What it solves

Excessive sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a condition of excessive sweating, generalized to the whole body or limited to certain areas, such as the forehead, armpits, palms of the hands or soles of the feet.

Causes of hyperhidrosis

This problem, which can appear as a result of environmental or emotional factors, is divided into primary hyperhidrosis, when the cause is not known, and secondary hyperhidrosis, when instead it is the manifestation of a more or less known pathological process (hyperthyroidism, psychiatric diseases, obesity hormonal therapy, menopause, etc.).

If determined by an idiopathic phenomenon (the causes of which are not known), the reasons for hyperhidrosis can be varied, and often not linked to pathologies or actual physical disorders: it can be caused by environmental and emotional factors, by excessive consumption of caffeine – which can cause unwelcome reactions in some people – or of certain food supplements. It can also be caused by some medicines (for example, antidepressants and antipyretics).
Regardless of the reasons, hyperhidrosis is an often-embarrassing condition, with a strong impact on social life, and sometimes even on the closest personal relationships.

Male hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis tends to be more common in men. The sweat glands distributed on the body surface of each individual range from 2 to 4 million. However, although women have a greater number of these glands, men sweat more, producing more abundant, intense and odorous secretions. It is perhaps for this reason that men are more inclined to have hyperhidrosis issues.

Treatment for hyperhidrosis

Aesthetic medicine makes it possible to successfully counteract primary hyperhidrosis: its treatment with botulinum toxin, diluted in a targeted way (microbotulinum), proves to be extremely effective.
Following specific tests, the affected area is precisely identified and treatments for excessive sweating are started with microbotox injections. Following that, a test is once again performed to check whether the therapy was successful (which it is in over 90% of cases).

Treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis, axillary hyperhidrosis and scalp hyperhidrosis can be performed with botulinum toxin.

The treatment should be repeated after 4-6 months, as that’s the range of time Botox effects last, just like when it is injected into the upper third of the face to reduce wrinkles.

In summary

For whom it is appropriate

Microbotox treatment for hyperhidrosis is suitable for men or women who suffer from excessive sweating, whether generalized or confined to specific areas, such as hands, feet, armpits and forehead.

Problems it solves

Excessive sweating.


After twenty years.

Duration of the treatment

10/15 minutes.


Botox microinjections.

Social return



Image team led by Prof. Carlo Tremolada performs hyperhidrosis treatment in Milan.


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