People who become self-conscious about sweaty palms may not have to deal with the anxiety and nervousness associated with clammy handshakes for much longer.
Transform Cosmetic Surgery group from the UK has developed the Palm-tox procedure, a Botox treatment that helps to stop moisture production in the palms by blocking the nerve impulses going to the sweat glands.
The team of experts at the Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group reports that the Palm-tox procedure can help at least 1% of Britain’s population find relief from sweaty palms and wet handshakes. Botox works by blocking the signals getting to the moisture glands so that the body can no longer produce sweat.
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a medical condition where the individual sweats excessively even when the temperature is cooler. The condition is characterized by abnormally-increased perspiration, and typically effects the hands, feet, armpits and groin. The primary cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown, but some medical professionals believe it is caused by over activity of the sympathetic system. Certain foods may also trigger excessive sweating, as well as the consumption of nicotine or caffeine.
Treatment options for the condition include application of highly-concentrated antiperspirants, and anticholinergic drugs, such as Oxybutynin, Glycopyrrolate and propantheline bromide. Still, the UK cosmetic surgery group believes that Botox injections may be an effective treatment for managing the condition.
Gwen Davies, Transform’s manager for non-surgical procedures, states, “We’re seeing more hyperhidrosis sufferers every year who are desperate for an effective treatment that will allow them to lead a normal life. We had introduced the procedure to treat excessive sweating in the armpits, which is estimated to affect one of a hundred Britons…we also want to warn the public that these procedures should never be performed by anyone other than an experienced professional.”
(Source: Whitehaven News)