Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Vaser Lipo - The Leading Liposuction Treatment

If you are thinking of having liposuction then you may need to think again. Now we aren’t saying don’t have any form of liposuction, but you should be having the BEST type of lipo available, and using that as a basis standard liposuction really doesn’t cut it anymore.

So what are the alternatives and wants so good about them? Well the best methods available today are Advanced SmartLipo or even better Vaser LipoSelection.

So what is the difference between these treatments and normal lipo? Well standard liposuction is a time consuming and quite painful process, not especially painful during, but the bruising and recovery time after can be very uncomfortable and arduous.

Now Advanced SmartLipo is an improvement on Smart Lipo (which in turn was an improvement on liposuction) and uses laser technology to deliver energy that melts away the body’s fat cells and unlike previous lipo procedures, the meted fat is vacuumed (or aspirated) away. Recovery time is much shorter, as is any bruising and it is a non-surgical procedure, unlike standard liposuction which requires time in hospital.

However Advanced SmartLipo still has a few downsides, mainly that it is only useful for removing small areas of fat, around 500mls, or the size of a fist and the other issue is patient selection; the ideal patient should be slim and toned with localized areas of stubborn fat, with a Body Mass Index of roughly 25.

Now this doesn’t mean that Advanced Smart Lipo isn’t a very good form of liposuction - it is good, very good, but only for those in that demographic (in which case it is one of the best treatments you can choose).

So what to do if you don’t fit that bill? Well that’s Where Vaser LipoSelection, or Vaser Lipo, comes into play.

Vaser Lipo is a new technology which, like Advanced Smart Lipo, is performed under local anaesthetic and uses ultrasound energy to emulsify and breakdown the fat cells, which again is followed by gentle aspiration of this liquefied fat.

The Vaser Lipo procedure can remove various volumes of fat, from small amounts to much larger measurements. Under local anaesthetic and day case surgery up to 2 litres of fat can be removed, this is well within, Vaser Lipo’s capability.

Many leading cosmetic clinics are already starting to offer this treatment and it is set to become the top tiered standard in walk-in/walk-out liposuction treatments allowing the removal of larger volumes of fat compared with other technologies and treatments and gives the ability to enhance and reshape your curves.

By Dr S.R Bassi

Dr S.R. Bassi is the lead cosmetic physician in North Nottingham premier medical cosmetic and laser clinic, Selston Cosmetic Clinic. Visit our website or give us a call to find out more about Advanced SmartLipo and Vaser Lipo.

Friday, 13 March 2009

To Grow Old Gracefully or Not?

For anyone who has found themselves in a hypercritical situation due to their employment may well appreciate the sentiments to follow.

To understand my perplexion you first have to learn that I come from a family of shall we call them “grow old gracefullies” you know the sort the type of people who will not entertain anything un-natural botox and breast enlargements are definitely out, you should be happy with what you were given.

Well my dilemma began when I became the Practice Manager of Selston Surgery, a semi rural village Doctors in Nottinghamshire, not the sort of village where you would normally expect to find an advanced medical laser and cosmetic clinic. Dr Bassi “the boss” has been the village GP for about 20 years and during this time developed a keen interest in cosmetic treatments.

My understanding is that this interest grew from the needs of his patients and out of frustration with the services available for them in terms of aesthetics. There are so many people who are un-happy with the way they look, I am not just talking about those that make the odd comment of “I wish I didn’t have wrinkles” but there are many who have become so depressed with their appearance that they won’t leave he house and are unable to lead a full life because of their insecurities.

You may ask what could be so bad “as I did” but what is a simple birth mark or port wine stain to one can prevent a person from going on holiday because they are to conscious to wear a t-shirt or swimwear, or the young minded person who has a heavily aged face and hands who becomes depressed yearning for their youthful looks, not to mention the acne scared young adult who fears socialising.

My experiences have now showed me that there is a need for cosmetic treatments and if a person chooses laser liposuction to remove their fat, they can come to a safe medical environment and undergo a procedure, without going through major surgery, and when they return for their follow up appointments, the confidence and self esteem have greatly improved.

Cosmetic treatments are not just about treating the skin and the physical appearance of a person, its about the person as a whole, who are they, who do they want to be and how do they want to feel. As my Grandmother would have said “It’s good for the soul”.

So, should you grow old gracefully, yes if you want to; but if you feel you need a bit of fat removal here, a breast enlargment there, your skin tightening to look younger or have hair growing where you do want it to grow and would like in removing, then why not.

By Dawn Meakin

Medical Microdermabrasion - The Facts

Medical Microdermabrasion uses no lasers or chemicals. The treatment involves passing a fine collection of medical grade crystals over the skins surface using a hand held device.

The technique gently removes the dead skin cells and smoothes the surface of the skin. The new, living skin cells beneath this top layer are revealed giving a longer, more rejuvenated appearance.

The technique of Microdermabrasion is perfectly safe and painless. The treatment has been used to treat millions of patients over the last ten years bringing fantastic results. There are no side effects.

The whole procedure is usually complete within 20 minutes and results can be seen instantly. Some treatments may take longer depending on the skin condition and the overall required results. For long lasting overall improved skin appearance, we recommend a course of treatments.

You will be advised on the number of treatments required at your first consultation. This will depend on the present condition of your skin, your desired results and your overall health at the time of the treatment.

By Roberta James

Roberta James specialises and runs the Medical Microdermabrasion and Skin Peels section at a top Cosmetic Clinic in North Nottingham.
http://www.selstoncosmeticclinic.com/ and find out what fabulous things we can do for you.

Medical Microdermabrasion - Things You Should Know

As a skilled Cosmetic Technician specialising in Medical Microdermbrasion, many people ask me questions about this skin treatment, I therefore decided to blog some of the questions I am asked frequently.

Q: Can Medical Microdermabrasion Make Skin Dry?
A: Dryness after Medical Microdermabrasion is extremely rare. If it does happen, nourish your skin with a replenishing serum.

Q: Does Microdermabrasion Work On The Hands.?
A: Yes, there is no reason not to have Microdemabrasion on your hands.

Q: How Good Is Microdermabrasion On Wrinkles?
A: Microdermabrasion works on fine wrinkles. It evens out skin texture through abrasion of the top layer of skin. The effect is a reduction or even total removal of superficial wrinkles.

Q: Microdermabrasion Is It Safe If You Have Eczema?
A: Eczema sufferers should not use microdermabration This procedures is somewhat invasive to the skin (any skin rejuvenation treatment is to some extent) and can worsen their condition. This applies to home microdermabrasion as well, despite its mild effect.

Q: Can Microdermabrasion Be Used For Whiteheads?
A: By exfoliating the top layer of the skin, microdemabrasion sets clean deep into the pore and removes excess oil and dirt that clog pores - which causes whiteheads. Most whiteheads are removed while the more stubborn ones become less noticeable.

Q: Can You Have Microdermabrasion If You Have Rosacea?
A: Rosacea is one of the main contraindications of microdermabrasion, because the exfoliation process worsens rosacea symptoms (redness, itchiness, flaking). Home micro abrasion kits either (even though they are milder). However, don't despire there are treatments for rosacea, just not microdermabrasion.

Q: What Are The Advantages Of Microdermabrasion?
A: One major advantage is the minimum risks and side effects associated with microdermabrasion takes no more than 20-30 minutes and can be successfully used on the face as well as the body (neck, chest, back and hands). It removes only the very top skin layer which is why it's considered to be the least invasive cosmetic procedure. It doesn't require anesthesia and has virtually no down time after treatment. It can be performed on all skin types and colors without risks and side effects.

Q: Does Microdermabrasion Help Treat Scarring?
A: By removing the top layer of skin, microdermabrasion evens out skin texture and helps remove superficial scarring. Deeper scars need more invasive non-surgical techniques, like deep chemical peeling or laser facial resurfacing.

Q: Does Microdermabrasion Help Minimise Age Spots?
A: Age spots can be made less visible or even removed entirely through several micro dermabrasion treatments - the flow of crystals exfoliates the top layer of the skin and evens out irregular skin pigmentation.

Q: Is Microdermabrasion Good For Making Your Skin Look Healthy?
A: Healthy-looking skin needs elasticity and density, both achievable through skin cell renewal. Microdermabrasion product the outermost skin layer and stimulates skin renewal. An effective skin renewal process results in increased elasticity and density. Moreover, the vacuum function of the microdermabrasion machine sucks up dirt and hardened oil to reveal an even skin texture and tone.

By Roberta James

Roberta James specialises and runs the Medical Microdermbrasion and Skin Peels department at the Selston Cosmetic Clinic in North Nottingham. Visit www.selstoncosmeticclinic.com and find out what fabulous things we can do for you.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Dermal Fillers - Putting the Smile Back on Your Face

It is fascinating to see the transformation of a person who is having Dermal Fillers; it is also quite amazing to see this transformation happen instantly before your eyes.

Recently I observed
Dr Bassi carrying out a cosmetic filler treatment on a client from Derby. The area being treated was the Nasolabial Folds (or "smile grooves"); these are the deep folds running down from the nose to the mouth that become more and more prominent as we age.

After a small anesthetic block, Dr Bassi injected the
Juvederm Ultra dermal filler into the folds. As he worked you could see the years fading away and a more youthful face emerging.

At the end of this
anti-aging procedure, the client was offered a mirror to see the result and their face lit up with delight as they saw the younger looking reflection staring back at them. As the doctor continued to give the client advice for the coming couple of weeks, their smile broadened with the knowledge that the final result would be even smoother.