Hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating of the armpits, hands or feet – can be so intense in some people that it causes great discomfort.
The solution to the problem is a non-surgical treatment based on the use of a well-known substance:
Solutions for hyperhidrosis
Solving hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin
- Procedure duration 30-45 minutes
- Type of anesthesia Local anesthesia
- Recovery times Immediate
The treatment takes place on an outpatient basis and consists of a session of subdermal punctures of botulinum toxin diluted in the skin of the armpits, hands and feet. Already after a few hours there is a noticeable reduction in hyperhidrosis that will last for months.
To keep sweat production inhibited infiltrations must be repeated 2-3 times a year.
Solve hyperhidrosis with surgery
- Intervention duration 60-90 minutes
- Type of anesthesia Local or general anesthesia in day hospital with a few hours of hospitalization.
- Recovery time about 5-7 days
Surgical treatment is a very effective and definitive method that is possible for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis.
The operation reduces the layer of skin containing the skin glands that produce sweat. They are tiny and are found in the dermis. They are called glands because, in medicine, all the tissues that produce a secretion are so defined. They have nothing to do with the lymphatic glands and should not be confused with them: the latter are nodules of a completely different kind, present in the deepest part of the axillary cavity and are not even remotely touched by the operation.
The postoperative usually requires a short recovery time of 5-7 days. The operation can be performed under local or general anesthesia in the Day Hospital with a few hours of hospitalization.
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Excessive sweat production is linked to an increase in the size of the sweat glands and to excess nerve stimuli arriving at them.
No, the lymphatic glands are another thing and are located very deep and are not even remotely touched by the intervention which, on the other hand, remains superficial, on the skin. With it, the size of the tiny sweat glands present in the thickness of the axillary skin will be reduced.
The skin is operated on its inner layer without changing the external appearance of the skin, where only a short Z-shaped scar remains deep in the axilla.
Only in the first few days does the movement of the arms have modest limitations, but physical activity can be resumed 1 month after the operation.
The result remains over the years because the surgery reduces the size of the sweat glands present in the skin and also their number.
The surgery gives a definitive result over time, while the botulinum toxin loses its effect within a few months and requires periodic maintenance sessions.
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