Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a very common anomaly that, although it does not have major health consequences, is often a problem in the patient's confidence. Hyperhidrosis usually occurs in the armpits, hands and soles of the feet, but can also occur in other areas such as the face or head.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botulinum toxin is a safe and effective Aesthetic Medicine solution to stop sweating, and is that the treatment eliminates excess activity of the sweat glands temporarily. The main advantages of Botox in hyperhidrosis are its great effectiveness and rapidity in the results, besides that it does not require time of recovery.
How Botox is Used for Excessive Sweating
The procedure of treatment with botulinum toxin is as follows: after the patient's chemical history and mark the area of sweating, the same microinjections of botulinum toxin will be administered in the same one by means of a very fine needle. This process will only last 30 minutes and after the patient can resume his daily activities immediately. Likewise, it is recommended to avoid during the 4 hours following the treatment the activities that foment sweating, as the intense physical exercise or the saunas and hot baths.
Results of botulinum toxin for hyperhidrosis
After a single session, the results of decreased sweating begin to be noticed at 2 or 3 days, progressively. These results may last, depending on the case, between 4 months and 1 year, the average duration being about 6 months. Many people decide to perform this treatment for the summer, when the heat begins, and the effect will last until winter.