FACIAL HYPERHIDROSIS AND FACIAL BLUSHING
Facial hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating of the face. It can be vexing for some people, and is rarely found in isolated form: it is usually associated with hyperhidrosis in other parts of the body, such as the palms of the hands, the axialle, or the feet soles. Other times it produces a sudden blush with minimal stimulation (eg. a slightly risqué comment). This phenomenon can occur in all people, but is much more obvious and embarrassing in light-skinned people. While it may be a normal phenomenon for some people, for others it can provoke uncomfortable social situations which they cannot control.
In any case, facial hyperhidrosis and facial blushing can be treated surgically with an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. In a single procedure it is possible to eliminate the excessive sweating of the face, palms and underarms simultaneously.
|Intra-operative image in endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy||Scar after endoscopic sympathectomy in the treatment of hyperhidrosis|