NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 3% of the population that suffer from hyperhidrosis, their severely excessive sweating is often embarrassing, uncomfortable, anxiety-inducing and disabling. While more than half of these people are never diagnosed or treated for their symptoms, hyperhidrosis is a serious medical condition. Finally, there is a one-time, permanent treatment solution available called Precision TX™.
Dr. Bruce Katz , Director of the JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York, is leading an approved IRB study utilizing Precision TX for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. The device utilizes a unique and focused delivery of laser energy to target and ablate the function of sweat glands within the underarm area. This revolutionary, minimal invasive procedure is the newest application for the Sidelaze800™ bi-directional laser by Cynosure®, the makers of SmartLipo™ and Cellulaze™. The design of the laser allows for energy and heat to be directed upward toward the undersurface of the skin, directly at the sweat glands and hair follicles.
Previous treatment options varied from topicals, Botox injections, and significantly invasive surgical options with considerable recurrence and compensatory sweating. Precision TX is different. The procedure takes less than one hour under local anesthesia and is easily tolerated with minimal discomfort, no downtime or side effects.
"The JUVA Skin & Laser Center has been at the forefront of laser technology for years and I am thrilled to be able to offer patients this revolutionary approach to treating hyperhidrosis," said Dr. Bruce Katz , who is a leading pioneer behind SmartLipo and Cellulaze. "Precision TX has shown proven, permanent results that can offer significant relief to those suffering from this difficult condition. This treatment will overall improve the patient's quality of life."
Six months following a single treatment, findings have shown that 80% of patients have had a quantitative sweat reduction. After treatment, perspiration can be controlled through standard over the counter antiperspirants and no follow-up treatments are required.