Excessive Sweating (Hyperhydrosis) Treatment with Botulinum Toxin Injections
Sweating is a normal physiological process, during which the body cools down. The sudoriferous glands are located all over the entire body (except for ears and lips). The organism of a healthy adult daily exudes from one to one and a half of litres of sweat, and the one who suffers from excessive sweating – by two to five times more. Excessive sweating usually occurs in palms, armpits, foots, forehead, and nose.
Excessive sweating frequently occurs during pregnancy, after delivery or during menopause. These are the periods of human life when the endocrine profile changes. Change in the balance of hormones and related metabolic disorders are the main factors that determine the occurrence of excessive sweating. If you have no illnesses, but suddenly start sweating excessively, the most likely reason of that is genetic.
Excessive sweating may be reduced by avoiding spicy and fatty food, reducing consumption of alcohol, and drinks containing caffeine. But, if these measures are ineffective, the reduction of excessive sweating with botulinum toxin injections could be a solution. At present, this is the most effective way to inhibit the perspiration from 6 to 12 months.
Botulinum injections must be repeated. After each procedure, perspiration reduces in other parts of the body too. After the procedure minimum perspiration remains, but clothes will be wet no more, producing no beads of sweat.
Sudden effect is not seen after the injections. Excess sweating will gradually decrease, i.e. in 2-4 days. There are no special recommendations to be observed after the procedure. The patient is permitted to swim and participate in physical activity on the same day.