Hyperhidrosis: treatment of sweating with preparations of botulinum toxin
Excessive sweating can shake our self-confidence, interfere with communication, career growth and personal life. And in many cases, sweating is not at all a pathological condition, it is just a special property of our sensitive nervous system. Solving this problem by botox injections is not so difficult, if it is not a consequence of infectious, endocrine and other diseases.
Hyperhidrosis is an excessive release of sweat beyond the amount necessary for physiological thermoregulation and homeostasis. The amount of sweat, which should be considered excessive, is not clearly defined and can vary from person to person.
Hyperhidrosis affects physical, psychological and professional aspects of the patient’s daily life. In particular, there is a lack of confidence and a depressed mood.
Hyperhidrosis can be generalized and local (axillary, palmar, plantar and facial). Therapy with preparations of botulinum toxin is mainly focused on primary local hyperhidrosis.
Solution of the problem:
Injections of botulinum toxin of type A.
Application of botulinum toxin preparations is a logical choice of hyperhidrosis treatment method. These preparations block the impulses coming through the nerve fibers from the cerebral cortex to the sweat gland, on the way to the gland itself, which prevents unnecessary stimulation of the nerve responsible for sweating.
On average, the effect of botulinum therapy lasts from 6 to 11 months. Depending on the individual reaction of the body, this period can be extended to one and a half years or be reduced to 4 months. In this case, the larger the amount of the preparation is administered, the longer the result will be.
Pain on injection is minimal, patients tolerate this procedure well.
Application of botulinum toxin preparations has radically changed the treatment of local hyperhidrosis. In comparison with other methods of therapy, botulinum toxin preparations have no equal in terms of effectiveness, convenience of administration and patient satisfaction, as well as good tolerability and the ability to significantly improve the quality of life.
Contraindications are similar to any other botox procedures: myasthenia gravis, inflammation at the injection site, hemophilia, hypersensitivity to the preparation components.
Other method list includes such treatments as medical antiperspirants, Ionophoresis, medications or local surgery.