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How Much Does Botox for Hyperhidrosis of the Underarm Cost?
12 Doctor Answers | Asked by kymicha
Hyperhidrosis of the Underarms - Botox and miraDry procedures
Botox for the underarms needs to be injected every 3 to 6 months and is very individual in its longevity. I try to get a health care insurer to pay for it as hyperhidrosis is considered a medical problem. Remember that since most insurers make you jump through hoops before they pay for surgical sympathectomy, and require treatment with Botox, they must consider paying for such treatment(s). Depending on how large your underarms are, they can require between 80 units and 150 units at...
BoTox for hyperhidrosis cost
The two most common ways to charge for BoTox are by the "area" or by the "unit". I charge by the unit, as each person will require a different amount in each different area. Costs may vary in your geographic location as well as who is the one administering the BoTox (physician, nurse, aesthetician, etc.), but a range in cost from $8-16/unit is reasonable, with $10-12/unit on average. Typically, 50-100 units are used per armpit and can last from 6-12 months.
Botox is ~$1000 - $1500/treatment; miraDry is a longer-lasting option
Botox is ~$1000 per treatment and will last 6-9 months. miraDry is a new non-invasive treatment that uses microwave technology to destroyo sweat glands. Two treatments, spaced three months apart, typically reduce sweating by > 90%. The cost of the two miraDry treatments is ~$3000.
Botox costs about $1000 but consider MIRADRY procedure
Botox is a great treatment that will improve underarm sweating for 6-9 months. Consider the new FDA approved procedure called miradry, which will give you more permanent results. Its two treatment, thrre months apart and you will never have to do botox again!
Treatment of Hyperhidrosis
Botulinum Tioxin for treatment of hyperhidrosis is incredibly effective and a life saver for the person who always has stains under their arms, ruining their clothing and causing public embarrasment. The dose of botulinum toxin necessary to treat the condition can vary from patient to patient. Doses as low as 20 units of Botox (50 units Dysport) per armpit can last up to 9 months in duration. Sometimes doubling the dose to 40 units Botox (100 units Dysport) per armpit can...
Cost for underarm hyperhidrosis treatment
I agree that you would most likely require a whole vial of Botox or 100 units. The cost should range from $800 to $1200. It is costly, but is very beneficial and the patients I have treated have been very happy.
Botox cost for hyperhidrosis
Some insurance companies will cover the cost of Botox for hyperhidrosis, but the approval process can be time consuming and tedious and not always fruitful. I have found that the average axillary treatment for hyperhidrosis requires 100 units or one vial of Botox. When you are injecting the entire vial for one person, there is no risk of wastage of the product.
Atlanta Pricing for Botox to the armpit area
The number of units of Botox used for the armpit area is 100 units. The Botox at our facility thru December 2010 is $10.00 a unit. After December is goes back to regular price at $13.00 a unit. So the cost at this time would be $1,000.00.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis may be covered by insurance
Botox has been FDA approved since 2004 for treatment of hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating) and is widely use for this indication. Most patients need about 50 units per underarm so 100 units total. Most physicians charge per unit for Botox-- usually between 10-16 dollars per unit. I tend to charge less for this indication than for wrinkles, since this is less technically challenging to do, though it is time consuming. You should also ask your physician to see if...
I charge a reduced per unit rate when using BOTOX to treat hyperhidrosis
I charge a reduced per unit rate when using BOTOX to treat hyperhidrosis since a larger number of units are often required than for the treatment of wrinkles in the upper face. The cost is $10 per unit, and anywhere from 40-50 units are required on each side, so total cost is $800-1,000 per treatment. The good news is that BOTOX, when used for hyperhidrosis, often lasts much longer than it does for treatment of hyperdynamic wrinkles in the face. When I have this treatment done for my own...