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Dermadoctor MED e TATE®

What it is:Medicated hyperhidrosis-control wipes in handy single packettes that create a blissfully dry existence.What it does:Med-e-tate your way to a blissfully dry existence with a technique so simple, it simply requires the stroke of a towelette. With a patent-pending formulation that contains the most recent antiperspirant therapy—which includes a blend of agents that mimic the effects of Botox Cosmetic when applied topically—this product alleviates the need for cumbersome anti-sweating devices, such as ineffective topical prescriptions, drowsiness-inducing Rx meds, and costly and painful Botox Cosmetic injections or invasive surgery. This product contains the highest potency antiperspirant available and contains botanicals to help maximize dryness. The harmonious union of dermatologist-recommended antiperspirant therapy and innovative "needle-free" technology, replaces a perspiration-filled reality with a supremely dry state of consciousness. The individual packettes easily fit into purse or pocket for discrete use whenever needed.What else you need to know:Hyperhidrosis is defined as excessive sweating that occurs, despite a person being inactive. Medical hyperhidrosis affects 3% of Americans. The face, underarms, palms, soles, areas under the breasts, cleavage, and groin areas are most commonly affected. You don't have to have hyperhidrosis to need MED e TATE®: Sweaty hands due to anxiety from dates, job interviews, and the curves that life throws you are embarrassing and MED e TATE® helps prevent this. Also, it keeps makeup from melting on a hot day and prevents fashion emergencies due to wet spots under breasts, underarms, and inner thighs. It may also help temporarily improve the appearance of fine facial lines.
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Questions & Answers for Dermadoctor MED e TATE®

Question
Will this product be as effective for men?
I'm wondering if it will be as effective for men since most don't shave their underarms or have more facial hair, etc.
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
ginamn
on MED e TATE®
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I think it would be a great product for men as well. As long as you take some care to make sure the wipe contacts skin, it will inhibit the activity of the sweat glands.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
biogirl17
answer 2
Yes, this is perfectly effective for men anywhere you want to stop shine or sweat.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
skinsense
(New York, NY)
answer 3
The hair will cause problems. You have to get the product to your skin. But that's the case with any antiperspirant. Part the hair, get it down to the skin.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
commscholar
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 4
Hi,

Son and I both used it (2 different packettes) on stressed fill graduation day in high heat and excessive humidity. Although neither of us have sweating issues, we did not perspire at all. It's great and ideal for men.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
The wipe has a good amount of product in it, I don't see why that would be a problem. I would recommend Sweat Block wipes (drugstore.com) for men, they come in a more man-friendly package.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
pittsburghgirl
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 6
I think that it will. It is pretty much just a high potency antiperspirant. The only thing about using it on your face is to expect dryness.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
moira
(Philadelphia, PA)
Question
Long-term Effectiveness?
I have bad hyperhidrosis, and I have used many gels and antiperperents to try to stop all the sweating (mainly my palms and underarms). However, it seems that the products only seem to work for about a week or so before my body becomes "immune" to them. Does anyone with a similar experience know if these will be continually effective if used daily (or at least often)?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
hisophie
(Los Angeles, CA)
on MED e TATE®
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've been using these wipes for a litte over a month and they still work good. I hope they don't lose their effectiveness, because they rock!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
bulldog62
(Carl Junction, MO)
answer 2
I use the product regularly and it does work. The only drawback is that it only last for about 2-3 hours and then you need to reapply. The product is very expensive but it does continue to work, you won't get ammuned to it. I hope this helps you, I know how you feel.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
wetfeet
(Oakland, CA)
answer 3
When using this product, it's unlikely that you would develop an "immunity" (so to speak) to the results. Med-E-Tate would be ideal for your palms or anywhere else on the body. For underarms, a more traditional antiperspirant would be your better choice (DERMAdoctor makes two and Sephora carries a few others).
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
skinsense
(New York, NY)
answer 4
this didn't even work in the first week - no worries about your body becoming immune. run don't walk fom this one.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
PattiD30005
(Johns Creek, GA)
answer 5
You should ask your doctor about prescriptions for excessive sweating. If you ask people, almost everyone will say they think they sweat excessively, but only about 3% of the population really does, and both of us are part of that. The prescriptions are really inexpensive and may reduce the sweating over time. I only have to apply mine about 4 times a year now, but that's after using it for lots of years. They really irritate and dry my skin though. The Med e Tate is good for additional coverage for special occasions or really hot days, or places where you can't apply the prescription stuff (like your face).
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
commscholar
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 6
This seemed to work for me. I am in the same boat. I use it in conjunction with Dove Clinical anti-perspirant/deoderant. I have been impressed with this product.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
pittsburghgirl
(Pittsburgh, PA)
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If you must use a moisturizer, would you use it under or over this product? I love this product but it can make my skin flakey.
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Iowa)
on MED e TATE®
6 answers
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answer 1
this first, then moisturizer. it's on the dermadoctor website under "directions"
answered 4 years ago
tbonita
(NJ)
answer 2
I do not use a moisturizer when using this product. I do use moisturizer around the eyes and mouth. Never apply this product to the eye area. This product tightens my face, decrease pores and gives me that matte look I am going for. I do use oil blotters for the T-zone when needed. This product is great to control my oily skin. Good Luck!
answered 4 years ago
Peaches322
(Lorain, OH)
answer 3
use the moisturizer over it. the product needs to get into the sweat glands to be effective. put product on clean, very dry skin, then wait 5 minutes before any other product.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
txtt
(Dallas TX)
answer 4
I use my moisturizer on top of this product.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
makeupphobic
(Edmonds, WA)
answer 5
If you must use a moisturizer, use it AFTER the pad is used. As with any serum or "treatment" type of product, it is used before the moisturizer.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
blueeyemama
(Freehold, NJ)
answer 6
Apply moisturizer after you've applied the wipes. Applying moisturizer before hand may lead to decreased effectiveness.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
MatteMan
(Washington, DC)
Question
Okay with color-treated hair?
Often my perspiration starts at the top of my head. Would it discolor color-treated/highlighted hair if used in the hair & around hair line? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
SCOUT44820
(BUCYRUS OH)
on MED e TATE®
6 answers
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answer 1
I have a short dyed buzz cut and I literally rub this all over my head (especially if I'm sporting one of my fun wigs). I've never had a problem with loss of color and these keep me completely dry. I'm on my third box.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
bfit
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
The ingredients in this product would not lead me to believe that it would affect hair color. If it had bleach I would worry, but it doesn't. It seems very gentle. Try it on the nape of your neck the first few times to see.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ellaquint
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 3
no effect whatsoever on color treated hair.
answered 4 years ago
tbonita
(NJ)
answer 4
I use it on my face, I have color treated hair AND I use self tanner on my face. It hasn't shown any effects since I've been using it for about a month.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
CancanL
(Richmond, Ky)
answer 5
I haven't had any problems with my haircolor around the face so far. I don't use the product daily but don't see any reason that it would affect the permanent color (I've been a hair stylist for 25 years).
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Griffers
(Cabool, MO)
answer 6
I use it around the hairline and I have not had any problems with my color-treated hair.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Shana13
(Iowa)
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Would you be able to send me a sample I really am interested but becasue of the price really want to make sure they work
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Hawaii)
on MED e TATE®
6 answers
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answer 1
I felt the same way and decided to bit the bullet and purchase these when the $15 holiday gift card (care of Sephora) came around in December. These wipes are really worth it, especially if you're only going to use them for special occasions. They work great, just remember that, after you've swiped the product onto the areas where you want to prohibit sweat production, that you need to let those areas dry thoroughly before putting your arms down or putting on clothing because the product may be sticky if not allowed to thoroughly dry.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
alf9280
(Malden, MA)
answer 2
i asked for a sample in the store and they obliged.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jrigs
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 3
They should give you a sample if you ask in the store.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
pittsburghgirl
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
run don't walk from this one. product doesn't work.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
PattiD30005
(Johns Creek, GA)
answer 5
You can return it if it doesn't work, Sephora takes back opened products for full price refunds. I plan on returning mine.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
moira
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
I was able to get a sample at the store.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
kris10ann
(Boise)
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Does this work on compensatory sweating?
I have had surgery for hyperhidrosis and have compensatory sweating. Does this product work on extreme cases on the groin and under the buttocks area?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
Cakemaker
(Chandler, AZ)
on MED e TATE®
6 answers
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answer 1
My experience is that this product does not work best on dryness, more on odor protection. I usually have to follow with an anti-perspriant.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
pittsburghgirl
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I have hyperhidrosis too, and I bought these wipes to use on my hands and feet. They do not work at all. They are very sticky and leave your skin feeling very gross and unpleasent. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone for any time of sweating.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
krisstnn
(Plano, TX)
answer 3
I have used this in those areas and find that it does work miracles compared to what you would typically deal with. I say give it a try for at least a few days. If it doesn't work, you can return a used package to Sephora.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ellaquint
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 4
NO
answered 4 years ago
nessa8
answer 5
Don't rely on it that much. Before buying it, ask for a sample and try
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
akulina
answer 6
I would be careful using any product in the groin area, I found that these wipes burn a little after shaving my arm pits. I think using them under the buttocks would work well. If it is only around the inner leg area, I think it would be fine and would just be careful around any freshly shaved areas and mucous membranes.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
biogirl17
Question
Pores?Smell?
I have oily skin, will this clog my pores? Will it leave a weird smell or anything?
Also, this may be a strange question, but does anyone know if these taste bad or chemically, like when your man kisses your neck or chest?
Weird question, but I think it's relevant :~)
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
windyrister
(Port Richey, FL)
on MED e TATE®
5 answers
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answer 1
No smell at all and I highly doubt that it will clog your pores. I've used it on my face and neck a few times and have never had any of those problems and I have combination skin.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
alf9280
(Malden, MA)
answer 2
I use it on my face and LOVE it! No smell at all and does not clog pores. Be very careful to wash your hands after using it. I rubbed my eye after using it and it was really awful. It is meant to dry you out and it did just that to my eye.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Shana13
(Iowa)
answer 3
Hi, Windy,

It's not a weird question. I think you should be fine. I checked with someone who uses them regularly. My son and I only tried these once during his graduation when it was very hot and very humid, and it seemed to work well. There was no odors although we didn't taste it. My husband and I were very cuddly after it, and he didn't complain about anythng, and he's the first to complain about a product that doesn't taste good. (He complained about the smells of blushes and bronzers on occasion, and also about lipsticks because we like to kiss a lot). You could buy it and if there's a problem, Sephora will take it back with the receipt.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 4
It does not have a chemical smell, it only has a light scent to it. It is light and I have used it on my underarms and feet with no problems.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
pittsburghgirl
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 5
They don't clog pores and don't leave any odor, but I don't know about a taste!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
ferg
(USA)
Question
OK to use on top of a spray tan?
I am a serious sweater (dripping, literally) all over my "trunk" (back, under breasts, underarms. I want to use this for a wedding in July to avoid wet spots through my bridesmaids dress. Has anyone swiped it over a spray tan? Will it take it off and look streaky? Can I put light body makeup/shimmer over it? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
AlexandraB
(Santa Rosa, CA)
on MED e TATE®
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm pretty sure that, with most spray tans, that as long as there is at least 24-48 hours between the time when you got your spray tan and the time that you apply this product, it shouldn't affect your spray tan at all. Just make sure to let the product dry because otherwise you may stick to yourself and that might have some negative effects on those sprayed tan areas.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
alf9280
(Malden, MA)
answer 2
It dries almost as soon as you put it on. I've never used it with spray tan but I've put it on while using tanning products on my face and it didn't streak. If it were me I would put it on the the night before.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
paulag
(Astoria, OR)
answer 3
I'm a regular (weekly) spray tanner myself and your equal in the perspiration area and intensity. This product is a total waste of your money. With your upcoming wedding, see a dermatologist. While I cannot put the name of the liquid rx in this answer due to the site regulations, it's the most common prescribed. Works wonder. It can burn though so read the directions very carefully. While this Med e Tate product didn't cut down on any of the wetness (and left me smelling less than fresh), it didn't affect my spray tan though - no drips or runs. Happy Nuptials!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
PattiD30005
(Johns Creek, GA)
answer 4
Hi,

I would try this in advance a few times with a white shirt of similar material if the dress is light. If the dress is dark, it might not make a difference anyway We were just at a wedding where there was some sort of chemical reaction (NOT with this product) where the bride's makeup made an orange mess at the back of her dress, even though she had been assured by everyone involved in her makeup (and a variety of make up artists) that nothing would budge. '

I'd feel much better testing it out in advance before possibly damaging a dress.

Maybe after the wedding you could respond back here so others would know what happened.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
I use self-tanner and it did not affect it... I would highly recommend it.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
pittsburghgirl
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Question
2 tries enough?
I'm thinking of returning it. Made skin feel very tight and forehead wrinkled funny with facial expressions (Like a bad crispy sunburn before it peals). Applying moisturizer over it made product flake and crumble and I had to wash face to re-apply make up. Decrease in facial sweating was minimal. Is there a trick to applying?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
ariesnurse
(Whittier, CA)
on MED e TATE®
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Med-E-Tate is safe and effective for use from head to toe. This product stops sweat, shine, and unwanted glow anywhere on the body including the face.

For best results on the face, apply AFTER all skincare (including moisturizer) and BEFORE any makeup. (You may want to wait a few minutes before applying makeup.) This helps prevent any shine from breaking through your makeup for hours.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
skinsense
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I would not use on my face... have only used on underarms and feet. Seems too harsh for facial use.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
pittsburghgirl
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
I feel the same way, and will be returning the product.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
moira
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
kinda rub it in...don't let the wettness dry thick over the skin...and then use moisturizer and then make up
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Jojohair2
(Merrillville, IN)
Question
how will this affect very acne-prone skin?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
sarah11
on MED e TATE®
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm no dermatologist, but I think this shouldn't affect your skin. However, if you're thinking to use this as a means to combat your oily, acne prone skin, I wouldn't suggest it. In my opinion, these types of wipes are to be used on an every so often basis (i.e. special occasions) and are not for everyday use because of the aluminum that's contained in the product.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
alf9280
(Malden, MA)
answer 2
I haven't had any issues with the product, it is a little drying so I always moisturize well. I don't use it on my face, but I have used it on my neck and hairline when the weather has been super hot and never had break outs.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
biogirl17
answer 3
I tend to break out easily and no problems at all with this product
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
txtt
(Dallas TX)
answer 4
I have extremely acne prone skin. I have been using this product for a couple of weeks, but not every day. I have not noticed a change in my acne either way.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
makeupphobic
(Edmonds, WA)
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