Anesthesia No
Duration 10 min.
Hospitalization Ambulatory
Postoperative needs Avoid pressure
Results Visibles en 10 d铆as. Perduran durante meses.
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1. Axillary hyperhidrosis

Axillary hyperhidrosis, or more commonly known as excessive sweating of the armpits, is the most common location of the disease (2.8% of the population). It usually begins to manifest itself in adolescence, with hormonal development. Fortunately most of the time odorless, although some patients have an intense odor, secondary to their perspiration.

Those who suffer from excessive armpit sweating are forced to choose the color of the clothes they wear (black or white), the type of fabric and often change their shirts during the course of the day.

2. Hyperhidrosis of the face

Excessive sweating of the face and/or head is the result of an overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, an overactivity that cannot be consciously controlled.

Hyperhidrosis of the face or entire head usually begins in youth or adulthood. Extremely uncomfortable and annoying when exposed to third parties or in the development of social or work activities. At the moment perspiration is triggered, attention is focused more on the sweat than on the reason for the meeting. Generally, those who suffer from facial hyperhidrosis are forced to use a handkerchief to dry themselves frequently. Perspiration is exacerbated and worsens in hot weather or in closed environments.

3. Palmar hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the hands.

Shaking hands is one of the most uncomfortable moments for those with palmar hyperhidrosis.

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There are different ways to treat hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating:

  • Iontoforesis: consiste en el pasaje de una corriente por un dispositivo dise帽ado especialmente que se coloca debajo de la axila. Its application for 30 minutes, several times a week, makes its use impractical. El mecanismo de acci贸n no est谩 claro. Its results are limited.
  • Anticholinergic and/or sedative drugs: can be used in cases of mild perspiration. The use of medication is limited, since the doses required to reduce perspiration are accompanied by undesirable side effects.
  • By means of injections: By means of injections in the area to be treated, it is achieved that 1 cm around the application does not perspire. Requires multiple injections. El efecto dura 4 meses en promedio.
  • Surgery: endoscopic thoracic sympathicotomy and axillary curettage. Thoracic sympathicotomy is used when patients also sweat on their hands. Curettage is performed under local anesthesia. Through a small incision in the axilla, the branches of the sympathetic nerve are sectioned with a cannula. It is still an operation and, like all operations, it can have risks and complications.

Treatments are performed locally and on an outpatient basis.

The price of each treatment is given after the consultation with Dr. Garc铆a Ceballos and depends on the characteristics and specific needs of each patient.

During the consultation you will be able to see before and after photos of cases similar to yours.

If you are travelling or consulting us from anywhere in Spain, the UK or Europe you can request your consultation online via Skype.

It is advisable to seek the advice of a specialist in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery for this type of treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating.

Excessive sweating can be treated by injections.

The effect of the treatment by means of injections in the armpits lasts between 3 and 6 months.

It is a treatment that can be applied on the palms of the hands to reduce excessive sweating.

Palmar hyperhidrosis may be due to an excess of sympathetic activity of your nervous system in response to a thermal or emotional stimulus. This may be due to infectious diseases such as Malta fever, neurological diseases, tumors, diabetes or alcohol intoxication. Some drugs such as antidepressants can also cause hyperhidrosis.

Excessive sweating of the hands can be caused by infectious diseases such as Malta fever, neurological diseases, tumors, diabetes or alcohol intoxication. Some drugs such as antidepressants can also cause hyperhidrosis.

There are different types of treatment to try to stop hand sweating. For mild to moderate sweating, topical treatments can be applied by means of oral drugs. As a last line of treatment, thoracic sympathectomy may be indicated.

The price of treatment with underarm injections for axillary hyperhidrosis ranges from 600 to 1,200 鈧.

The price of treatment by means of injections to eliminate hand sweating ranges from 600 to 1200 鈧.