Painless Laser Reduces Sweating in Axillary Hyperhidrosis

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Bruce E. Katz, M.D.  Clinical Professor Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai Director, Juva Skin & Laser Center Past Director, Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic Mt Sinai Hospital New York, N.Y. 10022

Dr. Katz

Bruce E. Katz, M.D.
Clinical Professor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai
Director, Juva Skin & Laser Center
Past Director, Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic
Mt Sinai Hospital
New York, N.Y. 10022

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Axillary hyperhidrosis is estimated to affect 1.4% of the U.S. population. Newer treatments such as microwave technology, botulinum toxin injections and lasers have emerged as effective methods.

In this pilot study we examine the use of a non-invasive 1060nm diode laser, SculpSure, for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis. SculpSure focuses energy at the level of the sweat glands so we believed it would work for hyperhidrosis. After two SculpSure treatments, there was a long lasting resolution of hyperhidrosis.

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: While it’s not yet approved for this, our pilot study found SculpSure was an effective and safe method to treat axillary hyperhidrosis. The treatment occurred without side effects or downtime, which can occur in other treatments. The subjects who were enrolled in this pilot study received two SculpSure treatments in the axillary area. Blinded dermatologist evaluators graded the reduction in sweat production on photos of starch iodine tests. Retrospective analysis was performed on all subjects to further assess the safety and efficacy of the treatment. The blinded evaluators rated 75% reduction in sweat production in 80% of the subjects.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: We are currently planning to extend the study and include more subjects. We had 10 subjects enrolled in the pilot study and two blinded dermatologist evaluators, so we are excited to broaden the group as we continue our research.

Disclosures: I receive honoraria from Cynosure for lectures.

Citation:

American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery presentation:

Treatment of Axillary Hyperhidrosis Using a Non-Invasive 1060nm Diode Laser

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