After having gone through the experience, I wish I would have done this years ago! I have not experienced any underarm sweating since the procedure!! I cannot remember the last time I went an hour (much less a full day) without sweating!! The procedure was well worth the money and the minor discomfort and recovery. No more embarrassing sweat stains and now I can wear add more variety to my wardrobe!
I had the procedure without any medications. The medication injected into each armpit before the procedure was sufficient in numbing the area. Aside from feeling the tugging, I didn't really experience any discomfort during the procedure.
Dr. Palmer can treat under-arm sweat also known as axillary hyperhidrosis using SweatLiposuction to treat the over-active sweat producing glands.
SweatLipo is a new, revolutionary method to permanently reduce or even eliminate embarrassing excessive underarm sweat for people suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis.
The hair bearing area of the axilla (under arm) contains sweat glands that can become over active and produce much more sweat than is normal. This is termed hyperhidrosis. It is quite uncomfortable and embarrassing for those afflicted and can lead to a poor quality of life. Hyperhidrosis can also lead to bromhidrosis or basically a foul odor emanating from the bacteria feeding on the excess sweat; think BO!
First, Minor's iodine starch test is used to define the extent of involvement of excessive sweat production of each axilla's skin. Then liposuction techniques are used to introduce a narrow (3mm) Cannula into the space below the skin of the axilla. The sweat glands are disrupted by rubbing the cannula against the underside of the skin. This destroys their ability to make sweat. A single puncture wound is all that is needed and no sutures are placed. It is performed in Dr. Palmer's office and you may go home immediately following the procedure. For our anxious patients, we suggest an oral anxiolytic such as Ativan which we will provide. A driver is needed in this case.
There will be mild swelling and soreness under your arms for a week. Mild bruising is also possible. Temporary numbness under the arm is common. You should be able to return to regular, non-strenous activity by the following day and full activity by one week. Possible complications include infection and skin burn or necrosis which could lead to scarring (rare).