More than 211 million people around the world suffer from excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis. Every day, people struggle with the embarrassing, often life-disrupting symptoms associated with overactive sweat glands.
There are several options for treating hyperhidrosis, though each has its own implications and drawbacks. Antiperspirants are rarely effective for treating the level of sweating associated with hyperhidrosis. Neurotoxins, such as botox, may be injected into the axillar region, and this can be moderately effective. However, treatments are painful and it is difficult to achieve complete coverage of the target area. Injections are also needed every few months to maintain results. While surgery, such as Sympathectomy, yields effective and permanent results, the procedure is invasive, poses risks, involves patient downtime and often causes compensatory sweating in other areas of the body.
A BREAKTHROUGH, LASER-BASED SOLUTION
HydroLife™ by Alma Surgical offers a revolutionary, laser-based treatment option that is non-invasive, safe and effective. Using a 1470nm wavelength and Alma’s new high density Anchor™ fiber, HydroLife safely and effectively ablates the eccrine sweat glands, yielding a dramatic reduction in symptoms of axillary hyperhidrosis. The procedure can be performed in outpatient clinics quickly and effectively, with no patient downtime and with immediate, lasting results.
1470NM- THE SWEAT ABSORBING WAVELENGTH
Eccrine sweat is composed primarily of water, sodium, urea and ammonia. The 1470nm wavelength specifically targets water in soft tissue, making it ideal for selectively treating the eccrine sweat glands.
THE ANCHORTM FIBER
The bended Anchor fiber was developed as a second generation version of the Sidefire fiber, allowing for precise vaporization of tissue by emitting laser energy at an angle. The fiber is flat and polished which yields a higher power density than other specialized fibers.
During treatment with HydroLife, the Anchor fiber delivers energy to the target area in an incremental and highly controlled manner, thermally ablating the eccrine glands while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.
Bended Anchor Fiber Technology
Short treatment time
Single treatment procedure