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By Dawson Dermatology
April 16, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Hyperhidrosis  

Why Do I Have Excessive Sweating? 

Do you commonly find that your armpits or feet are drenched with sweat, despite being in mild weather and not being active? If so, you may be one of the 1-3%  of the population that has hyperhidrosis, a disorder that entails having hyperactive sweat glands. Read on to learn the signs of this condition and to find out how your local dermatologist can help you cope with the often-uncomfortable symptoms that define it!

The Two Types of Hyperhidrosis

Before going further into the discussion of hyperhidrosis symptoms, it is important to establish that there are two types of the condition:

  1. Primary Hyperhidrosis: People afflicted this disorder type possess a certain type of gland, termed, “eccrine sweat glands.” These sweat glands will cover the entire body, although they will be especially prevalent on the feet, armpits, face, and palms.

  2. Secondary Hyperhidrosis: While also causing excessive perspiration on the body, this kind of hyperhidrosis is in fact a side effect of another medical condition or medication (hence the “secondary” designation). Conditions that generally cause secondary hyperhidrosis include, fever, anxiety disorder, menopause, and obesity among others.

Possible Treatment Options For Hyperhidrosis

We know how uncomfortable excessive sweating can be, and luckily, there are a number of different treatment options available to those who struggle with hyperhidrosis. Of course, given that each case differs largely from the next, you will need to meet with your local dermatologist to find out which treatment course is best for you!

Some possible treatment options include:

  • Aluminum chloride containing prescription antiperspirant
  • Glycopyrrolate containing prescription creams.
  • Nerve-blocking medications
  • Botulinum injections
  • Antidepressants or anxiety relieving medication (in the case of secondary hyperhidrosis)
  • A number of surgical options (reserved for very serious cases)

Need Relief? Give Us a Call!

We know how uncomfortable it can be to live with hyperhidrosis. If you are looking to relieve your symptoms, give contact your local pediatrician today!

By Dawson Dermatology
November 16, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Aging is simply a fact of life and its effects happen to everyone. However, there is a way to help you look younger, improve your confidencebotox levels, and treat your unwanted wrinkles and fine lines with Botox, Xeomin and Dysport. But what are these treatments and how can they benefit you? Find out the answer to this question and more with your dermatologists Dr. Kevin Dawson, Dr. Douglas Chun and Dr. Sarah Grekin at Dawson Dermatology in Honolulu, HI.

What are Botox and Dysport? 
Botox, Xeomin and Dysport are dermatological treatments which relax the facial muscles under the skin, smoothing its appearance and preventing its movement. By stopping the muscles from moving, this actually prevents new wrinkles from forming as the skin cannot fold or crease to cause them. Botox, Xeomin and Dysport are placed into the facial muscles around the forehead or eyes.

Which should I choose: Botox, Xeomin or Dysport? 
Botox, Xeomin and Dysport are similar treatments achieve the same goal. They use the same type of chemical to treat the muscles and prevent their movement. All treatments have a high safety rating and are similar in price. All treatments also require touch-up injections every three to four months. Most studies have shown that their effects are almost identical. Consulting with your dermatologist is the best way to come to determine which treatment is best for your skin.

Am I a candidate for Botox or Dysport treatments? 
Candidates for either treatment should be in good general health with concerns over their facial skin’s appearance. These concerns often include unwanted fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) or forehead. Candidates for these treatments should have realistic expectations for their results and understand that patients require additional touch-up treatments every three to four months.

Botox and Dysport in Honolulu, HI
If you think you can benefit from Botox, Xeomin or Dysport, your dermatologist can help you determine if this is a good treatment option for you. For more information on Botox and Dysport treatments, please contact your dermatologists at Dawson Dermatology in Honolulu, HI. Call (808) 599-3780 to schedule your appointment for Botox, Xeomin or Dysport today!