Be Ready for Anything with Treatments That Get Sweat Under Control
Reflections has the newest and most effective way to treat embarrassing, excessive sweating.
Excessive, uncontrollable underarm sweating (also called axillary hyperhidrosis) can affect your daily routine, your career options, and even your love life.
You are not alone. An estimated 8 million Americans suffer from excessive sweating2, and there may be even more, as many people do not report this condition to their doctors because they think there is no treatment that will solve this disruptive and often embarrassing problem.
The Most Effective Treatments Available
That’s why the Reflections team are thrilled to offer the newest and most effective treatments available today for patients suffering from hyperhidrosis. We have been able to control, reduce, and even stop excessive sweating altogether for hundreds of patients with the use of BOTOX injections and carefully chosen technologies such as MiraDry, AxiLase, and Ulthera.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
In 2004, the FDA approved Botox for use in treating for axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis. For many patients, it is an excellent option. During treatment, up to 20 small doses of BOTOX are injected in a grid pattern in the armpit. This comfortable treatment takes just minutes to complete, and the success rate is outstanding. The treatment does a wonderful job of controlling excessive sweating.* Results are usually seen in two to four days and last for four-seven months1, at which time the procedure must be repeated.*
MiraDry for Excessive Underarm Sweating
MiraDry is the first and only FDA-cleared device for the treatments of excessive underarm sweating. The process is totally non-invasive and takes about 60 minutes. Results are dramatic and lasting, with clinical studies showing an 82% reduction in sweating3.
AxiLase is a one time laser therapy for excessive underarm sweating that diminishes the number of sweat glands found in the armpit, bringing unmanageable perspiration under control for many patients.* It has been used in Europe for several years, and is now available in the U.S.4. The AxiLase procedure is minimally invasive and takes about one hour. It is performed under Comfort Calm™ local anesthesia, with patients gently awake and comfortably relaxed throughout the procedure. Recovery time is short, and most patients are able to get back to their busy lives after a day or two.*
Ulthera is a totally noninvasive treatment option that directs micro-focused ultrasound energy, like that used in sonograms, to selectively destroy overactive sweat glands and decrease excessive sweating4. This treatment is presently awaiting FDA clearance, with studies currently underway. As Ulthera is the latest advancement in treating excessive underarm sweating, the duration of its effectiveness has not yet been established, but results seem to be lasting.
Ulthera is a wonderful option for those looking to quickly reduce excessive sweating in a totally noninvasive, non-surgical way. The reduction in sweat that occurs with Ulthera treatment can be seen immediately following the procedure.* With no downtime and fast results, Ulthera for hyperhydrosis is a favorite among busy professionals.
Why Do I Sweat So Much?
Hyperhidrosis happens when you sweat in excess of what your body needs to regulate its temperature. It can be unpredictable, and may come on regardless of your mood or the weather. It seems to run in families, and for most people begins during puberty. Most excessive sweating happens in the underarm area.
The severity of hyperhidrosis is measured on a scale from one to four, based upon how much the patient feels the condition interferes with daily life. Here’s how the levels are defined:
- Level 1: My sweating is never noticeable and never interferes with my daily activities.
- Level 2: My sweating is tolerable but sometimes interferes with my daily activities.
- Level 3: My sweating is barely tolerable and frequently interferes with my daily activities.
- Level 4: My sweating is intolerable and always interferes with my daily activities.
One-third of people with hyperhidrosis define their severity as a level four, saying the condition is intolerable. Both levels three and four are considered to be “severe” cases of hyperhidrosis. If this describes you, our physicians are eager to help.
Because every patient is unique, the team at Reflections will work closely with you to design the most effective treatment plan possible. Most patients have tried prescription antiperspirants and oral medications by the time they come to us, yet their symptoms persist. Our treatments get to the heart of your problem by actually targeting the overactive glands and bringing them under control.*
Change Your Life
We understand that excessive sweating can make it difficult to do the things you want to do. Talk to us about your situation. The Reflections team will help you put excessive sweating behind you and help you face the world with confidence!
Contact us today at 732-356-1666 to schedule your consultation for hyperhidrosis treatment!
1. GLOGAU, R. G. (1998), Botulinum A Neurotoxin for Axillary Hyperhidrosis No Sweat Botox. Dermatologic Surgery, 24: 817–819. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.1998.tb04257.x
2. Kami Owen, Excessive Sweating: Are Patients Suffering Unnecessarily?; The Journal for Nurse Practitioners; Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 35–40
3. Jacob, C. MD; Treatment of Hyperhidrosis with Microwave Technology; Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery; March 2013
4. Dee Anna Glaser, MD; Timur A. Galperin, DO; Managing Hyperhidrosis : Emerging Therapies; Dermatologic Clinics; Volume 32, Issue 4, October 2014, Pages 549–553