About excessive sweating
Excessive sweating is a condition in which a person’s sweat is not proportional to physical activity or environmental temperature. About 1% of the Western population and about 300,000 Israelis suffer from this condition, which impacts quality of life. Currently, most people are not treated and do not have regular medical follow-up for this condition.Excessive sweating can be secondary to obesity, hormonal imbalance, skin disorders, neurological conditions, etc. Sweating whose cause cannot be determined, called primary excessive sweating, usually involves specific parts of the body, mainly, the armpits (about 50% of the cases), palms and soles of the feet (about 35% of the cases), and face (about 15% of the cases).
Treating excessive sweating
The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s Center for Aesthetic Medicine is a leading authority on non-surgical treatment and research of excessive sweating.Botulinum toxin injection therapy is safe for treating excess sweating without serious complications. Botulinum toxin (such as Botox or Dysport), which blocks nerve stimulation to the sweat glands, is effective in treating localized excess sweating, primarily in the armpits or palms. Results are apparent several days after the injection, with the final outcomes apparent after two weeks and lasting for about 6 months.