miraDry is more cost effective - after 3 treatments with Botox, the cost becomes identical to the miraDry procedure. So, you may choose to get the more permanent procedure - read the ebook about miraDry procedure.
Which Method Works Better for Excessive Underarm Sweat... Mira Dry or Botox? And Cost Wise?
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MiraDry is more cost effective in the long run
While miraDry may cost more initially, (approximately $3000 total for the two recommended treatments), in the long run it is more cost effective. Each botox treatment costs between $1000 -2000, and this needs to be repeated every 4-6 months for life. MiraDry treatments have thus far proven to be permanent after 5 years of studies.
MiraDry is the Best Method for Treating Excessive Underarm Sweating
When it comes to treating excessive underarm sweating:
1. miraDry is equally effective as Botox (both reduce excessive underarm sweating by 70-80%). Both miraDry and Botox are safe and non-to-minimally invasive procedures. miraDry does cause some bruising, swelling, and temporary numbness of the underarms that Botox does not.
2. The results from miraDry are much longer lasting and possibly permanent
3. miraDry is a much less costly long term solution for treating excessive underarm sweat.
Based on these factors, miraDry is generally considered a superior treatment to Botox for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating.
miraDry has been a godsend for many of my hyperhidrotic patients.
Larry Fan, MD
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MiraDry is a better value in the long run
Both methods work well, the problem with botox is that its not a long-term solution. You will experience a reduction in sweat but only for a few months at a time. Cost is usually around $1,000 for both underarms. Both procedures are typically out-of-pocket expenses but occasionally insurance will cover botox. MiraDry is usually between $2,500-3,000 for two treatments and the procedure actually destroys sweat glands. Most patients experience a significant reduction (~86% average) after the second treatment and the sweat glands do not return. There is also no compensatory sweating with miraDry.
MiraDry is first line for underarm sweat
For my patients that desire decreased underarm sweating (who doesn't?), I recommend miraDry first. It is very effective at dramatically reducing sweating, and, in most patients, it is a one-time treatment. On the other hand, botox lasts about 6-9 months on average. After two botox treatments, you've already spent more than you would have for one miraDry treatment.
MiraDry vs. Botox
With that being said, miraDry is a long awaited answer for many people who suffer from excessive underarm sweating. The most common statement from patients after having miraDry is that the treatment was "life changing." Avoid painful and repeated injections with Botox and look into having a permanent reduction in just a single treatment with miraDry.
MiraDry all the way!
MiraDry vs Botox
Miradry vs. Botox
Depends on how long BOTOX lasts for you......
Miradry is priced at about 3300 USD hence if you are an average sweat free responder to BOTOX, miraDry is worth while in the long run.
Some of my BOTOX patients seem to have sweat free/ reduction periods of up to 14 months. In this case, I encourage them to stick to BOTOX as the price of miraDry will decrease in the next few years.
Botom line- it depends on you and how you respond.
Dr Davin Lim
Cosmetic and Laser Dermatologist
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