Botulinum toxin is a product which is used in many fields of medicine. In aesthetic medicine, it is used in the treatment of wrinkles and in the case of excessive perspiration, which is called hyperhidrosis.
Botulinum toxin is a paralysing agent which is naturally produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It blocks nerve action in the muscles, which thus stops them from contracting. In the case of excessive perspiration, it also blocks the secretion of perspiration within the sweat glands.
Hyperhidrosis is a debilitating problem in everyday life, which makes socioprofessional relationships difficult. In the case of localised hyperhidrosis, botulinum toxin may be a suitable treatment, when other methods (local antiperspirants, ion therapy) have failed. Dr Thomet will advise you on the most appropriate treatment for you.