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Hyperhydrosis can be treated with Botox injections. Hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating, affects patients typically under the arms, on the palms of the hands and on the soles of the feet.

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum toxin is a product that has been used in the health industry since the 1980s to treat muscle problems. From the 1990s onwards, the 1980s to treat muscle problems. From the 1990s onwards, the substance has been frequently used in cosmetic and aesthetic contexts in order to reduce visible lines and wrinkles. 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 laboratories, blocks nerve impulses to the sweat glands, which temporarily ceases sweat production. It normally only takes a few minutes to administer the injections and, as the needles used are very fine, it is not usually painful. It's very important that the person doing the injecting is an expert anatomy, as the benefits of the treatment depend on their skill to treat the glands.

How long do the effects last?

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

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 for more information on booking a non-invasive treatment consultation or an anti-wrinkle injection treatment.