Precision Tx™ for Hyperhidrosis
Dr. Lucie Capek is proud to announce she is 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 has lasting results. Patients throughout the Capital District areas of Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga trust New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lucie Capek to perform their Precision TX™. Many of our patients also travel from New York City, Vermont, Massachusetts and beyond to receive her skilled and compassionate care.
Severe excessive sweating is estimated to affect approximately 7.8 million in the world and more than 4 million in the United States. The condition can be disabling and inhibiting within everyday situations affecting lifestyle and emotional well-being. Previous treatment options varied from topicals, injections of Botox, and significantly invasive surgical options with considerable recurrence and compensatory sweating.
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 axillae (underarms). This revolutionary, minimal 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).
The procedure takes under one hour under local anesthesia and is easily tolerated, with minimal discomfort and downtime.
Six months after a single Precision TX™ treatment quantitative calculations reported 78% sweat reduction in right axilla and 96% sweat reduction in the left axilla. After treatment, axillary perspiration could be controlled through a standard over the counter antiperspirant.
If you are one of the many who suffer from excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis please call our office today.