What is Hyperhidrosis?
No one knows what causes hyperhidrosis in some people and not others, but it’s universally agreed that hyperhidrosis consists of overactive sweat glands in the underarm regions.
With hyperhidrosis, these overactive sweat glands don’t operate like “normal” sweat glands. Instead, they act as if they’re constantly being asked to cool the body down, as if one was exercising or in hot weather. The problem arises when these sweat glands don’t stop sweating, even when a person is cold or at rest.
This is what causes the excessive sweating phenomenon that’s referred to as hyperhidrosis.
How is Hyperhidrosis Treated?
There are multiple solutions to treat hyperhidrosis, starting with pharmacologic treatments ranging from prescription deodorants to Botox injections. These treatments may be effective, but unfortunately they “wear off” and have to be constantly repeated.
One of the most effective and long-lasting hyperhidrosis treatments is Precision TX™, an exciting new technology that uses laser energy to permanently stop overactive sweat glands. After the underarms are numbed, a tiny fiber optic is delivered via a small skin incision to the sweat glands; once there, intense wavelengths of laser energy are delivered to the glands, causing them to cease sweat production. Dr. Langdon then uses the specially designed Krejci suction cannula to physically remove sweat glands from under the skin in a process similar to liposuction.
Unlike most hyperhidrosis treatments, Precision TX™ leads to permanent results, giving patients the relief they need to start feeling comfortable and confident in their skin again!