Treatment Matrix

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Hyperhidrosis Treatment Overview

If you suffer from excessive sweating, you may feel like you’ve tried everything. You may have lost hope. Even if you feel this way, please take some time to read through the information on these pages about all the current treatments available for treating hyperhidrosis. We think the things you learn will ignite your optimism.

Please understand that it is not our intention to replace the advice of a medical professional, but rather provide supplemental information for discussion and support you in your quest for excessive sweating relief.

Have you noticed there is an advent of new high-tech products on the market that help manage excessive sweating? We've invited some of these products to our community and now offer you fantastic Deals and Discounts on the tried and true. You've got to check them out!

Some traditional treatments, like antiperspirants and iontophoresis, have been improved and we now know how to make them more effective. New treatments, like miraDry and Botox injections, have started giving relief to those who never thought they’d find it. Physicians and their patients are also experimenting with combinations of treatments and getting good results.

Due to side effects, oral medications are not usually recommended as a long-term solution but they certainly have their place when treating excessive sweating on large parts of the body, or when multiple areas are affected.

Local surgeries (meaning surgery localized to the area being treated), such as liposuction, for treating excessive underarm sweating are becoming more commonplace and the results are improving, although not perfect--yet.

ETS surgery, although heavily advertised, is reserved for only certain severe cases of palmar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the palms) that have not responded to any of the other treatment options, or combinations of the treatments. Before considering ETS treatment, physicians and their patients must fully consider and discuss the very real risks of permanent damage and severe side effects. When ETS is used to treat other focal areas of hyperhidrosis, there appears to be reduced benefit and increased risks.

Everyone’s experience with this condition is different. So please be patient, explore all your options, explore combinations of your options, adjust techniques, and work with your doctor to find the best treatments for your individual situation. Keep in mind, also, that research is still being conducted and new treatments, and new ways of using the current treatments, are being worked on. Subscribe to our e-newsletter, SweatSolutions and you’ll be among the first to know about the latest developments.

Here's a handy chart that describes what treatment options are available to manage sweating in specific areas of the body.

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