If you suffer from excessively sweaty hands, you may have a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis affects around one to two percent of the population, striking both men and women equally. This condition can be debilitating, with many sufferers experiencing acute social embarrassment and anxiety. Don’t worry, though – this condition doesn’t have to be permanent! There are highly effective and safe treatments for sweaty hands available.

Hyperhidrosis in the Hands

Hyperhidrosis can be disruptive and embarrassing anywhere it occurs, but is especially so in the hands. We use our hands for everything that we do in life, so when those hands become excessively sweaty, it can be a big problem. People with severe hyperhidrosis in the hands may feel self-conscious during handshakes or high fives, and they may have functional impairments such as difficulty using a smartphone or even gripping objects safely. A permanent treatment for sweaty hands can give a person their life back.  

Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy

Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that is proven to be safe and effective. While more conservative treatments for sweaty hands do exist, a thoracoscopic sympathectomy is the best option for permanent treatment of severe hyperhidrosis

A thoracoscopic sympathectomy works by cutting the sympathetic nerves that regulate the sweat glands. It’s these nerves that cause the embarrassing excessive sweating. The surgeons at the Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence are all board-certified and highly experienced in the field of hyperhidrosis and its treatments. 

Conservative Treatments

While conservative treatments generally do not have the same kind of permanent results as a thoracoscopic sympathectomy, you may wish to try them out before committing to surgery. Conservative treatments may also be the best option for people with less severe cases of hyperhidrosis. Conservative treatments for sweaty hands include Botox injections, medication, miraDry, and iontophoresis. Most of these treatments work by disrupting the nerve signal regulating the affected nerve glands. In cases of mild hyperhidrosis, a prescription strength antiperspirant may be all that’s needed. 

While effective in the short term, these conservative treatments don’t last forever and require repeat trips to the doctor. Be sure to have a consultation with a hyperhidrosis expert who can formulate a treatment plan that is best for your individual case.

Schedule a Consultation with a Hyperhidrosis Expert Today

If you think you are suffering from hyperhidrosis of the hands, you should contact a hyperhidrosis specialist who can examine you and come up with the best treatment option for you. For more information about hyperhidrosis and its treatments or to schedule your consultation, call the Hyperhidrosis Center of Excellence today at 310.776.6905!

Next, read about dealing with sweaty palms.