Excessive sweating

Congenital excessive sweating means sweating to a greater extent than is necessary for normal body heat regulation.

It is estimated that up to 3% of the population suffers from a severe form of excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis. According to some studies, around 25% of people think that they “ sweat profusely” at least in some situations.

The problem usually begins in childhood or adolescence, appearing more often in the palms of hands, soles or armpits.

Diffuse sweating, or sweating all over the body, is characterized by a later onset and a specific cause (secondary hyperhidrosis), in which case botulinum toxin does not help and the actual cause (tumor, hormones) of excessive sweating  should be treated instead.

Treatment of hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin injections - how long will the result last?

Botulinum toxin blocks the nerve transmission to the sweat glands, as a result of which sweating stops for an average of 4 to 12 months.

The effect is longest in the armpit, shorter in the palms of hands and soles. When the effect of the anti-hyperhidrosis treatment disappears, the botulinum procedure can be repeated.

What is the procedure of anti-hyperhidrosis (anti-hyperhidrosis injections)?

A small amount of botulinum toxin is injected with a very fine needle under the skin in the problem area (armpits, palms of hands, soles of feet, face) with the spacing of 1 to 2 cm. The skin is numbed with special creams before the procedure, if needed.