RA Fischer vs. Botox - RA Fischer Co.
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The Fischer vs. Botox

Comparing our home iontophoresis treatment to a Botox procedure is like comparing apples to oranges. While both are fruit – and both solutions work to manage sweat – imagine if eating an orange required 50 injections in each hand or foot every 3-6 months. AND it cost thousands of dollars a pop.

The Fischer
  • One-time cost

  • All-natural

  • Zero injections

Botox
  • Recurring Cost

  • Chemicals

  • 50+ injections

I. Reputation

Botox is the name brand for onabotulinumtoxin. Can’t pronounce it? Then why would you inject it into your body?

Visit the Botox website and their side-effects are displayed prominently across the homepage:

“May cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection: Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.”

RA Fischer Co.’s iontophoresis treatment is 100% all-natural and safe, with 9 out of 10 people seeing noticeably drier hands and feet after just two weeks! The process relies on the organic minerals found in tap water and a mild electrical current to ‘plug’ your sweat pores, creating a long-lasting dryness barrier.

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II. Usability

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At the Hyperhidrosis Master Class at George Washington University, we witnessed for ourselves what a Botox procedure looks like. Imagine this: you look down to see 50 little pen dots in a grid across your hands (or feet, or underarms, if that’s what where you’re sweating). There’s a series of syringes laid out on a tray in front of you, fanned out like peacock feathers. Over the next hour or so, a Doctor will inject those syringes into the dots you see – one-by-one – while an Assistant moves a stick of ice across your skin. This is how they numb the pain.

If you are a parent of a child with hyperhidrosis, Botox injections are known to lead to muscle weakening. So forget sports season. Plus, kids and needles never really pair well together, from our experience. You’re much better off with iontophoresis, which doesn’t introduce any foreign chemicals into their young, developing systems. 

III. Cost

For some people, Botox is covered by their insurance. Great! If not, the procedure will cost you anywhere between $3,000 – $6,000 out-of-pocket. That’s not a one-time cost, either. You’ll need to receive injections every 3-6 months. 

Iontophoresis is an affordable solution with long-lasting results. RA Fischer Co. works with a variety of insurance providers to get the cost of your device covered. Worst case scenario, our flexible financing option allows you to pay-as-you-go, with payments starting at just $59/month. Plus, we can ship your iontophoresis device tomorrow! Why wait 60-90 days for approval from your insurance provider when you can simply finance and seek re-imbursement? Talk to our Treatment Specialists to learn how.