A Minimally Invasive Solution for Excessive Sweating

Laser Axillary Hyperhidrosis Treatment is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive solution for hyperhidrosis. Laser treatments are among the least invasive of all surgical techniques, so scarring and patient immobilization are not a concern.

Target Sweat Glands, Without Collateral Damage

For treating hyperhidrosis, 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser light is used to permanently destroy axillary sweat glands by photoselectively heating sweat gland tissue without damaging the surrounding tissue. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic and is finished in less than an hour. The general steps of the treatment are as follows:

  • Step 1 - Locate: Before the operation, the underarms are coated with iodine and starch is used to identify the precise location of the sweat glands.
  • Step 2 - Irradiate: A 3 mm incision is made through which a cannula with an optical fiber is passed. Through this optical fiber a QCW 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser beam is fired, which destroys the sweat glands.
  • Step 3 - Remove: A grating cannula is used to remove the destroyed glands.

In order to ensure maximum selectivity during treatments, Fotona's XP Line and SP Line of laser systems feature a special QCW mode in which localized spikes reach power levels in the kW range. This enhances the selective effect of the laser when targeting the tissue, ensuring greater speed, efficiency and safety during all surgical procedures.

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