It affects both males and females, usually starts in teenage years or early adulthood and may run in some families. Although antiperspirants can help most people control wetness and odour in these areas, for some, the continual stream of sweat is embarrassing and quite debilitating. Job and lifestyle limitation can be quite dramatic if shirts need to be changed five times a day!
This therapy has been very successful in controlling sweating from these localized areas and lasts an average of just under 8 months. Sweating may continue at a more “normal” rate for months after this until further treatment is required.
For those who wish a more permanent effect on under-arm sweating, miraDry® treatment may also be considered.