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Quality of life in patients with primary axillary hyperhidrosis before and after treatment with fractionated microneedle radiofrequency


Background: Primary axillary hyperhidrosis (PAH) is a common condition with a great impact on the patient’s quality of life (QOL). It is associated with serious social, emotional, and occupational distress.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the QOL in patients with PAH before and after treatment with fractionated microneedle radiofrequency (FMR).

Materials and Methods: We evaluated 25 patients with severe PAH. Each patient had three sessions of FMR treatment using a novel applicator at 3-week intervals. The study was based on Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) Questionnaires. Patients were evaluated at baseline and 3 months after the last session.

Result: Our patients included 32% males and 68% females. The mean ± standard deviation (SD) age of subjects was 30.2 ± 6.27 years. The mean ± SD of the DLQI before and after treatment was 12.96 ± 5.93, and 4.29 ± 2.21, respectively. There was a statistically significant difference between the before and after intervention (P < 0.001). No major, permanent adverse effects were shown.

Conclusion: Treatment with FMR can improve the DLQI of patients with PAH.

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