BOTOX® or MiraDry®: Which Treatment Is More Effective for Underarm Sweating?

Do you carry around an extra shirt because of your sweating? Is your day planned around how hot it is outside? Does it feel like deodorant doesn’t work for you? 

For those troubled with sweating, it can seem like our options are limited to sweat management, not sweat treatment. Luckily, there are treatments for underarm sweating. BOTOX® and MiraDry® are two popular treatment options currently. With differences in how they work, one may be a better option for you than the other. Discover which sweating treatment option is the one for you. 

How BOTOX Works To Stop Sweating

BOTOX is derived from a neurotoxin that stunts nerve communication and relaxes muscles. When utilized for sweating, the BOTOX injection slows sweat production by deactivating the nerves that send signals to your sweat glands. With BOTOX, the injection can wear off, meaning even though you will most likely have a reduction in sweat production, that effect will not last forever. BOTOX may be for you if you’re looking for a treatment that requires repeat injections. 

How Does MiraDry Differ

MiraDry is an FDA-approved, non-invasive (no injections) method to prevent underarm sweating. MiraDry works by emitting energy to permanently eliminate sweat glands. The effects of MiraDry are permanent, and most people see a tremendous reduction in the amount and duration of their sweating. Unlike BOTOX, one session of MiraDry may be enough for you. However, like any procedure, results can vary from person to person, and you may need an additional treatment for total coverage. Be sure to speak with Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi to understand how MiraDry may affect you. 

Work With Body By Ravi in Houston, TX, For Underarm Sweating

Underarm sweating is something you don’t have to deal with when effective treatments are available. When it comes to which is right for you, BOTOX offers an injection solution that requires upkeep, while MiraDry offers a non-invasive heat-based treatment that has permanent results. To further walk through your options, talk to a trusted Houston plastic surgeon

At Body By Ravi, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi and board-certified anti-aging and cosmetic physician Dr. Swapna Gopathi have dedicated themselves to providing exceptional care and results. 

To get started, contact the office today at 281-242-1061.