Injections against Hyperhidrosis


Find out how the Injections against Hyperhidrosis (Botox, Dysport) can solve a hyperhidrosis problem in the armpits, palms and soles.

Hyperhidrosis is the pathological condition of abnormally increased sweating.

The increased secretion of the sweat glands negatively impacts the emotional well-being of the individuals affected by this condition, as it can be difficult and embarrassing in their social and professional relationships (e.g. many feel uncomfortable or avoid handshakes because their hands are sweaty).

Hyperhidrosis is distinguished into primary and secondary.

The problem of increased sweating is currently being treated with modern techniques and methods such as injecting botulinum toxin type Α (Botox or Dysport) in the armpits, palms and soles.


Diagnosing hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is diagnosed by first taking the patient’s medical history. At this first stage, the doctor will identify whether it is a case of primary or secondary hyperhidrosis.

Primary (idiopathic) hyperhidrosis is usually focal, notably is focused on specific areas such as the face, soles, palms, armpits. Heredity also plays an important part in this condition, which has been frequently shown to appear during adolescence.

Secondary hyperhidrosis is usually attributed to certain hormonal disorders such as hyperthyroidism or other metabolic disorders, and should be treated by another medical specialist.

After taking the medical history, a special iodine-starch test is performed.

This way the doctor can identify which areas have a hyperhidrosis problem in order to apply the Botox/Dysport injections.


Injections against Hyperhidrosis –Botox Injections

Botulinum toxin type Α (Botox/Dysport) is a treatment procedure for various conditions, including hyperhidrosis. The main preparation against hyperhidrosis is Botox or  Dysport.

It is injected in the areas of the armpits, palms and soles for the purpose of limiting sweating. It is immediately effective, the first results becoming gradually visible within a few days after the application. Botox injections for hyperhidrosis have no side effects.

It is a safe, injectable treatment, aiming at reducing sweating rather than blocking it altogether.

The injections for hyperhidrosis are relatively pain-free in the soles and armpits, but less so in the palms.


How long does it take to apply a treatment with Injections against Hyperhidrosis?

It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to apply botox injections for hyperhidrosis.


The effectiveness of botox in hyperhidrosis

The effect of botox injections on hyperhidrosis in the palms and soles lasts for approximately six months.

The effect on the area of the armpits may last up to one year.


Useful Tips

After applying botox injections (Botox/Dysport) for hyperhidrosis, it is important for the individual to follow the doctor’s advice precisely, in order to get the best possible results and avoid any complications.

In particular:

  • Avoid high temperatures and any increase in the temperature of the specific area (e.g. sauna, massage, sun exposure etc.)
  • Avoid intense work-out
  • Avoid rubbing and stimulating the area


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