Hyperhidrosis (with Botulinum Toxin)

Everyone sweats because sweating is a necessary, natural process. But some sweat more than others. Every human being has over 2 million sweat glands, which are found all over the skin. But what to do if these millions of sweat glands work too intensively or if you even have to speak of hyperhidrosis, i.e. excessive, pathological or increased sweating? Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for abnormally increased sweating. The word originates from the Greek: hyper = too much, hidros = water. Some people sweat excessively all over their body, which is called general hyperhidrosis in technical terms. Others only sweat excessively on individual parts of the body – so-called localized hyperhidrosis – mostly in the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), hands or feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis) or also on the face. The amount of sweat produced exceeds the amount required for heat control. There is often a smooth transition between normal and abnormal sweating. Hyperhidrosis is not comparable to normal sweating: the sweat flows so profusely that shirts are constantly stained, the face usually appears wet with sweat or the normal function of the hands is impaired. Those affected suffer significantly from sweating and are often severely restricted in their professional and private activities.

Our sweat glands are particularly numerous on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, in the armpits and on the forehead. It is well known that when we sweat under the armpits, uncomfortable marks can appear on clothing. And that can sometimes smell unpleasant. Incidentally, “normal” sweat from exertion is largely odorless. The typical unpleasant odor only develops through bacterial colonization and decomposition of the sweat. However, armpit sweat also transports olfactory hormones, which we can only “smell unconsciously”. When you sweat, the nerve endings send electrical impulses to the sweat glands so that they produce sweat and release it through fine channels to the surface of the skin. The amount of normal sweat production varies from person to person: some people hardly perspire even in the greatest heat; others, even with the slightest physical exertion or stress. At what point is sweating considered pathological? Hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin A treatment is a method to effectively combat excessive sweating. Excessive sweating can be treated with this naturally occurring bacterial toxin. It is injected under the armpits with a very fine needle so that it reaches the sweat glands directly and blocks the nerve impulses that are sent there. This does not affect other nerve functions such as feeling or touching through the skin. We would be happy to explain the different aspects of the treatment options for excessive sweating to you in a personal consultation.

The advantage of the method is that the treated areas are freed from annoying excessive sweating and are dry. In clinical studies, the duration of action of an injection treatment averaged six months, in some cases up to nine months. Then the treatment must be repeated. Botulinum toxin is the drug of choice when it comes to armpit sweating! Incidentally, hands and feet can also be treated with it.

from CHF 590 / treatment
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