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Why Are There Multiple Procedures For Different Types of Hyperhidrosis?

Sympathetic surgery has developed and improved over the last several years. Excessive hand sweating is best treated with the ETS procedure, which can also help with excessive armpit sweating.

Unfortunately, sweaty feet (plantar hyperhidrosis) does not show improvement after an ETS procedure. For sweaty feet, the appropriate procedure is a lumbar sympathectomy. For isolated and excessive armpit sweating, laser ablation of the sweat glands is the treatment of choice.