Excessive Sweating HyperhidrosisHyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes your body to excessively sweat more than you need to

Approximately 2% of the population in the United States is affected by hyperhidrosis. It is a medical condition that causes profuse sweating in the hands, underarms and/or feet.

For people with hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating can weigh on every decision in life. Most people don’t think very hard about what shirt to wear or the color of their clothing. However, to a person with hyperhidrosis, these decisions are key and can dictate whether they participate in an activity or avoid it completely. Social events can be canceled simply because of a bout of excessive sweating makes it too embarrassing to be seen in public. Many sufferers of hyperhidrosis struggle just to leave the house each day because of excessive sweating.

Finding a Doctor

Finding a medical professional that really understands the problem and is able to offer a solution can be a daunting problem. Some patients go years without even knowing the name of the medical condition they are suffering from. Not surprising, there are a number of doctors and clinical professionals that fall short trying to treat excessive sweating.

Dr. Lee has dedicated his life’s work to looking for solutions to difficult health problems such as hyperhidrosis. He created a health model called Diamond Matrix. The foundation of the Diamond Matrix health model is that all health conditions are intertwined in a person.

Basically, a condition such as hyperhidrosis has the ability to completely derail a person in every aspect of their life leading to other more serious health conditions such as chronic depression and other significant psychological problems.

Causes of Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that is marked by excessive sweating that is not triggered by temperature or physical activity. The excessive sweating is instead a result of an overactive sympathetic nerve chain. This chain of nerves delivers information to the body about stress and impending danger. Sometimes these nerves, that control sweat glands, can exaggerate response to situations that normally would not cause sweating. This is considered hyperhidrosis and could be a hereditary condition.

Sometimes excessive sweating can be caused by medical conditions such as anxiety, obesity, diabetes, menopause, leukemia, overactive thyroid and others. This type of sweating is not considered primary hyperhidrosis and should be treated by addressing the underlying medical condition responsible for the excess sweating.

Typical Hyperhidrosis Treatments

Many of the doctors that treat hyperhidrosis offer patients marginally successful options such as;

  • Prescription Medications
  • Creams
  • Neurotoxin Injection(Botox)
  • Special Antiperspirants
  • Acupuncture
  • RF Micro-needling

If you have tried any of these treatments, it is likely you are not completely satisfied with the results. Treatments such as neurotoxin injections can be painful, expensive and require regular repeat injections every 3-4 months. The success rates for the other options such as pills and antiperspirants are so low that most patients look for alternative treatments.

Advanced Hyperhidrosis Surgical Procedures

For more than 50 years doctors have been performing surgical procedures to try to rid patients of excessive sweating. These early procedures were very invasive requiring surgeons to cut the patient wide open at the back, chest and neck. In 1990, endoscopic surgery revolutionized procedures for hyperhidrosis and made it an outpatient procedure. Since then, medical advances have developed even safer procedures for hyperhidrosis with the 1065 advanced surgical laser.

For Hands and Feet

Sympathectomy – Is an endoscopic surgical procedure to permanently or temporarily sever the nerve signals that are responsible for sweating in hands and/or feet. During the endoscopic sympathectomy procedure, a very small incision is used to either clamp or completely sever the nerve chain.

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and is much less invasive than the early day surgeries. There is little to no scaring and the results are immediate. The nerves responsible for hand sweating are in the upper part of the chest (thoracic cavity) and the nerves responsible for foot sweating are in your lower back (lumbar region).

A sympathectomy has proven to be very successful at eliminating sweating in hands and feet. However, it is complex surgical procedure that can also have unintended consequences, not related to sweating, because it involves cutting or clamping the sympathetic nerves.

For Underarms

Surgical Laser Procedure – Advances in technology have enabled doctors to perform minimally invasive hyperhidrosis surgical procedures using advanced lasers. During the procedure, a special surgical wand is inserted under the skin through a very small incision. The wand delivers a laser beam to the targeted sweat glands permanently eliminating them. Prior to the procedure, a special iodine solution is used to map where the sweat glands to be treated are located in the underarm region.

A Clinical Trial for the surgical laser procedure demonstrated a 93% reduction in sweating in patients with hyperhidrosis. Dr. Lee in one of only a few experts in the United States that performs this procedure on the underarms. The results of this surgical procedure are immediate and most patients only need one treatment to achieve maximum results.

Finding the Right Doctor

These advanced surgical procedures can be very effective in treating hyperhidrosis and are done on an outpatient basis with immediate results. The problem with these procedures can be finding a qualified doctor that is able perform them. It takes years of practice to expertly perform these delicate procedures and only a handful of skilled surgeons have mastered them through years of practice.

Get Help Today

The staff at Advanced Surgical Arts in Plano Texas invites you to meet our team during a complimentary consultation and learn more about our minimally invasive surgical procedure for combating hyperhidrosis. This procedure can change your life forever and help eliminate your chronic sweating problem.

If you have been searching for help with your hyperhidrosis, Advanced Surgical Arts has a solution. Contact us at 972-612-1900 to meet with Dr. Doohi Lee, one of the world’s leading experts on the surgical laser procedures for hyperhidrosis.

What is the Best Option?

At some point, everybody looks in the mirror and realizes that they look older. Starting as early as our forties, we can begin to see significant changes to our facial features. Facial aging appears as;

  • Sagging Skin in the Mid-face
  • Loss of Defined Jawline Resulting in Jowls
  • Wrinkling and Sagging Neck Skin
  • Fat Deposits Under Eyes
  • Drooping Eyebrows
  • Increased Wrinkles on Face and Forehead
  • Hollowed Temples
  • Lost Facial Fat and Tissue Volume
  • Deep Nasolabial Lines Near Your Nose
  • Lines Running from Corners of your Lips Down to Chin
  • Loss of Muscle Tone in Lower Face
  • Double Chin, Extra Fat Deposits in Chin

When facial features begin to undergo noticeable changes, many people consider getting a facelift. But, they have to decide if they want a surgical or non-surgical facelift procedure.

Surgery Is Not the Only Option

Surgical or Non-Surgical Facelift and Neck-LiftSurgery is no longer the only option for achieving a facelift. Non-surgical alternatives range from aggressive laser procedures to PDO thread-lifts. These non-surgical procedures can be very effective at restoring a youthful appearance.

Depending on the condition of your skin, options such as fillers, PDO threads and/or lasers could give you months of restored youth. The following are some of the non-surgical facelift options currently available;

Botox – Can address lines around the eyes and on the forehead

Fillers – Dermal fillers can be used to add volume, lift cheek area, diminish nasolabial folds and define jawlines.

PDO Threads – are a very good alternative to a surgical facelift. They can be used to lift skin in almost every location on the face and neck. They enable the doctor to securely lift skin and tissue to a more youthful position. The treads can last 15-18 months and encourage collagen to regenerate in areas they are placed.

Lasers – Advances in laser technology has enabled doctors to offer non-surgical facelift alternatives that are FDA approved, safe and effective at restoring youthful appearances. Lasers such as Fotona offers procedures that can tighten skin, increase collagen growth and improve skin appearance with long lasting results.

Advantages to Non-Surgical Facelift

  • Non-invasive
  • Little to No Downtime
  • Minimal Pain and Discomfort
  • No Anesthesia
  • No Scars
  • Minimal Risks
  • Fast and Effective
  • Cost is Less than Surgical Facelifts

Disadvantages to Non-Surgical Facelift

  • Results Don’t Last as Long
  • Requires Repeat Procedures to Maintain Results
  • Effects Can Be Less Dramatic
  • Not Appropriate for Every Patient – If you have Too Much Skin Laxity or Lost Volume, Surgery Might be Your Only Option.
  • Some of the Products Can Cause Allergic Reactions
  • Bruising

Surgical Facelift

The traditional or surgical facelift is performed to remove excess facial skin and reposition the soft tissues to rejuvenate the appearance of the face. The mid-face area is often the focus of most surgical facelifts because it tends to have the most severe aging problems. Mid-facelifts can address several problems areas including sagging cheeks, nasolabial folds, drooping jowls and excess neck skin.

To get a more youthful and refreshed look, patients can also surgically address; drooping brows, wrinkles on the forehead, eyelid problems and bags beneath eyes.

Advantages of Surgical Facelift

  • Tighten Facial Muscles to Help Facelift Last Longer
  • Trim and Tighten Sagging Skin
  • Improve Facial Contours
  • Eliminate Wrinkles on Cheeks
  • Improve Eyelids
  • Eliminate Jowls and Define Jawline
  • Smooth the Neck Area.
  • Results Can Last 10 Years or More

Disadvantages of Surgical Facelift

  • Incisions Scars – Small but Might Be Visible
  • Long Healing Period
  • Might Need Help with Post-Operative Care for a Few Days
  • Cost is Higher than Non-Surgical Treatments
  • Requires Anesthesia
  • Pain, Swelling and Bruising Could Last for Several Days
  • Risks – All Surgeries Have Some Inherent Risk of Serious Complications

A surgical facelift is safe when performed by certified and experienced surgeons. It can bring long lasting youthful changes to your face in a single procedure.

Talk to With an Experienced Surgeon

Any alteration to your face should be a carefully thought-out decision. Whether you choose a surgical facelift or one of the alternative non-surgical options, take the time to review all the advantages and disadvantages. Your face is the first thing people see when they meet you. It is how we identify each other. Even making a subtle adjustment, can cause a major change in your appearance. Get expert advice from an experienced surgeon with an artistic eye. Don’t rush to a decision and make sure that your doctor reviews all your options that can best meet your desired results.

Advanced Surgical Arts provides both surgical and non-surgical facelift solutions to address a wide range of issues. If you are ready to restore your youthful appearance, contact us at 972-612-1900 to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss which facelift method is best for your cosmetic goals.

Snoring Has Serious Health Ramifications

Is your snoring impacting your personal relationships and leaving you sleeping in a second bedroom? You are not alone, more that 89 million Americans snore. Your snoring may bother your loved ones and keep them awake at night, but for you snoring can have some very serious health ramifications. It can cause; migraines, fatigue, irritability,Nightlase, Snoring daytime fogginess, depression, sexual dysfunction, heart conditions, and more.

NightLase Snoring Procedure

NightLase is an FDA approved laser procedure that can help with your snoring and sleep apnea problem.  Scientific studies have shown that the Fontona NightLase procedure is 85% effective in eliminating or reducing the incidence of snoring in treated patients.

The procedure uses a gentle laser beam inside the mouth to address the tissue at the back of the throat. It is this tissue at the back of the throat, that at times, can block your airway causing snoring sounds as it vibrates. The laser has unique characteristics that enable it to tighten this tissue and open an obstructed airway.

Test Yourself

To help understand your level of snoring, Advanced Surgical Arts recommends that each patient take a series of night-time tests. They have you use a mobile app called ‘SnoreLab’ to record your snoring to establish baseline results. This test will show you how aggressively you snore, and how many minutes per night you snore. The app will also track your progress at reducing or eliminating snoring after each NightLase treatment.

The Results Are Impressive

The non-surgical NightLase snoring procedure is an effective, alternative to CPAP machines and traditional snoring surgery. It has successfully reunited sleeping partners by eliminating or reducing snoring problems. The procedure is fast and effective. Most patients are satisfied after only 4-5 treatments. Call us today at 972-612-1900 and get back your rightful place in the master bedroom!