Beauty Beat: Can botox stop your palms from sweating?
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Beauty Beat: Can botox stop your palms from sweating?

Taming sweaty palms.

Taming sweaty palms.

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Road Test

This week my son tries… Botox for sweaty palms

The lowdown Jonah has been complaining about his sweaty palms, so he has arranged to have a Botox treatment with Dr Joseph Hkeik to block the perspiration. For mere mortals, the usual procedure is to have numbing cream applied to the palms, or a hand-blocking injection of anaesthetic at wrist level to block the nerves.

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Dr. Barbara Sturm Cleanser, $87. Tatcha The Deep Cleanse, $55.

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But no! Our Jonah opts to go block-free. Joseph proceeds to administer 25 Botox injections into each of his palms. The Botox works to relax the sweat-gland muscles so they don't contract and release sweat. This treatment also works for sweaty feet.

Pain factor Jonah described it as six out of 10.

Downtime Twenty minutes.

Results The effects last for about a year. Jonah's hands are now sweat-free.

Where to get it Sydney: All Saints Skin Clinic, allsaintsskinclinic.com.au. Cost: $1100. Melbourne: Dr Tass Cosmetic & Skin Clinics, drtass.com.au. Cost: $1390.

At home Use a good hand cream to keep hands supple. Try Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, $7.50, priceline.com.au.

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This article appears in Sunday Life magazine within the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age on sale July 22.