Monday, 17 September 2018

A Non-Surgical Nose Job Can Make a Dramatic Difference - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Noses come in various shapes and sizes, depending on our cultural background, genetics or any fractures or imperfections caused through injury. Some people might be born with the perfect nose, whist others are desperately unhappy with theirs. Lots of people get embarrassed by their nose shape, thinking it's either too big, too small or has a bump on it. The nose is one of the first things that people tend to see when they first meet, and while some irregularities on the face can easily be hidden with make-up, there's not a lot we can do to change the nose, without having some help from the professionals.

Rhinoplasty is surgery that's done to repair the nose, change the shape, improve nasal breathing, or combinations of them all. Non-surgical nose jobs, where injections of dermal filler are strategically placed into the nose, are an alternative procedure available to those who want to improve their nose, without undergoing invasive surgery. The nose is in a prominent central place on the face, and a non-surgical nose job can make a dramatic difference in the facial appearance, leading to an increase in self-esteem and self-confidence.

The nose impacts on the balance and symmetry of your facial features, and reshaping can subtly enhance the contours of your nose and give it more definition.

Dermal fillers injected into the nose can:
  • Remove or smooth a hump or bump from the nose
  • Fill in dents or dips in the bridge
  • Straighten or raise an irregular bridge
  • Correct the size of the nose, to make it look bigger or smaller
  • Refine or reduce the nasal tip
  • Correct imperfections 

Lots of people would like to improve their nose, either because they think it has a bend, or a hump in the ridge or maybe they don't like the tip. If you are not happy with the look of your nose, you can alter the way it looks. If you don't want to go the surgical route, then non-surgical treatments are very effective at changing the nose, which can result in a subtle change on the overall balance of your face.

A non-surgical nose job can't make a large nose smaller but it is ideally suited for refining the nose or correcting small areas, reshaping the tip, increasing the height of the bridge, creating shape and definition, adding balance and improving symmetry to your face.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Tips & Treatments for Ageing Skin / Botox & Fillers - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We can’t avoid ageing - it's part of life, but we don't have to like it! It begins with wrinkles, crow’s feet and sagging skin, and then we have to endure facial volume loss. We can still look youthful in our 40's, 50's and beyond, although it might take a bit more effort.

Lots of us aren't ready to look older, and the good news is that now, we can delay it. There are many cosmetic treatments we can have to help keep us looking younger, for longer and there are also some easy, everyday things we can do for ourselves.

Sun protection
To protect the skin from the sun, use a product with SPF in the ingredients and reapply throughout the day. Prevention is the key. The main cause of wrinkles, sun spots, pigmentation and many other signs of skin ageing is because of the UV rays from the sun. To further protect the skin, instead of getting a real suntan, try wearing fake-tan.

Facial expressions
To prevent lines and wrinkles you should try to stop pursing your lips, frowning and squinting. Be aware that all facial movement, when done repetitively, can cause frown lines and wrinkles to appear on the face.

Botox areas
Face exercises
The muscles in the face, just like any other muscle, will deteriorate as we get older. Doing facial exercises three to five times week will keep your facial muscles looking toned and this will to keep your face looking young and vibrant.

Exfoliation is an important part of our beauty routine, as it's one of the best ways to renew the skin. When we exfoliate, it scrubs the face removing dead skin. It unclogs the pores and makes the skin more receptive to a moisturiser. Exfoliating once a week will improve the look and feel of your skin.

When we first meet someone, the eyes and smile are the two features we immediately notice. The teeth help to hold the face and its muscles in place. Older people with false teeth usually have many wrinkles around the mouth and this is partly due to the lack of support for the muscles, when the false teeth come out at night.

Tech wrinkles
You should try to avoid looking downwards at your computer screen, as looking down can cause wrinkles. To help, you should keep your head held upwards, and place the computer screen at eye level, or lower your chair so you are looking up. The same applies when using your phone. Hold it straight in front of you instead of looking downwards.

Cleanse, tone and moisturize

We wash our face every morning and night to take away the sweat, dirt and pollution which collects on our face. If we don’t wash we'll get a build up of dead skin, make-up and dirt, leading to spots and dull skin. Toning helps to remove any left-over make-up or impurities that are still there after cleansing and helps to close and tighten the pores. Daily moisturizing helps to prevent water loss and will restore the skin’s moisture, enhancing its texture.

We should also take cosmetic treatments, such as botox and fillers into consideration when it comes to ageing skin. Even with all the care we give to our skin with anti-ageing products, it still won’t stop the eventual signs of getting old. Botox and fillers can relax the facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles and replace lost volume, making us look refreshed and rejuvenated.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Dermaroller Treatment to Improve the Skin's Look & Texture - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

When we age, our collagen levels decline and our skin loses its elasticity and this can leave the skin looking tired and lined. Dermaroller treatment, also known as skin needling, reduces lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production, making the skin look fuller and improving the texture. 

Acne can leave behind scars and pock marks and the dermaroller procedure can help to regenerate the damaged skin, smoothing the scars and evening out the skin tone and texture. This will take time because the new collagen is forming, new skin cells are generating and the blood supply is becoming enhanced. Often you'll notice some improvement in the skin texture about one week after your treatment, but it can take about six weeks before we see bigger improvements, and over the following months the process will continue, giving the skin a natural and long-lasting enhancement. 

Dermaroller is a handheld, sterilized, single-use roller with thousands of micro-medical needle-columns. It's passed across the skin, causing tiny micro punctures in the surface of the skin. Each column penetrates into the dermis of the skin and afterwards will rapidly close, enabling the skin to quickly recover. This stimulates the skin, causing it to repair and regenerate itself safely and naturally, creating smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin.

Dermaroller can treat;
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne or surgical scars
  • Large pores
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Rough patches and texture 
  • Chicken pox scars

The number of treatments needed will really depend on how bad the problem is. It's recommended you have three treatments, six weeks apart, but more treatments might be needed. After treatment, your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis, generating new skin cells and enhancing the blood supply, as new collagen and elastin is forming. 

Dermaroller doesn't need any downtime. After the treatment your skin will look flushed and it might feel a bit warm and tight, but this will fade after a couple of hours and any redness will disappear over the next few days. You will notice these effects less with each treatment, as your skin will become more resilient, the more treatments you have.

Aftercare following dermaroller treatment is important, with sun protection and moisturisation being vital. The cosmetic doctor will recommend you to use a moisturiser because as your skin begins to repair it might feel drier as it undergoes the repair and rejuvenation process. You must avoid sun exposure for two weeks after the treatment and use a chemical free high factor sun screen daily.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Improve an Ageing Face with a PDO Thread Lift - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

If you feel that as you've grown older, the skin on your face has become loose or that it's starting to sag, and you would like a tighter, fresher, more youthful look without having any invasive surgery, then you should really consider PDO thread lift treatment. 

When we age it causes the skin tissue to become thinner, because the collagen and elastin fibres break down, and this will result in sagging skin, creases, folds, lines and wrinkles. PDO threads are a non-surgical treatment that can restore the face and neck, giving it back a youthful shape. They can improve and reduce sagging, loose skin, such as the jowls, cheeks, neck and eyebrows. 

At a consultation the cosmetic doctor will discuss your needs and decide what sort of result you are looking for. He will decide which areas he will concentrate on, to get an overall enhanced appearance. Thread lifts can help improve sagging cheeks, forehead wrinkles, deep lines and wrinkles, loss of facial volume, jowls and can even redefine the jaw line. Thread lifts are ideal for those who want a subtle change in their mid and lower face and don't want a long recovery time.

PDO Thread lifts can give you amazing results on;
  • Sagging jowls
  • Under eye bags
  • Drooping upper eyebrows
  • Defining the jaw line
The thread lift procedure involves lifting different areas of the face using specialised threads, all done without the need for surgical incisions. An ultra fine needle inserts the thread into the skin, into either the skin itself, the subcutaneous fat or the muscle.

The threads help to tighten and firm the skin by promoting collagen and elastin and also improves skin hydration by promoting hyaluronic acid which smooths the skin. Wrinkles will ease and the skin will look less crepe-like. You'll notice a lifted appearance immediately after the treatment, and the results will continue improving over the following days and weeks.

The benefits of a thread lift include;
  • Instant and long-lasting results
  • Minimal downtime
  • Increase in natural collagen production
  • No cuts and no incisions
  • No stitches
The PDO threads gradually dissolve after 6 months, and the skin will keep improving for about 2-6 months, as new collagen grows between the threads giving a further lift and tightening to the skin. The results last for 12-18 months.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 3 September 2018

RadioFrequency to Remove Unwanted Moles - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Moles are marks that can appear anywhere on your skin in various colours and sizes. They can look attractive on some people if they're placed strategically on the face, but for others, they are a nightmare and a big cause of self-consciousness. Moles are usually dark in colour and have a texture, making them difficult to disguise with a cosmetic foundation or concealer make-up.

The main cause of moles are usually a result of spending excess time in the sun, but some people will get moles with or without sun exposure, and they can also develop on non-exposed areas as well. Over time moles can change and they can grow in number.

Before and after Radio Frequency treatment
Some moles can fade away and sometimes they change because of hormonal changes, such as:
  • Pregnancy -  the mole might get slightly darker
  • In teenage years - moles might increase in number
  • Ageing - they might start to disappear from age 40 to 50 and onwards
The average adult might have between 10-40 moles on their face and body at any one time. Most of these are harmless and should cause no concern at all, but you should look out for any changes in them and regularly check your skin. Moles are irregular, they can change their colour which can lead to bigger issues, and there is definitely a need to keep an eye on your moles if you find they are growing in size, as the growth of a mole can indicate a possible sign of skin cancer.

Moles can result from sunburn or any skin imperfection and they can appear black, brown, or any other colour. Exposure to the sun is the main cause of moles but inherited genes from our parents can also be a cause. 

Selston Cosmetic Clinic uses radio surgery for mole removal. This method produces radio waves which instantly vaporises the moles, and this results in much less scarring. The results will improve over the following 3-4 months, leaving minimal scarring.

At your Selston appointment, Dr Bassi will take a clinical history and check the mole, and if required he will analyse it using a state of the art skin scanner system, and if it's deemed necessary, send the excised mole away for histology.

  • There are no permanent side effects.
  • Treatment takes less than an hour.
  • It won’t leave scars on the skin.
  • It is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Dermal Filler For Beautiful Enhanced Lips at Selston - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

If you're dissatisfied with the way your mouth or lips look, then you’re not alone. Many of us dislike our smile lines, the marionette creases, the lip shape and smoker's lines. As we get older, our face starts to lose volume and elasticity, making parts of our faces, such as the lips, look flatter and thinner.

Lip augmentation treatment can;
  • Add more volume to thin lips
  • Balance out uneven lips
  • Create a pronounced cupids bow
  • Define and shape the lip border
  • Reduce fine smokers lines
Lip fillers enhance the lip volume for those people who are unhappy with the size or shape of their lips. We might want to balance out the upper and bottom lip proportions, or feel self-conscious that the lip appears to disappear when we speak or smile. The lip fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body, and this helps the skin keep its softness and moisture, while increasing the volume.

The natural shape and structure of your lips will influence the shape and volume that the practitioner can achieve. Extra volume on lips which are already full usually gives great results, however this might not look as good on thin lips. We also have to consider the age of the client, and visualise what will look good on a young woman might look out-of-place on the more mature woman. The younger client often go for a fuller pout, where older women want a bit of volume, as well as rejuvenation of the area around the lips for a more natural result.

There are many ways to enhance your lips, depending on what you want the result to look like, and you and the practitioner will decide which look will suit your face.

At your appointment your practitioner can inject;
  • Both lips
  • Add volume into either the top lip or the bottom lip
  • Plump up both lips and the vermillion border
  • Enhance the cupid's bow

Women of all ages come to Selston to have their lips enhanced, with the younger women usually wanting a fuller looking lip, while the more mature women usually opting for a more subtle look. As we age, the upper and lower lips become less full, the cupid’s bow can become flatter, there's less definition on the borders and the mouth can start to droop downwards at the corners.

One of the most common reasons that clients come to see Dr Bassi at Selston Cosmetic Clinic is because they are unhappy with their lips. Dr Bassi can enhance their size and shape with dermal fillers, giving the lips greater volume and a fuller appearance.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Look Your Best with Face & Body Treatments at Selston - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We all like an evening out, getting dressed up in a beautiful dress and our make-up applied to perfection, but it's underneath the glamour where the hard work has happened to get us looking great. High-definition photo's that we put on our social media, means that every detail of our face and body is there for everyone to scrutinise.

There are lots of treatments and procedures available that can get us looking fabulous.

Laser hair removal
High definition cameras will pick up embarrassing facial hair, making laser hair removal an ideal treatment to have before a special occasion or a big night out. Hair removal on body area's such as the legs, bikini line, facial hairs, arms and armpits are easily treated, making the skin smoother. Laser treatment is a safe and effective way to reduce unwanted body and facial hair.

Sometimes lips are thin; maybe thinning because of ageing or they might have always been a bit flat, but they don't have to stay that way. To get plumper lips just a small amount of hyaluronic acid can make a big difference, and as well as adding volume, lip fillers can also improve the lip borders and give the lips definition.


Vaser lipo
When you're on an evening out wearing a tight fitted dress, any small pockets of fat on the tummy and hips will show, but they can easily be removed with vaser lipo, so there aren't any noticeable lumps and bumps. Vaser can also remove fat from a double chin, and take fat away from the upper arms, helping to stop those bingo wings from flapping.

Microdermabrasion / Chemical peels
Procedures such as facials, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels will take the dead cells from the face, revealing rejuvenated new skin. Regular facial treatments will give the face a youthful and radiant complexion.

Botox and Fillers
Injectable fillers can help to plump up lips and cheeks and a skilled cosmetic doctor can strategically inject botox to erase forehead creases, the frown lines, the lines between the eyebrows and the crows feet around the eyes, giving a natural, softer and relaxed look to the face. Botox injections between the eyebrows can raise them, giving the eyes a more open and less stressed look. Botox isn't only for the face, it's also used to inject into the armpits to prevent sweating, putting an end to perspiration stains around the armpits of your clothing.

So if you have a big night out coming up, or a special occasion where you need to look your best, then Selston Cosmetic Clinic provides lots of cosmetic procedures which will make you feel like a million dollars.

Clinic Manager.