Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis is Excessive Sweating Hyperhidrosis is a common condition where sufferers sweat excessively. Three percent of the American population suffers from this condition. Exercise, anxiety, and nerves do not provoke the sweating. You’re sweating just because your sweat glands are hyperactive and want to create sweat. In normal conditions, your body will produce sweat to cool down. This is necessary when it’s warm outside or when you’re exercising. Your body also makes more sweat when you’re feeling strong emotions like nervousness, anger, fear, or embarrassment. Unfortunately, I also get really sweaty. As in, sweat will literally drip from my armpits […]

Botulinum Toxin for Cosmetic Use

The History of Botulinum Toxin for Cosmetic Use The FDA approved botulinum toxin for cosmetic uses in 2002. Contrary to popular belief, botulinum toxin has many uses that don’t involve treating wrinkles. Botulinum toxin (BT) was approved for cosmetic use after years of doctors noticing that patients treated with BT had improvement of the wrinkles between their eyebrows (aka the glabellar frown lines). BT was first used in humans in 1977, and it was approved for strabismus in 1979. Eventually, they extended the indications to include blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. Finally, it was available to the rest of us in 2002 for […]