Hyperhydrosis excessive perspiration

Stay cool!

And sweat less.

Anyone traveling regularly by public transport knows the problem: Many people suffer from excessive perspiration, also called hyperhidrosis. They sweat more than normal, especially in the armpits, palms or feet. Two treatments have proven to be extremely effective in hyperhidrosis.

Away with the symptoms of hyperhidrosis

Regular injections of botulinum toxin, also known as Botox® or Dysport, block the neural control of sweat glands. After four to eight days, the sweat production ends completely to one hundred percent, but after four to six weeks, it starts again. For lasting success, a regular treatment is unavoidable.

Suction-curettage in the area of the armpits

In many patients, we had great success with suction-curettage of the sweat glands. Here, under local anaesthesia, as with a liposuction under the armpits, we extract the sweat glands with fine cannulas. Although we cannot remove all the glands, the sweat is reduced to 80 percent. This is equivalent to “normal” sweating during physical exertion and heat. However, this procedure can only be applied in the armpits.

Sweat formation on the palms

Those who specifically want a treatment against the formation of perspiration on the palms of their hands should bear in mind that this is only possible with a nerve transection at the nerve plexus of the spine. This is a very complicated operation. It is not performed by us, but by specialized thoracic surgeons (eg at the Charité). A Botox treatment would be much less complicated, but not permanent.

How about natural medicine?

Sometimes sage or valerian also help against too much sweat. In some cases, there are very good results. Unfortunately the effects cannot (yet) be measured scientifically.