Stamford dermatologist: FDA approves 1st-of-its-kind patch to control excessive sweating
The Connecticut Skin Institute's Dr. Omar Ibrahimi says the Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-its-kind patch to control excessive - and you don't need to be diagnosed with a condition to use it.
The patch is known as Brella. Doctors say it's for anyone who's worried about excessive sweating.
"It's a very simple process," says Ibrahimi. "Someone comes in, we dry the skin - dry the area - warm the patient up and then we apply this topical patch. It contains a metal that will interact with your sweat and cause a thermal reaction, which kind of stuns the sweat glands and basically turns them off for about three months.
Ibrahimi says it can up to a week to start working.