Are you tired of sweating through your shirt or having to reapply deodorant multiple times a day? Microneeding radiofrequency can reduce hyperhidrosis 80-90% in just 2 treatments. Results vary, but typically last 2-5 years. This is an in office procedure and takes 20 minutes.
RF microneedling is known for its rejuvenating and anti-aging properties. This treatment combines the use of heat and physical injury to the skin. There are tiny needles that create microscopic injuries that prompt your body’s natural healing response. The damage stimulates the growth of healthy new skin, which can benefit common skin issues like acne scars and wrinkles. An increase in collagen and elastin leads to a smoother complexion and healthier skin. This treatment can be used for acne scarring, aging skin, hyperpigmentation, skin tightening. This can be used on the face, neck, décolletage and now the underarm area. Radiofrequency micro needling is also used to destroy sweat glands that contribute to excessive sweating. Research indicates treatment of Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis with laser is a safe and noninvasive procedure with a positive therapeutic effect on hyperhidrosis. To note, long-term results have been reported using this technique.
There is a study from the European Journal of Plastic Surgery from 2019 that shows: A permanent decrease in sweating of over 50% was achieved in 30 patients (80%); intermediate results in 2 (7%) and little or no results in 5 patients (13% of patients).
Adverse reactions associated with this treatment include treatment-related pain, immediate erythema at the treatment sites and edema. Improvement is typically seen after 24 hours post treatment. Schedule your consultation to discuss your next treatment with RF microneedling.
by: Anna Snowden, PA-C