What is Laser Ablation Surgery
Excessive sweating is a common problem that affects both men and women. It can have a negative effect on work and social life, influencing people’s clothing choice and causing social anxiety and distress. Excessive sweating is caused when the body’s sweat glands become over stimulated, most commonly in the armpits, hands or feet. It’s not clear why some people develop the condition and others don’t, however genetic factors are thought to play a role, as two-thirds of sufferers have a family member who also has the condition.
Laser Ablation Surgery treatment works by “shutting off” the glands that are producing excessive sweat. Up to 80% of clients can expect a complete and permanent resolution to their excessive sweating following this treatment.
Before your Laser Ablation Surgery treatment, we request that you come in and have a chat to one of our surgeons to check your suitability and thoroughly explain the procedure.
Read some of the Patient Stories and find out how happy our patients are with their Laser Ablation Surgery results.
Prior to the treatment, the particular glands that are responsible for the excessive production of sweat will be isolated using an iodine skin patch. Local anaesthetic is then used to numb the area completely. After ensuring that you have no feeling in the area, the surgeon will make a number of small incisions, approximately 5mm long. The fine bore laser is then inserted into these incisions and used to destroy the overactive glands; these gland are then removed with suction.
The treatment is mildly uncomfortable and the laser has been described as feeling like “pin pricks.” You may wish to take analgesia such as paracetamol prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort. Following the procedure, a compression dressing will be applied to aid healing and minimize any discomfort. This will stay in place for a few days, after which you can attend the clinic for a dressing change and review.
All of your aftercare is included in your package, meaning you can relax, safe in the knowledge that all your follow up appointments, dressings, any required medications and much more is covered by your comprehensive aftercare programme.
We have been successfully referring patients to top Cosmetic surgeons for over a decade. They have decades of experience and proven track record of best practice standards in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Why chose Nu Cosmetic Clinic for non-surgical treatments?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic meets CQC standards of quality and care. It has more than 25 years of clinical experience and thousands of happy customers.
• State of the art machines using latest technology
• Highly qualified and experienced clinical team of dermatologists and cosmetologists
• Complete commitment to honesty and integrity so that you get unbiased professional advice
• Exemplary customer service record
• Best in class medical environment with total privacy
Award winning, stylish and state-of-the-art, the clinics and private hospitals we refer you to are home to the very best staff and technology.
We have our clinics in Liverpool, London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Preston, Leamington Spa, and Leicester.
There are no before-after pictures currently.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure normally takes 20-40 minutes.
How long do the results last?
Laser sweat ablation treatment can be permanent.
Will the procedure hurt?
The procedure can be uncomfortable, so local anaesthetic gel is normally used in the area.
How many sessions will I need?
This is very dependent on the condition of your skin and extensiveness of the problem prior to treatment. Most clients find that between 4-8 sessions are sufficient.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?
You can go back to normal activities the same day. Though we recommend you avoid excessive heat for about two weeks after (e.g. sunbathing, sunbeds, saunas). Your skin may be quite red for a few days after the treatment, you should consider this if you’re planning a trip or special day.
Are there any alternatives to this procedure?
Yes, we offer a more temporary solution to excessive sweating that may be suitable.
Can I combine this procedure with other procedures?
Yes, many clients choose to have other procedures at the same time.
Are your practitioners suitably qualified and registered?
All of our practitioners are registered with relevant professional bodies and are hold all required specialist qualifications. Please feel free to ask your practitioner about his or her experience and qualifications; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Where are your clinics?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.
There are no patient stories for Laser Excessive Sweating Treatment.
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Any form of cosmetic enhancement is very personal, so prices are bespoke dependent on your individual needs. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay £2500 per arm.
A definitive price for your procedure will be given at your free consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or relevant specialist practitioner.
Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 08000 30 29 30 with any queries.
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