BOTOX® for Hyperhidrosis
A little sweat is a good thing. In fact, brain-imaging studies in humans and neurochemical studies in animals have shown evidence that sweat inducing exercise actually makes a stronger brain. However, in a society that demands that you “never let them see you sweat,” excessive perspiration, known medically as hyperhidrosis, can have physiological consequences such as cold and clammy hands, smelly feet and underarms, dehydration, and skin infections secondary to maceration.
Excessive sweating increases anxiety and stress in both occupational and social situations. There are even some “fiscal” consequences as well, including ruined clothing and shoes.
Sculptra and Restylane: “Pillows For Your Feet”
- Do you suffer from hard, bony prominences on your feet?
- Is touching the floor barefoot painful?
- Do the balls of your feet burn?
As we age, fat is often lost under the ball of the foot. This lost padding can be replaced with Sculptra or Restylane. Sculptra is made up of microscopic particles of polylactic acid (the same material used in some absorbable sutures). Restylane uses a form of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic Acid is the same in all animal species and therefore has a very low allergenic potential.