What is laser resurfacing? The simplest explanation is that it is the use of a laser to remove a portion of the outer layers of the skin. If 100% of the skin surface area is removed we call it full field resurfacing.
Axillary (armpit) hyperhidrosis is thought by many to be an under reported problem with few treatment options. In a 2002 survey, 2.8% of individuals were thought to have excessive or abnormal sweating with 1.4% feeling that the problem was concentrated in their armpits. In another 2008 online survey, 33% of adults felt they had excessive underarm sweating, but only 5% sought any form of help.
According to ClinicalTrials.gov, Revance has recently completed a trial of a Botox based gel. This gel has been used in several centers to treat Crow's Feet. One obvious benefit of delivering a botulinum toxin with a gel is that it can get into the areas to be treated without a needle. This is a huge boon for people that fear needles and would otherwise like to be treated. Another possible benefit is that a gel may enable large parts of the body to be treated for sweating without multiple injections.