Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) is an important dermatology problem that negatively affects patients' psychology, social relationships and work lives.

What are the causes of excessive sweating?

Excessive sweating, diabetes, diseases of the thyroid gland, obesity, adrenal glands. While it may be the result of any disease such as gland diseases, anemia, cancers, stress, psychiatric diseases, some medications or hormones may also cause excessive sweating. Apart from these, excessive activity of the sympathetic system, which is not very rare, is congenital, has an unknown cause, and increases in situations of stress and excitement, causes this problem.

Excessive sweating causes many problems such as a feeling of coldness in the hands and feet, difficulty in holding a pencil, affecting school success and social relations, eczema in the hands, frequent fungus and odor formation on the feet, yellowing of the nails, yellowing and odor in the clothes in the armpit area. ;is.

How is excessive sweating treated?

Excessive sweating can be treated with some medications, psychotherapy, iontophoresis, botox injection, laser application and surgical methods.

Sweating Botox application:

Botulinum toxin can be applied to people who have excessive sweating in areas such as the armpit, hand and foot areas. A decrease in armpit odor is also observed after application.

First of all, a small test is performed to understand the areas where sweat glands are abundant. Iodine solution is applied to the sweating areas of the patient. After waiting for a while, starch is applied. If it turns a dark purple color, there are many sweat glands in that area. More botulinum toxin is applied to these areas.

The application is very practical and takes about 15-20 minutes. The area with excessive sweating is anesthetized with methods such as anesthetic creams and cold application, and botulinum toxin is injected with special needles. There is no pain after the procedure. Effects are seen 2 to 10 days after the procedure.

Armpit sweating is reduced by 80%. 

The average effectiveness lasts for 7-12 months, and the duration of effectiveness increases with repeated applications.

Who cannot receive sweating botox?

It is not applied to people with muscle diseases, bleeding problems, pregnant and breastfeeding people