Doctors Checkup: Did Device Help with Excessive Sweating?

Playing Woman Suffering from Extreme Sweating Returns – Drs. Checkup!

Last year The Doctors met Sydney, who came to them for help with her excessive sweating on her hands and feet. Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra explained that Sydney has a condition called hyperhidrosis and The Doctors hooked her up with an at-home iontophoresis machine. 

The machine is filled with tap water and then the hands and feet rest in it while electric currents run through the water and temporarily lock the sweat glands. Sydney returns to The Doctors to share how the treatment worked for her.

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Sydney was skeptical but is now a believer. “I feel like I’ve gotten my life back!” Sydney discusses all the things she can now do with confidence like wearing high heels and shaking people’s hands. She shares one story of going to Disneyland and after a full day at the park being shocked to come home to find her feet and socks dry! She says prior to the treatment her feet would have been soggy and her socks completely drenched!

Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon asks what using the device was like. While Sydney says it wasn’t the most comfortable thing, “being under the machine and having the results I’ve had is completely worth it,” she shares. She used the machine five to seven times before she saw results. She says now she only has to use it for her touchup treatments once or twice a week.

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Sydney describes the feel of the treatment like, "If anyone's been in a cold sweat before... the tingly sharp feeling. Like that, just a bit more, depending on how high you can tolerate the machine.” For more info on this machine to treat hyperhidrosis, which affects about 3% of the population, click here.

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