Hyperhidrosis affects about 3% of the population. It is a hereditary ailment. Even 50% of patients affected by hyperhidrosis have people in the family who also suffer from this condition.
Excessive hyperhidrosis is when the body produces too much sweat, which is not necessary for cooling the body. It is not possible to accurately determine the norm of the amount of sweat secreted, which is why the disease is usually diagnosed on the basis of the subjective feeling of the patient.
People with hyperhidrosis often have to deal with its unpleasant effects, such as still wet hands or feet, embarrassing traces under the arms. People touched by hyperhidrosy lose self-confidence, often close themselves and isolate themselves from the environment, avoid contact with other people. So hyperhidrosis is not only an aesthetic problem, but also to a large extent a social one, leading even to depression.
However, there is an exceptionally simple and effective way to completely get rid of hyperhidrosis. Botulinum toxin is a safe preparation, thoroughly tested and used in many aesthetic medicine procedures.
Thanks to the injection of botulinum into overactive places, those suffering from this ailment regain the comfort of life and self-confidence.
Depositing in places covered by hyperhidrosis of botulinum toxin blocks the nerves that sweat glands. This prevents perspiration.
The blockage lasts for a few dozen months, disappears gradually, although in some patients the sweating does not return to the level before the therapy.
The procedure is performed in the following areas: armpits, hands, feet, scalp, forehead.
The treatment effectively blocks the excessive secretion of sweat. The effect of applying botox occurs after 7-14 days and lasts even several months.
COURSE OF TREATMENT
Before the treatment of hyperhidrosis for 2 weeks, antiperspirants should not be used.
The doctor uses a very fine needle to inject small volumes (0.1-0.2 milliliters) of Botox solution in 10-15 places, spaced 2 cm apart, evenly covering the area of both armpits. The procedure on other parts of the body looks similar.
During the procedure anesthesia with anesthetic cream is used. In the case of foot therapy, an anaesthesiologist may be anesthetized by an aesthetist.
After the surgery, we can return to normal activity, we rarely observe a temporary weakening of the strength of the arms. You should also use delicate spray deodorants for a minimum of two weeks.
The pressure difference (flight by plane, diving) should be avoided for 48 hours after the procedure.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
Already one treatment brings the expected results. Usually the procedure is repeated when after a few weeks the effect is not satisfactory. During the consultation, Minor’s attempt is made, which shows the places that are still sweating too much.
When we want to achieve a permanent effect, the treatment should be repeated every 8 months.
Botulinum toxin – hyperhidrosis therapy. The price depends on the amount of preparation used.
armpits: 1800 PLN
hands: 1800 PLN
feet: 1800 PLN
There are two types of excessive sweating:
excessive local sweating – usually affects the hands, feet and armpits. It rarely affects the face, also when hyperhidrosis occurs after consuming hot or spicy foods. When other methods of treating hyperhidrosis do not bring results – the most effective treatment will be injection of botulinum toxin.
excessive generalized sweating – applies to the whole body. It is very rare, usually associated with a co-morbid disease, e.g. infection, diabetes or hyperthyroidism. This hyperhidrosis usually disappears spontaneously when the illness that accompanies it is treated.
CONTRAINDICATIONS / ADVERSE REACTIONS
Each time the doctor will qualify for the procedure after a thorough interview and examination. Only adults can undergo the treatment.
The contraindications to the treatment of hyperhidrosis with botox include:
- pregnancy and lactation,
- neuromuscular transmission disorders,
- use of aminoglycoside and streptomycin antibiotics,
- use of anticoagulants, eg aspirin, continuous use of analgesics or anti-influenza drugs (in these cases, these drugs must be discontinued for 2 days)
- blood coagulation disorders.