According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, there’s new research showing that about 5% of the world’s population suffers from excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. That’s about 365 million people who are struggling with extreme sweating.
Excessive underarm sweating is a common problem faced by many people, especially in hot and humid Singapore. We have seen patients who share that they are embarrassed to raise their arms on public transport like MRT or busses because their underarms are always sweaty and sticky, resulting in their clothes getting stained and turning yellow.
A viable alternative to oral prescriptions, anti-perspirants and injectables is treatment via Microwave Technology. This process is FDA-cleared and delivers thermal energy, creating targeted heat in the area where sweat and odour glands reside to safely eliminate them permanently. Once those glands are destroyed with Microwave Technology they do not grow back— they are gone for good.
Microwave Technology is a safe and effective treatment for excessive underarm sweating. Only 2 percent of the 4 million sweat glands in the human body are found in the underarms, and treating these sweat glands with Microwave Technology does not adversely affect the body’s ability to cool itself.
The area to be treated will be marked and numbed. The Microwave Technology handpiece is then placed on the area.
Once the handpiece is activated, you will feel suction from the vacuum as your skin and sweat glands are brought closer to the surface for optimal results. The thermal energy is delivered to the skin and permanently eliminates sweat and odour glands in a non-invasive way. Eliminated sweat glands will not grow back, resulting in a dramatic and lasting reduction of underarm sweat.
For added patient comfort during Microwave Technology treatment, we also use a cooling system to minimise any potential discomfort that you may face.
The non-invasive Microwave Technology treatment results in a noticeable, drastic reduction of underarm sweat without the pain, risk and recovery time. Other tried and tested treatments for reduction in perspiration include botulinum toxin injections to treat excessive sweating. However, botulinum toxin injections require periodic repeat treatments to maintain results.
Each Microwave Technology treatment session lasts for approximately 2 hours including preparation and numbing.
There is minimal to no recovery time involved in Microwave Technology treatments. Patients can resume their normal activities on the same day and can resume exercising within the next few days.
Some localised soreness or swelling can be expected, and typically clears up within a few weeks.
Patients will see a reduction in sweat immediately after the first treatment, and expect to achieve an average underarm sweat reduction of 82 percent and an average body odour reduction of 93%. As with any aesthetic treatment, results will vary for each patient.
You will be able to see results in as little as one treatment. However, as with any aesthetic treatment, the doctor will determine the best protocol for your desired results.