Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition which involves embarrassing, inconvenient and expansive excessive sweating. This excessive sweating occurs without a stressful trigger and is resistant to deodorant. In addition to increased sweat, an unpleasant odor occurs when the sweat mixes with bacteria on the skin. Hyperhidrosis affects about 3% of the population, generally starting at adolescence. In most cases no cause is found, however, studies have shown that hyperhidrosis may be genetic, especially for the soles and palms.
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Sweating is a natural bodily function, but excessive sweating can hinder your quality of life. More than 2.5 million excreting sweat glands exist within the skin. As the body becomes overheated, a person sweats, and the evaporated sweat cools the body. When a person becomes frightened or nervous, the body begins to sweat on the palms and forehead, as well as the soles of the feet and in the armpits. These are the sites where sweat glands are most abundant. These processes are natural, but many people suffer from an uncomfortable, overabundant production of sweat without being overheated or frightened. Dr. Sharon Giese offers hyperhidrosis treatment to help patients control their excessive and impulsive sweating.
Dr. Sharon Giese offers internal ultrasound for hyperhidrosis treatment at her NYC office. Unlike treatments using Botox Cosmetic, which only provides temporary relief from excessive sweating, internal ultrasound stops the production of sweat in targeted areas with an 75% reduction of sweat for 50-60% of people. Some people don’t need to wear deodorant. Others have sweat and odor controlled with over the counter deodorant. Successful treatment results in expanding wardrobe colors and no visible sweat stains. This treatment is safe, as there are so many other excreting sweat glands which can continue to cool the body.
Hyperhidrosis treatment is performed in 60 minutes under local anesthesia. Results are fast, and you will only experience mild bruising which resolves within 10 days. You may resume daily activities in one or two days. Traditionally, people have attempted liposuction or curettage (scraping) of the glands for hyperhidrosis treatment, but these procedures cause more scarring than internal ultrasound and are not as effective. Unfortunately, up to 50% of the population is resistant to hyperhidrosis treatment.
|Ideal Candidates||Patients who display excessive sweating unrelated to external triggers.|
|Procedure||Internal ultrasound treatment is used during hyperhidrosis treatment to stop targeted sweat glands from producing sweat.|
|Technique Benefits||Internal ultrasound offers a one-time, minimally invasive procedure which produces results with little downtime.|
|Recovery||Patients may resume daily activities within one to two days following hyperhidrosis treatment in NYC. Bruising will dissipate within 10 days.|
|Results||Results are fast and drastic. Most people experience 75% reduction of sweat production for the targeted treatment areas.|
|Outcome||Patients experience increased confidence and comfort as a result of hyperhidrosis treatment. They no longer need to worry about embarrassing and odorous sweat interrupting their daily lives.|
Dr. Sharon Giese and her staff are happy to schedule a consultation with you about hyperhidrosis. For more information on plastic surgery, hyperhidrosis treatment in NYC and Dr. Sharon Giese, please request an appointment online or call us at 212.421.3400.
*Patients individual results may vary.
Internationally recognized by her colleagues as one of the most innovative plastic surgeons in New York City, Dr. Giese has developed a number of procedures that separate her from the competition, including Natural Lift, an alternative to a facelift, and other non surgical facelift procedures. The Natural Lift is a minimally invasive facelift procedure that tightens sagging skin and jowls and defines the jawline. She has also been recognized on television and print media for her work with VASER shape technology, an advanced skin tightening procedure which reduces cellulite. Additionally, Sharon Giese MD specializes in dermal fillers, breast procedures and large volume liposuction, all of which may be performed on-site at her in-office, AAAASF Accredited, surgical suite.