Underarm Sweating Treatment
Although excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is not harmful in terms of health, it negatively affects people socially and psychologically. Excessive sweating is seen in 1-3% of normal people. These people do not have any other disease or hormone disorder as the cause. All tests performed were found to be normal. It may increase with psychological stimuli such as excitement and stress. The palms and underarms are the areas where excessive sweating is most common. The easiest treatment for excessive sweating is Botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin temporarily blocks the nerve impulse to the sweat glands. Thus, it prevents sweating.
How Is Botulinum Toxin Applied?
The area to be treated is first anesthetized with anesthetic cream, then Botulinum Toxin is injected under the skin with very fine needles. Since it is anesthetized, the pain is less felt. The antiperspirant effect of botulinum toxin begins gradually within a day or two, and sweating reaches a level that does not disturb the person within 2 weeks.
How Long Does the Effect of Botulinum Toxin Last?
The antiperspirant effect of botulinum toxin lasts for 4-6 months. As botulinum toxin applications are repeated, the effect time will be longer.
Isn't Sweating a Problem?
Since there are sweat glands in many parts of our body, it is not a problem for your health if you do not sweat from the areas where we apply Botulinum toxin.
Is Botunium Toxin Harmful?
Botulinum toxin applied remains local, does not participate in the general circulation, and does not harm the body. Botulinum toxin method in the treatment of underarm sweating was accepted by the FDA in 2004. The important thing is that the procedure is performed by an experienced, specialist physician.
Who Shouldn't Be Made with Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum toxin treatment is not applied to pregnant women, nursing mothers, patients with infections on their skin, those who have neurological diseases such as myasthenia gravis (especially muscle weakness in the muscles), and those who use aminoglycoside type antibiotics.
Botulinum Toxin Prices
Unfortunately, Botulinum toxin is an expensive drug imported from abroad. Therefore, the prices of Botulinum toxin treatment vary according to the conditions of the day.