Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Botulinum toxin for hyperhidrosis


 Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized by excessive sweating that affects more than 2% of the world’s population. The excessive sweating can occur in various parts of the body, but most commonly on the hands, the armpits and the feet. Although the exact cause of excessive sweating in specific individuals is unknown, studies have found that the excessive sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system, usually brought on by exercise, spicy food, and stress.

Botulinum toxin can help to control excessive sweating by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. Once the sweat glands cannot receive the chemical signals, the excessive sweating stops.

What Is The Botulinum Toxin Treatment For Hyperhidrosis Like?

 At Derma Vita Clinic, a licensed dermatologist will perform this procedure for you. The procedure is safe and straightforward, usually takes about 30 minutes. Using a very fine needle, a small volume of Botulinum toxin solution is injected into the affected underarm area. The needle is so fine and is placed just under the skin, so you will experience only minimal discomfort. It may require multiple injections based on your doctor's assessment of the areas that need to be treated.

What Should I Expect After Botulinum Toxin Treatment?

 You should notice that the underarm excessive sweating reduced significantly (by about 80%) within one month of your first treatment. There is a possibility that some sweat glands may be missed, and you may continue to experience some sweating from untreated areas. If you do not see a significant reduction of sweating, you should follow up with the doctor.

How Long Does a Botulinum Toxin Treatment Last?

 Recent clinical study showed that on average one treatment can last for more than 200 days or 6.5 months. The effect of Botulinum toxin may vary with individuals. It's not a cure; the symptoms may return gradually, and you will know when the time is right for the next treatment.

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