Hyperhidrosis isn’t easy, but let’s face it, neither are the common treatments. If you decide to use a heavy duty antiperspirant you have to apply it often. If you choose Botox®, you need to pay for a new treatment every 3 to 6 months. Then, if you decide to go a more permanent route like thermal liposuction, you run the risk of burning and damaging your skin, glands, or deeper tissues. There has to be another way doesn’t there? There is.
A pioneering new liposuction technique has been growing in popularity, and one of its uses is not for liposuction, but rather for hyperhidrosis. The procedure known as SAFELipo® has been recognized for exactly what its name implies: a safer alternative. When it comes to treating excessive sweating, it is also a safer method than some of the alternative permanent treatments, like thermal liposuction. This is because it doesn’t run the risk of burning your body.
So, how exactly does SAFELipo work? Basically, it treats hyperhidrosis by disrupting the apocrine glands in the armpits. The apocrine glands are the sweat and odor producing glands in the body.
Who is a candidate for SAFELipo? The procedure focuses on the patient’s armpit and breast areas, making it ideal for people with underarm (axillary) hyperhidrosis.
What sets SAFELipo apart from other treatments? The SAFELipo website explains that, “Thermal liposuction and Botox injections, two of the most commonly employed hyperhidrosis treatments, both have their drawbacks. Lipo can be effective, but thermal methods such as laser and smart liposuction can destroy vital tissues. Botox, while safer, only deactivates the sweat glands temporarily. SAFELipo offers the best of both worlds: permanent disruption and deactivation of the sweat glands without the risk of thermal injury.”
If you suffer from hyperhidrosis and want to learn more about whether SAFELipo can work for you, you’ll need to find a doctor that is qualified to perform the procedure. The easiest way is to utilize the “Find a Doctor” feature on the SAFELipo website. From here, you can easily select your location and browse providers in your state.
Hyperhidrosis is tough to live with, but luckily there are treatments such as SAFELipo that offer permanent solutions so we can live without it.
–guest post written by Mike Davis
4 thoughts on “A Safe, New Treatment for Excessive Sweating”
Wow this sounds interesting! I’m going to check out the site to see if it works well for palmoplantar hyperhidrosis too.
Did you find out if this treatment is also a viable option for palmar, plantar HH?
Also, any links or info on genetic studies for HH would be appreciated. Thanks
Right now, SafeLipo is not for palmar or plantar HH- only underarm HH.
A genetic study that I participated in can be found here: http://www.sweathelp.org/en/taking-action/participate-in-research-2/participate-in-a-trial/genetics-study.html
I suggest you participate too!
Here’s a study I found from 2002: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11854739
It definitely is linked to genetics, but I don’t believe anyone knows what exact gene causes HH. The study I participated is working on identifying those genes.
Botox is likewise utilized for improvement of the facial organs like the lips and the territory around the eye. For the elderly, it helps the skin look tighter however it may not be totally viable since the skin may have perpetual limpness.
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