hyperhidrosis treatment

Genius Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Get rid of unwanted underarm sweating with a non-surgical approach.

Genius uses precise RF microneedle technology to target sweat glands safely and effectively.

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Treating axillary hyperhidrosis improves your quality of life.

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What is the genius hyperhidrosis treatment?

Genius Hyperhidrosis Treatment is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure utilizing radiofrequency microneedling technology. This innovative approach targets and deactivates overactive sweat glands, providing long-lasting relief from excessive sweating. The treatment is precise, ensuring maximum effectiveness with minimal discomfort and downtime.

OUR APPROACH

Genius hyperhidrosis

The Genius hyperhidrosis treatment uses intelligent RF technology to deliver precise energy within the skin. We use the latest in microneedling technology to provide safe, effective, and comfortable treatments. Each treatment plan is customized to meet the unique needs and goals of the patient, ensuring optimal results. From initial consultation to follow-up appointments, we offer continuous support and guidance throughout your treatment journey.

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Axillary hyperhidrosis can potentially lead to psycho-social impairment.

Hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, affects about 3% of the population.

Hyperhidrosis can affect many areas of the body, with the most common being the axilla (underarm). There may be associated hyperhidrosis affecting the face, body, hands and feet.

Axillary hyperhidrosis, is a chronic condition that is characterised by uncontrollable excessive sweating without a recognisable cause.

Hyperhidrosis can range in severity and result in substantial impairment in your quality of life. It may negatively impact work and social relationships, limit leisure activities and affect emotional and mental well being.

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Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options

First line treatments for hyperhidrosis include topical antiperspirants, oral medications and ionophoresis. While they may be moderately effective in the short term, they have been shown to be less effective in the long run and are often associated with side effects. Topical antiperspirants (e.g. aluminium chloride, aluminium chloride hexahydrate) is more beneficial for milder forms of hyperhidrosis and may cause skin irritation when used for prolonged periods. On the other hand, oral anti-cholinergic drugs can cause blurred vision, hypotension, constipation and urinary retention in some individuals.

Injectable Botulinum toxin therapy is clinically effective at treating axillary hyperhidrosis. Treatments are repeated every 6 to 7 months, however the downside is that it’s a costly treatment (about $1500 per treatment).

Energy-based treatments include lasers, microwave thermolysis, ultrasound and most recently fractional microneedling RF (e.g. Genius) treatment. These devices work by  causing the destruction of the sweat gland in the dermis by transmitting heat energy within the skin. These treatments provide long term efficacy with minimal side effects.

Surgical management is undertaken when all conventional measures have failed. Surgical approaches include excision, curettage, liposuction and thoracoscopic symphathetic surgery. However, these invasive procedures are associated with more serious risks.

Heat energy is delivered deep within your skin to destroy sweat glands permanently.

How Genuis Hyperhidrosis Treatment Works?

The axillary eccrine sweat glands can be found in the lower dermis and/or upper subcutaneous layer. According to histology, the axillary eccrine sweat glands are located at about 3.5mm from the skin surface.

The Genius system having a needle depth of up to 3.5mm will be able to deliver thermal energy precisely to the hypodermis to ablate these eccrine sweat gland. The heat energy is delivered via an insulated needle which ensures that excessive heat is not transmitted to upper layers of the skin. Moreover, the real-time feedback information of energy delivered assures that the correct energy is being delivered according to your skin type and tissue resistance. (These crucial differences makes it safer to treat in all skin types and colour).

How effective is it?

In a study of 16 patients, reported in the journal of Lasers of Medical Science 2022, after 2 sessions of Genius, patients started noticing a reduction of axillary hyperhidrosis at 3 weeks and the results were sustained at 15 weeks. More than 50% improvement in sweating is reported in more than half of the participants in this non-surgical treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis. 

Compared to baseline, there was significant improvement in:

  • Patient satisfaction scores
  • Hyperhidrosis disease severity scales
  • Reduction in hyperhidrosis area

No serious side effects were reported. Most patients tolerated the procedure well, with mild temporary side effects such as hyperpigmentation, numbness, compensatory hyperhidrosis. 

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Continued reduction of hyperhidrosis area
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Genius hyperhidrosis treatment

What are the benefits?

The Genius RF system is the only system to date to measure energy delivery feedback in real time. It constantly fine tunes and makes adjustment that is individualised to your unique skin resistance and resistance with every pulse.

Frequently Asked Questions About Genius Hyperhidrosis Treatment

The Genius treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis usually takes about 1 hour to complete.

A numbing cream is applied prior to your treatment to optimise your comfort. Most individuals are able to tolerate the treatment well and report only minimal discomfort.

Good candidates for Genius treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis are individuals who have been diagnosed with excessive sweating in the armpits and have not found relief from other treatments such as topical antiperspirants or oral medications.

There will be some redness and mild swelling that will resolve within 2-3 days. Some individuals may experience mild itchiness that is transitory.

Most individuals will be able to notice a difference within 2 weeks of the procedure. The majority of patients notice more than 50% reduction in sweating, an improvement in the hyperhidrosis disease severity scale and a positive impact on quality of life.

Genius treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis is considered a long-lasting solution, but it may not be permanent for everyone. Some patients may require additional treatments over time to maintain results.

Most individuals would need at least 2-3 treatments to see a significant improvement. As there will be variation in the density of your sweat glands, skin thickness and your response to treatment that is unique to your condition, multiple treatments may be required.

Dr Moses Ng dermatologist

Genius hyperhidrosis

Genius Fractional Microneedling for Underarm Hyperhidrosis offers a scientifically advanced, minimally invasive solution to excessive sweating. Our commitment to excellence and patient care ensures you receive the highest quality treatment in a supportive and comfortable environment.

Schedule a consultation for Genius hyperhidrosis treatment in Singapore

We are committed to providing cutting-edge treatments for managing and alleviating the symptoms of hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. One of our most effective solutions is Fractional Microneedling for Underarm Hyperhidrosis. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, so Dr. Ng can develop a personalized treatment approach for resolving your skin concerns and helping you to achieve long-term improvements in the health and appearance of your skin.

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References:
  1. Arora, GKassir, MPatil, A, et al. Treatment of Axillary hyperhidrosisJ Cosmet Dermatol20222162– 70
  2. Doolittle J, Walker P, Mills T, Thurston J. Hyperhidrosis: an update on prevalence and severity in the United States. Archives of dermatological research. 2016 Dec;308(10):743-9.
  3. Abtahi-Naeini BNaeini FFSaffaei A, et al. Treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis by fractional microneedle radiofrequency: is it still effective after long-term follow-up? Indian J Dermatol2016;61:234.
  4. Jung JM, Na HM, Kim JH, Yoon J, Yang HJ, Lee WJ, Chang SE, Lee MW, Won CH. The efficacy and safety of a fractional microneedle radiofrequency device for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis: clinical prospective pilot study. Lasers in Medical Science. 2022 Apr;37(3):1559-66.