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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2018 Jun;42(3):617-624. doi: 10.1007/s00266-018-1097-y. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

Versajet-Assisted Hydraulic Epilation Through Small Incisions for Axillary Osmidrosis.

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1
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 29 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03181, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 29 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03181, Republic of Korea. kokoro72@naver.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Osmidrosis is a malodorous disease caused by the breakdown of sweat secreted from the apocrine glands by surface bacteria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Versajet-assisted hydraulic epilation for the treatment of axillary osmidrosis.

METHODS:

Thirty-two patients with axillary osmidrosis (64 axillae) underwent Versajet-assisted hydraulic epilation between January 2016 and January 2017. Subjective assessments were evaluated by a patient survey at least 3 months after the procedure.

RESULTS:

There were no complications other than one mild pigmentation in the axilla at 3 months after the procedure. Thirty-two patients evaluated malodor elimination as good. No patients evaluated it as fair or poor. There were no recurrences.

CONCLUSION:

Versajet-assisted hydraulic epilation is an ideal surgical procedure for the treatment of axillary osmidrosis that decreases complications and recurrence.

NO LEVEL ASSIGNED:

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KEYWORDS:

Apocrine glands; Axillary osmidrosis; Hyperhidrosis

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