Perspiration is no doubt a necessity for our body as it removes the toxins out of the body but when our sweat glands start producing excess amount of sweat, it can become annoying and unbearable for us. Having wet underarms and stinking smell all the time is obviously unacceptable for everyone. The smelly and stinky underarms make you cautious and greatly affect your personal and social life. It isolates you and confines you from attending social gatherings. The one who suffers from this condition wants to get rid of it as soon as possible because it’s very irritating and annoying. Botox – miracle drug of 21st century – is gaining continuous popularity as the treatment of excessive sweating also.
Botox treatment is no doubt famous for hyperhidrosis (especially underarm sweating) but most of the people consider it an expensive treatment and hesitate to go for it. You might also be the one who is considering botox treatment for underarm sweating but before opting for it want to know about the cost of the treatment. Cost of botox treatment for underarm sweating is not same for all and its variation depends on a number of factors. Some general factors that can influence cost of the treatment are given below.
- Expertise of dermatologist
- Clinic charges
- Geographical location
Generally, the average cost of botox treatment for each area lies between $350 and $500. It may also be recovered by your insurance policy as hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating – is considered a medical condition. Above mentioned are some general factors affecting the cost of the treatment but botox treatment cost depends on the following important factors that are solely associated with botox treatment.
Cost per unit:
Amount of botox is measured in units. It comes in vial and each vial contains 100 units of botox. The quantity that is required for the treatment is measured in units. The units of botox required for the treatment of excessive sweating in each armpit depends on the severity of condition. Some dermatologists charge for the botox treatment on the basis of units of botox used. The number of units required lies between 80 and 150 and the average cost of botox can be somewhere between $10 and $16. Sometimes, dermatologist also charges for entire vial for one treatment because once vial is opened, it can be used for limited time period only.
Cost per area:
Some dermatologists charge for the botox treatment on the basis of treatment area. Sometimes the cost of botox treatment for excessively sweating armpits is kept the same. However, most of the times, it varies from patient to patient.
While determining the cost of botox for underarm sweating, you must also keep in mind that the results of treatment are temporary and you will have to pay for the follow ups also.