If you suffer from excessive sweating without proving an organic or psychological cause, there is a high probability that it is emotional hyperhidrosis (excessive production of sweat during emotions such as: stress, nervousness, fear, tension, joy). People affected by this disease often find themselves in unpleasant and stressful situations. Sweating becomes a psychological problem and can even lead to depression.
In this case, a dermatologist can help you. At the beginning of the treatment, we find out how long you have been sweating, whether it is hereditary and whether you suffer from any disease. Based on this, we determine the diagnosis and also the degree of possible hyperhidrosis. In the case of this disease, we recognize three degrees of severity. Mild, moderate and severe hyperhidrosis.
An effective and affordable solution is the application of botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin A is a neurotoxin best known as a wrinkle fighter. However, it can also block and paralyze the sweat glands. It can be injected into the armpits, palms, forehead and feet. It basically cuts the connection between muscles and nerves. One treatment reduces sweating and odor for 7 to 12 months. It is very individual. It lasts the longest under the armpits, the shortest on the palms.
The application of botulinum toxin, unlike the surgical removal of sweat glands, is not risky and is not accompanied by a number of side effects, such as heart rhythm disorders. The advantage of botulinum toxin is also the prevention of so-called compensatory sweating, which almost always appears in a different place after some time, and in full force.
The procedure is outpatient and quick, but sometimes unpleasant, especially on the palms, where the most nerve endings are located. The effect of therapy begins three days after application.