This is the scary one: Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS) surgery. But don’t take our word for it. Listen to what the International Hyperhidrosis Society has to say:
Imagine this: you go to the doctor because your hands sweat heavily. You agree to ETS surgery. Good news! It worked – your hands no longer sweat. Only problem? Now you sweat everywhere else.
At RA Fischer Co., our Treatment Specialists have heard horror stories of patients who wish they had never heard of ETS surgery. Iontophoresis is non-surgical, with no serious side effects.
It’s surgery, meaning it’s inherently expensive. But you already knew that. Maybe you’re expecting your insurance to cover the cost, but your provider will require you to exhaust every other treatment option before agreeing to pay for surgery.
Beyond the financial burden, let’s talk about the toll ETS surgery can take on your lifestyle. Randy Choi, co-founder of the Thompson Tee, discusses his experience on his company’s website. He lists compensatory sweating (aka sweating in new places), psychological fatigue, skin problems, and slowed metabolism among the chief side-effects he experienced.
When it comes to your health and happiness, why risk it? Iontophoresis is 91% effective for people struggling with hyperhidrosis, 1/10th the cost of ETS surgery, and has zero side-effects.