RA Fischer vs. miraDry - RA Fischer Co.
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Silicon-Graphite Electrodes

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Active Treatment Display (ATD)

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Direct & Pulsed Current

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3-Button Interface

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Custom pH-Balancing Inserts

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Ergonomic Armrests

The Fischer vs. miraDry

miraDry is a newer treatment alternative for excessive underarm sweating. While often advertised as a single-treatment, permanant solution, the truth is that – in more severe cases – patients may require 2-3 treatments before seeing results. Even worse, we’ve heard horor storries first-hand from patients who’ve had adverse reactions to miraDry and the inflamation medications they were subsequently prescribed.

The Fischer
  • Hands, Feet & Underarms

  • At-Home Treatment

  • Covered By Some Insurance Plans

miraDry
  • Only Treats Underarms

  • In-Clinic Treatment

  • Out-of-pocket & Reimbursement

I. Reputation

Unfortunately, miraDry cannot be used to treat palmar or plantar hyperhidrosis (heavy sweating of the hands or feet). The Fischer, however, can be used to treat your hands, feet, as well as underarms. 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. 9 out of 10 people see signifigant dryness after just two weeks with iontophoresis.

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II. Usability

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Forget treating your symptoms at home. miraDry treatments are only available at select doctor’s offices. If you’re lucky, there will be an office within driving distance from your house. This isn’t always the case.

“miraDry uses a non-invasive handheld device to deliver precisely controlled electromagnetic energy beneath the underarm skin to the specific area where sweat glands are located, resulting in thermolysis (decomposition by heat) of the sweat glands. While the sweat glands are being eliminated through electromagnetic technology, the top layers of the skin are simultaneously cooled and protected…Some patients may only need one treatment but, for best results, two procedures spaced three months apart are recommended (occasionally a third treatment may be required.)”

International Hyperhidrosis Society

With The Fischer, axillary hyperhidrosis patients can treat at-home. Our soft, silicone-graphite electrodes contour to the underarms to deliver minerals evenly across the area.

III. Cost

miraDry isn’t covered by insurance. We called and asked. Instead, the average cost of a miraDry treatment is $1,900. Now, imagine you’ve just paid that amount out-of-pocket – and you don’t see any difference. The doctor tells you, “Well, looks like you’ll need another 2-3 treatments for it to take.”

$1,900 x 3 = too much to treat your hyperhidrosis.

Iontophoresis is a one-time investment with long-lasting results. For about half the cost of a single miraDry treatment, you permanatly own your device. Our flexible financing option allows you to pay-as-you-go, too, with payments starting at just $70/month. Talk to our Treatment Specialists to learn how.