As the name “Hyper” implies, hyperhidrosis is the production of sweat that goes beyond what the bodies needs. Hyperhidrosis in general is excessive sweat production. The process of sweat production is controlled partly by the bodies sympathetic nervous system. This nervous system is involuntary and maintains the five million or so sweat glands throughout the body. For the purpose of this page we are going to focus on localized hyperhidrosis which is excessive sweating that affects three main areas of the body:



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Localized hyperhidrosis, medically known as focal hyperhidrosis, is a condition known to have a genetic family history. This means a gene, for which the location is known, is creating this condition. Knowing the location does not mean that we have a direct way to manipulate this gene. Hopefully in the future, when more knowledge is obtained, a direct manipulation of this gene might give us a better way to treat it. So far clinical studies have shown that more than 50% of those who suffer from hyperhidrosis have a family history of it. Sometimes the condition can skip generations, or it can skip family members making, it more difficult to detect the family history. Also due to the embarrassing nature of the condition family members may not always be open about having it.

How to stop sweating

Anyone who suffers from this condition should start with conservative, non-invasive treatment methods. There are several options:

For moderate to severe cases of excessive sweating the above treatments have a low/limited success rates.

Surgical Approaches to Stop Sweating

Since the 1990s the advancement of technology has enabled surgeons to treat hyperhidrosis with a very high success rates. These operations are performed on an outpatient basis (patient leaves the same day), high safety standard, minimal amount of pain and a high satisfaction rate over the years. These surgeries are the best known methods to provide long lasting solutions (permanent for many) with low recurrence rates.
Surgeries for each type of localized hyperhidrosis:

The Future of Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Obviously because of the genetic nature of hyperhidrosis the best theoretical solution will be a genetic one. As of right now we are offering a mechanical solution for a physiological problem which has great success rates but is not perfect. When a genetic solution is found then hopefully the treatment of hyperhidrosis will be even better. That being said surgeons, including Dr. Reisfeld, are continually evaluating, researching, and working towards improved solutions.

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Dr. Reisfeld has authored several studies on the topic of hyperhidrosis in medical journals, reviewed by other experts in the field, and has been interviewed by several TV programs (CBS, FOX, 48 Hours, Life Moments). In addition, Dr. Reisfeld has contributed material in many publications (Newsweek, Heart & Soul). Dr. Reisfeld has exceedingly improved upon the clamping method by creating an even safer and more effective surgical procedure to treat this ailment. Learn more about Doctor Reisfeld’s Hyperhidrosis research.


  1. mohamed  September 22, 2017

    Cutting T3 is just the best way to get rid of hand sweating

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  September 25, 2017

      Medicine and surgery is not always a very precise science as Mathematics. There are different treatment modalities to the same medical problem.
      The same happens with regard to the treatment to excessive hand sweating or palmar hyperhidrosis. Right now most of the surgeons who perform ETS prefer to do the sympathectomy at the level of T-3 to T-4. It really depends on the personal experience of that particular surgeon. Thanks

  2. erandy camacho  November 17, 2015

    My name is Erandy Camacho I’m 20 years old and I’ve had this problem since i was a little girl. Can’t take this anymore my palms sweat excessively my feet and my arm pits and face sometimes too. It is the most embarrassing thing. I can’t help but feel sad because I feel like an outcast most of the time. I really want to get treated. But I am not sure what is the best treatment for this.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  November 18, 2015

      From your message it sems that you suffer from excessive hands armpits and feet sweating . If you reside in the USA please give us a call at 310-557-3037. At the time of the telephone you can get some ideas about the conservative methods as well as the surgical ones that are available.Thanks

  3. Donald A. Derr  October 12, 2015

    I have been told that I have hyperhydrosis as I perspire profusely from the head, face, neck and chest. I can be at my computer, concentrating in an air-conditioned room and I immediately begin perspiring. It seems that as soon as I start doing something, like making a sandwich, it begins.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  October 12, 2015

      As for myself I will not recommend the ETS procedure for this type of sweating. For more information please call us at 310-557-3037. Thanks.

  4. Pamela  August 18, 2015

    I suffer from hyperhidrosis(diagnosed) and become very dehydrated easily. Could this excessive sweating have an effect on my heart? Electrolytes? I live in Arizona and with the heat here and the sweating I feel as though I can never drink enough fluids.

    • Center For Hyperhidrosis  August 18, 2015

      In the medical literature there are no known cases of severe hyperhidrosis that caused heart problems or electrolytes imbalances.