Botox as one of the effective remedies for sweating

The Botox procedure in the armpits helps to cope with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in just one session. The effect of the technique lasts approximately 6 – 10 months. Botulinum toxin administered intramuscularly blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles, resulting in paralysis of the sweat glands and the sweating function is normalized. To administer a drug based on botulinum toxin, the cosmetologist uses a special cosmetic syringe equipped with an ultra-thin needle. Therefore, after the procedure there are no defects, scars, or cicatrices left on the skin. After therapy, the patient does not need special rehabilitation and can immediately return to their normal lifestyle. The technique has contraindications, so before prescribing it, the doctor will give a referral for a diagnostic examination.

At the International Hemostasis Clinic, only certified Botox preparations are used, and our specialists carry out manipulations, strictly following the technique and stages of the procedure, which eliminates the development of side effects and serious complications.

What is hyperhidrosis

There are many sweat glands located in the human subcutaneous fat. Most of them are concentrated on the palms, feet and armpits. To regulate heat exchange and prevent the body from overheating, sweat glands constantly produce a certain amount of sweat, removing it outside. Sweating increases when it gets hot outside or when a person has engaged in active physical labor. Sweating also increases during times of stress and strong feelings. Sweating helps cool the body and stably maintains normal temperature.

In the case of hyperhidrosis, the functioning of the sweat glands is disrupted, and they begin to secrete sweat in copious amounts, which is a pathological condition. Depending on the nature of its origin, hyperhidrosis occurs:

  • Primary. This is excessive sweating that develops for no apparent reason.
  • Secondary. Occurs against the background of current or previously suffered diseases.

Hyperhidrosis can also be local and generalized. When localized, intense sweating is observed in certain areas of the body - armpits, palms, soles of the feet. Generalized hyperhidrosis is accompanied by profuse sweating over the entire surface of the skin. The International Hemostasis Clinic provides treatment for localized forms of excessive sweating.

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How effective is Botox for hyperhidrosis?

Botox is a neurotoxin that blocks the nerve endings of the sweat glands, after which the signal does not reach the brain and sweat production stops. Botox for hyperhidrosis acts on the sweat glands for 6-8 months. Then the botulinum neurotoxin stops working, and sweat is produced as before. Botox is used to treat hyperhidrosis of the armpits, feet, and palms, but is not used for sweating of the head.

During menopause, a woman often suffers from increased sweating. This occurs due to a decrease in estrogen in the body. To eliminate the consequences of hormonal imbalances, Botox injections are recommended.

Local hyperhidrosis

Local hyperhidrosis causes a lot of inconvenience to a person, reducing the quality of life, but does not pose a danger to health. The pathology has a clear localization - palms, feet, armpits, and mainly begins to manifest itself in childhood or puberty. Mild local hyperhidrosis often goes away on its own, but if the disorder is not properly treated, it can become chronic. To get rid of the problem and always feel confident and comfortable, cosmetologists advise resorting to Botox injections.

Possible consequences and side effects

Even if all the rules of care and procedure technique are followed, unexpected reactions of the body to the administration of the drug are possible. It can be:

  • headache, dizziness, weakness - go away on their own,
  • redness and swelling in the area of ​​drug administration, relieved with an ice compress,
  • the body's immunity to botulinum toxin is extremely rare, but such cases have been described,
  • hematomas and hemorrhages at the injection sites, cold helps after the procedure, then absorbable ointments,
  • irritation, itching and pain in the injection area, a reaction similar to an allergic one,
  • numbness or decreased skin sensitivity in the armpits, recovers on its own,
  • muscle weakness of nearby muscles, trembling during physical activity,
  • the body's general reaction to intoxication; similar symptoms occur with ARVI.

Injection method for treating hyperhidrosis

Botulinum toxin injections into the armpits will help solve the problem of excessive sweating for a while. The drug injected into the problem area blocks the transmission of nerve impulses, and accordingly, the activity of the sweat glands noticeably decreases.

Therapy is local in nature. It does not affect the process of sweating throughout the body, acting strictly in problem areas. Botulinum toxin serum is injected intramuscularly with an ultra-thin cosmetic needle, which makes the procedure painless and low-traumatic. The first results of botlin therapy can be assessed after 2 – 4 days. In addition to treating hyperhidrosis, Botox injections will also help achieve an aesthetic effect:

  • smooth out wrinkles and folds in the armpit area;
  • get rid of scars and post-operative scars.

Prices for the treatment of sweating with Botox

The price of the procedure varies depending on the clinic, city, and doctor’s qualifications.

On average, Botox will cost you 25–35 thousand rubles.

The price for the procedure depends on several factors:

  1. Pricing policy of the clinic;
  2. Doctor's qualifications;
  3. Injection area;
  4. Botox manufacturer brand.

Botox injections are not something you should skimp on. Especially when carrying out the procedure for the first time, it is worth carefully studying the offer on the cosmetology services market and carefully reading the reviews. Your health is more important than money.

Botox in armpits

If the patient has resorted to this technique for the first time, before performing it, it is necessary to conduct a Minor test, which will help to accurately determine the degree of hyperhidrosis. Main stages:

  1. Treating the skin with an antiseptic solution.
  2. Applying iodine solution to the cleaned surface.
  3. Apply starch to the same area.
  4. After this, the patient should perform several physical exercises that will help provoke sweating.
  5. When you sweat, purple spots appear on the skin, the area of ​​which will help the cosmetologist determine the degree of hyperhidrosis.

Upon completion of the Minor test, the specialist selects the most effective drug based on botulinum toxin and sets a date for the procedure.

The technology of Botox injections into the armpits includes the following steps:

  1. Preparation. The patient sits comfortably on the couch and relaxes. The cosmetologist treats the armpit with an antiseptic solution, then marks the injection points with a marker. To eliminate any discomfort during manipulation, the skin is additionally treated with a local anesthetic in the form of a cream or gel.
  2. Botulinum toxin injections. Using a cosmetic syringe with a thin needle, the specialist carefully injects the drug into predetermined points. Small papules form at the injection site, which will resolve on their own over time.
  3. Applying a cooling compress. To relieve swelling and discomfort, a cold compress is applied to the armpit area. For 1 – 2 hours after the manipulations, the patient is under the supervision of a cosmetologist. If no complications arise during this time, the client can go home.

To consolidate the results of botulinum therapy and prevent the development of complications, rehabilitation is prescribed, the rules of which are important to strictly follow. In the first 1.5 - 2 weeks after manipulation, it is prohibited:

  • Visit the solarium, bathhouse, sauna, swimming pool.
  • Take a hot bath.
  • Eating salty, spicy, fatty foods that contribute to the formation of edema
  • Use antiperspirant and other cosmetics.
  • Engage in intense physical training. Drink alcoholic beverages and antibiotics.
  • Massage the injection area.

What is Botox and how does it work?

Botox is a pharmacological drug based on highly purified botulinum toxin. It is produced from bacteria. Consists of neurotoxin and proteins.

It has been used in medicine for more than 20 years. At first it was used in ophthalmological and neurological practice, later it came into the field of cosmetology for the correction of facial wrinkles. Currently, it is actively used to eliminate sweating.

The drug is produced by an American pharmaceutical company. It is distinguished by high quality, safety and a long history of use. This is the reason for its popularity all over the world.

When introduced into the site of accumulation of sweat glands, a blockade of sympathetic innervation is observed, which explains the elimination of sweating for a period of 6 to 8 months.

Due to the fact that the drug contains an extremely low concentration of poison, the possibility of an overdose is practically zero.

Indications and contraindications

The main indication for botulinum toxin injections is uncontrolled, profuse sweating in local areas, in this particular case, in the armpits. The procedure is also prescribed for patients with vegetative-vascular dystonia, a spastic condition of the muscles.

The technique has contraindications, ignoring which is fraught with serious consequences. Botox injections are not prescribed to patients diagnosed with the following diseases and disorders:

  • polyvalent allergy;
  • individual intolerance to botulinum toxin;
  • diseases of the hematopoietic system;
  • oncology;
  • muscular dystrophy;
  • inflammatory processes in the area of ​​proposed injections;
  • severe cardiovascular disorders;
  • cardiac, renal, liver, pulmonary failure;
  • endocrine and hormonal disorders;
  • predisposition to the formation of keloid scars;
  • exacerbation of chronic pathologies.

Botulinum therapy is contraindicated for women during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menstrual bleeding. The procedure is not prescribed for patients who abuse alcohol and smoking.

Treatment of excessive sweating

Treatment of the cause of increased sweating should be carried out jointly with an endocrinologist and therapist. However, the long period and difficulty of treating this disease only burdens a person’s adaptation in modern society. The use of Botox for hyperhidrosis is not contraindicated in these conditions and is the method of choice.

The most common home control methods are deodorants and antiperspirants. However, stained clothing, frequent allergic reactions and short-term effects limit their use.

Cost of Botox injections in the armpits

The price of Botox in the armpits depends on the area of ​​the treated area, the manufacturer of the drug and the number of units. At the International Hemostasis Clinic, the cost ranges from 15,000 to 30,000 rubles.

You can check prices and make an appointment with a cosmetologist by calling the phone number +7 (495) 106-90-74 or ordering a call back. Our administrators will contact you to answer all your questions and agree on details.

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Carrying out the procedure

Before doing Botox for sweating, after which it is done, it is necessary to conduct a Minor test. The test allows you to determine the amount of the drug and the point where to give the injections. Points can be marked with brilliant green.

The procedure is done with thin needles. The procedure is done no more than once every 6 months, but it can be done in different places at the same time.

The skin must be disinfected and, if the pain threshold is low, an anesthetic cream must be applied. After applying the anesthetic, you must wait a few minutes for the alcohol to evaporate, as alcohol accelerates the breakdown of the drug. At the end of the Botox injection, the area is treated with disinfectants again.

Depending on the surface being treated, the procedure takes up to 1 hour. The process of carrying out the procedure in different areas is the same, the difference is in the amount of the drug administered.

Axillary hyperhidrosis

The largest glands are located in the axillary zone, therefore, when the glands malfunction, a huge amount of fluid is released, which promotes the growth of bacteria and the formation of an unpleasant odor. If necessary, remove hair in advance. Ice packs are applied during injections to reduce pain. They drive from 50-100 units. drug, but when treating hyperhidrosis in men, more Botox is needed.

Injections are administered at a distance of 1 cm from each other, which makes it possible to reduce the area of ​​drug layering. The needle is inserted to a depth of 3 mm. During injections, the patient may experience itching, and swelling may form in the injection sites. At the end of the procedure, the patient is under the supervision of a doctor for 30 minutes, then, if the dynamics are positive, he returns to his usual activities.

Interesting! The effectiveness of the drug for the treatment of hyperhidrosis is much higher than its use in the fight against wrinkles.

Stack hyperhidrosis

Before performing Botox, sweaty feet must be washed with soap and treated with a scraper. It is necessary to remove roughness and odor.

Stack hyperhidrosis is closely associated with the proliferation of bacteria, so it is necessary to examine the feet for the presence of fungus. If there is a problem, it is necessary to treat the fungus, then begin treating sweating.

Hyperhidrosis of the palms

Despite the fact that the price of Botox in the palm is not cheap, the procedure is effective and allows you to solve the problem of hyperhidrosis for a long time. After all, sweaty palms are often associated with uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. The procedure is not carried out during pregnancy and lactation, bleeding disorders, cuts and other damage to the skin and other pathologies.

Botox injections in the palm of your hand feel similar to mosquito bites, so those who are afraid of injections should not forget that there are also anesthetic creams that relieve pain. The administration of the drug does not leave any scars, scars, and there is no need to take a sick leave.

Interaction with alcohol

Before using Dysport and alcohol at the same time, it is worth considering the main consequences. The drug contains the active element botulinum toxin. Its elimination from the body is carried out through the kidneys for several days after injection. Due to the fact that this is a toxic substance, the load on the liver and kidneys increases.

Drinks containing alcohol increase the load on the liver and kidneys. They have a strong toxic effect on the body. Also, like a bath, sauna, hot tub or solarium, it causes dilation of blood vessels, especially in the upper torso. For this reason, you can often see that the surface of the face of tipsy people becomes very red.

Under no circumstances should you use Dysport and alcohol at the same time. Drinking alcohol immediately after administration of the drug causes an increased rush of blood to the face. As a result, the rate of spread of the toxin into the muscles located near the injection site increases. As a result, facial features are distorted.

Alcoholic drinks cause fluid retention in the body. As a result, botulinum toxin is not eliminated for several days; it remains in the body and causes gradual poisoning. For this reason, alcohol and Dysport are not compatible. After a course of injections, you should refrain from drinking alcohol for at least two weeks.

Before the course of drug administration, you also need to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for at least several weeks. At the time of the procedure, no traces of alcohol should be detected in the blood.

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