Botox/Dysport for Hyperhidrosis
Perspiration is one of the mechanisms our body uses to maintain a constant temperature. When we get hot nerve endings in the skin release of a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) called acetylcholine which then stimulates secretion of the sweat from the glands. Hyperhidrosis is a syndrome in which this this mechanism is overly active even when a patient isn’t hot.
It can be uncomfortable for patients and socially awkward in some settings such as a job interview or a first date. Hyperhidrosis tends to affect the axilla (under the arms) or the palms. Botox blocks the nerve endings that stimulate the sweat glands making it an effective treatment! Several units are injected into the target area and effects typically last about 9 months.
- Axillary hyperhidrosis
- Palmer hyperhidrosis