What Is Brella SweatControl?

The Brella 3-Minute SweatControl Patch is a new, FDA-cleared in-office approach to sweat control that is safe, quick, comfortable, non-invasive, needle-free, aluminum-free, and affordable, with results lasting three to four months and longer in some.*

Did You Know?

  • 71% report their excessive sweating causes anxiety or worry3
  • 85% report sweating excessively is very embarrassing3
  • 80% feel less effective at work and in professional environments7
  • On average, people spend more than $1,000 annually managing and preventing their excessive underarm sweating8
  • 5% of people in the United States report having excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis3
  • 4 in 5 with excessive sweating have not been diagnosed by a healthcare clinician3 and may not know they can be treated
  • 1 in 3 U.S. adults are bothered by their excessive underarm sweating, which is the most common location for bothersome sweating5,6
  • 80% of consumers are interested in new treatment options to manage excessive sweating4
  • 63% of patients are not satisfied with prescription topical antiperspirants4
  • 45% are not satisfied with oral treatments4
  • 55% are not satisfied with topical wipes4

*Individual results may vary.

References

  1. For complete prescribing information, see device instructions for use.
  2. 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.
  3. Doolittle J, Walker P, Mills T, et al. Hyperhidrosis: an update on prevalence and severity in the United States. Arch Dermatol Res 308, 743-749 (2016).https://doi.orq/10.1007/s00403-016-1697-9.
  4. Data on file, Candesant Biomedical
  5. International Hyperhidrosis Society. IHHS sweat survey reveals many are sufferinq in silence. Sweat Solutions. September-October 2008:1-4.
  6. Ogunwole SU, Rabe MA, Roberts AW, Caplan Z. Population Under Age 18 Declined Last Decade. August 12, 2021. Available: https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/08/united-states-adult-population-grew-faster-than-nations-total-population-from-2010-to-2020. Accessed Mar 7, 2023.
  7. Lenefsky M, Rice ZP. Hyperhidrosis and its impact on those living with it. Am J Manag Care. 2018;24(23 Suppl):S491-S495.
  8. Thompson Tee. These Hyperhidrosis Statistics Show the True Cost of Pit Sweat. Blog post available at: https://thompsontee.com/blog/the-high-price-of-armpit-sweat-how-to-beat-it-infographic/. Accessed May 1, 2023.

How Does Brella SweatControl Work?

The Brella 3-Minute SweatControl Patch consists of a thin sodium sheet with an adhesive backing. When the Patch is applied by your aesthetic clinician to your underarm for up to 3 minutes, the sodium comes in contact with water in your sweat (sweat is 99% water) and generates localized heat that targets sweat glands to significantly reduce sweat production.2

Clinical proof

Clinically proven as safe and effective with dramatic improvements in daily living. Clinical study results of 110 patients with excessive underarm sweating.3 With results lasting three to four months and longer in some,*1 Brella is proven to significantly reduce excessive underarm sweating. The majority of Brella-treated patients experienced significant improvements within a few days.4 Most Brella-treated subjects noticed their sweat production was cut in half.3 Freedom from excessive underarm sweating with significant improvement in physical and emotional impact on daily living. 3,5 Brella works on all skin types4 and is proven to be safe and well tolerated.3

References

  1. For complete prescribing information, see device instructions for use.
  2. Candesant Patent https://candesant.com/patents/
  3. 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 (abstract). 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.
  4. Data on file, Candesant Biomedical
  5. Jacob C, Green L. 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.

The Brella Advantage

Brella-treated patients experienced a significant physical and emotional improvement in quality of life.1 Sweating can be annoying, bothersome, frustrating, or an inconvenience. Brella’s pivotal SAHARA clinical study measured how seven Sweat Stressors negatively impact daily life. After just one treatment, Brella patients experienced statistically significant physical and emotional improvements across the seven stressors, including:1 (Interacting more, Less likely to be kept from doing an activity, Taking fewer showers, Changing shirts less frequently in a day, Feeling more confident, Significantly reducing frustration, Significantly reducing embarrassment).

References

  1. Jacob C, Green L. 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.
  2. Doolittle J, Walker P, Mills T, et al. Hyperhidrosis: an update on prevalence and severity in the United States. Arch Dermatol Res. 2016;308:743–749. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00403-016-1697-9
  3. Data on file, Candesant Biomedical 2022.

FAQs

Am I a Brella Candidate?

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. 

Is Brella approved by the FDA?

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

Who would not be eligible for treatment with Brella?

Certain individuals would not be eligible for Brella treatment, including children or adolescents who have excessive underarm sweating.1 If you are an adult who has excessive sweating related to another medical condition or in body areas other than the underarms. If you are an adult with an active skin irritation or infection at the treatment site, or with any abrasions, nicks, or cuts at the treatment site. Please tell your doctor if you have shaved your underarms within the last 48 hours.

How long does Brella last?

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

Is this safe to use on all skin types?

Yes, Brella works on all skin types and is proven to be safe and well tolerated.2,3

What happens during a Brella treatment?

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

How long is a Brella procedure?

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

What will I feel during the procedure?

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

What side effects might I experience after treatment?

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

How long does it take to work? When will I see results?

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

How will Brella impact my day? How will it make me feel?

After a single treatment, patients experience significant improvement in confidence including reduced feelings of frustration and embarrassment.5 Reduced sweat production may lead to a reduction in showering multiple times a day, high dry-cleaning bills, frequency of applying antiperspirant, need to frequently replace stained shirts and tops, or need to carry extra change of clothing.5

How do I prepare for my Brella treatment?

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

Is there any downtime with this treatment? Can I resume normal activities immediately post treatment?

There is no downtime after a Brella treatment.1,2

If my sweat is reduced in one area, will I sweat more in another area?

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.

When can I use deodorant/antiperspirant or shave again?

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

References

  1. For complete prescribing information, see device instructions for use.
  2. 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.
  3. Data on file, Candesant Biomedical
  4. Candesant Patent https://candesant.com/patents/
  5. 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