Armpit/hand/foot hyperhidrosis

What is Hyperhidrosis?

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that afflicts both male and female patients who present withprofuse and constant sweating that can affect the armpits, palms of the hands and soles of the feet.

This condition often causes a state of discomfort in the patient with consequent limitation in social life.

Botulinum toxin is today the most effective and safest answer to this type of problem.

Botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Azzalure; Disport, Vistabex) is a tremulable neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

This toxin, injected subcutaneously in small concentrations and throughout the site affected by sweating, has the ability to interact with acetylcholine release (a substance fundamental for the transmission of impulses to the muscle) causing a reduction in the contraction of the thin involuntary muscle fibres that are deputed to the 'squeezing' of the sweat glands with a consequent reduction in this.

The most treated areas are:

  • Armpit
  • Soles of the feet
  • Palm of the hands

The treatment is performed at the doctor's office after local anaesthesia of the affected areas and lasts about 15-30 minutes.

The result of the treatment is appreciable a few days after infiltration and reaches its maximum effectiveness after a week with a pleasant dry effect on the treated area.

The cost of the treatment is variable depending on the areas to be treated and the amount of drug used.

The duration of the treatment is about 4-5 months, after which there will be a slow resumption of sweating.

Repeating the treatment twice a year is strongly recommended in order not to lose the results obtained.