Put an end to Excessive Sweating

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Excessive sweating known in the medical field as Hyperhidrosis can cause people stress and embarrassment when antiperspirants don’t work and clothing can’t hide it, but you don’t have to suffer in silence. Here at Snowberry Lane Clinic we offer Botox to reduce excessive underarm sweating.

How does it work?

The treatment works by blocking the nerves that stimulate your overactive sweat glands. Botox injections would be delivered directly into the area of your body that commonly sweats, preventing your nerves from triggering your sweat glands thus reducing the amount that you sweat. However, Botox only prevents sweating in the specific area where it’s injected.

What can I expect during the treatment?

The practitioner will inject the Botox just below the surface of the skin using a very fine needle in a grid pattern around your area of concern. You can return to your daily routine straight away with no down time. In some cases a follow-up appointment is required to check in and touch up any missed areas.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Botox is a highly effective treatment for excessive sweating. For many people, it drastically improves their quality of life. It commonly takes up to 1-2 weeks for the treatment to take effect and reduce sweating in the treated area. Botox is a temporary treatment, meaning you’ll need to maintain the effects of treatment every 4-14 months

If you’d like to know more or want to speak to a member of the team about treatment for Hyperhidrosis please give us a call on 01225 700072.

An Alternative to Traditional Liposuction

Body Jet sometimes known as Laser Lipo, Aqua-Lipo or Water Assisted Lipo uses a medically designed fluid that is channelled into the fat tissue to help break down the wall of the fat cells, making it easier for the fat to be removed via a thin suction cannula. The fluid used in this process is called infiltration fluid and contains ingredients to minimise pain and bruising.

How is it different to traditional Liposuction?

Body Jet uses a pulsating infiltration fluid spray that gently separates fat cells from other tissue, this means it is easier to remove these loosened cells and therefore less likely to cause trauma than traditional Liposuciton. The procedure does not require general anaesthetic, so it is a day procedure rather than needing an overnight stay.

Advantages of Body Jet include:

  • Minimal damage to surrounding tissue
  • Reduced pain, swelling and bruising
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Less anaesthesia needed
  • Easily performed without general anaesthetic
  • Shorter operating times
  • Smoother results

If you’d like to know more or want to speak to a member of the team about Laser Liposuction, please give us a call on 01225 700072.

Everything You Need to Know about Earlobe Repair & Reconstruction

On the blog today we’re going to walk you through you what happens during an earlobe repair procedure.

Traditionally, repairing the earlobe would be done with a scalpel, which would mean that the area would be prone to more bleeding, reducing the precision and efficiency of the procedure and increasing recovery time. At Snowberry Lane Clinic we use Radiosurgery, which uses a specially designed handpiece containing a very thin wire. Radio waves are passed along the wire which seals the blood vessels while the cutting is occurring, reducing bleeding and making for a cleaner more efficient and precise procedure.

Here’s a video so you can see it for yourself:

As well as the procedure itself being more efficient, another benefit of Radiosurgery for earlobe repair is the reduced downtime. Following the treatment clients can return to their daily routine the following day. This would only be affected by the job of the client, as there may be some discomfort in the area while it heals, a job where ear defenders or any other apparatus that puts pressure on the treated area would require longer recovery time.

If you’d like to know more about this treatment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today by calling 01225 700072 or e-mailing us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk

The Key Benefits of Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction such as BodyJet can offer a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction, it uses a very thin cannula to deliver a specially designed medical solution into the fat tissue. This encourages the fat to lose structure, so it becomes loosened allowing for it to be removed using suction.

Who is BodyJet suitable for?

This treatment is recommended as an option for people who are happy with their overall weight but looking to reduce fat in problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Reduced Invasiveness

Traditional Liposuction is a more invasive treatment requiring general anaesthetic (putting the client fully to sleep) and scalpel incisions. It is a more aggressive form of fat reduction removing a higher volume of fat and can create trauma in the treatment area, which leads to bruising, tenderness and swelling for approximately two weeks after the procedure. BodyJet is designed to be more gentle, requiring only a local anaesthetic (numbing of the treatment area only). However the treatment is still likely to create tenderness, swelling and bruising, but it will be to a lesser extent than traditional liposuction.

Effectiveness and results

With Bodyjet a proportion of fat is removed at the time of treatment, but further fat cells are loosened and broken down in a way that makes it possible for your body to remove it more easily. This method allows for more natural looking results that take longer to show, with the results developing over the following weeks and months after the procedure.

Downtime

BodyJet does not require an extended healing period and patients can return to daily activities straight away, although experiencing tenderness is likely. Results for nonsurgical fat reduction are less noticeable but you will be able to return to your normal daily routine (excluding exercise) much sooner.

If you are interested in exploring your options further, a great starting point is a consultation. Please give us a call on 01225 700072 to talk to someone today.

Mole & Cyst Removal

Moles and cysts are extremely common and often harmless, so unless they are causing irritation or cause for worry they can be left alone.

However, there are many reasons why people may be interested in getting some information about mole or cyst removal. For some the reason may be cosmetic and if you have an issue that is affecting your confidence that can be dealt with in a quick and safe manner, it makes perfect sense to give serious thought to that solution. Other reasons to consider a removal can include raised moles or cysts making tasks like shaving more difficult or they can become uncomfortable if they catch on clothing.

The most significant reason that people are interested in getting moles removed is the slight chance of the mole developing into Melanoma, a dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer. Looking out for any changes in the size or colouration of the mole are important because the earlier you catch it the better chance you will have of having it dealt with. There are ways of preventing cancerous moles developing the main one being protecting yourself from the sun. Covering up and wearing high factor sun screen protection can help cut the risks of skin cancer so it’s important to consider this every single day, UV is still present even when it is cloudy outside.

Using state of the art Radio surgery techniques Snowberry Lane Clinic can offer an efficient, safe and relatively painless procedure to remove these lesions and produce great results. Whether it is for cosmetic reasons or for convenience it is an option that can be discussed with our experts. If it is for a more concerning reason you can be assured that our experts will be able to offer you assistance and advice to make sure you get the treatment and information that is required.

To read more about mole removal at Snowberry Lane Clinic click here.

 

What can I do to fix an overstretched or split earlobe?

Ear lobe expanders have become an increasingly popular form of a body modification over the years, and while they can definitely be a great form of self-expression, sometimes people want to reverse the process. It’s also possible for earlobes to become damaged and torn accidentally and this is something that we can help with too.

On the blog today we’re going to show you what exactly happens in an earlobe repair procedure and how we at Snowberry Lane Clinic can help. Our earlobe repair surgery for both split and stretched earlobes is a minor Radio Surgery procedure, where the excess tissue is removed, and the two splits are carefully stitched back together using very fine dissolvable stitches. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and takes between 20 – 30 minutes per ear, meaning that you will be able to walk out of the clinic and resume normal activities on the same day. Please note that stretched ear lobes can take a little longer depending on the size and complexity of the hole to be repaired.

On average ear lobe repairs will need 6 months to heal, and there may be some small scarring on your ear, that will fade in appearance over time. For more information click here or give us a call on 01225 700072.

Day 22: BodyJet

SUMMARY: BodyJet, is a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction (also referred to as Aqua-Lipo), it uses a thin, fan-shaped water jet that is channelled into the fat tissue. As a result the fat easily loses structure and is loosened allowing for it to be removed using suction.

BEST FOR TREATING: Fine lines and wrinkles on the face

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 1

TREATMENT TIME: 30 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: Topical anaesthetic cream if requested

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

DURATION OF RESULTS: 3-6 months, regular top-ups needed

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 16: Bodytite

SUMMARY: BodyTite uses Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction technology to carefully heat and aggitate fat so that it melts safely; it is then removed through aspiration via a very fine cannula.

BEST FOR TREATING: Small pockets of stubborn fat

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 1

TREATMENT TIME: 2-3 hours

ANAESTHETIC: Local anaesthetic injections

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some mild discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising and soreness for a few days following treatment

BACK TO WORK: Normally 7 days

DURATION OF RESULTS: Permanent as long as a healthy diet and lifestyle are maintained

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 9: Mesotherapy

SUMMARY: Mesotherapy treatment helps rejuvenate the skin by using multiple very fine injections of a medically designed vitamin and amino acid solution to help boost levels of hyaluronic acid and stimulate collagen.

BEST FOR TREATING: Skin in need on rejuvenation on the face or décolletage

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: Course of 4 treatments, 2 weeks apart

TREATMENT TIME: 30-60 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: Topical anaesthetic cream if requested

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising

BACK TO WORK: Straight away or the next day depending on treatment area

DURATION OF RESULTS: Following a completed course maintenance is needed every 2-3months

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 7: Earlobe Reconstruction

SUMMARY: We can help to repair damaged earlobes by removing scar tissue and reshaping with RadioSurgery, allowing the skin to heal to look like a regular earlobe.

 

BEST FOR TREATING:

 

  • Torn earlobe
  • Over-stretched earlobe

 

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 1

 

TREATMENT TIME: 30-60 minutes

 

ANAESTHETIC: Local anaesthetic injection

 

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some discomfort during and after treatment for a few days while the area heals

 

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

 

DURATION OF RESULTS: Permanent

 

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.