Treatment for excessive sweating.
Hyperhidrosis consists of excessive sweating that is usually located in the armpits, palms of the hands, soles of the feet and sometimes in other areas of the body such as the head and face.
The overactivity of the sweat glands in these areas of the body causes more sweat than normal, from childhood or puberty and throughout life, altering social life in some people, suffering discomfort with things as simple as shaking hands, raising arms and soaking sweat clothes.
The treatment for excessive sweating in hands, feet and armpits is done by applying botulinum toxin (botox). It is a temporary, safe and effective treatment that improves the patient's quality of life, significantly reducing sweating in the treated area.
The technique is simple, initially, a test is made delimiting the zone of sweating in where by means of small punctures with a very fine needle small doses of botox are applied.
The decrease in sweating can be seen after 72 hours and lasts between 4-6 months. Some patients undergo this treatment once a year, taking it into account when the heat starts, so the effect usually lasts until autumn-winter, to repeat it again when the heat arrives. In severe cases, the treatment can be performed up to 2-3 times a year.
After treatment, the patient can live a normal life, although it is recommended not to go to saunas or engage in intense physical exercise four hours after treatment.