Treating Excessive Sweating

Duration:
30 min
Anesthesia:
Topical numbing cream
Time off work:
None
Results:
Effective after 10 days, lasts for 4-7 months

Treatment of excessive perspiration

Everyone sweats. Sweat has the vital function of keeping our body temperature constant. Sometimes, however, it can be too much of a good thing. Excessive perspiration is referred to as hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweat formation (hyperhidrosis) can seriously affect the self esteem of a person. Apart from the possibility of surgically removing sweat glands, the treatment of hyperhidrosis using botulinum toxin has become established in recent years. This gentle alternative to surgical removal helps reliably against excessive sweating and will make affected people feel more comfortable again.

How does the treatment with botulinum work?

Botulinum toxin is a protein of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which prevents the release of sweat. The protein directly affects the sweat glands by inhibiting the nerve impulses responsible for sweat secretion.

What are the risks?

Botulinum toxin has been in medical use since the 1990s already. Since only very small amounts of botulinum toxin are injected under the skin, serious adverse effects are rarely observed, if the injector has had the training and experience to perform the treatment. Dipl. med. I. Rosenberg will inform you about possible risks and side effects during your consultation. More information can be found online on www.compendium.ch, under the search terms botox, or botulinum toxin.

A second treatment option for hyperhidrosis is fractionated radio frequency.

How does fractionated radiofrequency work?

With Infini®, a new device that combines fractionated radio frequency and microneedling (Infini ®), it is now possible to safely and effectively eliminate the formation of sweat in the area of ​​the armpits. The needle tips, which give a heat pulse within milliseconds, eliminate the sweat glands. The treatment is carried out after application of an anesthetic cream. About 2-4 treatments are required in approximately 4 week intervals.