In Hyperhidrosis an overactive sweat glands that causes excessive production of sweat no matter the temperature or activity performed occurs.
It can affect the entire surface of the skin, but usually is limited to the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, or armpits. It is especially in spring and summer power. In these cases, excessive sweating causes spots and large fences on clothing which has important psychological implications for the patient.
The Botulinum Toxin injections have become one of the reference treatments against hyperhidrosis about 10 years ago.
"Botulinum toxin gets an average decrease in the amount of sweat on armpits 80% for 8 months, and 65% in palms for 6 months."
IT IS PAINFUL?
It is performed under local anesthesia and is well tolerated. It is applied through microinjections in the treatment area, treatment takes about 10-20 minutes.
HOW LONG DOES THE EFFECT?
The effect begins between the 2nd and 4th day and sweating away completely within a week. The mean duration of effect is 6 months, and generally with each application this term is extended.
Annual maintenance is recommended, although there is the possibility that in some patients the elimination of excessive sweating naturally becomes final.
Are there side effects?
It is a completely safe treatment that does not involve any side effects.
The application of botulinum toxin for the treatment of hyperhidrosis is a procedure that produces a high patient satisfaction and significantly improves their quality of life.