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Aluminum Chloride in Charlotte, NC

Darst Dermatology offers Aluminum Chloride to the residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities:

Aluminum Chloride 35% ($25)

Darst Dermatology

For hyperhidrosis- excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest.

Aluminum salt solutions are the most common antiperspirants in use today. Aluminum chloride is the partially neutralized form used in cosmetic antiperspirants, while aluminum chloride hexahydrate is among the most effective antiperspirants currently available. Several studies have shown that aluminum salts cause an obstruction of the distal sweat gland ducts. A mechanism underlying this obstruction has been proposed: the metal ions precipitate with mucopolysaccharides, damaging epithelial cells along the lumen of the duct and forming a plug that blocks sweat output. Sweat is still produced, as evidenced by the appearance of miliaria (prickly heat) during heat stress, with sweat building up behind the obstruction created by the metallic salt. Normal sweat gland function returns with epidermal renewal, however, necessitating retreatment once or twice a week.

Apply a thin layer of this medication to the affected area, usually once daily at bedtime for two to three days until the sweating is controlled, then once or twice a week thereafter or as directed by your doctor. After applying the medication, let it dry. If applying on the hands or feet, wrap the area with plastic wrap and cover with a mitten or sock. If applying on the underarms, wear a shirt. If applying on the scalp, wear a plastic shower cap. Leave this medication on for 6 to 8 hours. In the morning, wash the area with soap (or shampoo if treating the scalp) and water, and then towel dry. Do not use other antiperspirants or deodorants while using this medication.

Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers skin care products to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.