Want to learn more about Brella? Please see below for the most common questions and their answers.
If you are an adult who is consistently bothered by excessive underarm sweating even when you are not exercising or are too hot, Brella could be right for you.
Yes, Brella is the first-and-only FDA-cleared 3-Minute SweatControl Patch significantly reducing excessive underarm sweating due to primary axillary hyperhidrosis after a single in-office treatment. In a rigorous trial, Brella was proven to be effective, safe, and well tolerated to cut sweat production by half while improving confidence and daily living.1,2
Brella is proven to significantly reduce excessive underarm sweating after a single treatment with results lasting three to four months, and longer in some*. Some participants in our clinical study had longer-lasting results, e.g., greater than four months.1
Yes, Brella works on all skin types and is proven to be safe and well tolerated.2,3
Brella is for adults, regardless of their skin type, who are consistently bothered by excessive underarm sweating even when they are not exercising or are too hot.1
The Brella 3-Minute SweatControl Patch consists of a sodium sheet with an adhesive backing. When the Patch is applied to the underarm, the sodium comes in contact with the water in your sweat, generating heat. The heat precisely targets your underarm sweat glands to significantly reduce sweat production.1,4
Brella is a quick, comfortable, and easy in-office treatment. It takes up to three minutes to treat each underarm and only one underarm is treated at a time.1
During the procedure the treated area may start to feel warm as the time passes. You may also feel some stinging or pins and needles or other sensations that may become more noticeable as the treatment takes place. This will be an indication that the Patch is interacting with your sweat and the treatment is working. In our clinical study, Brella-treated patients reported an average discomfort level of 2.4 (on a scale of 1-10 where 1 is minimal).3
Brella is safe and generally well tolerated. You may experience treatment-related minor redness or irritation, which typically resolves immediately after the procedure. Some patients had tenderness or sensitivity that lasted up to 48 hours.1,3
Many patients see results within a few days. It is important to understand that this treatment reduces excessive underarm sweating. It will not stop sweating completely. If you exercise or are in a hot/muggy climate, you may still sweat in your underarms.3
You will need to shave or clip your underarms at least 48 hours before treatment. On the day of your appointment, wear loose-fitting clothing (i.e., a tank top). Make sure you drink plenty of water, so you are hydrated. Avoid wearing deodorant or antiperspirant to the appointment, if possible.1
There is no downtime after a Brella treatment.1,2
This is called compensatory sweating and it is a common side effect of treatments for excessive sweating. In our study, this only happened to one patient,3 so it is not expected to be a common side effect, but it could happen. As results from a Brella 3-Minute SweatControl Patch treatment are temporary, if compensatory sweating occurs, it is expected that it will also be temporary.
You can resume your normal hair removal, deodorant, or antiperspirant use after the treatment. But, if your underarms feel irritated or tender, wait until it resolves.1
For complete prescribing information, see device instructions for use.
Glaser DA, Green L, Kaminer M, Smith S, Pariser D. Outcomes from the SAHARA Clinical Study on the TAT Patch for Excessive Axillary Sweating or Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis. Late-breaking oral presentation at: American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting; March 17-21 (presented March 18, 10:10 am CT), 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana.
Data on file, Candesant Biomedical
Candesant Patent https://candesant.com/patents/
Jacob C, Green J. Quality of Life Improvement shown during SAHARA Clinical Study on the TAT Patch for Excessive Axillary Sweating or Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis. Presentation abstract for Cosmetic Boot Camp (CBC) conference, June 22-25, 2023, Aspen, Colorado