Sweat gland suction for hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating - sweat gland suction for hyperhidrosis

Sweat gland suction for excessive sweating is a surgical procedure. This can be used to treat so-called primary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating in the armpit). Primary hyperhidrosis occurs in up to 10% of the population and is not as rare as you might think. Excessive sweating is usually very unpleasant and stressful for those affected. Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) causes sweat stains to form on clothing. As a result, clothes often have to be changed several times a day and can only be worn in black or white. Odor nuisance is also a possible consequence.

What is hyperhidrosis, i.e. excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis is a congenital disorder characterized by excessive sweating. Regardless of temperature, physical exertion or season. This causes sweating, especially in the armpits. However, it can also occur more frequently on the hands and feet. The cause is still unknown, but a regulatory disorder in certain brain centers responsible for thermoregulation is assumed. Some thyroid diseases can also lead to increased sweating.

How is sweat gland suction performed to prevent excessive sweating?

Sweat gland suction is a simple and safe method of treating excessive sweating. Under local anesthesia, the skin of the armpit is loosened and the sweat glands are suctioned out with a special cannula and scraped off. A padded bandage is then applied. The operation is relatively painless and the patient can go home immediately.

The advantages of sweat gland suction for hyperhidrosis (too much underarm perspiration) are

  • Fast treatment: the operation only takes around 30 – 60 minutes
  • Minimal pain: the surgical area is very well anesthetized and no major pain is to be expected even after the operation
  • Hardly any downtime: light activities or office work can be carried out after just a few days or the next day
  • Long-term results: the result usually lasts for many years
  • Significant improvement in quality of life

Details about this procedure you can find her: Sweat gland suction

Yours, Dr. Roland Resch