Treatment of hyperhidrosis – botulinum toxin

What are the effects of the treatment?

The use of botulinum toxin has the effect of significantly reducing perspiration. It improves comfort in daily life, especially in the warm spring and summer, eliminating the problem which is hyperhidrosis.

Who is the treatment intended for?

This treatment is designed for any person who struggles with the occurrence of excessive sweating in the underarm, hand or foot area.

What does the procedure involve?

The treatment is preceded by a thorough consultation with a doctor to examine the severity of the problem and select the appropriate therapeutic dose of the product. It is very common to use the Minor test to verify the insertion sites, which allows you to pinpoint the exact points where sweat secretion is increased. It involves lubricating the treatment areas with iodine and then sprinkling with potato starch. The indicated locations are target injection points.


Botulinum toxin, administered intradermally, blocks the action of nerves responsible for the external secretion of sweat glands, eliminating the problem, which is hyperhidrosis.


The entire procedure takes between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area being injected. The procedure is preceded by the application of a special anesthetic ointment.

How will you feel after the treatment?

It is a procedure that does not require a recovery period. The patient can return to daily activities immediately after the injection. The results of the treatment are observed about a week after drug administration.


A mild swelling may persist right after the procedure, which usually passes after a few hours. Within a few days after the procedure, we recommend limiting alcohol consumption, use of saunas, hot tubs and tanning beds. It is also worth limiting physical activity for a few days.

Contraindications and side effects

Any medical procedure, including aesthetics, is fraught with the risk of side effects due to its invasiveness. The safety and comfort of the patient is our priority, so we make every effort to minimize risks at every step and immediately and professionally counteract possible complications. Exact information on each procedure, its course, preparation and possible side effects, is discussed at the consultation appointment preceding the procedure.


The main contraindications are:


– hypersensitivity to botulinum toxin or to any of the drug’s excipients
– generalized muscle dysfunction (e.g., myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome)
– the presence of infection or inflammation at the site of the planned injection
pregnancy and lactation period


Side effects can usually be observed in the first week and are transient in nature. Local pain, tenderness, itching, swelling and/or hematoma may occur after botulinum toxin application.