Excessive Sweating Treatment
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a condition that normally does not harm health. However, if it affects the social life, work life and psychological state of people, it must be treated. When antiperspirant pomades and lotions are not sufficient and the person does not want to have surgery, or if the operation is risky, regular botox injections are classified as an effective medical treatment method for excessive sweating. Botox against excessive sweating has been one of the most frequently applied treatment methods in recent years. Palm, sole and underarm sweating can be successfully eliminated up to 6 months with botox treatment. The area to be treated is numbed with a local anesthetic cream prior to the application and the injection is applied to the area where the sweat glands are dense, with short intervals (20-30 times). Thus, since the nerves reaching the sweat glands in the application area are temporarily blocked, sweat production is prevented.
What are the causes of excessive sweating?
The cause of sweating is the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system. The areas where excessive sweating is most common are armpits, palms and soles. With stress and tension, the problem of sweating can increase even more. Furthermore, hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid gland), menopause, hypoglycemia, overweightness, diseases in the adrenal gland can cause excessive sweating.
When do the effects occur and how long do they last?
A week after the application, a decrease in sweating is felt. In the following days, healing continues increasingly. The effect of botox lasts between 6 and 8 months. The second application is done when the effect starts to subside. The effect permanance increases after each repeated application.
Are there any side effects of excessive sweating treatment with botox?
Botox treatments have been applied safely for many years and there are no known side effects. Only minor bruises due to injection can be seen, which will cease spontaneously within a few days.
Who are not recommended to have sweating treatment with botox?
Botox is not applied to pregnant and breastfeeding women, and to those who have any neurological or muscular disease such as MS and ALS, as these can increase muscle weakness. In case of an infection at the injection site, botox application is not recommended for people who have bleeding disorders or who use blood thinners.