toxin type A (BTX-A) is a medication that is injected subdermally
into the skin to treat hyperhidrosis. Botox acts by temporally blocking
neurotransmitters that stimulate sweat production. Botox works well
for axillary hyperhidrosis. It is injected at 15-20 sites in the
underarm. A decrease in sweating is noted after the injections.
However repeat treatments are needed every 4-6 months.
Botox injections are painful but if the pain can be
tolerated this therapy may be beneficial in patients with axillary
hyperhidrosis. Cost is another issue since botox injections are
expensive and since the treatments have to be repeated every 4-6
months the expense may be substantial.
Botox injections also have been used to treat palmar
and facial hyperhidrosis with some success. However most patients
are reluctant to receive multiple injections in their hands and
face. Botox has also been associated with temporary paralysis of
the hand muscles.
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