Sweating is a completely natural and necessary for the normal functioning of the body process. Sweat cools the body thanks to the process of evaporation of water, protecting the body from overheating. If sweating is too abundant and cannot be controlled, it can be a cause for concern and even affect the quality of life. This condition is called hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) can occur in various parts of the body – usually on the hands, feet, under the armpits but sometimes also on the thighs, waist, back, forehead, etc.
Excessive sweating may be primary – as a physiological feature of the body of the individual, and also secondary – as a manifestation of some disease accompanied by hyperhidrosis (for example, endocrine or neurological pathology, some chronic infection). Occasionally, increased sweating may be associated with the intake of certain medications.
Botox prevents the transmission of the nerve impulse to the sweat gland. It stops receiving sweat signals and as a result the sweat gland is not active for some time.
Botulinum toxin is injected with very fine needles in the areas where excessive sweating occurs. Generally, there is only slight discomfort at the time of insertion and then you can immediately return to your daily activities.
In addition to treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating caused by sweat gland overactivity), botox against sweating can be used in people who just want to minimize normal sweating, for example during the summer months. After the botox anti-sweat treatment, you can lead a normal life without having to worry about the stains under the armpits and the unpleasant odour of the body.
Within a month after the treatment, sweating begins to gradually decrease, with most cases being reduced to about 80 %.
Тhe duration of the effect differs for each patient, but usually lasts about 7-8 months.