Botulinum toxin-particularly from the field of wrinkle treatment-can also be used against severe sweating.
Botulinum toxin injections are applied to the affected parts of the body like armpits, hands, feet and possibly the chest. Prior to this, sweat glands are precisely located. The minimum does of botulinum toxin is sufficient to stop the sweat production of transmitter Acetylcholine from stimulating the sweat production. Several injection are necessary in the are as being tested. Tomake you treatment as pleasent as possible an anesthetizing ointment will be applied to the areas affected. Especially patients who are very senstive to pain will be give localanesthesia.
The result of a hyperhirosis treatment with botulinum toxin lasts between four and nine month