An estimated 2 to 3 % of the population suffers from Severe Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis-the medical term for severe sweating. At the Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser & Mohs Surgery, we are proud to offer the LAAP Sweat Gland Treatment, developed by Dr. Richard Asarch. What is Hyperhidrosis? Commonly an inherited condition, excessive sweating can be embarrassing and debilitating on a social, functional and emotional level if left untreated. Patients may sweat 4 to 5 times more than normal, far exceeding what is necessary to regulate body temperature. Hyperhidrosis may affect the entire body, or it may be localized to the armpits, palms or soles.