Effective solution to excessive sweating

There is no one who has not heard of Botox. Botulinium toxin is known as Botox all over the world as well as in our country. This toxin is not synthetic as it is thought, but a natural product produced by a microorganism from the clostridium family (like penicillin). It has a paralyzing effect on the muscles. It has been used for many years in the treatment of wrinkles that occur in people who use facial expressions excessively. For this reason, Botox, known as the youth vaccine, has come to the fore with aesthetic applications until now.
Botox, which is asked by people who do not like wrinkles on their faces, is now proven to be effective in the treatment of excessive sweating. Excessive sweating is found in approximately 1% of the society and causes serious social problems in both private and professional life.
Sweating is actually our body’s heat regulation system. Excessive sweating is, of course, undesirable. Excessive sweating can be seen in the whole body, as well as in localized areas such as armpits, hands and feet. In order to cope with this problem, patients have to use liquid absorbent fabrics or pads under their armpits or change their clothes frequently.
Sweating on the hands is more interesting. It causes problems when shaking hands, holding hands, writing. In short, the negative impact of excessive sweating on the quality of life is too great to be underestimated. In the treatment of excessive sweating, there are options such as medication, including surgery, and iontophoresis.
Botox blocks the nerve transmission to the sweat glands. Thus, it stops sweating. It is both impossible and impractical to apply to the whole body. We only apply it on the armpits, hands and feet. First of all, we determine the areas where sweating is most common with the iodine-starch test. Doses are adjusted accordingly.
Botox is effective for 8-12 months after application. At the end of this period, we put our patient back into practice. There is no need for anesthesia in armpit applications. We only use local anesthetic creams before the application. However, anesthesia is required in the hands and feet. We decide together with the patient what kind of anesthesia we will do.
We remind those who doubt the safety of Botox that there may be mild side effects that are temporary and do not require treatment if done by experts, but this is valid for all drugs, and a case that died or became disabled due to Botox application has not been reported in the medical literature yet.