Treatment for Excessive Sweating – Hyperhidrosis
It can be very uncomfortable, and even embarrassing, for people who suffer from excessive sweating in the hands, underarms, and other parts of the body. This condition, called hyperhidrosis, can even have an effect on one’s day-to-day life and self-esteem. The good news is, we offer minimally invasive treatments for hyperhidrosis that can successfully reduce excessive sweating in specific body areas. We offer the innovative solution known as miraDry®, which sends electromagnetic energy to the target area to permanently eliminate sweat glands. In addition, Dr. Jonathan Wallace performs the ETS-C treatment, a new procedure that is offered by only a handful of surgeons in the Midwest.
Hyperhidrosis affects millions of Americans, often affecting areas such as the:
Often beginning in childhood or adolescence, hyperhidrosis is caused by overstimulation of sweat glands. This action can originate from specific nerves in the area of the rib cage, called the sympathetic nervous system. Hyperhidrosis can cause an alarming amount of sweat to be released, even in relatively normal environmental conditions.
miraDry® is FDA-approved to permanently eliminate excessive sweating in the undearms. The non-invasive procedure works by sending electromagnetic heat to the target area, which then damages your sweat glands to prevent them from producing excess moisture. This procedure is considered safe and does not affect your body’s ability to cool itself. The miraDry® procedure takes about one hour to complete, and patients may need one or multiple sessions to achieve optimal sweat reduction results.
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Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy, or ETS-C treatment, is one of the most advanced procedures available for hyperhidrosis. Utilizing very tiny incisions, our surgeon will place a small titanium clamp over the nerve responsible for your symptoms. By clamping the sympathetic nerve, the excess amounts of sweat in a specific body area should stop. This procedure is known for its consistent results and its minimally invasive technique. ETS-C treatment is also reversible.
The entire ETS-C treatment typically takes only about twenty minutes, and can be performed as an outpatient. Most patients are able to go back to work within two days, and more strenuous physical activities can usually be resumed after one week.
Treatment for hyperhidrosis has helped patients from all over the U.S. stop excessive sweating and improve their self-esteem.
Schedule a Consultation for Hyperhidrosis Treatment
If you would like more information on treatment for hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating in specific areas of the body, or if you would like to schedule a consultation for miraDry® or ETS-C treatment, please contact Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center today.