Removal of Sweating with Botulinum Toxin

Today, sweat removal can be solved effectively with botulinum toxin. Excessive sweating, limits people in both social and personal life and is problematic for many of us. It can be the hyperhidrosis that is induced genetically and can’t be eliminated with any medication and isn’t expected to disappear by itself. Or, it’s excessive sweating, which is a problem during the summer months. However, the increased sweat gland reaction is also known during the winter season, as a result of stress reactions, inappropriate regimen and psychological stress or a side effect to some sort of diseases such as diabetes, excess weight or thyroid disorder

Professional removal of sweating with Botulinum toxin is an easy, elegant and highly effective solution. It works very effectively on the sweat gland endings and blocks them from sweat activation in a specific location.

Botulinum toxin in practice

Botulinum toxin has been used for many years due to its therapeutic effects in healthcare, aesthetic and corrective dermatology as it provides an extraordinary and safe method with a fast effects not only for removing wrinkles but also for removing excessive sweating for its ability to suppress the functions of sweat glands – with the application of a very small, harmless quantity and without any secondary risks.
For medical purposes, botulinum toxin has been used since 1989, for the first time in ophthalmology.

Detailed information regarding the procedure

The removal of sweating with botulinum toxin can be applied in the armpits, on the back, on the palms or feet and on the forehead. This is a painless, day-care procedure; for a more sensitive patient, an anaesthetic cream can be applied to the treated site; in the case of the removal of excessive sweating on the soles of the feet, which can be perceived as more painful, then the analgosedation is recommended. The botulinum toxin is inserted using thin needles through several punctures under the skin into predetermined sites. After the procedure, the patient can then return to work and their personal life normally, without restrictions or the need for convalescence. You don’t need to be afraid of relocating or increasing sweating on other areas of the body.

This is a short, quarter-hour procedure that can be performed at any time during the day.

The resulting effect after the botulinum toxin application occurs within 24 hours, more markedly 2–8 days after the treatment and lasts for 6 to 12 months, depending on each individual patient. Then, it’s advisable to repeat the procedure. The treatment is recommended for women and men from the age of 18.

Removal of sweating with botulinum toxin is used in the areas affected by the greatest sweat production; the procedure can be combined with other non-invasive procedures such as the application of hyaluronic acid fillers or meso-threads.

Procedure Benefits

  • Non-invasive, day-care method
  • No general anaesthesia – painless treatment only under the local anaesthesia
  • Quick impressive results lasting for 6 to 12 months
  • No need for convalescence
  • Low time demands before and after the procedure
  • Regulation of sweat glands in the specific site without restriction of thermoregulation on other areas
  • Can be done at any time of year

 

Course of Treatment

The procedure isn’t time-consuming, an anaesthetic cream can be used on the treated site of the skin. Treatment is effective, fast and safe. With a thin needle in a series of short injections, botulinum toxin is injected into areas showing excessive sweating and therefore, blocking the sweat glands activity in the designated area. The functions of sweat glands on other parts of the body are maintained together with natural thermoregulation.

The botulinum toxin, which is specially applied under the skin, is 1,000 times lower than use in other medical disciplines, so its use is safe.

Before the Procedure

The appropriateness of the removal of excessive sweating with botulinum toxin, should be assessed and decided by your physician.

Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Inflammatory diseases, infections or antibiotic treatment
  • Tumour diseases
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Tuberculosis

It’s important to always tell your doctor about your health problems and medications you are taking in order to avoid unnecessary subsequent health problems.

After the Procedure

The treatment is safe, without scars and it’s possible to undergo the procedure in combination with other non-invasive methods.

After the procedure, swellings, bruises or redness may occur at the treatment site, this should disappear in approximately 2 days. The procedure is tolerated without difficulty and in rare cases, there may be problems such as headaches, muscle indisposition, but only for a short period. After the procedure, it’s necessary to avoid visiting a sauna, solarium and you mustn’t perform any physically demanding work for 2 days.

All the unpleasant and feelings of torment associated with excessive sweating will be released simply and gently by the botulinum toxin application. Sweat is natural, but not always pleasant. Furthermore, if it causes any limitations in your personal and social life, it’s high time to change it!

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