Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Hyperhidrosis is defined as sweating beyond the ordinary requirements to help maintain normal body temperature. It most commonly occurs under the arms, but can also occur on the hands, feet, scalp, and groin. There is no diagnostic test to measure sweating level, but when it affects your quality of life, it's time to seek professional advice.
There are surgical and non-surgical treatments available for excess sweating, some of which can be quite effective. We offer several non-surgical therapies in our office including topical antiperspirants, botulinum toxin injections, and the Brella™ SweatControl Patch.
Botulinum injections for Hyperhidrosis
Treatment with a weakened form of botulinum toxin blocks the nerves that trigger the sweat glands. When performed properly, patients have little pain or discomfort during the procedure. But you may want your skin numbed beforehand. Your healthcare provider might offer one or more of the methods used to numb skin.
Each affected area of your body will need several injections which temporarily block a chemical in the body that stimulates the sweat glands. Most patients notice results four to five days after receiving treatment. Reduced sweating lasts four to six months, and sometimes longer. When the excessive sweating returns, you can be retreated. A possible side effect is short-term muscle weakness in the treated area.
Brella™ Sweat Control Patch
Are you frustrated or inconvenienced by excessive underarm sweat? We have a breakthrough treatment to help you control it. Brella™ SweatControl Patch is an in-office sweat control treatment that's safe, quick, and comfortable.
Key benefits of Brella™ SweatControl Patch
- Quick, comfortable, and simple - treatment is just three minutes
- Non-invasive, needle-free, and aluminum-free
- Significant reduction of underarm sweat
- Results last 3-4 months, and longer in some patients
How does Brella™ reduce excessive underarm sweating?
Brella™ is an innovative 3-Minute SweatControl Patch using Candesant’s patented targeted alkali thermolysis (TAT) technology to precisely target your overactive sweat glands and significantly reduce sweat production.
Candesant’s TAT technology is based on the principle that heat is generated when sodium meets water. When the Brella™ sodium patch is applied to the underarm, there’s an interaction between the water in sweat and the sodium in the patch that generates a targeted amount of heat, causing microthermal injury to the sweat glands that inactivates those glands for a period of time.
What can you expect during a Brella™ SweatControl Patch treatment?
Brella™ is a quick, comfortable, and simple in-office treatment provided at our practice. Our trained healthcare provider will apply one single-use, disposable 3-Minute SweatControl Patch to your underarm, for up to three minutes.
The treated area may start to feel warm as the time passes, after the patch is applied. You may also feel some sensations such as pins and needles or stinging, which is an indication that the patch is interacting with your sweat. The patch will be removed after the first underarm is treated and a new patch will be applied to your other underarm.
What happens after the Brella™ procedure?
The Brella™ SweatControl Patch is a safe, effective, and versatile treatment for all skin types with no downtime, so you can resume your normal routine following your treatment.
How long will the Brella™ results last?
Most patients notice improvements within several days after their treatment. Results last for three to four months, and longer in some patients. Individual results may vary.
Are there any side effects?
There have been no serious adverse events associated with Brella™. Some patience have experienced slight redness or slight swelling that resolved within two weeks or less.
At Hamilton Dermatology, our doctors and staff are experienced in performing Brella™ treatments to reduce excessive underarm sweating.
Patients can get additional information at Bothered by Sweat? - Brella (mybrella.com)