Could Your Dentist Help You with Excess Sweating?

You don’t need us to tell you that sweating is a completely normal bodily function. However, for some people it can become excessive. This is called hyperhidrosis.

If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, you may find it embarrassing and inconvenient, especially during hot weather. Luckily, there are treatments available: you don’t just have to live with it.

How can you treat hyperhidrosis?

The first step in treating hyperhidrosis is to investigate what might be causing it. For many people hyperhidrosis is genetic and appears to have no specific cause. However, in some cases hyperhidrosis can be a symptom of an underlying medical issue, so it’s wise to rule this out. In the first instance, we’d always suggest a visit to your GP to talk through any possible causes. 

What if your GP can’t help?

If your GP is unable to find an underlying cause of hyperhidrosis, don’t worry. This is where we come in. We offer a hyperhidrosis treatment across all our practices. It’s fast, non-surgical and you’ll start seeing an improvement straight away.

How does the treatment work?

The first stage in the process is to come in for a detailed consultation with our team. We’ll take a thorough medical history to make sure this is the right treatment for you. Then we’ll clearly explain your treatment options to make sure you’re completely happy with what we have to offer. 

Once everyone is satisfied, we’ll arrange an appointment for you to have the treatment. This will be carefully and sensitively applied. It doesn’t take long, and you’ll be able to return to work or your usual activities right away. 

How long does the treatment last?

Hyperhidrosis treatment isn’t a cure, and you’ll notice symptoms returning slowly over time. You’ll be able to return as often as you need to have the treatment reapplied. 

Would you like to find out more about the hyperhidrosis treatment we offer? Please get in touch with our Cross Deep, Twickenham practice for more information, or find your local Damira Dental practice here