What is hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is a natural and desirable process for our body. It helps eliminate toxins and prevents excessive heating of the skin. We sweat when we experience stress or when we are in a high-temperature environment. However, what if sweating becomes a sign of a medical condition? In such cases, appropriate treatment becomes necessary. In our aesthetic medicine clinic in Poznan, we perform effective treatments to address excessive sweating throughout the body.
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Treatment of hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin
The causes of hyperhidrosis
When is uncontrolled sweating considered a disease? When, for this reason, a person begins to feel serious mental and even physical discomfort. For the sake of your body and general health, it is worth taking advantage of the offer of professional treatment. The causes of excessive sweating are emotional problems, primarily the fear of not being accepted by the environment. In the most extreme case, the ailment makes it impossible to pursue professions in which contact with people is necessary.
Other causes of ailments include stress and ailments such as diabetes, kidney and thyroid disorders, and tuberculosis. Before starting the treatment of hyperhidrosis, a careful interview with a specialist is necessary. Therapy is carried out using local injections of botulinum toxin. Such preparations give the best results.
Effective ways to treat hyperhidrosis
The above-mentioned procedure belongs to the treatment in the field of aesthetic medicine. It consists of injecting botox into the skin where excessive sweating occurs. It can also be used throughout the body. The botulinum toxin causes the sweat glands to become temporarily ‘denervated’. The injection is given every 1-1.5 cm, covering the entire problem area, including parts of the body such as the hands and face. Thanks to the use of an extremely thin needle, the treatment is very effective. The injection is minimally invasive and the return to daily activities is almost immediate. However, you should remember to follow medical recommendations.
What is botulinum toxin?
It is a natural toxin that inhibits the action of neurotransmitters that send signals between muscles and nerves. In this way, the glands are blocked and the causes of excessive sweating are eliminated. The patient ceases to feel the discomfort associated with the increased sweat secretion on the body, hands and face.
The first beneficial changes are visible after a few days, and the full effect after 2-4 weeks and usually lasts for 5-9 months. Botulinum toxin is a safe and effective agent that can be used in most patients throughout the body. However, just in case, a consultation with an aesthetic medicine specialist is carried out before each treatment. Hyperhidrosis is not only a physical problem. When sweating is uncontrolled, a person withdraws from many daily activities. Only professional treatment can restore the patient’s self-confidence and the joy of life. The effects of treatment last for about 12 months. After this time, if excessive sweating appears again, you can repeat the treatment in our salon in Poznań.
This method of hyperhidrosis treatment is not recommended for:
- neuromuscular conduction disorders,
- hypersensitivity to the ingredients of the preparation,
- pregnant and lactating,
- skin infections at the site of the planned botulinum toxin injection,
- taking medicines from the aminoglycoside group.
Procedure after surgery
You should take care of your skin and avoid sunbathing in the solarium and using the sauna. You also have to give up cosmetic treatments with lasers or radio waves all over the body. To get the best results, it is recommended to change your diet – give up drinking alcohol, coffee and eating spicy foods. You should also follow your doctor’s general instructions.