Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Specialists located in MONTROSE, CO


Hyperhidrosis services offered in MONTROSE, CO

If excessive sweating embarrasses you or is uncomfortable, help is within reach at Integrated Dermatology of Montrose in Montrose, Colorado. Dermatology specialists Spencer Hamner, PA-C, Christine D. Brown, MD, and their team offer hyperhidrosis treatments that reduce sweating to help you reclaim your quality of life. Call the office to learn more, or schedule an appointment online today.

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that causes excess sweating, even if you’re not exercising or exposed to hot weather. It can cause you to sweat more than most other people and may lead to embarrassment or social anxiety. See the Integrated Dermatology of Montrose specialists at the first sign of bothersome sweating to determine if you have hyperhidrosis and find relief. 

What are the symptoms of hyperhidrosis?

The hallmark symptoms of hyperhidrosis include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Sweating more than your peers
  • Sweating that soaks through clothes
  • Sweat that drips off your face or hands
  • Sweating that causes embarrassment or anxiety
  • Excessive sweat without exercise or heat

You might experience excess sweating in your underarms, hands, feet, or face. Sweating a lot makes you more prone to skin infections and negative social or emotional effects.

If antiperspirant doesn’t resolve bothersome symptoms associated with hyperhidrosis, see the Integrated Dermatology of Montrose team for an evaluation. 

What can cause hyperhidrosis?

Faulty nerve signals that trigger sweat glands are common causes of hyperhidrosis, which tends to run in families. Risk factors for developing excessive sweating include:

  • Genetics
  • Some medications
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Menopause 
  • Infections
  • Some cancers
  • Nervous system disorders

Based on genetic makeup, some people are more likely to sweat a lot. Excessive sweating isn’t typically problematic for your physical health, but treating it can diminish the negative psychological and social effects associated with hyperhidrosis. 

How is hyperhidrosis diagnosed?

Your Integrated Dermatology of Montrose specialist asks about your lifestyle, symptoms, medications, and medical history during a hyperhidrosis evaluation. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order urine, blood, or other lab testing. Integrated Dermatology of Montrose also offers sweat tests. 

How is hyperhidrosis treated?

Treating hyperhidrosis often begins with using antiperspirants and making lifestyle changes. Integrated Dermatology of Montrose also offers medications, including prescription antiperspirants, creams, wipes, and nerve-blocking medicines. 

Botox® injections block nerves associated with triggering sweat glands. You might be a candidate for microwave therapy, sweat gland removal, nerve surgery, or other procedures.

The Integrated Dermatology of Montrose team tailors each hyperhidrosis treatment to your personalized needs and preferences. 

Call the Integrated Dermatology of Montrose office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tab today to reduce excessive sweating caused by hyperhidrosis.