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Hyperhidrosis is a pathological phenomenon characterized by the production of sweat in an abnormal quantity with respect to the physiological needs of thermoregulation. The areas that are affected are mainly armpits, hands and feet. The pathology determines a lowering of the quality of life in patients who are affected by it. Botox represents a decisive answer to the problem

Patient suitable for anti-hyperdrosis treatment with Botox?

The patient suitable for treatment with Botox presents excessive sweating at:

  1. Hands

  2. Feet

  3. Armpits

  4. Head

Botox temporarily blocks the production of acetylcholine, the chemical compound involved in the transmission of nerve impulses to the sweat gland. In this way the gland lacks the impulse catalyst and the production of sweat is limited.

The treatment is very effective and meets the expectations of the majority of patients.

Hyperhidrosis of the hands can represent a "wall" in social interaction

Causes of hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating occurs due to the overabundant reaction of the  sweat glands  specifically  brain stimulation. Sweating itself is a normal reaction of the body to the self-regulation of temperature. The reasons instead of excessive sweating are not yet clear to science but it is certainly caused by a set of factors.

Excessive innervation of the sweat glands and emotional stress are the driving force behind this problem. Other factors such as menopause and hyperthyroidism aggravate the problem. To determine more precisely the causes of specific hyperhidrosis it is necessary to undergo a medical examination.

Remedies for hyperidorysis

When hyperhidrosis causes discomfort such as to compromise social relationships, it is advisable to seek a solution that goes beyond the simple use of "anti-sweat" cosmetics that do not have a proven efficacy.

The remedies for hyperhidrosis are basically:

  • Sweat gland removal surgery
    It is a real surgery to be considered in extreme cases which involves the scraping and removal of the glands. It is performed under local anesthesia and offers a permanent result of a moderate decrease in sweating.

  • Infiltration of botulinum
    This non-invasive treatment involves the infiltration of botulinum in the affected area. Botox blocks the transmission of the nerve impulse to the sweat glands. The result is temporary but with a drastic reduction in sweating. This treatment has a very high degree of satisfaction. This type of treatment does not require any specific preparation.

Botox for hyperhidrosis

The treatment is usually carried out after the specialist visit as it does not require specific preparation. The session, lasting an average of 15-30 minutes, is performed in the clinic without anesthesia and consists in the superficial infiltration of Botulinum through a very thin needle. The infiltration points evenly cover the affected area. You may feel a burning sensation during the injection.

The effects of Botox begin to be felt after 4-5 days; after a month the maximum effect will be obtained with the suspension of the production of acetylcholine and consequently the nerve impulse directed to the glands will be suspended leaving the functionality of all the other organs intact. After the treatment there will be no dressings or bandages or hospitalization times, and it will be possible to resume normal activities almost immediately.
In any case, he will receive all the indications relating to the behaviors to be followed in the first hours following the session.

What will the following days be like?

Treatment of hyperhidrosis is minimally invasive. It does not require any kind of preparation or clinical examinations. No allergy events of any kind have been reported in the medical literature. The patient can return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. There is no period of convalescence although it is always advisable to wait a few days to expose the treated area directly to sunlight.

There are no particular side effects to botulinum injections. Some patients have reported transient episodes of nausea and migraine; these effects will disappear in a few hours. However, botulinum injections are a temporary and absolutely reversible solution, so they can be repeated annually without damage to the glands and organs.

When will I be able to resume my normal activities?

Treatment of hyperhidrosis does not require a period of healing or convalescence. Immediately after the injection, you can go back to work or continue with your daily activities. Infiltrations with Botox do not involve any kind of precaution after treatment.

How will the result be?

The botulinum infiltrated in the days following the infiltration deactivates the sweating mechanism in the treated area. This blocking effect of hyperhidrosis lasts for a few months and then progressively regresses to the state prior to the botulinum injections.

The numbers of botulinum infiltration for hyperhidrosis

  • Duration of the intervention: 15-30 min.

  • There are no subsequent dressings

  • Time of stay in the clinic: 1 hour

  • Return to the social: immediate

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