i am a 16 year old girl who suffers from excessive armpit sweating i sweat to the point were it will soak my shirt all the way down my side and drip down my arms even when i am cold i sweat it is litterally ruining my life. but i fear that my parents wont be able to pay for the teatment or surgery. how much dose treatment or surgery usually cost? and dose insurance pay for it?
How Much Does Surgery Cost for Hyperhidrosis? (photo)
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How Much Does Surgery Cost for Hyperhidrosis?
Axillary shaving - $5000+; consider miraDry - less invasive and less expensive
Axillary shaving is a procedure where the surgeon goes into the armpit and manually destroys the sweat glands. This procedure costs ~$5000 plus operating room and anesthesia time.
MiraDry is a noninvasive procedure that is done in the office. It destroys sweat glands using microwave technology. Patients typically have a >80% reduction with just one treatment. The cost of miraDry is ~$2000. A small percentage of patients will need a second treatment, and a very small percentage will not respond. miraDry is a game-changer in the field of axillary hyperhidrosis.
Miradry in Los Angeles
The Miradry system works well for axillary hyperhidrosis and armpit sweating. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
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Hello and thank you for your question! Hyperhidrosis of the underarms can now be very successfully treated with Miradry. It is an FDA approved device that can reduce/eliminate underarm sweat, odor and also decreases hair growth. In your case, you would likely need 2 treatments and MAYBE even a 3rd however, I have performed Miradry on many patients who have been happy after their 1st treatment and have noticed such a reduction in sweat that they don't even feel like they need a 2nd treatment. Even if you need 2 treatments I think Miradry will be the best, most cost-efficient option out there. I do not think insurance will cover this. I wish you the best of luck!
Ankur Mehta MD
Precision TX for Hyperhidrosis
My patients handle this procedure very well and are faced with very little down time or recovery. I typically have not seen insurance cover this type of procedure although I encourage my patients to research all avenues. The Precision TX offers a wonderful answer to hyperhidrosis for patients who are done battling excessive sweat and discomfort. I hope that you have found this information helpful and I wish you luck!
Hyperhidrosis treatment cost
Treatment Cost for Hyperhidrosis
You should consider using Celllulaze for permanent treatment
i am using the Cellulaze laser by Cynosure for off label use. it takes about 30 minutes in the office under local. there are 1-2 three mm incisions per side. it may significantly decreasing or stop almost all the sweating with one treatment. it may last years or could be permanent (we don't know that yet).
i have been very pleased with my results to date.
david berman md
board certified plastic surgeon
Precision TX for Hyperhydrosis- Excessive Sweating
The precision treatment is a great laser 30 minute procedure to markedly improve excessive sweating. It is performed in a minimally invasive procedure with very little or no down time. It is a long term treatment unlike Botox.