Sweat

Are Sweat and Eczema Connected?

If you have eczema, learning how to manage your symptoms on a day-to-day basis can be difficult. Although there are many things you can do to control your eczema flare ups, there are certain times that they simply can’t be avoided. Now in the summer months, you may wonder if heat and sweating can impact your skin condition. Does Sweat Continue reading

Gym Sweat: Is It Necessary?

Let’s face it. The gym has become more than just a place to burn off calories and strengthen your core. More and more of us dress for the gym. And sure, the workout outfits are cute, but hair and makeup have also found their way into pre-boot camp preparations. Whether you’re a professional people watcher or smoothie bar socializer, people Continue reading

Save Your Shirt: Eliminate Sweat Stains Permanently

It’s happened to most of us — those unsightly underarm and collar stains from perspiration. You may be aware of ways to remove those yellowed areas, but you can also take a few simple steps to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Here are some easy and proven ways to avoid sweat stains on clothing: Apply your antiperspirant Continue reading

How Safe is the miraDry® Procedure?

For patients who suffer from excessive underarm sweat, a permanent solution like miraDry® can be very exciting. However, since the sweat glands in the underarm area are often completely eliminated during treatment, some of our patients inquire about the safety of this innovative solution. During the miraDry® procedure, a handheld device is passed over the target area. Electromagnetic energy can Continue reading

What are the Benefits of miraDry?

Many patients who visit our dermatologists find themselves exhausted by the constant irritation and embarrassment that excessive underarm sweat can cause, particularly with the hot Texas weather. Even prescription antiperspirants are not always effective for all patients. However, thanks to an innovative non-invasive treatment called miraDry®, the common concerns associated with underarm sweat can be permanently eliminated. Approved by the Continue reading

How Popular Are Cosmetic Procedures?

It’s a fact! Cosmetic procedures are more popular than ever and more and more patients are seeking different approaches to rejuvenate their skin and body. “Cosmetics used to be for the Hollywood elite,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and aesthetic expert in Austin, Texas. “Now, with easier, more non-invasive treatments and minimal downtime, more and more patients are attracted to Continue reading

Staying Dry: How to Avoid Sweat Stains on Clothing

Excessive underarm sweating can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable. Whether due to hormonal changes or the overactivity of sweat glands known as hyperhidrosis, the condition can stain clothing and make those affected feel self-conscious. If untreated, excessive sweat can also lead to rashes and irritated skin due to prolonged moisture exposure. Stains The first line of defense against underarm sweating is a strong Continue reading

Why Do We Sweat?

Human beings have two different types of sweat glands: apocrine and eccrine.  “The eccrine glands regulate the temperature of the body,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “When the temperature rises, the eccrine glands are stimulated to release sweat, which consists of sodium, water and other things that help cool the body.” In addition to being Continue reading

Aesthetic Procedures: Are They “Worth It”?

So you’re think about a little cosmetic rejuvenation for your skin, but worried things might not turn out as you plan. Sure, your friend said it’s great, but will you get the same results? And what about that horror story you read about on the internet? “I think it’s normal to be apprehensive,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, top cosmetic dermatologist Continue reading

How do I Know if my Eczema is Infected?

It’s fairly common to wonder if your eczema is infected especially if you’ve recently developed it, or it appears to be acting differently than it has in the past. It’s important to remember that eczema is an inflammatory skin condition, not an infection. The itching, scaling, and redness are all normal symptoms of this condition, as are the small fluid-filled blisters and even Continue reading

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