This is a new and exciting treatment. It is performed under local anaesthetic. Return to work is almost immediate. The laser works by permanently destroying the sweat glands in the underarm skin by laser. The laser liquefies the sweat glands and fat, which is then removed. Because the sweat glands are not visible some can be left behind which can lead to some failure.
The disadvantage of this technique is that the long term results are still awaited although the short term results are very good.
Reduction of sweating rated as “excellent” by >75% of patients studied, rated as “good” by 51-75% of patients, and rated as “fair” by 26-50% of patients.