symptoms is normal for laser hyperhidrosis treatment in Dubai. However, if the issue is too acute, a secondary session can always be booked after the primary procedure with no setbacks.
What type of Laser is Used?
The Fotona laser machine is the technology used for hyperhidrosis treatment in Dubai and it is the optimal choice due to a number of reasons. The erbium laser beam (wavelength of 2940 nm) is a strictly controlled vaporizer that removes cellular layers in microns. The variable intensity of the laser beam and its force is dictated by what is being removed from the skin. Hence the biggest advantage of this laser is its minimized thermal collateral damage to surrounding tissue.
Who is a Candidate?
You are an ideal candidate for laser hyperhidrosis treatment if you;
- Are suffering from excessive sweating
- Have good physical health
- Do not have any serious medical condition like diabetes
Laser hyperhidrosis is a minimally invasive treatment. During the procedure an Nd: YAG laser beam is transmitted under the skin through endoscopic surgery to permanently disable sub-dermal sweat glands. It heats the sweat glands without harming the neighboring tissue. Only local anesthesia is necessary and the whole operation hardly takes an hour. General procedure steps are as follows;
1. Locating Sweat Glands
A simple starch test is conducted in which the underarms are coated with a mixture of iodine tincture and starch that is used as a pigmentation test to locate sweat glands under the skin. The mixture displays a dark color where the sweat glands are located whereas starch powder remains white where there are no sweat glands.
Minor incisions (2-3 mm) are made in the skin under the armpit through which an endoscope and a cannula are introduced. The endoscope allows the doctor to visually track and treat the sweat glands with laser passed through an optical fiber that runs in the cannula. The ND: YAG laser passing through that optical fiber destroys sweat glands layer by layer very precisely and the tool is manipulated by hand. The operation is concluded in an hour or so when the surgeon deems it finished through his viewing aided by the endoscope.
A specific cannula is eventually used to remove the ablated glands through suction action. Dressings are applied as well as topical antiseptic right after the procedure and the dressing remains on for 24 hours following the procedure. The doctor will prescribe infection preventive antibiotics and a care regimen that includes washing the armpit with soap and water daily followed by topical cream application. Pain medication is rarely needed and is optional.
Results and Recovery
Laser Hyperhidrosis treatment with Fotona was tested in 33 patients over a time period of 6 months and the results were largely successful. Significant reduction in underarm sweating was noted approximately up to 78%. With the sweat glands permanently removed in a single session, the studies reported mild symptoms of recovery among patients. These symptoms include swelling, numbness, and tenderness that subsided completely within 2 weeks.
Observations run on the treated area displayed that eccrine as well as apocrine glands were completely destroyed through precise laser ablation. These glands are responsible for releasing odorless moisture and fatty sweat respectively that releases odor when decomposed by bacteria on the surface of the skin. The results concluded after 6 months postoperatively deemed the treatment successful and safe. Since sweat glands are not regenerative in nature, laser hyperhidrosis treatment is permanent in nature.
Laser hyperhidrosis treatment in Dubai has brought about numerous advantages to cosmetic surgery which include;
- It is a permanent solution for all forms of hyperhidrosis and is now the treatment of choice for many patients.
- Minimal downtime and minimal prepping time required for surgery. The total time required for the surgery is one hour under local anesthesia. It allows the patients to resume normal routine within a few hours of surgery.
- The applications of Fotona laser for hyperhidrosis are safe, swift, and efficient with almost no chance of complications.
- It offers complete recovery in four to seven days.
- Photo selection allows targeting of sweat glands without harming surrounding skin tissue, nerve endings, or blood vessels.
- Rejuvenating effect on the skin.
- Very high success rate and immense patient satisfaction.
- No scars left behind and almost no pain after surgery.
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If you are thinking of getting hyperhidrosis treatment with Fotona laser in Dubai, visit our clinic today. We are offering the treatment under the supervision of highly qualified laser specialists. You can consult with them to know more about the treatment. Get a consultation today with one of our experts for hyperhidrosis treatment with Fotona laser by filling the online form. Once, you fill the form given below, one of our staff members will get in touch with you to schedule your appointment.
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