Results of ETS
The operation has immediate effect. The hands become warm and
dry, however the effect on facial blushing will only be noticed
in those situations which elicited them. Despite a successful result,
patients may occasionally feel a tingling sensation which used
to precede sweating or blushing. This can last up to a few months.
In the first two weeks after the operation up to 30% of patients
can experience "rebound sweating". This lasts usually for one day
and can be thought of as the last outpouring of the sweat glands.
Current evidence reveals between 93-99% immediate cure for palm
sweating, 93-95% for axillary sweating and 97% for facial sweating.
At 2 year follow up these results are 87%, 68% and 76% respectively.
For facial blushing the immediate technical success is 96% reducing
to 85% at 2 years.