A woman in a yellow shirt holds her arm, examining sweat stains on her clothing which could be caused by hyperhidrosis (axillary hyperhidrosis).

RA Fischer's 'The Fischer'
vs. miraDry

miraDry is a newer treatment alternative for excessive underarm sweating. While often advertised as a single-treatment, permanent solution, the truth is that - in more severe cases - patients may require 2-3 treatments before seeing results.

Even worse, we’ve heard horror stories first-hand from patients who’ve had adverse reactions to miraDry and the inflammation medications they were subsequently prescribed.


Continue reading to learn how miraDry stacks up against the FDA-Cleared, metal-free, at-home iontophoresis device The Fischer.

A woman in a yellow shirt holds her arm, examining sweat stains on her clothing which could be caused by hyperhidrosis (axillary hyperhidrosis).


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 significant dryness after just two weeks with iontophoresis.

The Fischer uses state-of-the-art silicone-graphite electrodes. Metal-free and soft to the touch, our electrodes cover up to 33% more surface area during treatment. They’re also significantly more durable and won’t ever corrode. Again, no-metal.

In a comfortable home environment, a young woman with brown hair sits with a warm smile while effectively managing her palmar (hands) hyperhidrosis (excessive sweat) using RA Fischer Co.'s original metal-free iontophoresis device, "The Fischer." Her hands are comfortably placed within the white water bath trays containing blue pH-balancing foam, along with silicone-graphite electrodes, providing a comprehensive and innovative solution for her condition.

Explore iontophoresis

With miraDry, 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.

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.

"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


No, unfortunately miraDry is not 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 = $5700… too much to treat your hyperhidrosis.


The Fischer iontophoresis device is a one-time investment, often  covered through insurance, with long-lasting results.


For about half the cost of a single miraDry treatment, you permanently own your device.


Our flexible financing options allow you to cover your patient responsibility over time. Talk to our Treatment Specialists about your retail options, too.

At the end of the day, you’re not just buying a product – you’re buying into an experience. While miraDry is a reputable and FDA-Cleared alternative,  The Fischer from RA Fischer Co. offers a superior support experience and a modern device that’s safer, easier to use, and more effective.


Plus, you’ll get all the tools you’ll need – from tutorial videos to the support of your personal Treatment Specialist – to ensure you become one of the 98% of people who see success with iontophoresis treatment.


Reach out today

Contact one of our Treatment Specialists today to answer any and all of your questions about the Fischer. 

Is the Fischer right for you?

Compared to narrow metal electrodes or compact iontophoresis options, the proportions of The Fischer’s water bath trays, pH-balancing foam inserts, and silicone-graphite electrodes conveniently accommodate simultaneous treatment of hands and feet without sacrificing effectiveness.

Our Fischer boasts a 98% success rate for patients! Reach out to a Treatment Specialist today to learn more and check your insurance coverage.

A young woman with brown hair standing at a table in a cozy-looking home. She is smiling and opening a box for RA Fischer Co.'s "The Fischer" iontophoresis device, made for treating hyperhidrosis (Excessive sweating).

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