How Much Does Botox for Hyperhidrosis of the Underarm Cost?

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How much does it cost to use Botox for underarm sweating?

Generally, 100 units of Botox is used to stop sweating under both underarms, and this will cost about $1000. Some people can use about half that amount and still get significant improvement.


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Cost For Botox Treatment of Hyperhidrosis

Normally, about 100 units are used between both underarms and the cost is around $1000. This can vary depending on how much product is needed to treat the area. It is always best to have a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate and go over the procedure in more detail to get a more accurate estimate of cost.

In Australia- about $420 if done by a trained specialist.

In Australia, we have the PBS and Medicare subsidy. This means that PBS (Pharmacy) provides the Botox, and Medicare provides the treatment. 
If this is conducted by an accredited specialist such as a dermatologist, your out of pocket expense is around 420 dollars. 
In Australia you are subsided for 3 treatments per year, spaced a minimum of 4 months apart. 
Some health insurance companies such as BUPA International cover this procedure. Additionally, the ADF (Defence Force) covers the treatment.

Hope this helps 

Dr Davin Lim 
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist. 
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
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Hyperhidrosis Cost

Procedure costs will vary dramatically throughout the country and even in the same city. For hyperhidrosis, you will need about 100 units. The approximate cost should be about $1000.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for Hyperhidrosis Cost

Botox works very well to decrease profuse underarm sweating.  Studies have shown that the effect lasts between 6 and 7 months.  Generally, 50 units of Botox is injected per axilla.  The average cost for Botox is $10 to $14 per unit.  Sometimes insurance companies will pay for the treatment if you can prove that other measures have failed.  Discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.

Trey Aquadro, M.D.
Auburn, AL

How to control underarm sweating

There are several options for controlling underarm sweating. Non surgical options include botox injections which usually require 100 units for good control at a cost of approx. $1200. The results from botox last 4-6 months on average. I have found that using minimally invasive Vaser ultrasound to destroy the sweat glands provides a longer lasting result. This procedure can be completed in the office under local anesthesia. Typical costs are $1900.

How Much Does Botox for Hyperhidrosis of the Underarm Cost?

Botox is highly effective helping excessive sweating for underarm, most patient require 50 units per axilla to see full result and should last 3-6 months, Cost of Botox varies from each practice/physician and also the region you live in, typically the cost of Botox is $10-$16 per unit. 

Cost for Hyperhidrosis Therapy

I tend to use a more dilute version of botox for underram therapy and found it to be equally effective as a more concentrated version.  Its main benefit is it is more cost effective and theoretically diffuses further along.  I prefer 50-100 units of botox per treatment and its cost ranges from $500- 1000 depending on the number of units used.  Treatments are expected to last between 3-6 months.

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox Cost for Hyperhydrosis

I normally start with a dosage of 50 units of Botox for hyperhidrosis of the armpits.  This can provide anywhere from 3-6 months of relief from sweating.  I charge $500-600 per side so a treatment can cost between $1000-$1200 per treatment.  Often higher doses can result in longer lasting symptom relief. 

A great alternative to Botox is miraDry.  It costs $3000 for the procedure (includes two treatments) and can as effective as Botox and after two treatments, no further intervention is needed.  

Hyperhidrosis Botox or Miradry in Los Angeles

Botox is one option for hyperhidrosis of the armpits.  A more cost effective solution is Miradry, a longlasting non-neurotoxin option that uses heat energy to eliminate unwanted and abnormal sweat glands in the armpits. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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