Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2004
Doctor Simon Ourian's office is one of the most popular Botox practices in the world. He is a pioneer in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, by Botox. The FDA originally approved botulinum toxin type A ( BotoxÂ) in 1989 for the treatment of two types of eye-muscle problems Â including crossed eyes. Since then, doctors have used injections to treat migraine and tension headaches; involuntary muscle contractions (dystonia) and spasms; and some localized pain conditions, including pain from shingles. Now one of the biggest Botox success stories is treatment of excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis,
In a society that demands that you "never let them see you sweat," the excessive sweating condition known as hyperhidrosis can be a debilitating and life-inhibiting disorder if left untreated. Hyperhidrosis tends to first occur during the early adolescence. It causes much of its social, psychological, emotional, and physical impairments because of its conspicuous locations: on the palms, underarms, and soles of the feet. At the same time, the amount of sweat that is produced is often too difficult to conceal.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is caused by stimulation of the sweat glands by nerve endings which descend from higher centers in the brain. These nerves respond to emotional stresses; like intimate social situations, public speaking, physical stresses, and increased body temperature that comes with exercise or hot humid weather.
"Botox injections are used for localized hyperhidrosis, in which the excessive sweating is limited to the armpits or palms and occasionally the soles of the feet." says Ourian. Roughly 1%Â3% of the population has the problem. About 30% of sufferers say that other family members are also affected, suggesting that there might be a genetic component to the condition.
A cure for sweat?
Hyperhidrosis goes far beyond the occasional bouts of nervous sweating we've all experienced", says Dr. Ourian, "My patients have to change their shirts several times a day, wear colors that donÂt show sweat stains, and carry around paper towels to continually dab their palms." Severe cases can seriously affect work and social life.
The treatment for the underarms and palms involves 40Â50 injections of Botox and takes less than half an hour. The needle is very fine, so they donÂt hurt very much. But injections into the palms often do hurt, and a local anesthetic is needed." we use a cooling device that causes localized numbing" says doctor Ourian.
A study of about 200 axillary (armpit) hyperhidrosis patients in the June 2003 Archives of Dermatology found that the average time between injections was 7 months.
The FDA approval of Botox for hyperhidrosis be the best news for Hyperhidrosis sufferers for years to come.
Dr. Ourian's Epione Medical Center, located in Beverly Hills Golden Triangle, is among the world's most comprehensive and state-of-the-art laser and aesthetic surgery centers. EpioneÂ provides the most innovative technology available for skin, hair and body contouring. Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer for laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures for acne, skin discoloration, wrinkles and breast augmentation. For further information, please contact 800-828-6466 or visit http://www.epione.com.
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