Treating Hyperhidrosis / Excessive Sweating with Botulism Toxin A !
Hyperhidrosis – the facts
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a condition that affects millions of people around the world. Uncontrolled sweating can occur in various parts of the body including the hands, feet, or underarms. Although high temperatures or stress can increase perspiration, they don’t cause Hyperhidrosis. Instead, Hyperhidrosis may be an inherited trait that stops the body from properly regulating it’s temperature.
Treating Hyperhidrosis with Botulism Toxin A
Botulism Toxin A can be used to treat excessive underarm sweating. It targets sweating at its source. Once injected by our doctor, it enters the specific glands in the underarms, responsible for excessive sweating. There, it blocks the release of a chemical that signals the perspiration. The procedure takes about 10 minutes.
After the first treatment, the effects of Botulism Toxin A last an average of 7.5 months. However, the amount of time it remains effective may vary. When your symptoms begin to return, see your doctor.
Botulinum Toxin Type A is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of botulinum toxin type A for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe primary hyperhidrosis of the axillae. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risk of this procedure.