Botox treatment of excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

People, who suffer from excessive sweating, have a big social disadvantage. Excessive sweating is caused by abnormal function of sweat glands. It effects mostly limited skin parts as palms, armpits, soles or lumbar region, groins and nape of neck.

What is the cause of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)?

Excessive sweating in some parts of body (focal hyperhydrosis) mostly does not have an immediate cause, there are however several contributing factors as wrong diet, anxiety states, depressions etc.

The botulotoxin treatment can be also used to remove mimic wrinkles (ex. wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, round eyes etc.)

The procedure of reduction of excessive sweating

To reduce excessive sweating, type A botulotoxin (trade names are Botox and Dysport) is applied to the affected area with the help of a very thin needle. A very diluted solution is used for the treatment, a small amount of this solution is applied to the skin of the affected area, approximately one stab in 1 square cm.

The principle of botulotoxin effect consists in preventing to transfer impulses of nerve fibres to the sweat glands.

Before the treatment

During the first consultation, discuss your expectations openly with your doctor.

The doctor will probably ask you about your anamnesis and present-day state of health. He/she will also define places for the application of botulotoxin, with the help of special measuring instrument.

Anesthesia

The treatment is not severe and does not require anesthesia. It is said that it is less painful than blood taking. Anesthetic ointment can be used in case of people who are extremely sensitive to pain.

After the treatment

Reduction of excessive sweating is done without residential treatment, it means you can go home thereafter.

If the treatment was done on your head, you should not bend the trunk forward of lie down for 4 hours. You should not touch treated places for at least 24 hours, thereafter it is possible to touch them gently and wash them delicately.

What is the result of reduction of excessive sweating with the help of botulotoxin?

The effect of botulotoxin starts to appear gradually in 2-10 days. It almost stops the function of sweat glands. The effect is always individual, it lasts 7-12 months or longer. For longer effect, it is necessary to repeat the whole treatment.