Wednesday, May 25, 2011
At the New York symposium, Dr. Lewis Obi also shared the morning session with Dr. Afschin Fatemi of Dusseldorf, Germany who delivered a revolutionary new technique for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis. Excessive perspiration of the armpits affects more than 10% of the general population and to date the only treatment has been the use of Botox™. Botox treatments can be expensive ($1000 per treatment), cumbersome and short lasting (6 months or less). Dr. Fatemi, a world renown German dermatologist, has developed a technique of long term elimination of axillary hyperhidrosis with the use of the SlimLipo laser system. This treatment may be performed under local anesthesia in less than one hour with virtually no down time. According to Dr. Fatemi, who has treated hundreds of patients in the past two years, has had success in 86% of his patients. Dr. Lewis Obi shared his own experience with Dr. Fatemi during a lunch break after their respective lectures The cost of this procedure is approximately $2000 and most patients return to work the next day. For additional information regarding this new treatment for excessive perspiration of the armpits, contact The Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic at 904-399-0905.