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How is botox used in the treatment of excessive sweating?

Botox Applications for Sweating

Sweating is necessary for balancing our body temperature. However, sometimes our body produces more sweat than usual. This condition is called excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). Excessive sweating may occur due to internal organ disease. Some nervous system diseases or hormonal diseases can cause excessive sweating. However, sometimes no underlying disease is found. Sweating can occur in psychological situations such as stress and embarrassment. In these cases, excessive sweating usually occurs in the armpits, palms, soles and forehead.

Excessive sweating is a social problem for most people. Stain formation and bad odor may occur on clothes due to excessive sweating.

Botox applications are the most effective treatment method applied in the treatment of excessive sweating in recent years. Botox prevents sweating by preventing the sweat glands from working.

Which areas is it applied to?

In the treatment of sweating, Botox is most often applied to the armpit area. Botox is also very effective in the area of ​​the palms and soles, where sweating is a problem. In facial sweating, botox applications are made in the form of mesotherapy method.

How is the application made?

Starch-iodine test can be done to determine the sweating area before botox application. Thus, the area that sweats the most is painted black. Botox is applied to this area. Deeper injections should be made in the armpits and soles of the feet, while applications that are not deep in the armpits. Botox should be applied in the face area as small subcutaneous injections to the entire face area.

How long is the effect duration?

The effect of botox applied in the treatment of sweating is 4-8 months.

Are there any risks?

Botox applied in the treatment of sweating should be applied by physicians with experience. If the correct application is not made, burning-tingling or muscle weakness may be seen in the application area.