Axillary Hyperhidrosis Liposuction Treatment
It is perfectly normal for our bodies to sweat as we engage in physical activity, experience unnerving or anxiety-inducing situations, or even simply just go about our daily lives. However, some individuals experience an excessive amount of perception that may make them feel uncomfortable, produce a strong odor or disrupt their everyday lives. This excessive amount of sweating is medically defined as hyperhidrosis and there are several ways it can be effectively treated.
Thrive Med Spa with offices in Lakeview and Chicago provides top rated Axillary Hyperhidrosis Liposuction treatments throughout the Chicagoland area from the downtown Loop to Axillary Hyperhidrosis Liposuction treatments for the Gold Coast, River North and Evanston areas.
What is Axillary Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is characterized as excessive perspiration, which can either be localized to a specific area of the body or occur all over. Axillary hyperhidrosis is defined as excessive sweating that occurs in the armpit region of the body. Hyperhidrosis is further defined based upon its age of onset and characterized as either primary hyperhidrosis or secondary hyperhidrosis.
Primary Hyperhidrosis is developed before before an individual reaches puberty, usually anytime before the ages of 13 to 15.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is defined as hyperhidrosis that develops after an individual reaches adolescence.
Scientists are unsure of the causes of hyperhidrosis, however many researchers theorize that the condition is due to over stimulation of the nerves, potentially caused by damage to the pituitary gland or thyroid, or as a result of disease, such as diabetes, gout or tumors. However, many patients who present with hyperhidrosis have no traceable causes or other other symptoms.
Superficial Liposuction Treatment
There are several safe and easy treatments for axillary hyperhidrosis. Treatments for axillary hyperhidrosis began to appear over 70 years ago and have made many advancements since they were first developed. One of the most effective treatments for hyperhidrosis involves the gentle destruction or removal of sweat glands located under the armpit, on the hands or on the feet. The most common procedure for curing axillary hyperhidrosis involves a process much like liposuction where almost a third of the sweat glands in a concentrated area are removed. This removal of sweat glands still allows the body to regulate temperature normally, and produce sweat under normal conditions, however it dramatically decreases the amount of sweat excreted by an average of 90 percent. There's also the option of injecting medications directly into the site of the hyperhidrosis to help control the amount of perspiration released by localized sweat glads. Some popular and safe treatments involve the injection of botox, or specifically developed medications, such as miraDry.
Superficial liposuction is a relatively new procedure for treating axillary hyperhidrosis, using a one-time process performed under local anesthesia. It is a safe, minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis and it has a very high success rate. The procedure actually removes the sweat glands in the armpits using a liposuction cannula.
This process is similar to traditional liposuction which is used for the removal of excess fat in areas such as the abdomen or hips. The difference is that with Superficial Liposuction, the cannula opening is directed toward the surface of the skin where the apocrine and eccrine glands are located.
For the procedure itself, the area under each arm is numbed with a solution containing local anesthesia. This is only mildly uncomfortable. The effect of the anesthetic is immediate, so that once the area to be treated is anesthetized, there is no further discomfort. The process takes approximately five minutes per arm.
Next, small openings are made at the edge of the areas to be treated. Usually two incisions, each measuring less than a quarter of an inch are made under each arm. A small cannula (metal tube) is then inserted through the incision. This cannula has an opening at its tip and is attached to a special tubing coming from the liposuction machine.
Once the machine is turned on, the sweat glands are scraped and suctioned via a back and forth motion. The liposuction process takes approximately fifteen minutes per arm.
Benefits Liposuction Treatment
This procedure generally results in a permanent 80% to 100% reduction in the amount of sweating under the arms with temporary numbness being the most common side effect. Patients report they no longer sweat through their shirts, they can now wear anything they want without fear of sweat stains showing through the garment. Treatment is available on several body areas, including the hands and feet, head, face and underarms. The existence of hyperhidrosis has also been linked to several negative psychological consequences. Seeking treatment for hyperhidrosis can allow patients to feel more confident with their appearance and allow them to enjoy physical activity, interacting with others and their professional lives again.
Here at Thrive Med Spa in Chicago we have had great success with this treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis. If you suffer from this uncomfortable and embarrassing condition, please come visit us for a consultation.
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3000 N. Halsted Suite 801
Lakeview, IL 60657
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Chicago, IL 60610