Botox is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
In Cosmetic Dermatology, Botox is a popular anti-aging non-surgical treatment that can temporarily erase or reduce the facial wrinkles.
Botox is an effective therapy for hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating especially of the palms, armpits and soles can be reduced by up to 95%.
Hyperhidrosis can provoke an exacerbation in patients with chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. ( Atopic Dermatitis, often referred to as Eczema).
How is the procedure performed?
Botulinum toxin is administered to the excess sweating areas that are indicated using the starch – iodine test. It takes 2 – 14 days for botulinum toxin to take effect and reduce or stop sweating.
How Long Do Treatment Effects Last?
The treatment’s effects are temporarily with a range of 4-19 months for the armpits, 3-13 months for the palms and 4-10 months for the soles.