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Hyperhidrosis treatment with botulinum toxin

The treatment of hyperhidrosis is based on injections with botulinum toxin, popularly known as botox. Hyperhidrosis, or hyperhidrosis, is an embarrassing problem that can have various causes. It is as a result of overactive sweat glands belonging to the exocrine glands, which can be caused by factors such as:

  • hormonal changes,
  • nervous system disorders,
  • diseases – such as an overactive thyroid gland or diabetes,
  • prolonged exposure to stress.

Therefore, if we suddenly notice a problem of excessive sweating, we should first consult this issue with a doctor who will determine the source of the problem and suggest implementing a specific treatment. Treatment of hyperhidrosis is based primarily on the use of botulinum toxin injections.

Hyperhidrosis can also be a genetic disorder unrelated to any other disorder and additional ailment. For some reason, at some point, the body starts to emit sweat in an amount exceeding the body’s need to control body temperature.

People struggling with this problem react with the strongest sweating also in such cases like:

  • rapid temperature changes,
  • drinking coffee, tea, alcohol,
  • consumption of hot spices,
  • contact with a situation that evokes strong emotions,
  • physical exercise.

There are two main types of hyperhidrosis

Local hyperhidrosis – the most common form that usually affects the feet, hands and armpits, less often face.

Generalized sweating – affects the entire body – most often it is a consequence of an illness and disappears after it iscured.

However, it should be emphasized that excessive sweating is not associated with an unpleasant smell – the consequence of its occurrence is only the appearance of bacteria that decompose the sweat fatty acids. Therefore, the longer sweat stays on the skin, the more it is felt.

Treatment of hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin

One of the most effective methods of treating local hyperhidrosis affecting hands, feet and armpits is injections with botulinum toxin, popularly known as botox. It is a perfectly purified protein substance (botulinum toxin type A) obtained from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Its’ are noticeable after a few days after the procedure and last for several months – to a year time.

The procedure consists in injecting a small volume of Botox solution in about 10-15 places in centimeter intervals – so that the entire area of armpits is covered. The substance’s task is to block the nerves supplying the exocrine glands – so they do not produce sweat. The treatment session takes approximately half an hour.

Treatment effects

One of the effects of the treatment is effective blocking of nerve endings, which lasts from half a year to a year. In the meantime, the body builds them up gradually, replacing the blocked ones. The next session of treatment is carried out after the previous effect has worn off.

The treatment of hyperhidrosis in our clinic takes place in the dermatological clinic, where experienced doctors deal with it.