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ThermiDry™ (Excessive Underarm Sweating) – New Orleans, LA

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Overview

Hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating especially under the arms, can be an embarrassing problem that limits your wardrobe and confidence. The ThermiDry system, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.), safely treats excessive underarm perspiration by destroying the sweat glands in the armpit to greatly reduce or eliminate sweating and Odor. This minimally invasive treatment is a part of the ThermiRF device that is used by the plastic surgeons of Khoobehi and Associates at their office in Metairie and New Orleans, LA. ThermiDry can be a more effective solution for you than costly prescription deodorants and undershirts and it may even save a few of your favorite shirts from stains under the arms.

Procedure Process

The procedure for ThermiDry is minimally invasive and requires no recovery period. To improve the patient's comfort, the technician will apply a local anesthetic to the treated areas. Most patients find this injections to be the most painful part of the procedure, but some patients may feel mild discomfort during their treatment. It usually takes about 1 hour in the office to have both underarms treated and most patients will only need 1 treatment. After the procedure, patients are able to return to work and their normal activities, but exercise should be avoided for a few days. Some patients may have temporary numbness, bruising, or swelling in the treated area for the first few days after the procedure.

What to Expect

For any pain, swelling, or bruising in the first days after the procedure, the patient can apply icepacks for brief periods of time to minimize their discomfort. Most patients will see significant results immediately after their first treatment, however the technician will discuss treatment recommendations based on each patient's condition and goals. The other sweat glands in the body will continue to work so the body should not suffer any side effects by losing the sweat glands in the armpit.

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Average Cost  
$1,500 - $3,000
Average Procedure Time  
30 Minutes - 1 Hour
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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ThermiDry FAQs

Is It Safe?

Many patients are concerned that removing the sweat glands from the armpit will affect the rest of the body, but only 2% of your 2 million sweat glands are in the armpits, so you will be fine without them. The sweat glands in the body will continue to function as a cooling system for the skin. The only difference will be the lack of sweat stains under your arms.

Number of Treatments?

While some patients will see full, immediate results after 1 treatment, some patients will need 2 or more treatments with 2-3 months between scheduled treatments. While most patients will still have some sweat glands, clinical studies show that there is an 80% or more reduction in perspiration after the treatment.

Permanent Results?

The ThermiDry system safely targets and destroys sweat glands for long-lasting results. Since sweat glands do not regenerate, patients will not need to schedule follow up treatments once they get their best results. Anyone who is tired to the embarrassment or excessive underarm sweating and odor should schedule a consultation to learn more about options to improve their condition. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary. These prices include all associated fees including OR and Anesthesia when applicable.