Updated on November 5th, 2023
Excessive sweating is a condition known medically as hyperhidrosis. This is a common and socially uncomfortable condition in some people.
The problem of excessive sweating can be localized or generalized. When the body temperature rises, our brain sends a warning to the sweat glands to work to normalize the temperature. Thanks to the sweat glands that begin to secrete sweat, body temperature returns to normal and natural order is maintained.
Localized sweating is experienced mainly under the armpits, but also on the hands, feet, back, face and under the chest. If there is a sweating condition that causes stains and deformation on clothes and causes a bad odor in the body, it can be said that the person has excessive sweating problem. Sweating problems can occur for two reasons called essential and secondary.
Essential Sweating: It is a condition of excessive sweating triggered by emotional reasons such as stress, excitement, tension, embarrassment.
Secondary Sweating: Excessive sweating caused by health conditions such as thyroid, high blood pressure, neurological disorders, menopause.
The problem of excessive sweating can be treated with surgical interventions and botox. Surgical treatments involving the complete removal of sweat glands by surgical methods are both laborious and scarring interventions. For this reason, the botox treatment method seems much more attractive to patients and is preferred because it is a very effective and trouble-free treatment method.
Botox temporarily blocks the functioning of the nerves that reach and activate the sweat glands. During the treatment consisting of a single session, the application areas are cleaned with antiseptic solution and then numbed with the help of anesthetic cream. After numbing, Botox is injected into various points that are very close to each other in the treatment area with the help of very fine-tipped needles.
Sweating treatment with Botox is a painless treatment method. The treatment can be applied to the armpits, palms and soles of the feet. Botox is injected under or into the skin, not into the muscle.
The complaint of sweating stops completely 3-7 days after the procedure is performed, and the effect of the treatment continues for 9 months to 1 year.
Control is performed 15 days after the treatment. If there are areas where sweating persists (very rare), the injection is performed again after being subjected to the “Iodine-Starch” test.
In addition to antiperspirants that you can buy over the counter, there are also stronger prescription antiperspirants. These products often contain aluminum salts and can reduce sweating.
This is a treatment using electric current. A gentle electric current is passed through electrodes between two trays filled with water. The hands or feet are placed on this tray. This method temporarily shuts down the sweat glands.
This surgical procedure, called sympathectomy, is used as a last resort to treat excessive sweating. The surgeon cuts the nerves that control sweating to reduce sweating.
Excessive sweating and night sweats are two different conditions related to sweating and can occur for different reasons. The main differences between these two conditions: