What is The Age Range for Patients to Have the Sweaty Palms Procedure done?
The age range of patients for which Dr. Reisfeld performs the ETS (sweaty palms) procedure is between 10 years old and 66 years old. Dr. Reisfeld assesses each patient on a case-by-case basis.
Generally speaking, the recommendation for younger patients is to wait until they have gained more physiological, physical, and mental maturation. This means that the potential patients should wait until the approximate age of 15 or 16.
ETS was performed on patients as young as 10 years old. In some cases, the difficulties of coping with excessive severe hand sweating at the age of 11-13 were so immense that the procedure was performed for patients between the ages of 12-14.
It is recommended that you contact Dr. Reisfeld for a more precise assessment. Please see our section on younger age hyperhidrosis.