Treatment of Hyperhidrosis or Hypersweating with Botox
Hypersweating or hyperhidrosis refers to an excess of sweating that is usually located in the palms of the hands, soles of the feet or armpits, although it can occur in other areas of the body, such as the head and face.
Botulinum Toxin a (Botox) is the only non-surgical alternative that manages to interrupt the hyperactivity of the sweat glands, through selective action on the peripheral cholinergic nerve endings. The product infiltrates the affected area through an extremely fine needle. It is a highly tolerated, safe and proven procedure that improves the quality of life.
The effects can last between 4 months and a year, depending on the area and the particular characteristics of each case (the average duration in axillary hypersweating, for example, is 7 months). Treatment with Botulinum Toxin does not require hospitalization, it is performed in the specialist’s office on an outpatient basis.
It is usually done once a year before the hot season although there are patients who perform it more often.
Most of the time it is performed after the application of topical anesthetic (cream) in the affected area and is very well tolerated.
In cases that affect the palms of the hands, it can be performed with local anesthesia punctured because it is a very sensitive area.
The application of Botox is very fast. The entire procedure is performed in less than 15 minutes.