Botox® against excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), especially under the armpits, on the palms or soles can have a major impact on social life.
In all these cases a treatment with botulinum toxin may offer a solution. Botulinum toxin is not only good anti-wrinkle remedy but it is also very effective against excessive sweating. Botulinum toxin blocks the activity of the nerves that stimulate sweat glands causing these glands to stop producing sweat. Injection of Botox® in the skin at the location of the excessive transpiration reduces the excessive sweat production by about 95%. This has no effect on sweat production at other places of the body.
In addition to treatment of excessive sweating of the armpits it is also possible to treat the palms or soles. During the treatment small surface injections will be given at every centimeter of the treatment area. The total treatment takes about 30 minutes.
To make the treatment as enjoyable as possible the treatment area is being cooled. Also, if desired, an anesthetic cream, can be pre-applied to the treatment area. The effect of Botox® will be noticeable after several days and after two weeks the sweating will be minimal.
The duration of effect of the treatment varies from person to person, an average is 6 to 12 months. After that the treatment can be repeated without problems.
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