Hyperhidrosis – this is a problem for both men and women. Especially during the hot season. This is the excessive sweating, often accompanied by an unpleasant odor. Because of this, the social and personal life, and career may be in jeopardy. In our clinic, we effectively use botulinum toxin for the treatment of hyperhidrosis.
What part of the body will be treated?
Hyperhidrosis can be general or local. But the most likely to suffer the armpits, feet, hands and even the face. Exactly in these areas is observed sweating. Botox Hyperhidrosis Treatment is carried out by injections into the problem areas (locally) and intravenous, intradermal injections.
Prior to treat hyperhidrosis, you should definitely conduct tests – whether or not a person has excessive sweating and when this phenomenon is on a large scale. To this end, the doctor performs the starch-iodine test.
The mixture is injected before use Botox, thereby blocking the nerves. Through the test, doctors determine how much medication is necessary to the patient.
Botox injections in the armpits
They are made in a small but the accurately calculated distance: a half to two centimeters. This zone is injected by 10-20 shots in one place. Injections of Botox in the armpits do not cause pain, as previously a local anesthetic is carried out.It takes about 50 units of Botox to the zone 1.
How is the procedure carried out? The thin needle penetrates to a depth of 3 mm. At the site of the injection the patient may feel a burning sensation, but the feeling is weak. The session lasts up to 1 hour.
The result: after injections the sweat secretion normalizes and stays at this level from 4 to 10 months, depending on the individual characteristics and the implementation of all the recommendations of the attending physician.
Botox injections in the feet and hands
Here is a step between the injections is slightly smaller – one and a half centimeters. But the dose is higher – it may be 50-150 units of Botox on 1 hand or foot. Doses of drugs for the foot are greater by volume than for the palms.
Result – from 3 months to 1 year.
The extreme measure for the treatment of hyperhidrosis – is the sympathectomy, ie surgical intervention. It can reduce sweating by 20%. And yet, this method is recommended to use when other treatment technologies have shown a complete lack of effect..
Botox treatment of hyperhidrosis: reviews and efficiency
According to reviews and practices of the attending physician, the first signs that the sweat stands out less are already visible at 2-3 days. The maximum effect is achieved within 12-14 days.
If the preparation has been calculated and implemented correctly, the hyperhidrosis will not bother from 3 months to 1 year. Then repeat the course. The Botox treatment of hyperhidrosis, the price of which varies, is recognized as one of the most effective and safe therapies.
Contraindications to the procedure
Absolute contraindications – disruption of the central nervous system and muscles, pregnancy, lactation, infectious and inflammatory processes in the areas of injection; allergy to botulinum toxin.
Relative contraindications to Botulinum
- The propensity to allergic reactions, including administered drugs;
- The days of menstruation.
- Disorders of blood clotting.
- Predisposition to cicatrices (particularly keloid) and scars.
- Acutely occurring chronic processes (eg, common cold, flu).
How to behave after the procedure
After the injections it is necessary to stay under medical supervision for about an hour. During this time, the cosmetician-dermatologist will determine the condition of the patient and give him the necessary recommendations for the further mode.
As long as the patient does not go home, the ice is applied to the zone of injections to prevent swelling and bruising. For 7-9 days after the injections it is forbidden to:
- Use liquid and dry antiperspirants.
- Visit the sauna, steam room, swimming pool.
- Being in the sun, sunbathing on the beach or in the solarium.
- Expose yourself high physical stress, including gym.
- Drinking alcohol or antibiotics.
- Massaging of the collar zone and back.
The Botox treatment of hyperhidrosis in compliance with all recommendations of the doctor will bring exactly the result sought by the patient: rehabilitation, self-confidence and improving of the quality of life.