Does Laser treatment of the underarms damage the sweat glands?


#1

Hi everyone,
Does anyone know if treating the underarms w/ laser hair removal effects/damages the sweat glands ?


#2

It’s possible that lasers affect other skin structions. Lasers used in hair removal habe been shown to affect oil glands, so they can proiabnly affect sweat clands, too.

In fact, lasers are sometimes used to treat axillary osmidrosis (aka sweaty pits), but the laser used is usually a CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser. Sometimes a Q-switched Nd:YAG is used, but this is different than the Nd:YAGs use for hair removal.

There’s not enough data to say for sure. For instance, in some people, laser hair removal increases oil production, whil in others, it decreases it.

[ June 13, 2002, 02:20 PM: Message edited by: Andrea ]