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Excessive sweating- a stressful issue in teens and young adults

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According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 20% of teens and young adults suffer from excessive, uncontrollable sweating. This condition, known as hyperhidrosis, can interfere with daily life and cause anxiety.

According to the study, the average onset of hyperhidrosis was 11 years of age, although younger children can also be affected. Many different areas can be affected- although axillary areas and palms and soles are most common.


The good news is that there are effective treatment options for hyperhidrosis:
1- First line therapy can range from topical over the counter “clinical strength” antiperspirants to prescription strength topicals such as Drysol. A great tip is to apply these topicals at night, in order to form a plug over the sweat glands while one sleeps. In addition, if the palms or soles are involved, one may soak the areas with the antiperspirant for 5-20 minutes.
Photo credit: secret.com

Photo credit: secret.com

2- Second line therapy includes oral anticholinergic medications. Because side effects may occur, these agents must be prescribed and monitored by your doctor. The good news is that numerous studies conducted in children as young as 7 years old have shown these medications to be safe with no long lasting adverse effects.
3- Other therapies include Botulinum toxin, microwave therapy of affected areas and even neurosurgery to block nerve stimuli. Luckily, most kids are controlled with safer options.
At Tareen Dermatology, we are alert to the needs of our patients- from kids to adults- suffering from hyperhidrosis. If this debilitating condition affects you, Board certified Minnesota dermatologist Dr. Mohiba Tareen and her colleagues are able to help!

Ready to Get Rid of That Double Chin and Saggy Jawline?

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Is your double chin aging you? Does the heaviness at your jawline make you feel older and less attractive? Do you dislike your jowls when you look in the mirror? Welcome Kybella! This remarkable new FDA approved treatment dissolves the excess neck fat that comes with aging. After Kybella treatments, you will be back to having that firm, taught jawline of your youth. Furthermore, Kybella naturally dissolves the excess fat to leave you with a natural, not artificial appearance. Learn more about Kybella treatment with expert board certified Minnesota dermatologist Dr. Mohiba Tareen.

Learn about this safe and effective new treatment:

Kybella's Before and After pictures show dramatic improvements in the neck and jawline shape, visible from both front and side profiles!

Kybella’s Before and After pictures show dramatic improvements in the neck and jawline shape, visible from both front and side profiles! (Courtesy of kybella.com)

What is Kybella? Kybella utilizes a substance known as deoxycholic acid. This naturally occurring acid has been safely shown to dissolve only fat cells. The excess neck fat is dissolved, leaving the normal skin behind.
Who is a candidate for Kybella? Individuals with a double chin or excess fat around the jawline are excellent candidates for Kybella. Because Kybella requires no general anesthesia, it is safe for almost every individual.
How long does Kybella last? Since Kybella dissolves excess fat cells it does not wear away.  There is no Botox/Dysport or dermal filler that needs to be repeated every few months. As long as you maintain your weight, your jawline should stay taught and youthful, as the fat cells are permanently destroyed!
Is Kybella painful? Minnesota dermatologist Dr. Tareen is known for her expert, painless injection technique. Dr. Tareen utilizes several different types of numbing mechanisms to reduce discomfort, making Kybella an exciting, interactive experience!
Can men have Kybella? More than half of all patients requesting Kybella at Tareen Dermatology are male. A man’s jawline is very important for projecting both youth and masculinity. Kybella will bring back that defined and handsome jawline of their youth.
Can I be allergic to Kybella? In the clinical trials for Kybella, this was not a commonly reported side effect. The most common side effects are temporary numbness, bruising, and pain. These side effects were quickly resolved and most patients in the clinical trials were very happy with their treatment! Over 79% of those treated with Kybella were very happy with their choice.
Who should perform my Kybella treatment? Only trust a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to perform your Kybella treatments. Damage to the facial and neck nerves may occur in the hands of a novice. Due to her expertise with cosmetic injectables and skin cancer surgery, Dr Tareen is the natural choice. Combining kindness and expertise, Dr Tareen will safely and painlessly perform your Kybella treatment in Minnesota.
How much does Kybella cost? Individuals vary with the amount of product required. The average cost is $1500.
Kybella is a revolutionary breakthrough that we have all been waiting for. A smooth, tight jawline is a marker for youth and attractiveness. Say goodbye to your double chin and saggy jawline quickly, cost effectively, and safely in the hands of expert dermatologist Dr Mohiba Tareen!

Please contact our office at 651-633-6883 or email Rachel@tareendermatology.com for further questions.

What is the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?

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Botox is like Kleenex; it is a brand name that is commonly used to refer to the entire class of similar products.  Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) and Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) are the leading treatments on the market.  Both treatments work by a similar mechanism; they block the neurotransmitter that leads to muscle contraction.  By relaxing the overactive muscles of the face, deep wrinkles on the face formed by excessive movement can be prevented.

Botox was the first product of its kind of be approved for cosmetic use in the United States; it has been approved by the FDA since 2002.  Dysport was more recently approved by the FDA, in 2009, but has been successfully used in Europe since 1991.  One difference between Botox and Dysport is that studies have shown different time of onset; Dysport delivers results more quickly and has been approved to last at least four months after each treatment.

The most common areas for both Botox and Dysport treatment are the glabella (the area between the eyebrows), crows feet (the lines coming away from the eyes when you smile or squint), and the forehead (to prevent and treat those deep horizontal lines on the forehead.)  It is important to visit an expert Dysport or Botox injector, in order to have the best possible results.  Dr. Mohiba Tareen is an expert in cosmetic dermatology, using both Botox and Dysport in her patients.  Her goal is to soften deep wrinkles and prevent wrinkles from forming on the face, while still letting her patients’ natural beauty shine through.  It is important to Dr. Tareen that her patients have a youthful, but natural, appearance.


Top Cosmetic Treatments for Men

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Cosmetic treatments for men are becoming more popular than ever before.  In 2011, more than 300,000 men received Botox treatment for their wrinkles!  Men are quickly learning that cosmetic treatments, including Botox and fillers, can help them to keep their youthful appearance – without anyone knowing they have had a cosmetic treatment.

Top Cosmetic Treatments for Men:

  • Botox and Dysport: Botox and Dysport are both purified proteins that are used to relax overactive muscles of the face.  By relaxing the overactive muscles that lead to deep wrinkles, Botox and Dysport can soften wrinkles that are already present and prevent the formation of deep wrinkles in the future.  The most common areas for men to have Botox or Dysport are the glabella (between the brows), crows feet (lines at the sides of the eyes), and the horizontal wrinkles on the forehead.
  • Fillers: Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse are all popular dermal fillers used to replenish lost volume for men.  These fillers can be used in many areas of the face, though men typically benefit most from treatment to their tear trough (to fill in the hollowness under their eyes) and nasolabial folds (smile lines.)
  • Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion uses diamond exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and unveil the healthier, brighter skin just beneath the surface.  A short series of microdermabrasion treatments can make the skin’s surface smoother and help the pores to appear smaller.
  • Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are popular with our male patients who have hyperpigmentation (from old acne lesions or shaving bumps), rosacea, or just dull skin.  Our most popular chemical peel for men is the Gloss Peel, a TCA peel that removes the superficial layer of the skin, to improve the texture of the skin and brighten the appearance of the skin.

When performed by an experienced dermatologist, cosmetic treatments can help men to look younger and healthier, while keeping the desired masculine look.

What is Botox?

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Most people have heard of Botox, but many people do not understand exactly what it does or how it works.  One of the most common cosmetic questions that we receive is, “What is Botox?”  Botox, and its close relative Dysport, are purified proteins that are used to soften wrinkles and prevent the formation of deep wrinkles on the face.

Botox and Dysport are injected with a tiny needle directly into the overactive muscles of the face.  The purified proteins block the specific neurotransmitter that causes muscle contraction, therefore relaxing the muscles that are hyperactive and cause the movements that lead to deep wrinkle formation.  The most commonly treated areas are the glabella (the area between your eyebrows, sometimes referred to as the “eleven’s”), the horizontal lines on the forehead, and the crows feet (those pesky wrinkles around the eyes.)

During your Botox or Dysport appointment, we will first apply a numbing cream to the area, so that you do not feel any discomfort during the short procedure.  The treatment itself takes only a few minutes and most people return immediately to work or social engagements.  Minimal bruising is possible (like with all injections), but is usually easily covered with makeup.  Botox takes up to 10 days to fully “kick in,” though Dysport has been shown in clinical studies to work faster and even last longer than Botox.

Dr. Tareen is an expert Botox and Dysport injector who worked in New York City for many years prior to opening Tareen Dermatology in Minnesota.  She encourages her patients to utilize the excellent cosmetic treatments, such as Botox and Dysport, that are available, while maintaining a natural look.  The goal for all patients treated at Tareen Dermatology in Minneapolis is to look their best without looking like they had cosmetic surgery.

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