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Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for pathologically increased sweating (Greek: hyper = too much, hidros = water). Some people sweat excessively over their whole body (general hyperhidrosis). Others sweat excessively only in some locations on the body (localised hyperhidrosis), mostly the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), hands or feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis) or also the head.
While in the past surgery was predominantly the first choice in the fight against excessive sweating, today gentler procedures are available for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.
Ultrasound instead of sweating: with Ultherapy® to fight hyperhidrosis
In the treatment of hyperhidrosis with Ultherapy®, micro-focused ultrasound is used to heat overactive sweat glands in the armpits to 65°C for a short period, which coagulates (destroys) them. The ultrasound energy is applied at various depths within the skin and destroys the sweat glands permanently. Meanwhile the skin surface remains undamaged.
An obvious reduction in sweat production can be expected already after the first session. Two treatments at an interval of approximately 30 days may be required for an optimum result. After the treatment, a reduction in sweating of more than 80% can be expected.
The great advantage compared to a surgical procedure: There is no downtime. You are good to go immediately and can pursue your usual activities (work, sports).
Alternative treatments against hyperhidrosis
With Botulinum toxin against excessive sweating
Treatment with botulinum toxin A is certainly the safest and most reliable treatment of localized sweating. Botulinum toxin is injected into the skin above the sweat glands. This is done with local anesthesia. Botulinum toxin prevents the nerve endings from releasing the messenger acetylcholine. As a result, the sweat gland does not receive any operational signals, which means that the welding production is paralyzed. The nerve endings are dwindling. The treatment usually has to be repeated after six to nine months, since the destroyed nerve endings sprout again. On request, private health insurance funds very often assume the cost of treatment.
Operative removal of the sweat glands
We don´t offer the removal of the sweat glands in our practice. Over the years, ultrasound therapy and the treatment of botulinum toxin have been used to develop minimally invasive techniques (without surgery), which are usually more gentle for the hyperhidrosis patient and allow him to return to everyday life without any downtime.