What is the age range for patients to have the Sweaty Palms procedure done?
The age range of patients for which Dr. Reisfeld performs the ETS (sweaty palms) procedure is between 10 years old and 66 years old. Dr. Reisfeld assesses each patient on a case by case basis. Generally speaking at present the recommendation for younger patients is to wait until they have gained more physiological, physical and mental maturation. This means that the potential patients should wait until the approximate age of 15 or 16. ETS was performed on patients as young as 10 years old but to some the difficulties of coping with excessive severe hand sweating at the age of 11-13 are so immense that consideration be given to do the operation in ages 12-14.
It is however recommended that Dr. Reisfeld be contacted for a much more precise assessment. Please see our section on younger age hyperhidrosis.