The only salvation in people who have a problem with abundant sweating
Botox against sweating
Few know that botox therapy can be the only salvation in people who have a problem with sweating sweating under the arms, hands, feet, head of the head. Most people know the use of botulinum toxin to smooth out the wrinkles and give a relaxed look to the face.
The principle of neurotoxin, called botox, is that it blocks the transmission of nerve impulse from the neuron to the muscle fiber. In this way, the treated muscle remains in a state of relaxation – it does not abrade and can not cause wrinkles on the skin that is on it.
In a similar way, botox acts on the sweat glands.
Causes of abundant sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be many and with different origins (emotional, mental, metabolic, sensory, etc.), but in any case lead to neurogenic overactivity of the sweat glands, which negatively affects the comfort of social communication as start from handshaking and get to the wet spots under the armpits and odors that can not be corrected by taking shower and deodorants against sweating.
At this stage in the development of medicine, there are only two successful ways to treat this problem. One is a surgical intervention, the other is a botox injection.
Toxin botox has an inhibitory (suppressing) effect on secretory cells and thus reduces sweat production. The affected area is visualized by iodine staining, then injected between 25-50 botox units per side subcutaneously. The dose is divided into as many portions as needed for injection at 2 cm intervals according to the area to be coated.
More details on the individual problem will be obtained during the pre-consultation for botox therapy.
Injecting botox under the arms is usually well tolerated without anesthesia. The palms and feet may be more painful, so it is preferable to be performed with local anesthesia.
The effect – stopping sweating usually occurs after 2 to 4 days. Efficiency is more than 90%, according to world statistics. The good news is that, in parallel with the cessation of abundant sweating, the unpleasant smell disappears.
Another positive effect of botox therapy is that the reduction of the humid environment also has a beneficial effect on the development of bacteria, which can damage the skin further. In this line of thought, injections of botox on areas with a higher level of hydration also favorably affect various dermatological diseases.
The average duration of the effect of botox treatment is 7 months. According to practice, the repetition of the procedure at certain time intervals, which can be specified by the treating physician, may lead to longer lasting results. This method of treating sweat glands does not cause them “involution” due to inactivity, which is generally positive for the body as well.