Age 17

I got treated just before my formal. I put it off for 2 years cause I was scared of the injections, but it was less painful than I ever expected. The procedure took less than 3 minutes. My sweating stopped within 5 days, that’s kind of weird cause my specialist told me it may take up to 10 days before I noticed a difference. I do recommend this treatment if you’re thinking about it, just do it- you won’t regret it.

Specialist comment

We get patients of all ages for the management of hyperhidrosis. Most cases of primary axillary (underarm sweating) occur in the early teens, and persists in adult life. The first step is over the counter Driclor, applied in the correct manner. For mild cases of underarm sweating, Driclor can be effective. The use of injections is only reserved for cases that do not respond to Driclor, and if the condition has a significant impact on the patient. The Medicare rebate effective as of 2012 has brought down the price of this treatment to less than $2 a day.

Dr Davin S. Lim

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