Laser op can end that stinky sweat from armpit for goodMarch 9th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): British surgeons are offering to permanently treat excessive armpit perspiration with the aid of a new 60-minute laser operation.
The Laser Sweat Ablation service, launched on Monday, will cost around 3,500 pounds.
It can end the embarrassing problem called axillary hyperhidrosis, say reports.
Surgeon Mark Whiteley, who pioneered keyhole surgery to remove varicose veins ten years ago, is offerering the treatment at his clinic in Guildford, Surrey.
He has revealed that his latest procedure involves a local anaesthetic under the arms, after which a laser permanently destroys the sweat glands, and then the treated tissue is removed using a suction method.
“Everyone sweats to lose heat and we sweat from all over our bodies, the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
“However, some people sweat from certain areas more than others. The armpits account for one per cent the body’’s surface area, but excessive sweating here causes social embarrassment and can damage clothes.
“Stopping sweating from this small area redistributes this sweat to the other 99 per cent of the body which is basically negligible when spread so far. Therefore the total amount of sweating from the body does not change, but the embarrassing build-up of sweat under the arms is cured,” he added.
Whiteley said that once a person undergoes his laser surgery, he/she stops sweating from the armpits with immediate effect.
He revealed that the treatment could be used only under the arms, where the skin is loose, and could not be adapted for hands, face or feet. (ANI)
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