What is Palmar Hyperhidrosis?
Around 8 million people in the United States suffer from palmar hyperhidrosis. Palmar hyperhidrosis is when the eccrine sweat glands are highly concentrated in the hands, forehead, and feet. This leads to sweaty palms of the hands. Palmar hyperhidrosis affects people at work, when meeting new people, and when doing leisure activities. Startup Drop looks to solve this problem.
Currently, the solutions for sweaty palms is to do botox which can be very invasive. Lotion and creams currently on the market are ineffective and absorbent gloves are only short-term solutions. However, these three “solutions” made over $63 million in 2017.
DROP offers a wearable a handheld product that regulates and tracks the sweating of a user. This is done through electrical stimulation and the DROP app.
Users just need to attach the patch and once it is activated, you will be able to treat and track the sweat. This is more personalized and allows for a tracking system to monitor your sweat data. The app will give recommendations for treatment as well.
How does it work?
The Drop app will ask the user for information about the current severity of their hyperhidrosis. After the user inputs the data, the user will then place their hand on the DROP product for analysis. The product will then determine what level you are at and will define the time and intensity of the treatment. This makes it personalized for each user.
The treatment can even be paused in case the user has to do something. The user can give feedback on how the treatment is going. As well as, see the level of sweating in terms of days, months, and years. They can even share their results on social media.
In the end, it is up to the user to keep up with the treatment. Because Drop is so personalized, it motivates the user to follow the treatment program.