Hyperhidrosis, a medical term for excessive sweating, is a medical condition that has a significant impact on the quality of life of patients suffering from it.
HOW TO STOP EXCESSIVE SWEATING?
Excessive sweating is not necessarily related to the ambient heat or to physical activity. It is often linked to emotional factors that trigger sweating so profuse it can run down the skin and stain clothes. This often causes anxiety and social discomfort in affected patients. Hyperhidrosis can be greatly alleviated by:
- Botulinium toxin injections
BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTIONS
When injected in the treated areas, botulinum toxin will block the chemical message delivered by nerve endings that stimulate sweat glands to produce sweat in the treated areas.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHAT CAN BE TREATED?
Excessive sweating in the armpits, hands or feet.
Treatment with botulinum toxin gives the best results in the armpits.
DESCRIPTION OF TREATMENT
Intradermal botulinum toxin injections
Numbing cream for 30 minutes
DURATION OF TREATMENT
1 single session. Treatment should be repeated every 6 to 12 months.
- After 15 days: effect lasts for 6 to 12 months. If the
treatment is carried out regularly, effectiveness may be extended.