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Smile Perfections Dental & Cosmetic Clinic

  • 34 Harborough Road
  • Leicester
  • LE2 4LA
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Hyperhidrosis is the clinical term for excessive sweating. Everybody sweats – it’s the body’s natural cooling mechanism, and happens to everyone in hot weather, during exercise or at times of anxiety. However, for approximately one per cent of the population, constant and excessive sweating is a real problem. The sympathetic nervous system, which controls sweating, is in constant overdrive, meaning that sufferers sweat all the time.

This can be socially embarrassing and can cause sufferers to become very unhappy, to have to change clothes frequently and feel self-conscious about shaking hands, hugging or even holding hands with a partner. Even simple tasks such as using a pen or a computer keyboard can become difficult. The problem affects both men and women of all ages and often starts in the teenage years.

Hyperhidrosis can affect any area of the body and even the whole body. Most commonly it affects the hands, feet, underarms, face, scalp, buttocks, groin, back, neck and legs.

At Smile Perfections, we offer treatment for hyperhidrosis using nerve dulling injections. This is a proven method of alleviating the symptoms of hyperhidrosis and is carried out here at the practice by our fully qualified, experienced practitioner.

A nerve dulling agent is carefully injected into the skin in areas of the body affected by hyperhidrosis. It helps to reduce the amount of sweat produced by blocking the signals from the brain to the sweat glands.

The procedure is largely painless, but local anaesthetic can be used if necessary. Between 15 and 20 injections are given in the affected area of the body, and the total procedure typically lasts less than an hour – between 30 and 45 minutes in total depending on the areas being treated.

Treatment for hyperhidrosis is not permanent but should last for several months, after which you should return for repeat treatment.

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