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Botulinum toxin - hyperhidrosis treatment

Treatment of hyperhidrosis

724leczenie-nadpotliwosci.jpgSweating is a natural physiological state of the body, because it controls the process of thermoregulation and protects the body from overheating and also cleanses from toxins. Sweat glands are located all over the body, the problem arises when the sweat glands are overreactive and produce sweat in excess.

Excessive sweating is a troublesome problem, this condition affects many people. It occurs during puberty, in people during diabetic and hormonal disorders. The cause is also excessive stress or unregulated lifestyle. Excessive sweating is when the body begins to produce excessive amounts of sweat. People struggling with this problem, they still have wet feet, hands and feel the humidity around the armpits.

Hyperhidrosis causes problems in making new acquaintances, work, causes psychological discomfort, complicates life, is burdensome for aesthetic reasons, both due to the smell of sweat and its quantity. Hyperhidrosis can cause skin irritation, secondary infections, skin maceration and also affects emotional disorders.

What are the causes of excessive sweating?



Excessive sweating caused by overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system and overactivity of the sweat glands - eccrine, located all over the body. The places with the largest amount of these glands are the hands, feet, forehead, groin and armpits.

Hyperhydrosis can occur in primary or secondary form, it can be focal or generalized. It can become active in early childhood, adolescence or in adulthood.

Primary hyperhidrosis most often occurs in the localized form (armpits, hands, face and neck), begins in childhood often in a family way, sometimes it disappears spontaneously.

Over-sweating hyperhidrosis is associated with various types of disorders of the body: chronic infections, endocrine, metabolic, cancer, autoimmune diseases, hypertension, neurological disorders, poisoning, drugs.

What are the effective treatments for excessive sweating?

Botulinum toxin is the most commonly used and most safe method of treatment.Botulinum toxin blocks the action of sweat glands, by inhibiting the secretion of acetylcholine, there is denervation of cholinergic fibers controlling the sweat glands.

What does the treatment look like?

The treatment is based on injecting problematic sites using the type A botulinum toxin. Before performing the procedure, the exact area in which excessive perspiration occurs is determined. Often, the exact definition of the problematic area is quite difficult. For this purpose, the so-called Minora test, the skin is smeared with iodine and sprinkled with potato starch. After a few minutes the areas sought for excessive sweating turn black. The procedure consists in administering a shallow, intradermal, designated area of a small amount of botulinum toxin.237twój-problem-nadmiarna-potliwość.jpg

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure according to the majority of patients is painless. In very sensitive people, anesthesia in the form of a cream is used before the procedure.

If the procedure is performed on the feet or hands, it is usually required to be anesthesia. The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes.

What feelings accompany the procedure?

Immediately after the procedure, the areas covered by the procedure may be tender for several hours, local soreness, slight numbness or tingling of the fingers may be felt. There is a small risk of flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, increased body temperature. These symptoms disappear spontaneously within a few days.

The effects of the treatment?

  • The effect that is obtained after the treatment is noticeable after a few days.
  • Sweat reduction by 80%
  • The results of the treatment last from 6 months to a year. After this time, the cholinergic transmission is restored. This means that the procedure should be performed again.
  • Currently, this technique is the most frequently performed and recommended method to combat the problem of hyperhidrosis.

Contraindications to the procedure:

  • Disorders of neuromuscular transmission (myasthenia gravis, Lambert Eaton syndrome)
  • Hypersensitivity to the components of the preparation (human albumin)
  • Use of antibiotics or up to 1 week of discontinuation
  • Local skin infections
  • Pregnancy, lactation period
  • Blood coagulation disorders
  • Use of anticoagulants


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Botulinum toxin - treatment of hyperhidrosis


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