Sweaty Feet

Sweaty feet can be an extremely embarrassing condition which can be improved with Botox injections.

Botulinum is a natural purified protein, which works by preventing the presynaptic release of acetylcholine in sympathetic nerve endings associated with the eccrine sweat glands. In other words they stop the muscle surrounding the sweat gland from squeezing out the sweat.

Botox works particularly well for sweaty armpits and sweaty palms but the results for sweaty feet are much less predictable because of the thickness of the skin in this area.

Typically you would need at least 100 units of Botox per foot at a total cost of $1990 for two feet. Some people need even more than this and the duration of efficacy is very variable. For these reasons we only recommend treatment of sweaty feet in those people who are very distressed by the condition and are prepared to accept that despite the high costs the results are variable and can be disappointing in some cases.

Palm Clinic in Auckland, New Zealand has a team of expert doctors who specialise in botulinum toxin treatment for excessive sweating.