Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating. It is estimated that 2%- 3% of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis; however, many may not know that it is treatable. Many people who have hyperhidrosis sweat excessively from one or two areas of the body. The underarms are most affected, but it can also affect the palms and the feet. Excessive sweating may interfere with everyday activities and negatively affects work and social life.
Sweating is a normal process preventing the body from overheating and occurs in response to warm temperatures, nervousness, or exercise. Excessive sweating is an increase in the amount of sweat, usually occurring in the underarms, palms, or feet, while the rest of the body is dry. It occurs for no apparent reason and maybe worse when it is hot or when someone is nervous. The amount of sweat interferes with everyday activities and is a source of embarrassment as it soaks clothing and is visible.
Excessive sweating, or hyperdrosis, extends far beyond mere physical inconvenience; it’s a challenge that reaches into the realms of social discomfort, emotional distress, and the intricate threads of professional and personal connections. Whether it’s the unwelcome dampness of your palms, the persistent saturation beneath your arms, or the ceaseless perspiration adorning your forehead, hyperhidrosis can transform into an overwhelming hurdle. Yet, amidst these trials, a glimmer of optimism emerges from the horizon, bearing advanced treatment alternatives that have illuminated pathways to exceptional success rates.
The Agnes is a medical device that utilizes radiofrequency (RF) energy and microneedling technology to treat various dermatological concerns, including hyperhidrosis. Agnes is designed to target and treat specific areas of concern, such as the sweat glands in the armpits.
Microneedling: The Agnes employs a set of very fine microneedles that are inserted into the skin. These microneedles are used to deliver radiofrequency energy directly into the targeted sweat glands. The microneedles create controlled micro-injuries in the skin while delivering the RF energy.
Radiofrequency Energy: The radiofrequency energy emitted by Agnes heats the targeted sweat glands beneath the skin. This controlled heat energy disrupts the function of the sweat glands, leading to a reduction in sweating over time.
Precise Targeting: One of the key advantages of Agnes is its precision. The device’s microneedling and RF energy are focused solely on the targeted sweat glands, minimizing damage to surrounding tissues and ensuring a safe and effective treatment.
Results and Downtime: Patients typically experience a reduction in sweating gradually over the weeks following the treatment. Some individuals may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired level of sweat reduction. Agnes is known for having minimal downtime, and patients can oftern resume their regular activities shortly after the procedure.
Botox is FDA approved treatment for hyperhidrosis of the underarms. It is a safe and effective treatment that offers quick, dramatic results. To treat excessive sweating, the patient will have tiny amounts of Botox injected over the area of the underarms. The injections temporarily block the chemical in the body that stimulates the sweat glands. Most patients notice results 4-5 days after receiving treatment. Patients will experience reduced sweating the lasts about 6-9 months and sometimes longer. When excessive sweating returns, they can be re-treated.
During your consultation, our aesthetic team will assess your skin condition, evaluate your aesthetic goals, and help you decide if dermaplaning is right for you. Alternative treatments, such as chemical peels, face masks, and professional skincare products, may also be discussed to create the best results.
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