What is Hyperhidrosis?

January 14, 2021

Hyperhidrosis is a common condition that causes excessive sweating, especially in the underarm region. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis often report such sweating so excessive that they have to change shirts multiple times each day. Some even regularly refrain from social activities in order to hide their hyperhidrosis from the world.

Fortunately, there’s a highly effective solution for hyperhidrosis: Precision TX™. Dr. Robert Langdon and his team offer solutions for excessive sweating using laser treatment with the innovative Precision TX™.

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!

Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions about HyperHidrosis, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Signs You Have HyperHidrosis

Some people are officially diagnosed with hyperhidrosis; others may have the condition but not yet have a diagnosis from a medical professional. You may have hyperhidrosis if:

  • You have excessive underarm sweating, even when you’re cold or at rest
  • You regularly have to change your shirt to hide sweat stains
  • You feel embarrassed or self-conscious by sweat stains

Both the staff and physician are five stars! Always professional, caring and compassionate. It is with complete confidence that I endorse the healing services of The Langdon Center.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about hyperhidrosis — including how we approach treatment — we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. 

Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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