Friday, 28 January 2011
A note for yur blog
I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you for changing my life and giving me back the so longed confidence that I had lost some years ago.
After an initial consultation & test for auxiliary hyperhidrosis, I knew I had made the right decision to go for the laser sweat ablation procedure.
Dr Whiteley and his team made me feel extremely comfortable throughout and to Dr Whiteley's surprise (but not mine), I broke all records on the sweat test, which was then double checked, and yep that was how bad it was !
Dr Whiteley did reassure me in the consultation that followed that he may not be able to cure me but would do his best and a noticeable difference would be achieved in the end.
The initial iodine test for the operation was conducted and once again i surpassed Dr Whiteley expectations by sweating so much that the iodine actually run... The operation was conducted under local anaesthetic and the only pain I had during the op was from laughing so much, they really are a great team and the reassurance that I needed at the time !
Once the compression garment came off after 2 days I did have some swelling which did get worse and after another 4 days I was so concerned that I took some pictures and sent them over to Dr Whiteley, within a few minutes I received a phone call and was asked to come in to the clinic for him to check me over, reassurance was given and with a different course of antibiotics I was back on the road again back to London, I must add that at no time during this did I have any pain at all.
My underarms were a little tight over the coming weeks but by doing "The Funky Chicken" exercises it really did make a difference.
As coffee was one of my triggers for sweating, I thought I would have a double espresso just before my follow up test to see if would have any effect on the results and to my surprise there was hardly a trace of sweating and if my memory serves me right, it was a 97% success and from someone that broke the sweat test records that is pretty impressive.
The other trigger that I had was when being under pressure and since the op I have had several intense interviews for a new job, each time I came out from the interview the first thing I did was to check for sweating and not a trace was found, this in turn gave me back the confidence that I so missed and thankfully, due to this op and the new found confidence I have now secured the job !
May I thank Dr Whiteley and all his team for changing my life for the better and if you ever do suffer from auxiliary hyperhidrosis don't let it be a problem any longer, just go and see Dr Whiteley.
Mr S - London
Friday, 14 January 2011
Today we saw one of our patients 6 weeks after his LSA (Laser Sweat Ablation) at The Whiteley Clinic.
The patient is a 39 year old man who had suffered from very severe armpit sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis) all of his adult life (see picture above). He underwent LSA at The Whiteley Clinic in early December 2010.
10 days after his operation, he came back with an infection - and was prescribed antibiotics. After that , the healing continued to improve without problem. Today - 6 weeks later - he is sweat free (see second picture above).
When measured, he had reduced his sweat volume by 97% on the right and 95% on the left.
The patient told us in his own words:
"I don't sweat at all now. I have been to 5 job interviews since the operation - usually I get out of the interview and am drenched. I usually have to go home and shower and change straight away. Since having the LSA, I came out of each interview and as completely dry!!".
When asked if he was happy, the patient said:
"It was the best decision I ever made to have this done!"
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Her talk on the outcomes in the first year of LSA went down very well.
Secondly, the results of our first histological study have just come back from the laboratory.
We will be analysing these over the next few weeks ad will be presenting and publishing the results later this year.