WHAT IS HYPERHIDROSIS AND DO YOU SUFFER FROM IT? DO YOU:
2 See your sweat level vary from mere annoyance to drenching wetness?
3 See your underarm, palms, feet, and face sweat constantly?
There is Treatment
1Severe form of Hyperhidrosis
Bilateral Thoracic Sympathectomy
- Disconnect the regional nerve centers from the sweat glands
- Minimally invasive, one-day surgery under general anesthesia
- Instant result with long-term/permanent cure
- Minimal post-operative discomfort
- Most insurances cover this procedure
Underarm Laser Treatment
- May require additional Botox injection
- Local Anesthesia
- Long term, at least one-year improvement
2Moderate form of Hyperhidrosis
- Best results in underarm
- Short term effect
- Need frequent applications
- Associated with skin irritation, breakdown
Sweating is an important bodily function. The sweat evaporation has a cooling effect on the skin surface, therefore providing protection in a hot environment. Exercise related sweating provides a “coolant” effect as well, protecting the body from overheating during a heavy workout.
Excessive sweating is caused by “out of control” overactive sweat glands regardless of ambient temperature or exercise. Stressful situations augment the problem.
Usually isolated body areas are involved, most frequently the underarms, palms, feet, and face. This condition varies from a minor, though persistent, discomfort to disabling social and/or handicap. Therapy for Hyperhidrosis can be challenging for both the patient and the physician. The treatment can be medical and surgical.
Boril Acid, 2.5% tannic acid solutions, Resorcinol, Glutaraldehyde. All of these agents are limited by staining, contact sensitization, irritancy or limited effectiveness.
The first line topical agent is Drysol. It should be applied nightly on dry skin with or without occlusion until a positive result is obtained.
Underarm Hyperhidrosis may be treated with aluminum Chloride Gel, although the Gel may cause mild cutaneous irritation.
Botulinum Toxin – Botox Injections are effective, because Botox blocks the connection between the overactive nerves and the sweat glands. The effect lasts for 4-12 months. Most frequently used in underarm, palmar and groin Hyperhidrosis.
Surgical Treatments are more invasive procedures with long lasting results
Thoracic Sympathectomy is a video assisted minimally invasive surgery under general anesthesia, in hospital. The sympathetic nerve chain is interrupted along the upper part of the thoracic spine. This area is in control of the hand and underarm Hyperhidrosis. By interrupting this nerve chain, the overactive nerve input into the sweat glands are turned off. The effect is immediate, and long lasting, with 90% complete cure.
Complications are rare and not severe. Occasionally compensatory sweating- sweating in previously unaffected areas of the body. Mild/moderate chest wall pain, usually temporary.
Laser Liposuction of the armpit
Long term efficacy. The procedure is done under local anesthesia in medical offices, clinics or surgery centers. The laser heat and the mechanical effect of liposuction disables and/or removes the sweat glands. It may be associated with hair loss of various degree. The procedure takes one hour or less, with negligible discomfort. Using the latest laser technology with built in heat control. Skin burns are extremely rare.
WELCOME TO VEINITY SPA
I am Peter Vajtai, MD. I would like to briefly introduce myself, and invite you to visit our clinic- Veinity Spa.
I am board certified in general surgery and cardiovascular surgery. I bring over 25 years experience in medicine and surgery acquired in the finest medical centers in Europe and the United States. I have been in private practice in Las Vegas for over 18 years and have established myself as a well known sought after physician in the local community. I have been named among the Best Doctors in Las Vegas twice, in 2012 and 2014.