Current methods to treat excessive sweating of the arm pits or axillary hyperhidrosis are typically palliative. This may involve the use of topical aluminum chloride or cosmetic injections. For a more permanent solution of excessive sweating of the arm pits may include excisional surgery, endoscopic transthoracic sympathectomy, and liposuction/curettage.
VASER Liposuction as Treatment for Axillary Hyperhydrosis
- A prospective study was performed involving 13 patients with hyperhydrosis. The patients were treated with the VASER liposuction. 11 of 13 patients had "significant reduction in sweat/odor and had no recurrence of significant symptoms at 6 months".
- It is unknown, however, whether the use of the VASER liposuction is permanent or not.
- Axillary liposuction using the VASER liposuction machine promises to be the surgical treatment of choice for those patients refractory to other modalities.
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Commons, et al. Treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis/bromidrosis using VASER ultrasound.Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009 May;33(3):312-23. doi: 10.1007/s00266-008-9283-y. Epub 2009 Jan 3.