Sweat gland curettage


Body temperature is regulated by sweat production.
However, excessive sweating can put a heavy psychological burden on our daily life. The most frequently affected spots are armpits, palms and soles.

These spot can be temporarily treated with Botulinum toxin A. With this therapy the nerves, which stimulate sweat excretion, are reversibly blocked for about 4-6 months.

To achieve permanent reduction of sweat secretion in the armpits, the sweat glands there can be scraped and suctioned out.
The surgery is performed in local or general anesthesia.

2 to 3 small incisions are made around the hairy area of the armpits.
The glands are suctioned out and the incision spots are sutured.
After surgery a compressive bandage is worn around the armpit for 2 days.

Facts

Duration of surgery: approx. 1 hour
Anesthesia: Local or general
Duration of stay:Outpatient or 1 night
Compressive bandage: 2 days
Inability to work: approx. 3-4 days