VASER for hyperhidrosis

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A study published in the January issue of Aesthtic Plastic Surgery (January 2009) looked at VASER ultrasound to treat excessive underarm sweating in 13 patients. The authors found that in 11 patients (85%) sweating was markedly reduced and this efffect lasted for at least 6 months. It is believed that ultrasound and heat destroy the sweat glands and this technology is intorduced using 2 mm probes into the underarms in the office setting.

Only a handful of doctors have used this technology for underarm sweating and therefore it is still not considered 'standard of care'. Other options present today are Botox injection, suction curettage and sympathectomy.

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Buffalo General Surgeon