Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatment with Botulinum Toxin (Botox / Dysport)
Sweating treatment with Botox is an injection method that aims to improve the quality of daily life of the person. Sweating is the removal of excess fluid and salt from the skin to maintain the body’s heat balance. Sweat glands that provide sweating; concentrated in the armpits, hands and feet. Sweating, which may increase in relation to environmental factors, also takes part in the removal of some toxins from the body, apart from balancing the body temperature.
Excessive sweating, namely hyperhidrosis; It is a sweating condition that is commonly seen in the hands and armpits, independent of environmental factors. Excessive sweating can cause fluid and salt loss during the day. Excessive sweating, which negatively affects daily life, restricts people’s movements. There are various methods for the treatment of sweating. Sweating treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) is one of the most preferred methods. Sweating treatment by injection method; It is a process that does not require a change in the person’s daily life and is completed in a short time and easily.
What are the Causes of Excessive Sweating?
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder of excessive sweating, which usually begins before the age of 25, first concentrates on the hands and feet, and then appears in different parts of the body. Generalized hyperhidrosis, a type of excessive sweating; It may occur due to hormonal disorders, infections, respiratory system diseases, cardiovascular diseases, drugs and poisoning.
Other factors that can cause excessive sweating can be listed as follows:
- genetic factors
- Side effects resulting from the use of certain drugs
- Some disorders that affect the immune system
- Extreme stress and mood disorders
How to Treat Excessive Sweating?
If excessive sweating is seen throughout the body, the cause is investigated and a treatment is performed according to the cause. If excessive sweating shows regional characteristics, surgical and non-surgical treatment methods can be applied. Non-surgical methods are drug treatments and injection methods. Reduction in sweating can be achieved with drug treatments. Excessive sweating treatment method with iontopheresis is especially suitable for excessive sweating in the hand.
Sweating treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) is one of the most preferred methods. It stands out especially with its ease of application to the underarm area. Sweating treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) is also very advantageous in that it is not a surgical method.
What is Sweating Treatment with Botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport)?
Botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) is a type of toxin obtained from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum in the laboratory. The toxin is administered by subcutaneous injection method. The substance used is the same as Botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) applied for aesthetic purposes. However, the purpose of this application is to prevent excessive sweating of the sweat glands and to eliminate the problem of excessive sweating in the area. Excessive sweating can be prevented between 6 and 8 months. In the treatment of sweating with botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport), sweating, which is a physiological response, is controlled by targeting the sweat glands in the armpits, hands or feet. The toxin used during the application is not harmful to health if applied correctly.
How is Sweating Treatment Applied with Botulinum Toxin (Botox / Dysport)?
Sweating treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) is performed to increase the quality of life of the person and to maintain self-confidence in social life. The area where the treatment will be applied is determined according to the areas where excessive sweating occurs in the person. Botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) is applied to the area determined according to the needs of the person by injection method. The amount of substance to be applied may vary depending on the level of sweating and the sweating area.
Is Sweating Treatment With Botulinum Toxin (Botox / Dysport) A Permanent Treatment?
Sweating treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) is not a permanent procedure. This application can last for 6 to 8 months from the beginning of the treatment. The duration of action, which is 6 to 8 months in the first applications, can be increased with repeated applications. Repeating sweating treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) can increase the effect time of the procedure up to 10-12 months.
Is Sweating Treatment With Botulinum Toxin (Botox / Dysport) Applicable to Everyone?
Sweating treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport); It cannot be applied to those who have muscle, nervous system and ummin system disorders. It is not preferred to be applied to pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding. At the same time, our patients must be over the age of 18 in order to apply Botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport).
What is the Difference Between Sweating Treatment with Botulinum Toxin (Botox / Dysport) and Surgical Method?
The application process of sweating treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) does not require surgery, unlike surgical methods. Sweating treatment with Botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) applied by injection method; in a clinical setting, it is completed in a short time. The treatment process does not adversely affect the daily life of the patient with excessive sweating. The person can leave our clinic immediately after the application and continue his daily life. Botulinum toxin (Botox / Dysport) treatment does not cause complaints such as pain, swelling and infection after the surgical method.