ThermiDry: Long-Lasting Solution for Excessive Axillary Sweating
The embarrassment of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis
) affects approximately more than 7 million individuals, and 4 million individuals suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis. Patients who suffer from excessive sweating have searched for relief, feeling frustrated with various antiperspirants, prescription topical solutions and medications. Prescription medications for hyperhidrosis are effective, however patients will usually use these short term due to undesirable side effects.
Botox injection treatment of hyperhidrosis has been a life-changer for many patients. As I treated patients, I would learn various wardrobe challenges and solutions attempted. Many reported having an extra wardrobe in their trunk, requiring frequent change of clothes due to excessive sweating and odor. Botox injections for excess axillary sweating results are fairly consistent and can last for several months. However it is a costly treatment to maintain. Some patients require Botox injections 2 to 4 times a year.
New alternatives using lasers and energy devices for the treatment of excessive axillary sweating are being researched. Radiofrequency technology using
ThermiDry is now available. ThermiDry is a minimally invasive outpatient treatment with virtually no downtime. Controlled thermal energy is delivered under the axillary skin using radiofrequency, which targets and inactivates axillary sweat-producing glands.
Inactivation of axillary sweat glands produces long-term results. Some have reported 3 years of dryness. The device has not been available very long but is a promising long-term, more economical solution to treating excessive axillary sweating and relieves embarrassing moisture, odor and discomfort.