24 July 2012

Staying cool in a stuffy office during the summer months can be a tall order, and it seems an increasing number of men are opting for a cosmetic solution. Bankers and city financiers are just some of the professionals choosing to have Botox injections in a bid to prevent potentially embarrassing sweat patches, and ensure they remain looking cool even when the pressure is on.A report by the Evening Standard said the cosmetic procedure is approved for treating hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. One of the major appeals for businessmen is that the treatment takes as little as 15 minutes, but will continue to work for six months. London-based cosmetic specialist Dr Mica Engel said: "In the armpits, we are injecting it to block the nerves that send the message to the sweat glands to sweat. If you have no nerve stimulation, then you have no reaction from the sweat glands." Speaking to the newspaper, one patient who works for an investment bank said sweat patches used to be a big problem. "As well as the work stress, there was pressure to look presentable at after-work drinks with colleagues and clients," he said. "Wearing a jacket inside an overcrowded pub is not very comfortable." But just two days after having a Botox injection, the man said his sweating had "dramatically reduced". See original story here: http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/health/stay-cool-with-a-little-boytox-7965560.html