Body Treatments

EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Hyperhidrosis is the condition of extreme excessive sweating. While sweating is a normal bodily function, some people naturally sweat more than others. Hyperhidrosis affects both males and females and is normally most active in the hands, feet and armpits because of their relatively high concentration of sweat glands.

​Treatment for excessive sweating is via the use of muscle relaxants, commonly used for anti-wrinkle treatments. Anti-wrinkle injections block the nerves that trigger the sweat glands This treatment can significantly reduce and/or cease sweating all together.

Results vary per individual and may last up to 12 months from a single treatment.  Patients may need several injections for effective results.

Please book a consultation with Dr Ryan to discuss this treatment.

HAIR REMOVAL

We offer a couple of effective ways to remove unwanted body hair.  Which is the most suitable for you – laser or waxing?

WAXING:

Anyone can remove their unwanted hair by waxing and have great results for several weeks.   The result is smooth skin without visible hair on the surface. The follicle, however, remains intact in the dermis layer of the skin and hair continues to grow.

Waxing typically leaves the skin smooth for several weeks, at which point you’ll need to wax the same area again to remove any new hair growth. 

LASER: 

Almost anyone can get laser hair removal, but it is most effective on people with dark hair.  Laser attacks the root of the hair and destroys the follicle so that hair cannot grow back.

Several treatments are required, but results can last for months or even years.   For long-term results Laser hair removal is the best option, provided you are a suitable candidate.

LED LIGHT THERAPY

Led Light Therapy is a highly beneficial treatment for skin disorders, wound healing, and general skin health.

Fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts, acne and excess sebum production, redness and inflammation, eczema, rosacea and other skin conditions can all benefit from LED light treatment.

The light penetrates the skin into the subcutaneous tissue, where the photon energy is absorbed by the mitochondria – which are the energy factories of your skin.  They are energized and stimulate cell reproduction and regeneration.  By increasing cell reproduction and improving blood circulation, more collagen and elastin are produced. 

This helps to speed wound healing, improve skin and hair quality, reduce inflammation, and maximise the benefits of other treatments.

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PHOTO DYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT)

Photo Dynamic Therapy, also known as PDT, is a unique treatment for unhealthy sun damaged skin on the face and body.

PDT uses light and a photosensitizing chemical substance – which is a drug that is activated by light, to destroy abnormal cells.  The light can come from a laser, LEDs or even direct sunshine.

The treatment is ideal for:

·        solar damage

·        roughened sunspots

·        pre-cancerous lesions

·        treatment of acne

The procedure is effective, safe, non-invasive and allows treatment of large areas.  Due to the selective nature of PDT treatment, healthy tissue is left unharmed.

The treated area of the skin will become red and flaking or peeling, as it would after a mild sunburn. The redness and flaking can last for several days to a week, after that the treated area is rejuvenated and skin is much healthier in appearance.

For best results, this treatment may need to be repeated to ensure all abnormal cells have been destroyed.

Please book a consultation with Dr Ryan to discuss this treatment.

Interested in learning other ways to treat acne or sun damage? Check out our GOOD TO KNOW advice posts.

PRP FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURIES AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

In PRP, the healing platelets from blood plasma are separated from a patient’s own blood and injected into the body.  Platelets are a part of our blood which aid in clotting and tissue healing. They contain growth factors, special biologically active proteins that play an important role in tissue healing.

The PRP, when injected into affected areas, acts as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow and regenerates’ tissue in order to speed up the body’s own healing process.  The effects of PRP injections do not usually occur quickly but you may find that over the course of a few months, you make slow and steady progress and improvements.

This treatment is ideal for:

·        Tennis or golfer’s elbow

·        Knee or Achilles’ tendonitis

·        Rotator cuff tears

·        Osteoarthritis

Please book a consultation with Dr Ryan to discuss this treatment.

Interested in learning other ways PRP can assist? Check out our GOOD TO KNOW advice posts.

SCLEROTHERAPY FOR SPIDER VEINS

Spider veins (or telangiectasias) are the tiny red or blue veins that can appear anywhere on the body, but more often on the legs, ankles, face, chest, or abdomen.  Spider veins are extremely common and usually appear with larger dilated blood vessels (often blue / green in colour) called reticular veins.

Sclerotherapy treats spider veins and involves the injection of an irritating solution, called a sclerosant, through a tiny needle into the spider vein.  Irritation to the inside wall of the injected blood vessel causes them to close over and harden/become fibrous. Over subsequent weeks and months, the body gradually absorbs the vein.

Generally, 1-3 treatments are required – the number will depend on the severity.   With each treatment spaced at least 4 weeks apart.  An initial consultation for sclerotherapy is required to determine treatment suitability.

Please book a consultation with Dr Ryan to discuss this treatment.

TATTOO REMOVAL

Lasers are attracted to pigmentation, and in the case of tattoo removal it is the ink pigment.   The laser sends a short, powerful pulse of light that is attracted to the ink pigment and shatters it into tiny particles, which the body’s immune system breaks down and removes during the weeks and months following treatment.

The number of treatments depends on the ink pigment.   Laser tattoo removal treatments should be scheduled three months apart. This allows your body to break down as much of the tattoo as it can before your next session.