Eliminating excessive sweating

Sweating is a normal state which protects the body from overheating. It is natural to sweat when hot, during physical exertion, when we have a fever and when we are afraid. People with hyperhidrosis, however, sweat even at rest and at low temperatures up to five times more than others. Excessive sweating, especially in the underarm area and on the palms of the hands can be extremely annoying for people on social occasions. Botulinum toxin Type A is applied in order to reduce excessive sweating. This works because it prevents the transmission of nerve fibre impulses to sweat glands.


Frequently Asked Questions

Following local disinfection, the doctor injects Botulinum toxin using a fine needle directly into the skin in the underarm, palm or foot areas. The procedure itself is simple and very fast. The number of injections depends on which areas the Botox is applied to.
The effect builds up over 48–72 hours and is fully developed within 2–3 weeks.
The period of time the effect lasts is individual and ranges from 6–9 months.
Length of procedure: approx. 10 minutes
The pain of the procedure differs greatly according to site of application. The procedure is not a difficult one, and anaesthesia is not required in the underarm or palm areas.

If the palms of your hands have been treated, we recommend you do not carry anything heavy, drive or otherwise tire your hands in the hours following the procedure. We recommend only rinsing the treated area on the day of the procedure using pure water, without the use of shower gels.

A contraindication for the procedure is pregnancy, which must be clearly excluded, as is breast-feeding and acute infection