Hyperhidrosis - Excessive Sweating
Botulinum toxin can be injected into the skin in areas of the body affected by hyperhidrosis. This helps reduce sweating in these areas by blocking the signals from the brain to the sweat glands. Around 15-20 injections are given in the affected areas of the body, such as the armpits, hands, feet or face. The procedure usually takes about 30-45 minutes in total. The effect of the injections usually lasts for several months, after which time the treatment can be repeated if necessary.
What is Botulinum Toxin A?
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botuli- num. In a purified form, as is the case with many drugs/medications such as Penicillin, Botulinum toxin is a very safe, effective treatment not only used in cosmetic clinics, but also for a number of medical conditions, including migraine and excessive sweating.
Licensed brands of botulinum toxin A include,’ Botox®, Azzalure®, Bocouture®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®