Botox for excessive sweating

Excessive sweating can be both embarrassing and place a huge burden on your lifestyle. The condition is termed Hyperhidrosis and can be treated effectively with Botox®. The Botox® temporarily stops the conduction of nerve signals between the nerve and sweat gland in the treated area. As in all Botox® treatments, after several months the nerve pathways regenerate therefore the treatment is to be repeated.

After the consultation and preparation process the treatment takes only 15 to 20 minutes with a series of small injections into the area treated. The treatment is more uncomfortable than painful and you should notice a significant reduction in excessive sweating in the area treated within two weeks of treatment. Results can vary however some people have reported up to 80% reduction in perspiration lasting six to eight months.

Botox® treatment for excessive sweating requires larger doses of Botox® than an anti-wrinkle treatment.  By booking in for a complimentary consult with our clinician you will informed of the cost and skin preparations required prior to Botox treatment for excessive sweating.


BOTOX® and DYSPORT® are Prescription Medicines containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. They are used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. They should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Botox and Dysport have risks and benefits. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation.
Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. A charge applies. Note Botox and Dysport treatment lasts about 4 months and after this time further courses of treatment could be necessary. Speak to your medical practitioner about your own situation. For more information read the Consumer Medicine Information for these products available at www.medsafe.govt.nz


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