How Much Does Botox for Hyperhidrosis of the Underarm Cost?
- Asked by kymicha
- 5 years ago
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 a cost of 10 dollars per unit.
I also perform miraDry and this is an option for those who can afford to pay out of pocket for this procedure. It is FDA approved for underarm sweating.
Web reference: http://www.EliminateSweating.com
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.
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.
Recent Hyperhidrosis Treatment Reviews
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
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.
Web reference: http://www.albertandresmd.com
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 increase the duration to one full year.
The cost for the treatment is about $600 to $1200 depending on the dose required and which brand product you use. Dysport costs less, but is just as effective as Botox in my opinion.
If you suffer from true Hyperhidrosis and have not tried Botulinum Toxin, you are in for a life changing experience. Good luck
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.
Web reference: http://kassmd.com
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.
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