Botox injections are an efficient treatement of armpits, hands and facial excessive sweating. The dryness following the Botox injections for excessive sweating last about 5 to 9 months, depending of the severity of the condition. On average, 1 treatment every 6 to 12 months is necessary to control the excessive sweating.
The treatment is effective a week after the injection.
The possible side effects depend of the site of the injections and are all transient. Botox injections into the hands can be associated with a weakness of the grip of the hand. Botox into the forehead can be associated with a frozen forehead with limitation of rising the eyebrows, like after a cosmetic Botox injection.Botox contra-indications are detailed in the website in the Botox section.
We don’t perform a iodine starch-test before injecting a patient for hyperhydrosis. We perform it only in very localised sweating like the facial sweating after parotidectomy (Frey’s syndrome)