Our treatments can help you overcome the embarrassment associated with excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis.
As many as 3 out of 100 Australians suffer excessive sweating. At North Western Vascular we offer patients treatments that can dramatically improve their quality of life.
Excessive sweating is most common in the hands, feet, or armpits, and can be present at any age, but generally surfaces in the teenage years. At North Western Vascular, Dr Roger Bell has had a special interest in this area with over 25 years of experience in performing Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy. In virtually 100% of cases, this treatment stops hands from sweating, and in 60% of cases also reduces sweating of the feet. However, if sweaty feet are the main area of concern, then a lumbar sympathectomy would be considered.
Sweaty hands can not only be embarrassing for some suffers, but also interfere with daily activities at work and even socially. Shaking hands should be something done with confidence, and not something to be avoided. Holding on to tools of your trade is something that most of us take for granted, but for those suffering with excessively sweaty hands, this can be difficult.
Dr Roger Bell is a consultant vascular surgeon, and an expert in treating patients who suffer from excessive sweating. Dr Bell has performed over 1000 sympathectomies, and North Western Vascular has treated over 550 patients using the MiraDry procedure
Sweaty Armpits Treatment from North Western Vascular
Aside from the embarrassment that some people feel when experiencing sweaty underarms, it can also negatively impact day to day living, with sufferers having to continually manage their underarm sweating. Sufferers often report that they are restricted in their clothing choices, as well as the fear that others can either smell the odour or see the wet patches and wonder why they aren’t doing something about it! Up until recent times, treatment options were limited with heavy duty deodorants or regular Botox injections being offered.
At North Western Vascular, we considered offering injections, however, we believe this is only in the best interest of the clinic and not for the patient as it is only temporarily disabling the sweat glands and requires regular ongoing sessions. We believe that MiraDry has revolutionised how underarm sweating and/or odour is dealt with. MiraDry is the treatment of choice, as sweat glands that are destroyed do not regenerate, and patients will need only one to two treatments depending on how severe the hyperhidrosis is.
Millions of people worldwide suffer from this condition, but you no longer have to suffer in silence. Here at North Western Vascular, our MiraDry treatment can dramatically reduce underarm sweating and/or odour by up to 90% and is highly recommend for anyone who wants to experience the freedom of living without underarm hyperhidrosis and/or odour.
Treatment for Sweaty Hands
ETS has proven to be a safe, effective and permanent solution for excessively sweaty hands. Patients who come in for a consultation to see Dr Bell about sweaty hands have left the practice with the knowledge that there is a permanent solution. Many of our patients tell us how they have gone for years believing that there was simply no effective treatment for sweaty hands and wish that they had searched or heard about it sooner.
Patients have often shared with Dr Bell how debilitating sweaty hands has been for them, with it adversely affecting their daily activities, and that after the ETS procedure, their life has been improved.
Take the first step toward dry hands, make an appointment for a consultation with Dr Roger Bell to discuss symptoms and how ETS stops hands from sweating, and how it can dramatically improve quality of life.
Sweaty Hands Victoria
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