FAQs

Most commonly asked questions and answers about hyperhidrosis and facial blushing. The California Institute for Hyperhidrosis and Facial Blushing helps treat and cure excessive sweating and facial blushing.

Is the procedure covered by insurance?
What is the advantage of the clipping procedure?
When can I have the operation done?
How many days should I take off work or school?
When would I see results?
What is the nerve of Kuntz?
Can I speak with previous patients?
How about the scars?
Is this an outpatient procedure?

Is this procedure covered by insurance?
The majority of health insurance carriers cover the procedure. In the case of patients with no health care coverage, special affordable rates and monthly plans are also available. Our staff can assist you with health care coverage and contacting your insurance company and also with providing possible monthly payment plan. Contact Us[ back to top ]

What is the advantage of the clipping procedure?
The clipping procedure is associated with less side effects and is theoretically reversible. It is very difficult to reverse the ETS operation if it is not done by the clipping method. [ Back to top ]

When can I have the operation done?
The operation is done only after consultation with Dr. Malekmehr. He will explain the procedure to you in detail and answer your questions. After the procedure has been thoroughly explained to you, the surgery can be scheduled at your convenience. [ Back to top ]

How many days should I take off work or school?
Most people can go back to work or school within one week or less. [ Back to top ]

When would I see results?
If the operation is done for hyperhidrosis you would wake up from anesthesia with warm and dry hands. If the operation is done for facial blushing, the patient would see improvement in his or her blushing when he or she is engaged in stressful social activities. [ Back to top ]

What is the nerve of Kuntz?
This nerve is an accessory nerve in the chest cavity that accompanies the sympathetic nerves. It is present in 20% of patients and has to be specifically looked for and interrupted during ETS for a good result. [ Back to top ]

Can I speak with porevious patients?
Yes, in fact we encourage you to speak with our previous patients. This would give you a better perspective about what to expect. [ Back to top ]

How about the scars?
We do this operation with two very small incisions that leave cosmetically small scars that are well hidden in the armpit. [ Back to top ]

Is this an outpatient procedure?
Yes. The surgery is done in the morning and most patients go home the same day. [ Back to top ]