There are many non-surgical alternatives to treat patients with hyperhidrosis. Some patients with hyperhidrosis have mild symptoms, which can be helped without the need for surgery. It is important to have a medical evaluation, to be certain that symptoms are not the result of an endocrine or hormonal imbalance, before trying any over-the-counter remedy. At the Center for Hyperhidrosis at Columbia University Medical Center, a team approach is used to evaluate and treat all patients with hyperhidrosis. Under the guidance of a board certified dermatologist, a trial of topical remedies may be recommended if they have not yet been tried. Occasionally, temporary relief is only necessary, such as prior to a major social event. Patients with severe symptoms who fail to respond to these non-surgical remedies can be referred for surgery.
• Herbal Therapy
• Tap water ionotophoresis
Some patients experience hyperhidrosis limited to the armpits (axillae). In those situations there are several treatment options. We recommend patients trying a topical regimen such as drysol initially. If that fails to adequately control symptoms, the new miraDry procedure is non-invasive and offers long-lasting results.
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The goal of surgery is to eliminate the constant autonomic stimulation of the palmar sweat glands while maintaining other sympathetic nerve function, and minimizing trauma to the surrounding tissue. This is best accomplished by Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy, also known as ETS.
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The Center for Hyperhidrosis at Columbia University Medical Center is located at 320 Herbert Irving Pavillion, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032. Specializing in surgical and non-surgical treatments for excessive sweating and facial blushing including miraDry and the ETS procedure. Serving the New York metropolitan area, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Hudson Valley, Bergen County, New Jersey, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Call 212-342-1354.
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