Hyperhydrosis Treatment

Do you suffer from excessive sweating?

Excessive underarm sweating, also known as Axillary Hyperhidrosis can cause wardrobe issues as no-one wants to live with those tell-tale sweat marks which can ruin your clothes and make you feel self-conscious.

The Fractora treatment targets the sweat glands by transferring uniform intense radiofrequency energy and helps to reduce the activity of the sweat glands. This causes shrinkage of the skin pores where sweat is excreted, which subsequently reduces sweating by up to 80% without initiating any loss of the body’s natural toxic and sweat elimination process.

For best results, at least two to three sessions are recommended about 4 weeks apart.

There is no downtime, no surgery and minimal discomfort. Side effects are usually minimal, but may include mild discomfort, temporary swelling and/or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Come in for a complimentary consultation with one of our Advanced Medical Aesthetician to see how we can enhance your beauty with HyperhydrosisTreatments at Heritage Way Medical Spa.

Call us today at 905-332-1590.



 

What is it Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, affects an estimated 3% of the population, the age group most affected is from 18 to 54 years. This generally begins around puberty. Although not a disease in itself, it can cause acute social embarrassment for many people who are affected with excessive sweating.

What causes Hyperhidrosis?

Usually it is an inherited condition and related to your genetics. Rarely, it may be caused by a hormonal imbalance and it is always prudent to undergo a thyroid function blood test to ensure that the thyroid hormone is not overactive as this can cause excessive sweating. 

How is Hyperhidrosis treated?

For the non-surgical treatment normally people elect to have numbing cream applied to their armpits prior to the treatment. This is generally applied for approximately half an hour prior to the procedure. Sometimes a ‘starch iodine’ test is used beforehand to assess where the sweat glands are concentrated but this is not always necessary.

The Fractora treatment targets the sweat glands by transferring uniform intense radio-frequency energy and helps to reduce the activity of the sweat glands.

What aftercare is required?

No aftercare required for treatment of excessive sweating in the armpits. It is recommended antiperspirant is avoided for 24 hours prior to treatment and for 24 hours after.

What should I do before treatment?

Shave your armpits 2 days prior to appointment. If this is not possible, please trim your hairs. Also, avoid deodorant/antiperspirant for 24hrs prior to procedure.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Results usually take effect over a 1-2 week period.  Rarely, some patients will require a second treatment at 2-4 weeks to achieve the desired result. Also, a maintenance treatment may be required every 6-12 months.

Are there any side effects from the treatment?

Side effects are usually mild & temporary. They may include swelling, or raised bumps, that last for approximately an hour after treatment. Also mild bruising may be experienced in the area of treatment. A very rare side effect is muscular weakness however the muscles are very deep in relation to the armpit and this is highly unusual.

There are also rare occurrences of antibodies or immunity developing for this non-surgical treatment but this unusual phenomenon usually only occurs when higher doses are used.

 

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