Treating hyperhidrosis changes the impact this has on people’s lives, not least with excessive underarm sweating.
Hyperhidrosis can affect different parts of the body, although axillary hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating in the armpits, is common. Also an area which brings distinct social and confidence issues.
Whilst professional diagnosis could suggest other routes, the new approach of using ultherapy for underarm sweating will suit many patients. Treatment and research to date point to a valuable outcome.
A medical study which you can read in full saw patients involved report a 92% satisfaction rate. The scientific evidence produced was equally positive.
The researchers concluded that ultherapy is “safe, effective, well-tolerated, and a long lasting means for treating axillary hyperhidrosis”. This fits well with other studies and the views of those undergoing treatment.
Ultherapy In Action
The science behind ultherapy treatment is the use of micro focused ultrasound waves, along with what is known as visualisation, the use of acoustic imaging to refine targeting.
Treatment can be delivered to specific tissue, at depths of up to 4.5 mm, whilst other structures, such as blood vessels are left alone. Neither should there be any lasting surface effects on the skin.
Underarm sweat glands, which you can spare for body cooling needs, are disrupted from action, or eradicated. Neither are they normally known to regenerate.
As a quite new treatment, further research will determine the length of success. We can not yet say whether this will be permanent, although patients are already reporting the reduction in sweating lasting beyond a year.
Even though this is not a painful treatment, a mild anaesthetic may be used. A hand held ultherapy head is then guided to deliver targeted ultrasound, following a pre-mapped grid underneath your arm.
This takes place whilst you lie restfully on a treatment table and without noticeable discomfort. Beyond possible minor tenderness, or bruising, you are unlikely to see any side effects and be able to carry on with your day.
Reduction in sweating is often immediate and one treatment may be fine, although two treatments about a month apart could be optimum. Your consultant will discuss individual requirements with you.
We are pleased to offer ultherapy for hyperhidrosis treatment, as this is a safe, non surgical, non invasive option. Ultherapy has for some time been FDA approved for other aesthetic procedures.
Treatment is available at both our London clinics and research points to equal effectiveness regardless of age, skin ethnicity, or gender. Our experienced staff will be happy to offer any further advice, or information you require.