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Is excessive sweating holding you back this summer?

Sweat 2Did you know that hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) can be treated with Botox injections. Hyperhydrosis typically effects patients under the arms, on the palms of the hands or on the soles of the feet.

What is Botox?

Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is a product that has been used in the health industry since the 80’s when it was used to treat muscular problems. From the 90’s onwards, the product has been frequently used in a cosmetic context in order to reduce visible lines and wrinkles or reduce excessive sweating. Due to the very low concentration used it is, in fact, a very safe cosmetic treatment.

How does it work?

The substance, which is produced in controlled laboratories, works by temporarily blocking the nerve impulses to the sweat glands, which ceases sweat production. It normally only takes a few minutes to administer the injections and, as the needles used are very fine, it is generally not painful. It’s very important that the person administering the injecting is an expert in anatomy, as the benefits of the treatment depend on their skill to treat the correct glands.

How long do the effects last?

Although results will differ from patient to patient, the effects of the initial injections should last four months and the intervals between treatments tends to increase with continued use.

How much does it cost?

A typical hyperhydrosis treatment for underarms costs €500

If you have never had this type of treatment before, and you would like to discuss your options with a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, please call 01 491 5738 or email info@aestheticinstitute.ie for more information on booking a non-invasive treatment consultation or an anti-wrinkle injection treatment.