Botox or MiraDry: What’s the best solution to treat Hyperhidrosis?
Treat hyperhidrosis. Are you sick and tired of dealing with embarrassing sweat stains on your clothes? Do you find yourself creating “T-rex arms” to try and hide the sweat marks? You’ve probably tried a number of prescription medicines and antiperspirants and by this point, yet don’t get the results you’re hoping for. We feel your pain, we really do.
Excessive Sweating (hyperhidrosis) affects 365 million people worldwide…so you are not alone. In fact, 1 in 20 suffer from the condition called hyperhidrosis which is an uncontrollable condition that can interfere with nearly every aspect of your life. In fact, people who have excessive sweating, the sweat glands are generally overactive, producing more sweat than is necessary. Excessive underarm sweat is the most bothersome and common form of excessive sweating.
If you’re tired of living with the discomfort and embarrassment caused by excessive underarm sweat and are looking for a solution to end sweaty situations once and for all, then now is the best time for you to pick up the phone and call Beautique Medical Spa at 956-664-1234 to schedule a Stop Sweating Consultation. We are Rio Grande Valley’s go-to medical spa with two FDA-approved treatments – Botox injections and miraDry– that can get rid of excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis); one option is temporary and the other permanent. The question is, which option is better for you to treat hyperhidrosis?
Our medical experts at Beautique Medical Spa, have tons of experience performing miraDry permanent sweat reduction treatments, so we wanted to make your research a little easier with a chart to help you compare and contrast the difference between Botox and miraDry to help you make an informed decision when it comes to treating.
Botox VS miraDry
|How Botox Injections Work
Botox, a neurotoxin drug, blocks involuntary signals from nerve cells that cause sweat glands to activate. It’s recommended to reduce excessive sweating but does not permanently eliminate sweating.
|How miraDry Works
Delivers precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area, destroying the underarm sweat glands so that they are no longer able to produce sweat.
|During a Botox Treatment
More often than not, 10 – 15 injections are required per side. A topical anesthetic can be applied to provide relief to the affected region. Treatment time may fluctuate, but it can take as little time as 1 hour.
|During a miraDry Treatment
A template will be used to mark your underarms and injected with an anesthetic for any discomfort. A handheld device will be applied over the skin while you lay back and relax. Treatment may take up to 1 hour.
|Results You Can Expect With Botox
• Reduced sweating for 6 to 9 months.
• Full results in 2 to 4 weeks.
|Results You Can Expect With miraDry
• 82% or more sweat reduction.
• Immediate results
• Reduces or eliminates underarm odor
• 70% reduction of underarm hair
• Numbness, muscle weakness, pain at the injection site.
• Allergic reaction to ingredients.
• Temporary swelling, soreness, tingling, or numbness.
• Rarely, changes in sensation for a couple of weeks.
Botox serves as a temporary solution with ongoing treatments every 6 to 9 months for maintenance. Although it will not eliminate body odor or sweat, it will temporarily reduce excessive sweating.
MiraDry is non-invasive and immediate. This treatment will not only permanently eliminate sweat glands but will also reduce or eliminate body odor and underarm hairs. Because results are permanent there is no ongoing maintenance.
Is miraDry Right for You?
When you treat hyperhidrosis, we think miraDry is the better option of the two in-office treatments because this 3-in-1 treatment permanently reduces underarm sweat and hair with significant odor reduction (imagine not having to use deodorants that may contain harmful ingredients). While Botox is helpful, the effects are short-term, and not everyone is a good candidate for injections. The instant and permanent results of eliminating hyperhidrosis using miraDry, along with the bonus of odor and hair reduction, make it a fantastic value for our clients! For more information please visit our list of FAQ.
A miraDry Testimonial
Safe. Effective. Permanent. The miraDry treatment is the only FDA-cleared treatment that can dramatically reduce underarm sweat by addressing the root cause of excessive sweat and its accompanying odor- not the symptoms.
Why Stress Over Underarm Sweat if You Don’t Have to?
miraDry offers a safe, effective, and permanent solution to underarm sweat, but is it right for you?
- Have you ever felt self-conscious about your sweat?
- DO you avoid social activities or work opportunities because you’re worried about sweating in front of other people?
- Have you ever wished underarm sweat was something you didn’t have to worry about?
- Have you ever tried any of the following to help minimize sweat?
- Clinical and/or prescription-strength deodorants
- Sweat shields to protect your clothes
- Only wearing clothes that hide sweat
- Changing clothes multiple times per day
- Is your underarm sweat ever accompanied by an unpleasant odor?
- Have you ever been self-conscious about your underarm odor?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, miraDry may be right for you to treat hyperhidrosis. When choosing a treatment option, it’s extremely important to consult a medical professional to see which suits your lifestyle and budget. Our specialists are trained and certified with the ability to provide miraDry and Botox as solutions to treat hyperhidrosis. To discover which treatment option is best for you, call us at 956-664-1234 for a complimentary consultation.