miraDry Vs Botox for Axillary Hyperhidrosis
Are You A Victim Of Excessive Underarm Sweating?
The embarrassing sweat patches that you have to endure without working out at the gym or strolling under the scorching sun is called ‘Axillary Hyperhydrosis’. However, there are several relieving products and treatments available to treat Axillary Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating), and it is safe to say that there is a cure for it.
Effective treatments like miraDry® and Botox®injections are considered as the primary treatment options for axillary hyperhidrosis due to itspermanent or long-lasting effectiveness, Botox lasts for 6-months. Both are touted as the most effective treatments for unnatural underarm sweating, there are differences between miraDry® and Botox®which we shall explore in this blog.
Let’s Understand miraDry® Vs Botox® for Hyperhidrosis
Our skin specialists at SkinCity are experts at both sweat reduction treatments. At our clinics we proudly offer miraDry® and Botox® for Hyperhydrosis. The question is which treatment is best for you? We thought we’d make your research a little easier with some good comparison and contrast.
A) miraDry® for Hyperhidrosis
miraDry® procedure uses a hand piece that delivers thermal energy to the underarm treatment area. This microwave energy destroys sweat and odor glands in the underarms. It is clinically proven to reduce sweating by 82% and odor by 89%, on an average.
What miraDry® Involves?
Your arm pits will be marked with a pen, and numbed with topical anesthetic. The handheld device is applied to the skin for treatment, which could be mildly uncomfortable. The treatment should last about 1 hour.
Cost of miraDry® for Hyperhydrosis
miraDry® in India is surprisingly less expensive compared to other countries. The charges for a single session of miraDry which gives lasting results will cost 3000 USD internationally.
Pros of miraDry®
- Non-invasive treatment
- 82% or more sweat reduction
- Immediate results
- Reduces armpit hair
- Odor reduction or elimination
- Only 1 to 2 treatments needed
Cons of miraDry®
- Temporary swelling, soreness, tingling or numbness in the treated area
- In rare cases, continued numbness or changes in sensation in armpits
B) Botox® for Hyperhidrosis
Botox® is popularly known for its cosmetic use to treat aging symptoms like facial lines and wrinkles. However, Botox® can also be used medically for various medical conditions, and one of those conditions is excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis).
What Botox® involves?
Botox® works by temporarily blocking, or interrupting the nerve signals which ‘turns off’ sweating at the area where it has been injected. In most cases it does not completely stop sweating; rather it greatly reduces sweat production temporarily. On an average, 100 units (50 in each underarm) of Botox® will provide up to 6 months of reduced sweat. Note that Botox® only addresses sweat, it does not effect odor.
Cost of Botox® for Hyperhidrosis?
The cost of Botox Cosmetic injections varies, so you can speak to our specialist for costing. Some practitioners charge by the number of units injected, while some practitioners may charge up to INR 700- INR 1000 per unit.
Pros of Botox®
- Reduced sweating for up to 6 months
- Full results visible within 2 to 4 weeks
- Retreatment needed every 3 to 7 months to maintain results
Cons of Botox®
- Numbness, muscle weakness, pain at injection site
- Headaches or vision problems
- Allergic reaction to ingredients
How Long Will Results Last With Each Treatment Option?
miraDry® and Botox® are both FDA approved, safe treatments used to improve the quality of life for patients with hyperhidrosis. The effects of Botox® are temporary, which means you’ll need more injections in the future. For underarm sweating, dry spells can last anywhere from 4 to 14 months. When you opt for miraDry® you’ll feel its benefits last lifelong. One session is all it takes to get results that are honestly, better than you ever imagined.
After suffering from years of underarm moisture, no matter the weather or the situation, you will be thrilled to comfortably wear t-shirts and sleeveless shirts without any fear or concern. The results are fantastic!
What’s the Best Option for Reducing Underarm Sweat?
miraDry® leads the popularity charts to reduce excessive sweating in underarms. With lifelong results in as little as one treatment, and with little to no side effects, it is hands down the better treatment over Botox®. Because, several Botox® treatments are required to produce noticeable results, miraDry® remains the most cost-effective option.
Skin City is among the leading practices to offer miraDry® in India. Our patients have supported us with overwhelmingly positive responses— some even call it a “life-changing experience.”However, our super skin specialty team will help you decide which Hyperhidrosis treatment is best for you. Clinical excellence, patient satisfaction and integrity are important values imbued by the clinic’s founder, Dr. Niteen Dhepe.
While sweating is an essential body function for temperature-control, the underarms house less than 2% of the body’s sweat glands, and miraDry® is completely safe.
If you are keen to know more about the procedures, speak to our team in a no obligation consultation with one of our highly trained practitioners to find out whether miraDry® is right for you.