Excessive sweating, especially during the warmer weather, can cause day to day hassles or make you feel anxious. You may worry about odor and hygiene, or the wet patches that is caused on clothing. At the end of the day, excessive sweating can turn into a serious enough problem that affects our social relationships. The administration of Botulinum Toxin to treat excessive sweating has been shown to be successful, resulting in happier, and anxiety free daily living. Botulinum Toxin can also be used to treat excessive sweating in the hands and feet.
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Excessive Sweating Treatment - Overview of Procedure
First, a starch test is performed to determine where the sweat glands are most concentrated and sweating most occurs. In this extremely simple procedure, iodine solution is applied to the underarm area. After drying, powdered starch will be sprinkled on top. After some time has passed, the areas with the most sweating will be turn black, and become clearly visible. Your specialist doctor will plan your application and dosing, especially targeting these areas.
Your specialist will apply a local anesthetic cream to provide comfort and prevent you from feeling any uncomfortable pain. After your skin is cleaned and disinfected, a tiny needle is used to apply multiple small injections to the armpit. The goal is to inject Botulinum Toxin into the surface layer of the sweat glands.
How long does the Excessive Sweating Treatment procedure take?
The entire process takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. The Botulinum Toxin treatment activates within a few days of the procedure.
How long does the Excessive Sweating Treatment procedure last?
On average, there is a significant decrease in sweating for about 4 to 6 months. It is recommended that the treatment is repeated every 6-8 months.
Will I disrupt the flow of Body Fluids in my body by preventing excessive sweating in certain areas?
Sweating in our bodies occurs all over the skin. When considering the whole body surface area; the armpits, hands, and feet, contribute to sweating very minimally. The brief reduction of serum in these regions does not cause a change in systemic fluid levels or sweat balance in the body. In addition, there is no increased sweating in other parts of the body to compensate for the diminished sweating in these regions.
What can I expect following the Excessive Sweating Treatment procedure?
It's a simple procedure. You will immediately return to normal life afterwards. There's nothing specific that you will need to pay attention to.