Treatment of excessive sweating using injectable medications (hyperhidrosis)
The most common areas of excessive sweating are armpits, palms and soles. The main reasons are: stress, pressure, or problems like the continuing stimulation of our nervous system. Now this trouble may be decreased or completely canceled using special substance injections into the skin. This procedure is used for sweat gland denervation in some areas. The procedure is performed by injecting botulinum toxin into the areas of excessive sweating – armpits, palms, soles, etc.
How do these injections work?
The active substance in the preparation is botulinum toxin, which blocks the nervous system impulses at the sweat glands. The impulses do not stimulate the glands, so sweating is restored to normal. The action of this procedure usually starts within 5-6 days.
Is this method safe?
Different botulin preparations (there is a drug called DYSPORT used in Lithuania now) have been used for more than decade in treating many ophthalmologic or neurological diseases. Thousands of patients use this method every year.
What kind of method is it?
The correction of excessive sweating using injections is a safe and fast procedure. A very small amount of the substance is injected into the area of excessive sweating using a micro needle. You will not feel any pain as the needle is very tiny and the amount of the substance is very small. Many patients compare it to the bite of mosquito. No local or other anesthesia is needed.
Are there any recommendations following the procedure?
Staying in saunas, solariums or any other hot places is not recommended for one week following the injection.
What are the side-effects of this procedure?
There are usually no side-effects. This substance is non-allergenic.
How long does the effect last?
The first time the substance is injected, the effect lasts for a period of about 12 months. Repeat injection effects usually continue for 6-7 months. According to clinical trials using this preparation for a long time, the effect becomes longer, so less procedures are needed.
How can you find out if you are a good candidate for this porcedure?
You have to ask our doctor. If you have any questions, please contact our GK Clinic and arrange a private consultation. Our doctor will tell you if this procedure suits you after a short examination.
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