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Treatment for Hyperhidrosis

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A hot summer day is especially uncomfortable for someone like Amearah Abuassi. The 20-year-old suffers from a condition called hyperhidrosis, or excessive perspiration. "I would always have to watch my clothes. If I had to put my hands up I tried not to because there is always a stain there. Ruining all of my clothes. It was really bad."

She's hoping a new FDA approved procedure called "precision t-x" finally stops her sweating for good. Surgeons insert a laser fiber in the patient's underarm area. The laser shoots energy and heat at the undersurface of the skin. Dr. Bruce Katz is with Juva Skin & Laser Center in New York. "We make a tiny incision in fact so small that we don't even put a stitch in and the laser fires and reduces the number of active sweat glands."

One procedure is all it takes. Research shows six months after the procedure 80% of patients have had a significant reduction in sweating. The minimally invasive treatment takes less than an hour. It is local anesthetic so the patients awake they can go right back to work after and in terms of side effects they have a little swelling and bruising and that is it. The underarm laser costs around $3,000 and insurance does not cover it.  

Since Amerah had her procedure a week ago, she's had to deal with some very hot days.  "We were in the 90s, 100s almost and it was perfect. No sweating."

In Reno, Dr. Kevin Kiene of the Skin Cancer and Dermatology Institute, has a similar procedure called miraDry. For more information on this procedure, contact his office at www.skincancerderm.com

Written By Wendy  Damonte
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