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Should Patients With Excessive Armpit Sweating Undergo ETS?

For those who only experience excessive armpit sweating, a sympathectomy does not offer the same success rate as it does for hand sweating. For that reason, Dr. Reisfeld does not perform ETS if the only complaint of the patient is excessive armpit sweating.

The armpit contains two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. The eccrine glands are affected by the sympathectomy while the apocrine glands are not. Those patients who suffer only from armpit sweating should try conservative methods such as drysol, drionic, certain dry, etc.

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are also a viable option, but the duration can be limited to anywhere from 4 to 9 months. If those methods are not helpful, the best option is to go for laser armpit sweat treatment. In this new and improved procedure, the sweat glands responsible for excessive armpit sweating are destroyed.

It is done through extremely small incisions which allow for quick recovery and less tissue trauma. To learn more visit our armpit sweating page.