Treatment Of Sweating With Botulinum Toxin Injections

Sweating is a natural protective reaction of the organism during the physical load or stress, in case of a higher environmental temperature, hormone changes in the organism etc. The strength of sweating is an individual thing depending on many factors, such as a number of sweat-glands in the skin, peculiarities of nutrition, inheritance or use of certain medicaments. In case of pathological sweating, hyperhydrose or increased sweating is diagnosed.

One of the most effective ways to avoid the problem of increased sweating is botulinum toxin injections. The effect of botulinum toxin is manifested by blocking nervous impulses to the sweat-glands of the skin, inhibiting their activity and largely reducing the production of sweat. The procedure can be performed in the region of armpits, forehead, palms or feet. Moreover, after performing the procedure in one region, it is likely strong sweating will also decrease in other problematic regions.

  • Duration of procedure: 20 minutes – 1 hour
  • Anaesthesia: The sensitivity of the injected regions is reduced with a resorptive anaesthetic, wire anaesthesia or intravenous sedative anaesthesia.
  • Postoperative period: It is an ambulatory procedure after which you can immediately go home. In case the volume of the procedure is high (injections in to the palms and soles), you can go home on the same day.  
  • Scars: None.
  • Appearance, effect: Strong sweating gradually decreases in 2-4 days after the procedure and the procedure reaches full effectiveness in 1-2 weeks. The effect of injections on sweating lasts for 6-12 months. Later, the sweat-glands regain their activity, so, it is recommended repeating injections in order to keep lower sweating of the organism.  
  • Recommendations: There is no significant physiological side discomfort after the procedure, so, it is possible to wash, do sports and practise other usual activities on the same day. It is not allowed massaging the place of the injection for 24 hours after the procedure and it is recommended to avoid direct sunlight, solariums or sauna for about 1 week.
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