13 August 2008

Humid days and sweltering public transports systems have caused an increasing number of people to use Botox to stop sweating, a medical group claims. The injection, famous for freezing wrinkles, can also eradicate embarrassing sweat patches by blocking the nerves to sweat glands.Demand for the product, Sweatox has tripled in some clinics over the past three months. The Harley Medical Group, which has branches throughout Britain, said demand for "anti-sweat" Botox injections had tripled since the start of May. The treatment now makes up 31 per cent of all their Botox procedures, the second most popular treatment after laser hair removal. Botox derived from a highly toxic substance, can be injected into the skin in small doses and the effects lasts for up to 6 months. The treatment costs about 550 for each affected area, which can include the palms of the hand, the soles of the feet and the chest as well as underarms.