Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Hyperhidrosis can be effectively treated through the use of laser therapy. Laser axillary hyperhidrosis treatment is a minimally-invasive way to destroy the sweat glands.
Centre for Surgery uses Fotona’s Nd:YAG laser to target the sweat glands. This removes the sweat glands without any surgery, does not involve any scars, and has longer lasting results than injections. This is considered to be one of the least invasive ways to treat hyperhidrosis.
You will be a suitable candidate for this procedure if you have hyperhidrosis which you are wishing to treat through a non-invasive procedure.
You will have to be at least 18 years old to undergo this procedure.
You will need to attend a consultation with one of our surgeons before undergoing this treatment. They will be able to assess whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure, or whether you are better suited for other treatments.
Laser axillary hyperhidrosis treatment will be performed under a local anaesthetic. You will be awake during the procedure but unable to feel any pain or discomfort.
Treatment usually involves three steps:
Topical antiseptic and dressing will then be applied to the incision area.
All glands will be removed in the one session.
The procedure will take around one hour to complete.
This is a minimally-invasive procedure, so there is little to no downtime.
You may be given antibiotics which you will have to take following the procedure.
Any pain medication is rarely required.
You may experience some swelling, numbness and tenderness, which will last around two weeks.
This procedure will allow you to notice a significant reduction in sweating.
Hyperhydrosis is otherwise known as excessive sweating. This can negatively impact your life, causing you to alter what clothes you wear or what activities you undertake.
There are numerous benefits to undertaking this treatment rather than surgery or injections. This includes:
Prior to the treatment starting, you will be given a local anaesthetic. You will not be able to feel any pain throughout the procedure.
You may feel some minor pain following the procedure, however, pain medication is rarely needed.
The procedure takes around one hour to complete.
You will generally only require one session to remove the sweat glands.