I treat underarm hyperhydrosis with 100 units of botox. The cost is $1000.
50 units is diluted in 3cc of saline per armpit. Topical lidocaine cream is used to anesthetize the armpit prior to treatment. The treatment will last 4 months.
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- Dr. Bryson Richards
The general amount used is 50 units per side. Because there is so much used at once visit, most doctors will provide a quantity discount - and you can get loyalty points too so the 'real' price can be less. In most areas it is around $1000 but there can be pre-summer promotions that make it even less. Look around, but look for a practice that has some decent dermatological background.
Alegan has a site dedicated to this - it's named Botox for Severe Sweating and you can take a self assessment test. No all heavy sweaters have hyperhidrosis, so it's good to know the difference.
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.
Thanks for you question. The general amount of units required for underarm sweating is 50 - 70 units per underarm. Depending on the amount physicians will charge per unit, fees may vary between $500 - $700.
Best of luck to you.
For Botox our office charges $1,000. Keep in mind 50 units per side is the typical treatment, so the provider is using a lot of product. Some offices will charge less for other neuromodulators such as Dysport or Xeomin. (These products work the same way and last just as long in my opinion) Whether you use Botox or some other product, the results will likely only last for about 4-5 months. We convert most of our patients to miraDry because the results are permanent and the cost is similar. Be well, Dr. M
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.