Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Current treatments for excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis ) include antiperspirants, oral medications and surgery. Botox® has been approved as a medication with long-lasting effect on Hyperhidrosis. After the injections, Botox® will enter the nerve endings of sweat glands. Then it blocks the release of a chemical that signals the perspiration. This simple, safe procedure takes about 1 hour.
The clinical results showed that sweating reduced by an average of 83% one week after the injection. In most cases, one treatment can last for more than 7.5 months. And for nearly 40% of patients, Botox® reduces sweating for more than 1 year. The effect of Botox® may vary with individual. 1 treatment per year is recommended to maintain the effects of the treatment.
There is no downtime for Botox® treatment. Side effects, if they occur, are temporary and include mild bruising and pain in the injection site.