Excessive sweating on the face

Some people experience heavy perspiration that is difficult to control. A common example is an excessive perspiration on the face, a visible area that can lead to the appearance of many complexes. Nowadays, this excessive sweating can be controlled with minor and affordable procedures. Botulinum toxin is a drug that, when injected into the sweat glands, blocks them and reduces sweat production.

  • What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis occurs when there is excessive sweating, that is, when the amount of sweat produced significantly exceeds the volume required for body thermoregulation. Indeed, the role of perspiration is to contribute to thermoregulation in order to maintain the body at the right temperature. The popular belief is that it is normal to perspire, no matter how much you sweat. However, heavy sweating is unnecessary and can be avoided!

The discomfort generated by this medical problem is not negligible. People who suffer from excessive sweating can project an image of uncleanliness and anxiety, especially when it is concentrated on the face, and can also see their clothes damaged by sweat.

  • How does botulinum toxin work in cases of hyperhidrosis?

BOTOX/XEOMIN, once injected into the skin, works by preventing the release of acetylcholine, the molecule that causes sweat production. This significantly reduces the activity of the sweat glands in the targeted areas. Thus, heavy sweating on the face can be controlled.

  • How does a treatment session take place?

The skin is initially disinfected, then multiple superficial injections are made in the targeted areas of sweat production. A local anesthetic is required.

  • What are the possible side effects and the recovery time required?

Few side effects are expected following BOTOX/XEOMIN treatment for hyperhidrosis, although small hematomas are possible. Reduction in sweating will be quickly observed following the procedures.

  • How many treatments are required?

During the first treatment, it is usually expected that the sweat glands will be blocked for about 4 months. After the second treatment, the period of effectiveness of BOTOX/XEOMIN doubles, and the sweat glands will be blocked for about 8 months.


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