Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a condition that affects the amount of sweat produced by the body. Although more widely known for its cosmetic uses to remove lines and wrinkles from the face, Botulin Toxin can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis.
Most cases of hyperhidrosis affect the hands, feet and/or the underarms. Botulin Toxin injections are normally injected into these areas. When administered in small doses, Botulin Toxin can block nerves which supply the eccrine glands. This helps prevent them from producing sweat. Although generally very effective, the effects eventually wear off after about three to six months.
Why have Botulin Toxin treatment for hyperhidrosis?
Botulin Toxin is a safe and effective treatment for hyperhidrosis and often results in long-lasting improvements in an excessive sweating patient’s symptoms and daily functioning.
Benefits and Results
Noticeable results 2 to 4 days after treatment with the full effects usually noted within 2 weeks
Only takes a few minutes to administer, with results that can last for months
What happens during a Botulin Toxin treatment for hyperhidrosis?
Administered in our clinic in Harley Street, small doses of Botulin Toxin are injected a few centimetres apart in the affected area, which blocks the actions of the nerves that supply the sweat glands. By blocking or interrupting this chemical messenger, the sweat gland is turned off to reduce sweating. Injections in the hands and feet tend to be more uncomfortable; Dr Cotrufo will provide an ice pack or numbing cream to make the treatment more comfortable.