No Sweat – Our New LAAP Procedure is Life Changing
An estimated 2 to 3 % of the population suffers from Severe Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis—the medical term for severe sweating. Commonly an inherited condition, excessive sweating can be embarrassing and debilitating on a social, functional and emotional level if left untreated. Patients may sweat 4 to 5 times more than normal, far exceeding what is necessary to regulate body temperature.
Historically, potent topical antiperspirants or oral medications were recommended as the best treatment available. In the last decade, injections of 50–100 units of Botox effectively controlled sweating. The problem becomes that 50–100 units at a time is costly to keep up on a regular basis.
Now there’s a new answer to sweating at significantly reduced cost. Dr. Richard Asarch is pleased to offer Laser Ablation of Axillary Perspiration (LAAP) to treat hyperhidrosis utilizing the Slim Lipo system.
This procedure is a minimally invasive laser ablation of the sweat glands in the axillary (armpit) area. Performed at The Asarch Center under local anesthesia, the LAAP procedure requires minimal downtime and eliminates the need for bi-yearly Botox injections. Best yet, a single LAAP treatment typically results in a 75 percent or greater reduction in sweating. A second treatment can be performed, if necessary.
Early studies utilizing Microfocused Ultrasound for the treatment of Axillary Hyperhydrosis have demonstrated a very effective non-invasive treatment. One or two treatments have resulted in a 70–80 percent reduction in sweat production. Although this is a non-invasive procedure, it does involve the use of a local anesthetic.
“These are exciting breakthroughs which have the potential to re-write lives,” explains Dr. Asarch. “Excessive sweating is a debilitating problem, causing the patient anxiety and stress, impeding normal daily activities and causing occupational, emotional, social and physical impairment.”
To learn more about LAAP, Microfocused Ultrasound, or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Asarch Center at 303.761.6325 or click below.