Monday, 10 December 2018

Get Rid of Facial Spider Veins with Laser Treatment - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Spider veins are permanently dilated capillaries; tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, wavy lines. They are sometimes called thread veins or broken veins and these highly visible tiny veins sit just under the surface of the skin and are very delicate. Damaging these veins might cause them to dilate and break, and once they are broken, the veins will stay that way and won't constrict back to their normal thickness or repair themselves.

Anyone can get spider veins, and while these veins do occur on the face, a great number of them also show up on the legs. Ageing causes the weakening of veins and skin, and the ageing skin can make the veins more noticeable. Hereditary predisposition is the most common cause of spider veins and if other members of your family have these veins, it's quite likely that you will develop them too. Facial veins can become more prominent as we get older, but there are actually six main triggers that can provoke them at any age.

These are:
  • Pregnancy
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Temperature extremes
  • Too much alcohol
  • Facial injuries
  • High blood pressure
Scrubbing your face too vigorously or washing with water that's too hot can also cause facial veins. Age, lifestyle, rosacea and smoking can also play their part.

The safest and most effective treatment for spider veins on the face is with laser treatment. The cool tip of the laser is slowly passed over the skin directly above the veins, and the energy from the laser is preferentially absorbed by the coloured tissues. The energy causes the veins to heat up and collapse. Some people feel a tingling or stinging sensation, although most clients report feeling only minor discomfort. Clients can have an anaesthetic cream applied if desired, to relieve any discomfort. After the laser treatment, the body slowly re-absorbs the veins.

Laser treatment takes only 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated, and recovery on most people takes no time at all, although the skin over the treated area might be mildly sensitive for a few days after the treatment. The look of spider veins will greatly improve after just one treatment, however, to fully remove them most people will need two or three sessions. After the treated veins disappear, they will not re-occur.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Erase Lip Lines & Creases with Dermal Fillers - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Sometimes it seems that wrinkles show up in all the wrong places. On first meetings, most people focus their attention on the other person's eyes or mouth and unfortunately, those are the exact areas where fine lines and wrinkles first begin to show.

Even while we're young, the signs of ageing will still show in our face a lot sooner than we want, especially around the mouth and lower face area. It's very demoralising to notice the beginnings of lip creases and lip lines, especially when we apply lipstick and we see the colour bleeding into our lip wrinkles, ruining our smile.

Causes of upper lip wrinkles:
  • Repeatedly making the same facial expressions
  • Pursing the lips
  • Smoking
  • Excessive sun exposure which can break down collagen and elastin in the skin
  • The passage of time breaking down the skin's elasticity
Over time these can cause fine lines to appear around the mouth, and the thinner the skin, the more visible the lines and creases become. After many years, these lines can become permanent indentations on the lips and mouth area.

Lip creases, also called lipstick lines or smoker's lines, are those fine lines that start to radiate from the lips as we get older. These vertical lines on the lips are especially problematic for women as the lip lines can also cause lipstick to bleed, which is a major sign of ageing.

Ageing plays a part forming lines on the lips but the good news is, we can do something about it. As we age our lips get thinner and lose their definition and a small amount of dermal filler can make all the difference.

There are many dermal fillers used to correct lip creases and lines, all which plump up the skin and help to create a younger, more youthful looking appearance. Recommended fillers for lip crease correction include:
  • Restylane range
  • Juvederm Ultra 2
  • Teosyal Fine Lines
The dermal fillers are non animal based hyaluronic acid, a substance which is naturally found in the body. The filler acts as padding and when it's injected it fills out the lines and creases beneath the skin.

A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the lip area 20 minutes before treatment begins, which numbs the skin. The cosmetic procedure usually only takes about 20-30 minutes. There maybe some swelling after the treatment and perhaps some slight bruising, but the swelling resolves itself within a day or two and any minor bruising can always be covered up with make-up.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 3 December 2018

The Many Uses of Botox Injections - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure for both women and men to help ease and erase fine lines and wrinkles. It's a simple injectable treatment which will give you a smoother complexion without the need for invasive surgery. If you have lines around your mouth, neck, or on the forehead, then Botox can help.

Botox is one of the least invasive procedures available and when it's injected by skilled and experienced hands, they are safe, effective and cause minimal discomfort. The injections prevent the muscles from contracting, blocking impulses to selected nerves, making the wrinkles relax and soften.

Botox has many amazing benefits, including easing migraines, reducing sweating under the arms and of course erasing those troublesome wrinkles that can make you look prematurely old.

The many uses of Botox

* Anti-Ageing - Wanting to look younger and more youthful is the most popular reason we have Botox injections. It's one of the best non-surgical options for preventing wrinkles as it slows down ageing on the face and helps to tighten and lift the skin. Using Botox as a non-surgical face lift can take years off the face when it's used appropriately and this option is great for people who want just a slight lift and not the dramatic change of invasive surgery.

* Migraine Killer - Botox was licensed specifically for treating Chronic Migraine, which works due to it's nerve-blocking effects. It relaxes the muscles and blocks the sensory nerves that send pain messages to the brain, making them less sensitive to the onslaught of pain. Statistics say that over 6 million people in the UK  have migraine headaches, so for those with especially debilitating migraine attacks, this is great news.

* Muscle Spasms and Disorders - Botox is an ideal solution for muscle spasms, particularly in the face, neck and eyelids. When it's injected into the muscles it reduces the spasms by stopping the transmission between the muscle fibres and the nerve endings.

* Overactive Bladder - An overactive bladder occurs when the bladder contracts more often than necessary, even when the bladder isn't full. Symptoms may include a strong need to pass water along with leaking or wetting accidents, the urgent need to urinate immediately and a frequent need to urinate. Botox helps to paralyse the muscle around the bladder, which in turn prevents contractions from happening so the urgency to pass water is greatly reduced.

* Excess Sweating - Also known as Hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating can affect many parts of the body, but armpits, hands, feet and the groin are the most typical regions of excess perspiration, due to the higher concentration of sweat glands. Treatment works by effectively turning off the body's sweat glands by blocking the secretion of chemical transmitters that stimulates the sweat glands, which essentially paralyses them. Botox is injected into tissues of the problem area and this may give six to eight months relief from sweating.

Using Botox to treat these medical conditions are prescribed and performed by registered doctors, and for cosmetic treatments care should always be taken to choose an experienced trained specialist in cosmetic procedures. We administer Botox with fine needles which makes the procedure quite painless, and though there might be slight swelling and redness afterwards, this resolves quickly.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 30 November 2018

Vaser Lipo Treatment To Remove Unwanted Fat - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Vaser Lipo can easily be applied to almost all body areas and it's especially effective for those areas where stubborn fat accumulates due to ageing and to areas that show resistance to diet and exercise. Vaser Lipo can target fat cells very close to the skin's surface, unlike Liposuction, so it tends to produce fantastic results in more delicate areas such as the neck, underneath the chin and the knees.

Vaser Lipo and Traditional Liposuction are both cosmetic methods of removing fat from the body, but they differ in how they get their results.

* Traditional Liposuction
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that's designed to break apart and remove excess fat cells from areas where unsightly fat deposits have accumulated with the help of suction. It's performed using a cannula which is inserted into the body through small incisions in the skin. This is attached to powerful vacuum-powered equipment and used to loosen and remove the unwanted fat.

* Vaser Lipo
Vaser Lipo is a precision body contouring procedure that tackles specific areas of unwanted fat. It uses ultrasound technology that's delivered by Vaser probes which are very thin, solid and have grooves and they are designed to gently reshape your body. Vaser ultrasound energy dissolves the fat cells but simply bounces off other structures such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, which are left undisturbed. The dissolved fatty tissues are then eliminated or are naturally expelled out of the body. Unlike traditional liposuction, the skin's condition is improved as the laser stimulates collagen production.

Vaser benefits
  • Its effectiveness and safety is clinically proven and it gives smooth and highly predictable results.
  • Mild and minimally invasive procedure performed using local anaesthesia or twilight sedation.
  • The treatment is suitable for fat reduction on almost all body parts.
  • The results are immediate and continue to improve for up to six months as collagen grows and tightens the skin.
  • There's only minimal pain during the procedure, which aids a quick recovery.
  • Clients can resume normal activities within 48 hours and return to work within a week.
Vaser isn't a weight-loss procedure and it's best suited for those who are relatively toned but may have stubborn pockets of fat that they are unable to lose. As with most cosmetic procedures, you can expect some minor side effects like swelling and bruising and numbness in the treated area can last 6-8 weeks.

Vaser is a popular cosmetic procedure that's generally safe and has proven results. It's a method that sees the permanent removal of fat cells from your body, and if you have good skin elasticity it will help the body adapt to its changing contours quickly. It's an ideal treatment if you're near your goal weight but still have specific areas you want to target for fat removal.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Lip Filler Treatment in Time For Christmas - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

There aren't many of us blessed with perfect lips, some have thin flat lips and others have lines and wrinkles around the edges of the mouth. Sometimes we need a little help to get the lips we wish we had. When people look at us, our lips are often the focus of attention, and the shape and fullness that we would like isn't always there. Like the rest of our body, the passing of time will eventually show on our lips and they'll start to lose volume, we'll notice fine lines and wrinkles around the edges and get lipstick bleeding into the creases.

Sometimes we get self-conscious about our smile, or we notice our lip starting to disappear when we speak or smile, or maybe we simply want to balance out the upper and bottom lip proportions, this is the time to consider dermal fillers. Enhancing the lips can accentuate our facial appearance and dermal filler treatment can put back the volume in the lips and restore their shape. It's a safe, fast and well-tolerated treatment, which leaves the lips looking and feeling natural.

Although ageing plays a part in forming lip lines, the good news is that we can do something about it. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we have had fantastic results using lip fillers to add volume to the lips and to banish lip creases. Dr Bassi is a fully trained cosmetic practitioner in advanced filler techniques, and as no two faces are the same, he tailors every filler treatment to each client.

At the clinic we recommend any of the following fillers for lip crease correction;
  • Restylane range
  • Juvederm Ultra 2
  • Teosyal Fine Lines

The lip procedure takes about 20-30 minutes and there'll be a small amount of swelling afterwards and maybe some bruising. The swelling usually resolves itself within a day or two, but any minor bruising can easily be covered with make-up.

A lip treatment can add volume to the lips and take the lines from around the mouth, it will enhance the look of the entire face and give you some added confidence. With Christmas and the festive party season fast approaching, what better time to enhance the lips so they're ready to pucker up under the mistletoe.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Streamline Fatty Outer Thighs With Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We find that our bodies go through many changes as we get older, and some of these changes aren't all that welcome. Nobody is perfect and we all have certain things about our body that we just don't like, and one of the main things is excess fat. Sometimes we find our clothes size creeping up and we notice some weight gain on our tummy, bottom or face, some of us might get a bigger bust, while others get extra padding on the thighs.

Generally, women tend to store fat in the lower body and the worst problem areas are the hips and thighs. Approximately half of all women are pear shaped, which simply means that their bottom half is larger than their top half. When it comes to the thighs, lots of us feel like we would like a more streamlined shape. Fatty outer thighs can ruin the lines of a great outfit and clothes that cling to that area will just highlight the problem.

It's awful to feel self-conscious about any extra fat on our body, but unfortunately, as we get older, it gets a lot harder to keep these trouble spots at bay. Exercise should always be the first option, we all need to do some work to trim our thighs, but while some women can lose some excess fat, others will minimise but not completely remove stubborn pockets of fat. One way to remove the fat is vaser lipo as it targets our problem areas, safely removing excess body fat in specific areas, making it an ideal way to sculpt, reshape and define the body.

Vaser lipo is an advanced body contouring treatment that uses gentle ultrasonic energy to selectively target unwanted fat, while at the same time preserving other important tissue structures such as blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. Tiny incisions are made in the treatment area, and the probe is inserted and ultrasound energy directed into the fat cells. The ultrasound energy breaks down the fat cells and then a suction device is used to gently remove the emulsified fat cells.

After you've had the procedure, it's important to make sure everything is kept smooth, with ultrasound and massages. Post op care is important as it will make sure that the results you get, will continue to stay with you. There are many benefits with vaser lipo; minimal pain, bruising and swelling and the results are immediate.

After the treatment, you'll be left feeling proud of your trim and toned body, allowing you to wear the sort of clothes that you wouldn’t dream of putting on at the moment.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Before & After Photo's - Lose Your Double Chin With Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Having a photo taken in profile can really show off an unwanted double chin. Sometimes we see a photograph that's been taken from the side and we're shocked at the lack of definition of our jaw line and chin. Having a double chin doesn't necessarily mean you are overweight, it can also mean that the muscles in the chin and neck aren't as developed as they could be, and as we get older our skin can lose its elasticity, the muscles can lose tone and stretch and our face loses volume. These changes cause sagging to the skin, which is very noticeable in the chin, jowl and neck area.

Three things can cause a double chin;
* Age - Our age can determine whether we develop a double chin. The older we get, the more our skin becomes thin, less elastic and the muscles lose their tone, creating a sagging droopy look.
* Genetics - We might be genetically predisposed to having a double chin. Our genetics can influence the muscle, bone structure and fat deposit characteristics of our face. Some of us naturally retain too much water in the chin area, while others store excess fat. 
* Fat - Having excess body fat is also a cause. Our body stores fat in different places on the body and it's almost impossible to lose fat from just one specific place, so if we need to lose fat from a double chin, we must lose fat from all over.

If there’s anything that makes us look older than we are, it’s the looser skin on the jaw line and neck which will result in a double chin or the dreaded jowls. Getting a double chin can cause embarrassment and might be a sign that you should change your eating habits. It's possible to reduce fat in the chin area with a healthy, low-fat diet and regular exercise or maybe if all else fails, cosmetic treatment could be the answer.

Vaser lipo treatment is one of the gentlest and most powerful form of liposuction available today. As well as removing fat, the ultrasound energy achieves a degree of skin tightening which is particularly effective in the chin area. The vaser probes that deliver the energy are ultra thin, solid and have grooves and when they're inserted into the skin through tiny incisions, the energy will break up the fat. The fat cells become liquefied and then are gently removed. During the vaser lipo treatment collagen production is also stimulated, so over time there will be a continuing improvement.

Clinic Manager.