New Procedure Can Stops Excessive Sweating

Pacific Dermatology’s Dr. Jennifer Reichel explains how using new ultrasound Ultherapy can zap excessive underarm wetness.

Online PR News – 06-August-2013 – 8/3/2013, Seattle, WA – Seattle, WA Just in time for the scorching heat of the summer months hyperhidrosis sufferers finally have options. Hyperhidrosis is a disorder marked by excessive sweating, more than that is necessary to regulate the body's temperature, according to Pacific Dermatology's director Dr. Jennifer Reichel.

Sweating is the body's way of cooling down. It is a normal response to heat or exercise; however, excessive sweating, called axillary hyperhidrosis, can present problems for some people. Sufferers with persistently sweaty armpits may have to contend with the unpleasant odor that results from the bacterial breakdown of sweat and cellular debris (bromhidrosis).

Ultherapy, a skin tightening ultrasound treatment has been found to work for axillary hyperhidrosis patients.

"It's incredible how well it is working for that," says Dr. Reichel of the treatment.

Ultherapy is a completely non-invasive procedure that can reduce or totally eliminate excessive underarm sweating in a single treatment. Using proven, safe ultrasound energy, like those used during sonograms, we can treat excessive underarm sweating with Ultherapy.

Ultherapy can permanently reduce excessive sweating. Using a local anesthetic to treat each armpit—results are evident in between 1-4 sessions.

Ultherapy targets overactive sweat glands in the underarm using ultrasound energy. This energy is directed into the layer of skin where these glands are located. Ultherapy systematically destroys the glands which can provide reduction in excessive sweating. Sweating is typically reduced immediately.

The Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Seattle offers Ultherapy to treat hyperhidrosis. For more information contact the center directly at (206) 859-5777 or visit

About Dr. Reichel

Dr. Jennifer Reichel is the founder and director of Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Seattle. As a board certified dermatologist, Dr. Reichel has advanced fellowship training in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, liposuction, facial rejuvenation, eyelid lifts, BOTOX®, tissue fillers and lasers. Dr. Reichel is also fully trained in leg vein treatment.

After attending the University of Colorado for both her undergraduate degree and her doctorate of medicine, she then underwent residency training in dermatology at the University of Washington. This was followed by a postgraduate fellowship in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Reichel is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS), and the Seattle and Washington Dermatologic Societies.

Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center can be reached at (206) 859-5777 or