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Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Do you sweat excessively even when you're NOT hot or exercising? Does it affect your confidence? Limit the style and colour of clothes that you can wear on a night out?

At Aisling Lalor Skin Clinic we have solutions and treatments available.

Sweating is normal. This is how our body cools down or regulates our temperatures; especially when we are hot or exercising.

However, it is abnormal to sweat excessively when your body does not need to cool down. This is called Hyperhidrosis. There are solutions available. A consultation is important to discuss and investigate some of the following:

Areas affected: Most commonly: armpits, the palms of hands, the soles of feet, the face and chest.

Possible Causes: High temperature, menopause, anxiety, genetics, certain medications, an over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism) and low blood sugar (hypoglcemia).

Tests: An Iodine-Starch test to investigate the degree of sweating. Thermoregulatory tests. Referral to your GP for blood, urine or other tests if necessary.

Possible complications of hyper-throidism: Body odour, emotional vulnerability, an increased risk of fungal infections, especially on the feet (eg. fungal nail infection and Athlete's foot.) and exacerbation of some skin conditions; eczema, warts and boils.

A deposit of £50 is required for a consultation. Interested?

Platelet Rich Plasma - Image of a glass vial filled with a blood sample being placed into a centrifuge to be spun to separate the white blood cells. White blood cells have all the growth factors which generate cell repair and enhancement - skin rejuvenation

Platelet Rich Therapy (PRP)

Perfect for rejuvenation, skin brightening, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, hair loss, facial volume loss, scar healing, skin discolourations like age spots and it has prolonged effective results that can last up to 18 months.

What is plasma? Plasma is the largest part of our blood, making up to 55% of it! Blood is red right! But when plasma is separated from our blood it's a golden colour. It contains water, collagen boosting proteins like fibrin and other healing growth factors that stimulate collagen production. AMAZING!

The process: Like a simply blood test with your GP. (1) Some of your blood is drawn and then spun for 8-10 minutes in a special machine called a centrifuge. (2) The centrifuge extracts the protein fibrin and rich platelets from the rest of your blood. (3) This is then effortlessly reinjected back into the skin area or hair follicles to be treated.

Why PRP? (1) It's non-invasive (2) Treatment can be quick. Healing and regrowth factors are activated. When the body starts to develop natural collagen in the treated area, results are visible. This can take a few days - weeks and they get better over time. (3) The results can last up to 18 months if you follow your skin specialists advice. (4) It's natural - PRP uses your own blood and body so there are no chances of an adverse reaction.

Recommended treatments:

Skin rejuvenation 1-3 sessions ( 1 month apart)

Hair loss 6-8 sessions ( 1 month apart)

Top up sessions : 3 months after the first course

Maintenance : 1 session every 18 months

An image of Aisling treating a broken vein or spider vein on the decollete

Sclerotherapy ( Spider Vein Therapy )

Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for treating smaller varicose veins and spider veins on the body. Laser is the gold standard for sider veins on your face.

Spider veins or thread veins are smaller than varicose veins. They are usually red or a pale purple and look like tree branches or spider webs. Normally found on the legs or face.

What is Sclerotherapy? A medical solution is injected into your veins, a painless procedure. This solution causes the vein walls to swell, stick together and seal shut. This stops the flow of blood and the vein turns into scar tissue, eventually fading after a few weeks. Sometimes repeated treatments are required, but normally one treatment can get great results.

After treatment: Your veins can look worse initially because of the medicine used, just like mosquito bites! These will disappear. Unless you have one or two small veins to be treated you will need to wear "gradient compression stockings" to ensure continues blood flow and prevent more spider veins developing due to blood stagnating.

Recommended frequency of treatments: 1 -3 sessions about 6 - 8 weeks apart. Spider veins should typically disappear but this depends on the size, location and the number of spider veins involved. The treatment can be permanent, but sometimes they can return.

Causes of Spider veins and small varicose veins. Family history, sitting or standing for too long, overweight or obesity, pregnancy, age (older woman are more affected, use of hormonal birth control or menopausal hormone therapy, some medical conditions.

Is this something that prevents you from wearing dresses? Get in touch

Dermal Filler lips | side profile | before | treatment by Aisling Lalor

Lip Dissolving | Correction

Dermal fillers made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can be dissolved using an reversal drug called Hyaluronidase.

*Only medically trained prescribers can prescribe this reversal drug and administer the treatment.*

A consultation is very important to discuss the treatment and aftercare.

Why dissolve lip filler? We dissolve lip filler on rare occasions whena blood vessels has been compromised either by the filler itself or due to severe swelling. The process can be immediate. on more frequent occasions we dissolve or correct filler because people are unhappy with treatment results or they have had repeated treatments and to achieve the best results we need to remove the filler and then retreat the lip. The end results are more desirable.

When the filler is dissolved, the lip can not be treated for 2 weeks as the reversal drug Hyaluronidase is active for 2 weeks and can therefore dissolve any new injected filler.

Bruxism (Jaw clenching/ Grinding) & Jaw Slimming

Jaw, head or neck pain is sometimes caused by the jaw joint and its associated muscles. Headaches, tightness in the jaw, pain, limited opening of your mouth, clicks and noises can be signs of jaw clenching and grinding.

Some of the muscles involved can give the appearance of a square or enlarged jaw due to the excessive tension.

Mouth guards can be made to help alleviate some of the symptoms. However if Splint Therapy is unsuccessful the muscles can treated with muscle relaxing injections using Botulinum Toxin. The most commonly known neurotoxin is Botox.

The neurotoxin is injected into the affected muscle to reduce the tension that the muscle can generate. As the muscle tension subsides, the symptoms can reduce and sometimes even go away.

When muscles are under prolonged tension they become enlarged, hypertrophy of the muscle. As the tension is reduced the muscle reduces in size resulting in slimming of the jaw line.Jaw Slimming!

The treatment is relatively quick and painless. The results can last 6-12 months depending on the severity and degree of tension to be treated. Repeat treatments are required for continued results. I also recommend wearing a splint at night to help protect your teeth.

Do you suffer from these problems? We can help. Get in touch.

Nefertiti Lift

The Nefertiti lift is a non invasive cosmetic procedure to tighten the muscles in the lower part of your face, jaw and neck muscles using neuro-modulators like Botox or Azzalure.

The Nefertiti gets it's name from the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti who was revered for her elongated smooth thin neck.

What is it? The Nefertiti Lift targets the platysmal band of muscles that run vertically from the bottom of your jawline to your collarbone.

Procedure: Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscle bands to temporarily block the nerve so that your muscle doesn't contract. Muscle contractions can cause wrinkles and other signs of ageing.

Benefits: It reduces fine lines around the lower part of the face and neck. It smoothens dimpled chins and can erase or reduce moderate folds of skin or sagging of the lower face. Even asymmetry of the lower face. Create a more defined jawline and remove fine lines on the neck.

It is a highly effective treatment. A consultation is required. Interested?

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