Treatment Overview

Treatment options available to patients with primary hyperhidrosis can be categorized as:
 
1) Non-surgical (topical antiperspirants, iontophoresis, topical anticholinergics including cloths, systemic medication)
2) Minimally invasive. Botulinum toxin injections, which can be said to be “minimally invasive,”[99] have become a therapy for patients who fail to respond to more-conservative treatment prior to resorting to surgery.[29,99] Similarly, the miraDry medical device is minimally invasive and uses thermolysis to destroy the sweat glands of the underarms and stop underarm sweating.
3) Surgical (excision of axillary tissue, endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) [9

Each therapeutic option differs by duration of efficacy, side effects, and response rate in the various anatomic areas treated.[9,29,97] You can learn more details about each treatment modality on the corresponding pages on this site. 


Quick reference chart for ICD9 and CPT codes

For help with your office's insurance and reimbursement process we've developed a handy chart with the latest ICD-9 and CPT codes for hyperhidrosis and hyperhidrosis treatments. The chart is provided below or you can download a printable PDF now.

ICD9 Codes

• Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis: 705.21
• Secondary Hyperhidrosis: 705.22
• Generalized hyperhidrosis: 780.8

CPT Codes

for Treatment of Hyperhidrosis with Botulinum toxins:
• Face/Head Primary Hyperhidrosis: 64653 
• Plantar and/or Palmar Primary Hyperhidrosis: 64999 
(May require manual processing.)
• Axillary Primary Hyperhidrosis: 64650 
• Botulinum toxin: J0585 (Bill per unit of toxin, per axilla. If billing for >99 units, check to be sure system can accept/recognize 3-digits. If not, bill for 99 units, and then for the balance separately.)

CPT Codes for Treatment of Hyperhidrosis with Iontophoresis: 
• for each 15-minute session 97033

Hyperhidrosis Treatment Matrix

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