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Injections to palms, armpits or soles from sweating (perspiration)

What is the Injections to palms, armpits or soles from sweating (perspiration)?

Excessive sweating is a common problem, especially of the palms, armpits and soles. It can be distressing and can have a serious impact on your life. In some cases, affected people avoid social contact with others because of embarrassment about the problem. Excessive sweating due to hyperhidrosis forces men and women to change their clothes every few hours, limits personal style, ruins fabrics, and erodes self-confidence. 

However, the condition is usually treatable.

Botulinum toxin injections is an option that usually works well for armpit sweating. Treatment consists of many small injections just under the skin in the affected areas. The botulinum toxin stops the nerves in the skin that control the sweat glands from working.

What is the procedure?

Using a very fine needle, a small amount of a solution of Botox sweat injections are placed in 10 to 15 places about 1.5 - 2 cm apart and spread evenly in each area.  A course of Botox excessive sweating treatment (hyperhidrosis) takes about a total of 30 minutes.

Because the skin of the armpit is thin, Botox underarm sweating treatment there is barely felt. The needles used are extremely fine, and they themselves are not felt much but the Botox injection itself stings lightly. Botox injections in the palms are slightly more uncomfortable but tolerated by patients well.

What kind of result can you expect?

You should notice some change for the better within a week of your treatment. The effect usually wears off after 4-12 months. Therefore, to keep working, the treatment needs repeating when the effect wears off.

Recovery period and recommendations

There is no downtime for Botox. At most you may have very small red bumps at the injections sites for a couple hours after getting Botox. For a period of four hours after the injection it is recommended that a patient would remain upright. 

In most cases patients go right back to work after the injections.

Possible side effects and complications

Side effects of the procedure are usually minimal, and consist mostly of soreness and bruising at most. Negative aspects to consider include the potential extreme discomfort of the treatment and the real possibility of hand weakness if some of the Botox goes deeper than the intended sweat gland muscles, into the functional muscles of the hand.

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