Peruvian Startup Uses Technology to Reduce Excessive Sweating


Drop is a mobile app that looks to help people that suffer from excessive sweating.

Tony Cueva, CEO of Drop, presented to Andina this app for smartphones that helps reduce excessive sweating.

It works by sending electric stimulation to the sweat glands so that they reduce their production of sweat.

“We use a technique called iontophoresis, that is recognized by the FDA, and several studies”, Cueva explained to Andina.

Iontophoresis is a process of transdermal drug delivery by use of a voltage gradient on the skin, according to information from Wikipedia.

Drop uses a mobile app to connect to a portable device. The CEO of this startup explained that the treatment lasts about 5 minutes, after calibrating the device. He also says that there is no doctor-monitoring needed since the application has detailed instructions on its usage, which is intended for people who experience excessive sweating.

“There are about 800,000 people in Peru (that suffer from excessive sweating) and 40 million in all of Latin America”, according to Cueva. He adds that another objective of the app is to help people that suffer from casual sweat, produced by stress, or by hormonal issues.

Cueva also says that Drop intends to show the world that Peruvian technology can cause an important impact and change many people’s lives.

(Cover Photo Wikimedia Commons)

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Ermelinda is a journalist from Caracas, Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism and has recently finished a technical degree in Veterinary Assistance because of her love for animals. She likes to do sports, but especially ballet, which she has practiced for more than 17 years. Her passion is to read, write, and blog about different topics, as well as travel whenever she can.