Say Goodbye To Sweaty Feet With New Botox Treatment

The origin of smelly feet can often be sweaty feet, and while this is not something abnormal in itself, hyperhidrosis is the medical term for the condition of excessive sweating of the feet, leaving your socks constantly damp and sweaty. Although the hands have just as many sweat glands as the feet (each has around a quarter of a million), the feet can start to smell because of the bacteria that can thrive inside the socks and shoes. When the socks and shoes become warm and damp, bacteria start to feed on it, excreting a type of acid that gives off that familiar foot smell.

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, was approved for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating in 2004, and dermatologists are hoping to be able to use it for excessive foot sweating in the not too distant future. Botox works by paralysing muscles, which is how it gives the face a smoother appearance, eliminating wrinkles. In the treatment of hyperhidrosis, Botox is used to block certain nerves that send messages to the sweat glands, thus reducing the amount of sweat produced.

If you think you may be suffering from hyperhidrosis, book yourself appointment with a dermatologist, who may refer you to a practitioner with aesthetic training or botox training, who will be able to discuss the available Botox options with you. Remember that Botox can be uncomfortable and it may take several treatments to see any results.

New “Hair Botox” – Soon to be on the Market

Every woman is familiar with the damage that years of dyeing, styling, curling and blow-drying can wreak on even the silkiest of hair. Even daily routines such as washing and brushing can fracture the cortex of the hair, stopping it from looking healthy, smooth and shiny.

But a new treatment on the market has been dubbed “Botox for the hair”, with claims that it can help turn back the clock on tired and damaged hair. In the same way that dermal fillers and other cosmetic procedures, when administered by a professional with dermal filler training or botox training can smooth away wrinkles on the face, scientists have been working on a formula that is intended to plug the holes and smooth away the tears in damaged hair.

The new procedure will cost as little as £15 per session and has been reported to leave hair feeling instantly thicker, stronger and shinier, lasting up to ten washes. So how does it work? Special molecules inside the serum have been designed to seek out areas of damaged keratin, the protein that makes up hair fibres, and attach to them, sealing any gaps or breakages.

The hair is not a living organ, we don’t feel pain when it is cut, but one end of it is embedded in the scalp and has at one time been alive. The natural process is for the hair to gradually dehydrate, fall apart and crumble over time, similarly to the leaves on a tree, but there are still ways of delaying and softening this process.