How Effective Are Dysport Injections for Hyperhidrosis?

What problems might arise from dysport injections with hyperhidrosis patients?

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Dysport vs Botox for Hyperhidrosis

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Dysport is thought to diffuse more than Botox making it potentially a good option for hyperhidrosis.  Botox and Dysport have been compared head to head in several studies for efficacy and the results seem to be nearly equivalent.  Patients who have tried both, however, tend to have a preference for one or the other.

Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dysport for hyperhidrosis

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Dysport is very effective for hyperhidrosis.  Most patients say that it is life-changing and love the results.  Your treatments should be performed by an experienced injector to avoid any complications such as loss of muscle strength. Bruising is possible at the injection sites.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

Dysport is Effective in Treating Hyperhidrosis

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Dysport is highly effective in reducing excessive sweating in the armpits and in the palms of the hands.  Dysport works by reducing nerve signals, thereby blocking the activity of the sweat glands.  Possible side effects of treatment may include: bleeding at the injection site, swelling, redness, or bruising.  Other rare side effects might include infection, loss of strength or an allergic reaction.  The benefits of using Dysport to treat Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) will almost always outweigh any of the common side effects. I hope this helps!

Paul L. Leong, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dysport and Hyperhidrosis...

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Dysport is extremely effective on Hyperhidrosis.  Results can last on average 6 to 9 months.  The same rare side effect pertain to those with Botox Cosmetic.  More common side effects are the mild pin point bruising from the needle insertion to the armpit or the treated area, some mild temporary swelling, and some tenderness right after due to the needle pricks.

Hope this helps

Dr. Grant Stevens      

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Dysport and Hyperhidrosis

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Dysport injections are effective in decreasing the sweat production of Hyperhidrosis since Dysport has a similar mechanism of action as Botox Cosmetic.  Some potential side effects include bruising, swelling and mild tenderness post injection.  Multiple small injections are made into each axilla (armpit).  The same rare complications that can occur with Botox Cosmetic can also occur with Dysport.

Kristel D. Polder, MD
Dallas Dermatologic Surgeon

Dysport/Botox - How Effective Are Dysport Injections for Hyperhidrosis?

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VERY effective!

Injections of botulinum toxin, including both Dysport and Botox, and remarkably effective for hyperhidrosis and, amazing, the effects are often seen within 24 hours.   I have literally had patients whose hands dripped with sweat one day - and were completely dry the next.  It also works for the axillas (armpits) and any other area that sweats profusely.  It can be done easily as an outpatient procedure, and takes only about 20-30 minutes, depending on exactly what is being done.  And there are relatively few side effects.

That's the good news; here's the bad:  1)  It is temporary, lasting only as long as the botulinum lasts, which is typically about 6 months.  That's means it needs to be done about twice a year in order to maintain the effects, and 2) when performed on the hands and feet - it hurts!  Topical anesthetics can be applied but are less effective on thick skin than on thin (such as the axillas) and nerve blocks can be tricky (they don't always work evenly, although not everyone may agree with that).

However, since the only other alternative is surgery, and even that may not be as simple as it sounds, this is a truly remarkable solution to a truly vexing problem.

I hope that this helps, and good luck,

Dr. E

Using Dysport to treat Hyperhidrosis

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I use both Botox and Dysport to treat hyperhidrosis. Either is effective and works for about 8-12 months. I use a full vial for either treatment (100 units of Botox or 150 units of Dysport).

Hyperhidrosis Fort Lauderdale

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This is an outstanding question and was recently addressed by our medical literature that revealed efficacy for this embarrassing condition.  It will be interesting to see if the number of units required are equal to, or greater than onobotulinum toxin A, given the molecule for abobotulinum toxin A is touted as diffusing more considering the smaller molecular size.

Will Richardson, MD
Fort Lauderdale Dermatologic Surgeon

Dysport for Hyperhidrosis

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Dysport is very effective for the treatment of hyperhidrosis in most patients.  The effects can persist for up to one year.  Adverse reactions are extremely rare.  Patients are always so appreciative of this treatment!

Sheri G. Feldman, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist

Dysport Is Effective For Hyperhidrosis

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The use of the Botox brand of botulinum toxin has been part of the Hyperhidrosis treatment algorithm for many years.

A study looking at Dysport brand was published in Europe in 2009.  45 patients were treated with 120 units in each armpit.  The overwhelming majority of patients enjoyed complete absence of armpit sweating, and the effects lasted for 6 to 24 months. 

Another head to head study published in 2007 showed equivalent effects and longevity of the two products.




Alexander Gross, MD
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon

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