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Botulinum Toxin for Hyperhidrosis in Palmoplantar Area

  • Eloisa Leis AyresEmail author
  • Maria Claudia Almeida Issa
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Part of the Clinical Approaches and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology book series (CAPCD)

Abstract

Hyperhidrosis is a skin condition that leads to excessive production of sweat more than required for normal thermoregulation, affecting both men and women from childhood or adolescence. It is estimated that hyperhidrosis affects 3% of the US population. Areas such as the palms and soles are frequently affected, and it may exert deep negative impact on patient’s personal and professional life. Treatment is difficult, and various therapeutic methods are available with limited effectiveness. Botulinum toxin has been used for 20 years safely and effectively. We will discuss the literature and bring clinical experience with this treatment.

Keywords

Sweat Hyperhidrosis Botulinum toxin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eloisa Leis Ayres
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Maria Claudia Almeida Issa
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical MedicineFluminense Federal UniversityNiteroiBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Clinical Medicine (Dermatology)Fluminense Federal UniversityNiteróiBrazil

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