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Lift-Shape Body Summer Promotion
10% off when you treat your body to a more streamlined look this summer


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28 June 2018
Spot in the Sun?
Why you shouldn't have to stop using an SPF if you suffer from break outs

21 June 2018
Don't Sweat... We Have It Covered!
Deodorant or Antiperspirants - What you need to know.

07 March 2018
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Don't Sweat... We Have It Covered!

21 June 2018

Believe it or not deodorants and antiperspirants work in very different ways.

Deodorants work by reducing bacterial levels on the skin - the odour that comes from sweating in some areas is a result of a mix of sweat, sebaceous material and bacteria. Anti-perspirants on the other hand contain aluminium salts that mix with the sweat, turning into a gel film that helps reduce the movement of sweat out of the pore.

If it is odour you are concerned about then deodorants are more appropriate. If on the other hand it is sweat stains or frank damp patches then you need antiperspirant.

Manufacturers are very aware of the high incidence of sensitive skin so most have products specifically formulated for these people. Irritation though is a common problem and the only real way to find out is trial and error. 

Whether deodorant or anti-perspirant they are best applied to clean, dry, cool skin. In the case of anti-perspirants applying the night before will help to ‘get ahead’ of the problem for the following morning. Having said that some people with severe sweating issues are sweating from the minute they step out of the shower. In which case switch to a cool shower, towel dry and apply antiperspirant straight away. 

With shaving or hair removal procedures such as waxing or lasering best to avoid immediate application of products as this can allow the ingredients to penetrate deeper causing significant irritation. This in turn can trigger an ongoing repeat sensitivity whenever that product is applied next time.  

Whether you use sprays or sticks, it is down to personal choice and being comfortable with the feel on the skin. Absolutely never share sticks or roller products as you just run the risk of picking up someone else’s bacterial skin flora.

There is no evidence that aluminium in anti-perspirants causes any health issues. 

Excessive sweating is a very common condition and it can affect your whole body. Sweating in the armpit area or on your hands can be extremely embarrassing and very restrictive to your everyday life.

Our Hyperhydrosis treatment is extremely popular and a truly life changing procedure.

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder which can adversely affect your quality of life. Excessive sweating of the underarms is the most common. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many frequently suffer from this condition regardless of their mood or the weather. Excessive sweating is embarrassing and often complicates business and social interactions.

Don’t suffer anymore and book your appointment with us today.

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4 days ago
The summer holidays start now! We have devised three gorgeous beauty packages to kick start your holiday preparations so you can look and feel fabulous in the summer sun. Book now by calling 0845 602 1161 or visit https://woodfordmedical.com/contact Please note this offer is only available in our Danbury clinic

6 days ago
Summer is full swing and we are excited to announce a 10% discount on Lift-Shape body treatments. This is an ideal treatment for those who wish to target areas of fat and cellulite and also achieve tighter firmer skin. Everyone can benefit from Lift-Shape body treatments and it is suitable for all skin types. We recommend a course to achieve the best results and the good news is that there is absolutely no down time with this fantastic treatment. Book your appointment today by calling 0845 602 1161 or visit https://woodfordmedical.com/t23-92-Radiofrequency-Skin-Tightening-Lift-Shape.php

3 weeks ago
Sending huge congratulations to Rory Patterson on Graduating from Durham University today with a First Class Honours Degree. Here he is pictured with his very proud parents! Well done Rory from all your Woodford friends x

4 weeks ago
We love hearing from you. What a great way to start the morning!

1 month ago
We are pleased to let you know you can now purchase the Renewal Calming Cream from your nearest Woodford Medical clinic. This great new product from Epionce is clinically proven to relieve the symptoms of eczema, including itching, redness and dryness.