Precision Tx™ for Hyperhidrosis
Dr. Lucie Capek was the first plastic surgeon in the Albany-Troy-Saratoga-Schenectady area to offer the new Precision TX™ treatment for excessive sweating, otherwise known as hyperhidrosis.
Utilizing new technology, the Precision TX treatment is the first one-time treatment for excessive sweating that provides lasting results. Patients throughout the Capital District trust New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lucie Capek to treat their hyperhidrosis wherever they’re having concerns. Many of our patients also travel from New York City, Vermont, Massachusetts, and beyond to receive her skilled and compassionate care.
Why Treat Excessive Sweating?
Severe excessive sweating is estimated to affect more than 4 million people in the United States. The condition can be embarrassing and distracting within everyday situations, often affecting people’s lifestyles and emotional well-being.
In the past, treatment options varied from topical medications, botulinum toxin injections (Botox), or oral medications that were notorious for their risk of side effects. Most people with the condition simply learn to live with it, or use additional pads to absorb sweat where they sweat excessively.
Precision TX is different. It utilizes a unique and focused delivery of laser energy to target and ablate the function of sweat glands within the treatment area, most commonly for excessive underarm sweating. This revolutionary, minimally invasive procedure is the newest application for the Sidelaze800 side-firing 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).
Good Candidates for Precision TX
Everyone has a sweaty response to exercise, hot weather, or stress, but for those who relate to some of the following behaviors, it’s clearly more than just a natural occurrence:
- Bringing a change of clothes or other supplies with you constantly to help you manage the condition
- Changing clothes frequently throughout the day
- Using prescription powders or deodorants
- Thinking about your condition and how to manage it for many hours a day
If these hyperhidrosis symptoms describe you in any way, you can likely benefit from Precision TX’s long-term sweat reduction to treat hyperhidrosis. Nearly everyone in generally good health can undergo this condition, although Dr. Capek will still take a full medical history before performing the procedure.
Procedure Steps and Results
The procedure takes under one hour under local anesthesia and is easily tolerated, with minimal discomfort and downtime. After cleaning and sanitizing the treatment area, Dr. Capek will insert a tiny cannula with a laser fiber at the tip into the area, directly targeting the dermal glands responsible for excessive sweating. By heating these structures to a certain temperature with the laser, they are destroyed and no longer have the capacity to produce sweat.
Six months after a single Precision TX treatment patients reported up to 78% sweat reduction in their right underarm and 96% sweat reduction in their left. After treatment, axillary perspiration could be controlled through a standard over-the-counter antiperspirant like the rest of the world tends to get away with.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment in Latham, NY
If you are one of the many who suffer from excessive sweating, please call our office or contact us online today to get started on the path to relief from your sweating.