Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively without any physical cause. It can significantly affect quality of life and lead to social and occupational problems.
Treatment of hyperhidrosis depends on the severity of symptoms and can range from antiperspirants to medications to invasive surgical procedures such as sympathectomy thoracotomy. However, one of the newest and most effective treatment options is the injection of botulinum toxin (Botox) into the affected areas.
Botox injection blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that activates sweat glands, thereby reducing sweat production. The treatment is quick and uncomplicated and usually requires no anesthesia or recovery time. Results are visible within a few days and typically last three to six months.
Botox injection is a safe and effective treatment method that usually does not cause serious side effects. However, slight pain, swelling or bruising may occur, which usually resolves within a few days.