We are pleased to share the Medical Monday Segment from the KDVR/ Fox 31 Everyday Show this morning, Monday, May 14, 2012.
Dr. Asarch and his innovative laser treatment, LAAP, for Excessive Sweating was the segment’s feature. You can watch the segment here.
An estimated 2 to 3% of Americans suffer from Hyperhidrosis- the medical term for severe sweating where patients may sweat up to 4 to 5 times more than normal, far exceeding what is necessary to regulate body temperature. Commonly an inherited condition, excessive sweating can be embarrassing and debilitating on a social, functional and emotional level if left untreated. One local doctor is offering an innovative and effective new technology to address this.
Dr. Richard G. Asarch, MD, PC of the Asarch Center for Dermatology and Laser in Denver is the first doctor in Colorado to offer the LAAP (Laser Ablation of Axillary Perspiration) Procedure for treating Severe Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis. This procedure is a minimally invasive laser ablation of the sweat glands in the axillary (armpit) area. Previously, botox injections, administered every 6 months, have been used when topical medications and solutions did not work. The LAAP procedure will eliminate the need for the bi-yearly botox injections and typically 1 treatment brings a 75% or greater reduction of sweating. A second treatment can be performed if necessary.
The LAAP is an outpatient procedure done in the office with a local anesthetic and minimal downtime. “This is an exciting break-through in the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis. This condition is not just a mild nuisance, but a debilitating problem for many people. It often causes the patient anxiety and stress which impedes their normal daily activities and can result in occupational, emotional, social and physical impairment. We are pleased to be able to provide our patients with a new, effective choice in treatment” says Dr. Asarch.
To learn more about LAAP or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Asarch Center for Dermatology and Laser at 303-761-7797.