Friday, 30 December 2016

Vaser Lipo on the Tummy Before and After - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Sometimes, even though we might lead an active lifestyle, we may find that over time we've put on weight that we just can't shift. Whether we gain weight through our metabolism slowing down, the menopause, genetics or just good living - it's better to get rid of the extra fat than to carry it round with us! Vaser lipo is an ideal way to sculpt and define the body and target those problem areas. If you are fit and well, within or close to your BMI and have skin that is still elastic, then you will reap the rewards from vaser lipo.

Vaser Lipo is the number one procedure for fat removal. We perform vaser under local anaesthetic, so you're wide awake and chatting throughout your treatment. The procedure can also be done under twilight sedation, but this will increase the cost of your treatment as it requires an anaesthetist. Most clients opt for vaser lipo as it's a safer way of  having lipo and doesn't involve being put to sleep. After your treatment, you can go home the same day and get  on with your life, no hospital stay and no big downtime as for traditional liposuction.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, this woman (photo below) came to us asking about vaser lipo on her tummy and flanks. She decided to have her full front done in one procedure, then come back and have her flanks done another day. Dr. Bassi did a vaser procedure on her upper and lower abs. She came back to the clinic for her post-op after-care, and from day two her tummy was looking extremely flat. She had more massages with us at the clinic and her boyfriend pummelled her in between our sessions.

Before vaser lipo on the tummy

She did return at a later date to have her flanks done, but by that time she was looking that good from having her full front done that she didn't need the flanks doing. The photo above shows her on the day before her first treatment and the photo below, just four weeks post op.

4 weeks after vaser lipo treatment
Post op care after vaser lipo is vital as it ensures you keep the result the procedure has left you with. The clinic's view is that Dr. Bassi does 50% of the work and the other 50% is down to you, and how you look after the result afterwards. It's so important to make sure that everything is kept smooth with ultrasound and massage. Dr. Bassi gives a bespoke after-care package specifically tailored for you and your particular procedure which you should follow to the letter, as any shortcuts can affect your result.

So if you're thinking of having vaser lipo treatment, come along to Selston Cosmetic Clinic for a free consultation with Dr. Bassi and he will give you all the information you need to make that important decision!

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Botox for Wrinkles and Lines - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Well, Christmas Day is well and truly over, and now it's just the stress of getting ready for the New Years Eve festivities. And then the following day, having to cope with hosting the New Year's Day family lunch! I'm sure we can feel ourselves looking older and more wrinkly by the minute!

The Christmas period is the time to relax and meet up with friends and family, but unfortunately, the holiday season usually ends up full of worry and stress. Shopping, organising, family arguments and late nights and early mornings, all catch up with us in the end.

Botox is now one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the UK, and at Selston Cosmetic Clinic we offer a Botox Cosmetic Clinic service Monday - Friday, with afternoon and evening appointments and also Saturday morning appointments. Our cosmetic doctor, Dr Bassi, performs all of our Botox treatments. He's trained in basic and advanced Botox techniques and we specialise in giving a soft natural look to your face, meaning that we customise each Botox treatment specifically for you.

Dr Bassi is a fully trained cosmetic practitioner, and he performs careful, technical exact injections, to give your face a fresh, healthy and subtle appearance and not a startled and expressionless look. Botox gets injected using a disposable syringe which has a very fine needle. We inject tiny amounts of Botox very precisely into several specific areas on the face, chosen by carefully examining the movements of your facial muscles.

Laughing, smiling, frowning and worrying, can all contribute to the start of fine lines and wrinkles. As we grow older our bodies will produce less of the natural substances which keep our skin hydrated and firm. So why not transform dull, tired and ageing skin into a fresher, more vibrant and youthful-looking appearance. The results can look stunning, and yet remain subtle.

There are many facial treatments to help smooth wrinkles:
  • Botox
  • Dermal fillers
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasions
  • and laser skin tightening treatments.

All of these treatments can lessen fine lines and wrinkles resulting in a younger and more rejuvenated appearance, smoothing away laughter lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet.

There are many benefits:

  • Wrinkles and lines get smoothed out, giving a more youthful appearance
  • Prevention of further wrinkles by relaxing the muscles
  • It's a non-invasive, quick treatment with minimal discomfort
At Selston we attempt to keep the Botox injection experience gentle and pain-free and our trained professional team will put you at ease and support you through the experience.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Cosmetic Procedures at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Selston Cosmetic Clinic would like to wish all our past, present and future clients a very Merry Christmas.

We built the clinic on the strong foundation of Dr. S Bassi's 26 years of experience in medicine. He's been associated with the aesthetic industry for over 10 years and has a keen passion for human aesthetics. The clinic is in Selston, just minutes off Junction 27 on the M1, easily serving the East Midlands and the surrounding areas of  Nottingham, Derby, Chesterfield and Mansfield as well as attracting many clients from overseas.

The clinic, located within a modern, purpose-built health care complex, is committed to invest in cutting-edge cosmetic technology, first-class equipment and cosmetic training, which allows us to offer a high-class service in a sophisticated environment.

Selston Cosmetic Clinic's Dr. Bassi

Dr. Bassi has been in the aesthetic industry for more than 10 years, and prior to that he has worked as a local GP for 18 years. He holds multiple qualifications and is a member of the British Association of Body Sculpting, the General Medical Council (GMC no. 2941008) and an Associate Member of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors. He also holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. Furthermore, Dr. Bassi continues to develop his vaser lipo techniques to provide the most cutting-edge treatments to meet all of our clients’ individual needs.

To keep up to date with trends in the cosmetic industry, Dr. Bassi has attended courses and seminars and has completed specialist training courses across Europe, the UK and South America, gaining the experience and knowledge necessary for choosing the most effective vaser treatments available on the global market today. Our philosophy is simple - to make sure that we identify, improve, and make available new cutting-edge treatments to clients at Selston Cosmetic Clinic, at competitive prices.

Dr Bassi was the first vaser surgeon in the UK to combine the vaser and tickle lipo techniques, which is why our pioneering techniques are consistently achieving superior results. We are pioneers of the Tickle vaser lipo procedure and offer services such as Botox, Skin Rejuventating Treatments, Demal Fillers, Lip Fillers, Mole and Wart Removal, Vaser Lipo, Vaser Hi Def, FUE Hair Transplant and Laser Hair Removal and many more.

Mags, is the lead vaser lipo technician at Selston. She is Dr. Bassi's right hand woman and assists him in vaser and other cosmetic procedures. She also offers vaser lipo post-operative care to clients at Selston Cosmetic Clinic.

Mags - Selston Cosmetic Clinic's vaser lipo technician
Vaser post-op care is very specialised, you have to ensure there is:
  • Smooth retraction of the skin.
  • Expeditious eradication of swelling and bruising.
  • Complications, such as seromas need dealing with quickly.
Mags travelled to Columbia to observe and learn the Hi Def post op care in 2009. Post op care involves ultrasound therapy, MLD massage/deep tissue massage, and Mags will also give you lots of tips and advice that she's gathered over the years, for maximum results. Mags has gained lots of experience over the years, and will help you to achieve the best result possible in the weeks following your vaser treatment.

Selston Cosmetic Clinic is one of the UK's leading vaser lipo specialist clinics, and we have performed over 1500 procedures to date and within these hundreds using Vaser Hi Def techniques. Our clinic consistently delivers outstanding results, acknowledged both by our clients and independent vaser lipo forums. At the clinic we have a high client satisfaction rate and have many returning clients. Selston Cosmetic Clinic prides itself on delivering a professional, cost-effective service, which is well received by our clients.

We hope to see you in 2017!

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Laser Treatment for Spider Leg Veins - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Many people suffer from red or purple blood vessels on their legs, which are not veins but usually dilated capillaries, and these are commonly known as Spider Leg Veins. Getting these veins is part of the ageing process, caused by over exposure to the sun or you might simply have a family predisposition to them. Leg thread veins are very common, although lots of people feel that the dilated or broken capillaries compromise their appearance and undermines their confidence.

Superficial leg veins, occur when tiny veins congregate below the surface of the skin, causing red, blue or purple discolorations on the skin. Spider veins get their name from the shape of the visible veins, some are quite small, while others are more noticeable. Although they might make you feel embarrassed, they are harmless and any treatment done on them, is usually done for cosmetic reasons only. Spider veins tend to appear mostly on the thighs, ankles and calves, and are more common in women than men.

These spider veins are essentially enlarged superficial blood vessels, red to purple in colour. Leg thread veins can run in the family, appear following injury to the leg, during pregnancy or through hormonal changes and any job that requires standing for long periods. Selston Cosmetic Clinic provides the latest leading, safe and effective cosmetic medical treatments for spider leg veins.

Before the procedure, we use a topical anesthetic cream to decrease discomfort. Laser treatments involve minimal pain, however, whist we deliver the laser pulses to the treatment area, some people might experience a light stinging sensation on the skin. Leg vein treatments take roughly 15 to 30 minutes, the time varies, depending on the number of veins that need treating. We divide appointments for treatments into eight-week segments, and two treatments usually leave the best results. Downtime is minimal and immediate return to regular activities is allowed.

Help prevent spider veins by:
  • Avoid sitting or standing for long periods.
  • Poor blood flow and circulation cause spider veins. When sitting down, try to avoid crossing your legs for long periods, as this can cause the vein walls to weaken and spider veins to appear.
  • Try to avoid wearing high-heeled shoes, as heels put extra pressure on your legs, restricting the blood flow from the heart to the legs, and this limited circulation can cause spider veins to appear.
  • Raise your feet when you're sitting down. This will improve the circulation and help regulate the blood flow in your veins, reducing swelling in the ankles and calves, reducing the risk of spider veins.
  • Wear support tights. They help to stimulate your blood vessels and improve your circulation, and poor circulation often causes spider veins.
  • It's important to use sun cream to protect the skin on your face, but it can also help prevent spider veins from appearing on your legs, calves and ankles.
Infrequently, the treated area will be mildly swollen and sensitive for several weeks. Keep the area well moisturised and away from sunlight. You should avoid strenuous exercise and we recommend wearing support tights or stocks one week after the treatment. It takes about eight weeks for the treated veins to disappear.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Dermal Fillers for Younger Looking Skin - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment, used to plump up depressions in the skin. The main reason for depressions in the skin are wrinkles, lines and loss of volume caused by the ageing process. As we age, it's well-known that the skin loses its smoothness, and this happens because the body's natural levels of collagen reduce with age. This causes the skin loses its shape and firmness, which is a problem that dermal fillers can rectify.

Here are a few examples of the use of dermal fillers:
  • Achieve greater volume or fuller appearance with lip augmentation.
  • Fill in hollow cheek bones to give you a younger appearance.
  • Tear trough treatment gives a natural filled out appearance, correcting the hollowed eye look.
  • Lip Enhancement gives your lips better definition and reduces lipstick bleed.

Although there are many different types of fillers available, the dermal fillers we use at Selston Cosmetic Clinic are hyaluronic acid based fillers or a calcium hydroxylapatite filler (Radiesse). Dermal fillers should not be confused with Botox, as although both procedures involve injections, Botox gets injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles, fillers are used for facial volumisation, which involves placing the fillers in strategic places to lift the cheeks and jowls, give volume to the lips and fill deep lines, improving your looks, enhancing your profile and leaving your face with a natural expression.

The brand names of the hyaluronic acid based fillers are:
  • Restylane range
  • Juvederm Ultra
  • Teosyal Kiss and
  • Radiesse, which is a calcium hydroxylapatite based filler.

At the Selston Cosmetic Clinic, this woman had dermal filler treatment on the nasolabial folds (or "smile grooves") which are the deep folds running down from the nose to the mouth, that become more prominent as we age.

The results are amazing, leaving her overjoyed at the difference!

  • A non-invasive treatment with little downtime, so you can return to normal activities straight away
  • Reduction of lines and wrinkles to give a more youthful looking appearance
  • Will replenish lost volume for a softer more younger look
  • Long lasting results
Dermal fillers work by plumping up the treated area and making it level with the rest of the skin, filling out any depressed areas such as wrinkles or sunken cheeks. A very fine needle injects the filler into the treatment area, which adds more structure and firmness to the face. Most people report only a slight discomfort when the dermal fillers get injected, so the treatment usually doesn’t require an anaesthetic and you can go straight back to your normal activities. The results are usually seen instantly and will last for around six to eight months.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Quick Anti-Ageing Solutions for Rejuvenated Skin at Selston - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Christmas day is getting closer by the minute, and most men, when left to their own devises, can come home after Christmas shopping with predictable, or else some very strange gifts.

A cosmetic procedure can make a fabulous a gift, although maybe not a surprise gift - it’s probably best to speak with your partner first, just to make sure it's something they do want. There are some cosmetic procedures or beauty treatments that are quick to perform and give instant results, making them ideal gifts.

The Image Skincare range is proving extremely popular at Selston Cosmetic Clinic, due to the impressive results people are getting! The range is aimed at ageing and sun damaged skin and it treats acne, rosacea and hyper-pigmentation. Image Skincare is a high quality, affordable skin care product and their aim is simple; cleanse, protect and repair. The brand has something for everyone, and older looking skin can look rejuvenated with the use of these anti-ageing products, which help to treat and prevent wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of ageing.

Image Skincare

Vital C Serum - which is our top seller of the Image range, is a hydrating serum used morning and night under your moisturiser. It's targeted at skin that's dehydrated, has rosacea and is sensitive, stressed or fatigued. It's also good for smokers, travellers and skin that just needs pure moisture!
Image Clear Cell - a medicated acne lotion that's a perfect blend of everything needed for effective improvement.  It kills bacteria, soothes and heals sore, acne lesions. It's safe enough to use up to twice a day and it dramatically clears up the skin in days.
Daily Defense Hydrating Moisturiser SPF30 - which suits dry/dehydrated, as well as sensitive/rosacea prone skin. It's enriched with vitamins and anti-oxidants, as well as green tea as an anti-inflammatory agent. It provides the greatest protection against the ageing effects of the sun, while hydrating the skin.

Microdermabrasion - is a non-surgical procedure which treats the face, neck, chest and hands. It's a skin rejuvenating technique, designed to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Using fine crystals, like a hoover effect all over the skin, it gently and painlessly removes dead and dull cells from the upper layer of the skin, resulting in polished smooth and glowing skin. The results are subtle, resulting in a fresher look, reducing fine lines and acne scarring. It's altogether a brilliant treatment which makes it a lot easier to apply make-up, leaving it feeling smoother and looking healthier. Following the treatment you can immediately return to normal activities.

Semi-permanent make-up - is increasing, especially with those with a busy lifestyle who might not have the time to apply makeup. Semi-permanent make-up will save you time every morning, it's also one of the most effective non-surgical anti-ageing treatments available. Each procedure will enhance your natural features so you can have perfectly shaped brows, defined eyes, enviable eyelashes and beautifully contoured lips - all without having to wear any make-up. We can create a look that's perfect for you, from natural and understated to the obvious and glamorous.

The idea of gifting cosmetic procedures is getting more popular with the younger generation, and booking treatments to have them done during the holiday season is increasing!

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Botox, Fillers, Lip Filler & Peels - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Christmas will be here in a matter of weeks, and both women and men will be attending family parties, nights out with friends and the inevitable Christmas work do. Everyone wants to dress to impress and look their best, so what better that a bit of help from Selston Cosmetic Clinic! More and more people are seeking to achieve a better, fresher look for themselves in time for the holiday festivities.

Most people are realists and aren't looking to turn back time in decades, they just want a slightly more youthful version of their current selves, and in the run-up to Christmas and the new year women are pampering themselves with anti-ageing and skin-rejuvenating cosmetic treatments. Lots of women, as they grow older, feel quite upset about how age has crept up on them, and their confidence starts to dwindle.
Fillers - before and after
Blokes, have you noticed your wife, girlfriend or mother getting upset and worried about her fine lines and wrinkles? Maybe ladies, your fella is unhappy with his deepening frown lines. Well, if you're stuck, and wondering what present to get your loved one, why not spoil that someone special this Christmas with a cosmetic treatment, to give their confidence a boost. Lots of injectable treatments only take minutes to perform giving instant results or they will take only a matter of days for the results to settle down and become recognisable.

Botox - this treatment is an effective and safe way to reduce and smooth out wrinkles. The frown lines across the forehead, and the vertical lines between the eyebrows form when we express ourselves. Over time, because of repeated smiling and frowning, dynamic facial lines and wrinkles develop. Botox softens the look of these facial fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox before and after
Dermal fillers - Over time everything seems to shift downwards and the face can start to look permanently tired and unhappy and sagging and sunken cheeks can have a huge impact on the rest of the face. Fillers give the face gentle volumising and contouring, creating a naturally smoothed out appearance by filling in the fine lines and wrinkles and plumping out grooves and creases. Dermal fillers are much softer than other treatments, and they give instant results. Ideally we should always aim for subtle results, leaving our friends and family believing that we are simply just looking our best!

Chemical peelexfoliate the dead skin cells and reveal a rejuvenated, healthy glowing skin. It’s the perfect lunch time treatment a for fresher, tighter and younger look for your face. The skin, over time, can gradually start to look dull and lifeless, as dead cells clog up the surface of the skin. Chemical facial peels allow new healthy skin cells to grow back, creating a smoother looking skin.

Lip Augmentation - before and after
Lip augmentation -  Lip definition is lost when the collagen starts to break down as we age, and we welcome any help to get them back to their former natural fullness. Whether your aim is to look younger and more desirable, or just to become more self-confident, a lip enhancement treatment is a quick and simple way to give you fuller, plumper lips, and reduce fine wrinkles around the mouth.

With instant results, these treatments are a perfect skin pick me up, pre or post the party season.

Clinic Manager.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Chemical Peels for Healthier, Youthful Skin - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

From the moment we are born, we start to age, we can't avoid it. When reaching our late twenties or early thirties, we start noticing signs of ageing, like facial wrinkles or the skin beginning to sag. Most of us generally accept that what we see in the mirror, is an inevitable process of nature. Sun damage, smoking, pollution, the environment, stress and lack of sleep, all accelerate the skin's ageing process.

Ageing skin:
  • Is Thinner - The rate of skin cell turnover is reduced in ageing skin, resulting in thinner crêpe like skin.
  • Sags - There's less production of elastin and collagen, making ageing skin vulnerable to the effects of gravity, resulting in jowls and bags under the eyes.
  • Is Wrinkly - This is because the ageing skin is thin, and it also has reduced elastin and collagen.
  • Has Age Spots - When pigment cells increase in certain areas on the skin, and cluster together, resulting in freckles and liver spots.
  • Is Dry - The ageing skin is prone to dryness as it has fewer sweat and oil glands.
  • Has Facial Thread Veins - The blood vessels in ageing thin skin are more likely to break, bruise or become permanently dilated.

Cold weather in winter can have a terrible effect on the skin, causing it to become dry, as the moisture gets sucked out of the epidermis, leaving it itchy, tight and uncomfortable. Fine lines begin to appear deeper and your skin starts to look rough and flaky. The older we get, the more wrinkles, fine lines, acne, mild face scars, sun damage, freckles and pigmentation start to show on our face. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we perform chemical peels to fight these things by slowing their growth and appearance or by diminishing them completely.

Benefits of chemical skin peels:
  • Pain free with no skin flaking or shredding.
  • It will promote growth of new skin, collagen and elastin, which will thicken the skin and improve the resistance to the effects of ageing.
  • The skin peel will improve your skin's texture and tone, making your face look and feel fresher.
People have a chemical peel treatment to gain a cleaner, fresher, tighter and younger appearance for their face. The treatment is a great way to lessen, or take away wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne scars, age spots, superficial scars and other blemishes. A chemical peel removes the outer layers of the skin to expose the underlying cells, causing new cells to grow and leaving the new skin with a fresher, appearance and fewer blemishes or wrinkles.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Smoother Tighter Face with PDO Thread Lifts - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

When we're young and in our prime, the skin on our face is usually smooth and taut. The jaw-line has a strong definition, and the contour where the cheek meets the chin is smooth. It's quite devastating to get to that age when your features are no longer as sharp or defined as they once were. The facial profile suddenly becomes a bit blurry and we notice that our cheekbones start to sag down our face causing the jaw-line to become saggy and the neck beginning  to look wrinkly.

During the procedure
As our skin ages, some of the collagen is lost, making the skin less elastic. The loose skin is gradually pulled downwards, causing the skin around the cheeks to become thinner, and resulting in jowls in the lower face, making us look older. One way to tighten and tone the loose skin without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure is a PDO thread lift. PDO thread lifts can deliver what is essentially a facelift, without the surgery. There are no incisions or cuts, just simple injections placed in strategic places.

The PDO thread lift will improve and rejuvenate the face's structure, lifting loose or sagging skin. PDO threads are simply inserted into the skin with a very fine needle, either just under the skin, or in the fatty layer just beneath the skin, lifting the tissue and muscle and improving the texture of the skin. Once they're inserted, they will pull up the jaw-line, lift the cheeks and will reduce the lines around the eyes, nose and mouth, and tighten the neck.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we regularly perform PDO thread lifts with great results. We can insert threads all over the face and they will combine beautifully with dermal filler to reveal a rejuvenated new you! Thread lifts are an extremely versatile procedure, they're very simple, safe and almost painless. It's a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that leaves you with a natural, rejuvenated look.

PDO Thread Lift before and after

After a thread lift, an instant lift is often noticeable but what's even better, is that the effects will continue to improve for days and weeks afterwards. The PDO threads produce collagen around the threads and the new collagen that's produced, lifts the skin.

It's a minimally invasive treatment achieving tighter, younger looking skin, lasting for up to two years. The threads are absorbable so they don't need removing from the body.You will see an immediate visible lifting effect and a natural improvement in the skin.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Vaser Lipo at Selston - Before & After Photo's - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Sometimes, no matter how hard you diet and exercise, you still struggle to get the look you're after. Ladies might want to sort out those hard-to-shift pockets of stubborn fat on the tummy or maybe you blokes need a little help getting the perfect six-pack. Vaser lipo cosmetic procedures can enhance the results of your diet and exercise regime, giving you the body you've always wanted.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, during the vaser procedure we melt the fat cells away using ultrasonic probes, leaving you with a tight, toned body. The surrounding tissue isn’t damaged during vaser and as long as you keep to a healthy diet and exercise plan, you will keep your new physique. We perform vaser treatment under local anaesthetic, and there’s minimal pain, bruising and swelling.

It worries a lot of men that they carry extra weight on their chest areas, and at Selston, vaser lipo for male chest reduction: gynecomastia (also known as man boobs) is one of our most common procedures. This man felt very self-conscious about his chest area, limiting the style of tops he could wear, making him avoid slim-fitting shirts and tight t-shirts.

Gynecomastia (man boobs) before and after.

A vaser procedure softens the fat so that it comes out smoothly and evenly, and this allows us to remove greater amounts of fat safely. You get maximum skin retraction with vaser lipo, giving better results and a more toned appearance. With Dr Bassi's skill, it enabled our client to move forward, no longer needing to worry about his appearance.

Lots of women who have had children, usually wish to lose weight from their tummy areas. This lady came to us at Selston and thought that after giving birth to her children, she would never see the body of her younger self again. Before she had children our client had womanly curves and a flat tummy, which was something that she wanted to have again.

before and after vaser lipo on the tummy

She felt like having a flat tummy would increase her body positivity and give her more confidence. After the vaser procedure she had a flatter and more toned tummy and now feels that once again, she has the stomach from her youth, filling her with confidence.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we have a variety of clients coming to us for help, and they are really surprised when we tell them we have equal numbers of both sexes attending the clinic. Vaser lipo is a minimally invasive treatment which shapes and contours the body, leaving your skin smoother and more beautiful looking. The process is very soft on the body, and for such a small procedure you won’t believe the amazing results.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 25 November 2016

FUE Hair Transplant Treatment - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we offer the most advanced hair transplantation procedure available on the market today. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) was developed by renowned hair transplant surgeon Dr. Raghu Reddy. Dr. Reddy's main practice is in Harley Street, London and his satellite clinic serving the North and Midlands is at Selston Cosmetic Clinic.

We offer a complete care programme at Selston Cosmetic Clinic, from the initial consultation and diagnosis by Dr. Bassi, when you'll decide where you want your new hairline, and then have it marked and photographed, to the day of the procedure performed by Dr. Raghu Reddy and his team.

On your arrival at Selston Cosmetic Clinic, your hair transplant team will review your procedure consent form with you and answer any questions you may have. Before the procedure we use a computerized digital scanning to find the strongest donor follicles and to protect future hair loss, and your consultant will now mark your scalp.

You'll be offered a sedative, such as Valium, to relax you before the start of your procedure and you'll decide if you want to listen to music, watch movies, or just chat with staff during the procedure. A local anaesthetic is applied around the perimeter of the scalp and once the scalp is entirely numb, the rest of your procedure is completely pain-free.

The 3rd GENERATION FUE Hair Transplant Technique is an amazing hair restoring treatment with 100% results guaranteed and what's better, is that there are no stitches, no scars and no pain! We transplant the hair to the areas where you need thickening or regrowth, leaving you with natural looking, long-lasting results.

This hair restoration technique precisely targets and transplants only strong, healthy hair follicles which aren't sensitive to testosterone. This results in the hair loss in your bald / thinning areas being restored permanently. It's a minimally invasive treatment, using custom-made micro-surgical tools, used by the specialist hair transplant surgeons to ensure a single minimally invasive procedure without unsightly scarring.

The FUE hair transplant procedure doesn't need a donor area, instead the hair follicles are directly extracted one by one using custom-made, precise micro-surgical tools which are less than a millimeter in diameter. The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is simple and painless and the extraction area heals within 5 days with no risk of nerve damage.

Follicle Unit Transplantation (FUT) is the hair restoration procedure when we transplant the extracted hairs into the bald or thinning areas in their naturally occurring groups of 1 to 4 hairs. We place single hairs at the hairline and transplant groups of 2/3/4 for density behind the hairline.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Semi-Permanent Make-up At Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

If your time in the morning is limited: you might be a busy mother getting the children ready for the school run, or you want to leave home early to miss the rush hour traffic or maybe you would rather spend the extra minutes in bed, then semi-permanent make-up could be what you've been waiting for!

While some people have semi-permanent make-up treatment to change or enhance their natural features, others find it the ideal choice, if they have poor eyesight, have medical conditions such as alopecia or suffer with neurological weakness or tremors. Anyone finding it difficult to apply make-up evenly every day will benefit hugely.

Lip liner - applied to lips makes them seem fuller, giving your lips definition and colour.
Eyebrows - can thicken, redefine or lengthen the look of your eyebrows.
Eyeliner - gives a subtle lash enhancement or a definite line, making your eyes look bigger and wider.

We can create many looks and styles, with every treatment tailored for each client. Every procedure takes into account your face shape, style and your desired look. Depending on your skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle, semi-permanent make-up can last for many years, although over time the colour will fade, and we recommend a top every 18 months to keep the colour looking fresh.

The benefits of semi-permanent makeup:
  • Saves time for busy mums and professional women.
  • Helps with sparse, fair-haired or poorly shaped eyebrows.
  • Keeps looking good at the gym or the swimming pool.
  • For those suffering with alopecia or hair loss through medical problems.
  • Gives you back lost shape and definition.
  • It can help to achieve symmetrical eyebrows.
  • Those who are sensitive to make-up.
  • People who suffer from poor eyesight or shaky hands.
  • Ladies with unsymmetrical or uneven features.
  • Treatment is skillfully designed and tailored to suit each persons needs.
Semi-permanent make-up is safe and hygienic and is applied quickly and easily and is virtually pain-free. Topical anaesthetic cream is applied to deal with any minor discomfort. For the first few days mild redness and swelling may occur, but you can go back to normal everyday activity after the treatment.

After treatment
It's very important not to touch or pick the treated area, as even clean hands can introduce dirt and germs which can mean infection, and might create scar tissue. If you pick at the scabs it will take away the colour from the area, leaving a patchy final result. We can correct any patchiness at a later appointment, however, if the scab gets picked and comes off too soon it will expose the skin and infection could occur. It's also advisable to keep the area dry for a couple of days after treatment.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 18 November 2016

A Younger, Youthful Face with Botox - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We get frown lines, crows feet and forehead furrows through repetitive folding and creasing of the skin, while forming normal everyday facial expressions. By slowing down the use of these muscles early, will prevent them from developing and becoming a problem later. The age to start having botox is different for everyone and depends on your lifestyle and genetics - some people move their face more than others and as a result are more likely get wrinkles.

Cosmetic treatments aren't just for the old, as younger clients are now having botox procedures as a prevention method. If you prevent the start of a wrinkle, and have top-up treatments when you need them, your face will remain line free! A lot of people in their 40's and older try to fix these wrinkles and folds once they’ve already developed, but lots of younger people are injecting earlier, to try to keep them from ever appearing.

Some people are a bit wary of having botox. Those new to the cosmetic procedure have fears about getting a 'frozen' face, and they feel apprehensive about having the injections and ending up with their face looking like a mask. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we keep our botox treatments as natural as possible, no caught in the headlights look will be given here! Dr. Bassi attends lots of conferences and courses and his skills are always being updated. We also do advanced botox, which involves treating the lower half of the face and the chin, the jowls and the neck which can all be successfully treated, with the right knowledge and skill.

Botox can treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead and the rest of your face. Lines can form if you have a tendency to screw up your forehead or brow. Botox injections can make this physically impossible, which will therefore stop the wrinkles from forming. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles and when a muscle gets injected, it no longer contracts, causing the wrinkles to relax and soften.

Botox gets injected directly into the muscles of the treatment area, which weakens and paralyzes the muscles and prevents them from contracting and creating wrinkles and folds, creating a more youthful appearance. It's the dynamic lines that happen when you frown, smile or look surprised that botox works best on. It doesn’t work as well on static lines, though it can soften these lines slightly.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Laser Hair Removal at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Do you want to say goodbye fuzzy legs, hairy armpits and that embarrassing upper lip hair and hello to silky smooth hair-free skin? Well, if you're tired of shaving and waxing, say hello to a permanent solution to unwanted hair growth.

Shaving, tweezing, hair removal creams and waxing are time-consuming and they're temporary. Long lasting results with Laser hair removal is a much better alternative, as we can treat both small and large areas quickly, comfortably and effectively, compared to other methods. Electrolysis can also permanently remove hair, but it's an extremely slow and painful method, and can sometimes result in scarring.

Laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and is then converted to heat, causing thermal damage to the follicle without harming the surrounding skin. This results in hair growth being stopped in the damaged follicle. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, our advanced laser system has a cooled sapphire window on the Laserscope, to further protect and cool the surface of the skin, while allowing laser light to heat the hair follicle beneath the skin.

We can remove hair almost permanently from:
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Forearms
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Back
Benefits of laser hair removal treatment:

Saving money - Although laser hair removal may seem expensive, it's permanent, so when you add up the cost of what you spend over a lifetime, on shaving, waxing, plucking or hair removal creams, it becomes a great investment.
Saving time - Once the need for your weekly shaving or monthly waxing is over, you will no longer have to spend your lunch hour having your bikini line waxed and you can spend less time in the shower, now you don't have to shave your armpits and legs. Hair removal is very time-consuming and it's said that the average UK woman will spend a total of four months of their life removing unwanted body hair.
Renews self-confidence -  Unwanted hair in undesirable places can take a toll on the self-esteem, whether it's a man with an excessive hairy back or chest or a woman with embarrassing facial hair. Laser hair removal can take away the unwanted hair and help you get back that lost confidence.
Improves skin - Removing your hair with laser hair removal can give you much smoother, silkier skin than any other hair removal methods.

Laser hair removal isn't an instant solution, the hair won’t disappear straight after the first treatment. Generally you will need around 6 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, which usually results in 80% of hair removal. Depending on which area you are treating, it can take from 10 minutes for the upper lip to 45 minutes for the back. Most clients only experience minimal discomfort; some may experience a minor stinging sensation on the skin as we deliver the Laser pulses and we can offer topical anaesthetic cream to make treatments more comfortable.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Vaser Lipo & Vaser Hi-Def Lipo at Selston - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Wouldn't it be great if we could wave a magic wand and lose the excess weight in the parts of your body you’re not happy with. It might be your love handles, tummy, muffin top, bra fat or thighs that you want slimming down to give you a smoother, more streamlined silhouette. Vaser lipo can change your body and get you a desirable result, so whether it's a firmer jaw-line, a toned tummy or back fat removal, you’ll find that vaser lipo is a safe treatment, giving you not only smooth, toned contours but renewed self-esteem and a new confidence in your body.

Standard vaser before and after

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we offer different forms of vaser lipo; the regular vaser option, vaser hi-def and vaser mid-def. The standard vaser lipo provides the foundation for all the other vaser treatments and is most effective eliminating stubborn pockets of fat you can't lose, despite eating healthily and doing regular exercise.

Small or medium amounts of fat removal are best suited for a vaser procedure. It's better if you are near, or at your ideal weight and just need pockets of fat taking away. Although vaser removes fat cells, it isn't a method for weight-loss, more a body contouring method which can sculpt most areas of the face and body. When the fat cells are suctioned out, they are gone permanently, however, not every single cell gets removed, and the remaining cells do have the potential to grow, so the need to eat healthily and exercise is still important if you want to keep your new shape.

Vaser on a male chest before and after
Vaser mid-def is usually for women who want a defined, athletic look, but not as extreme as hi-def. Women have this procedure for toning the tummy, hips, thighs and bottom, to improve muscle tone and add definition or maybe to achieve an hourglass shape to the waist and hips.

For a more athletic appearance we use vaser hi-def which allows the sculpting, defining and toning of certain areas on the body. Definition achieved from this technique is ideal for areas such as the abdomen, back, thighs and the arms which already have some toned muscle underneath.

The vaser hi-def procedure helps to create a more sculpted, athletic appearance than you would get using standard vaser, as it removes both superficial and deep fat that sits directly on the muscles, resulting in the visibility of the underlying musculature. The hi-def procedure is an advanced body sculpting technique, and its precise nature is popular with those who want six-pack abs or the appearance of gym-toned pecs.

Vaser hi-def before and after
Men have vaser hi-def to trim down love handles, to define the six-pack, creating the much sought-after washboard abs or to sculpt a muscular chest. The best results of vaser hi-def lipo are usually seen after a couple of weeks, and the treated areas should keep their sculptured appearance for as long as you maintain your weight.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Vaser Lipo Information - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

When you are considering vaser lipo treatment , you should always do your research and only choose a reputable cosmetic clinic with qualified doctors. You can check to see how many cosmetic procedures the doctor has performed, have a look at their before and after photo's and check them out on Internet forums, as these are a great source of information.

The Consultation
When considering vaser lipo, the first thing you should do is book a consultation to see the doctor. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, the consultation is free, but this isn't always the case. At the consultation, your requirements and expectations will be fully discussed and we will recommend the procedure that will get you the most effective results for your body.

The consultation will involve:
  • Taking your medical history
  • Understanding your expectations and what you want from the procedure
  • If you are asking for several procedures, it's decided if we can do the treatments together, or in separate appointments
  • Discuss the range of vaser treatments: standard vaser, vaser mid def or vaser hi def
  • Evaluating skin thickness and elasticity
  • Measuring the amount of fat to remove
  • Pricing. We will discuss the costs of the procedure
  • We talk you through the vaser liposuction procedure
  • We explain about pre-op preparation, compression garments, antibiotics and post op care

Vaser Lipo before and after

We flood the target area with local anaesthetic via very tiny and carefully made incisions. The doctor will make a couple of small cuts between the skin and the muscle layer and will then insert a small thin probe. We send the vaser ultrasound energy to the targeted areas, using very thin, solid and grooved probes. Its innovative technology respects the veins, nerves, blood vessels and surrounding tissue, so leaves them relatively intact. We deliver the energy to the fatty deposits between your skin and muscle, causing fat cells to vibrate, and this action dissolves the fat cells and simply melts the fat to liquid. The liquid fat is then drained from the body through suction.

Post op care
Choosing to have a cosmetic procedure, going through with it and paying out good money, is no use whatsoever if you don't follow the doctor's recommendations for well-needed care afterwards. Post op care is just as important as the actual procedure, and you should follow the post op instructions to the letter. With some essential after care, you can promote a speedy recovery.

MLD - Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Some swelling after a vaser lipo procedure is normal and it's highly recommended to have MLD sessions to help reduce any swelling. Body massage helps to unblock and drain the lymphatic system and accumulations of liquid that's in the body, partly as a result of the anaesthetic solution being trapped under the skin. It helps reduce, lumps and bumps, swelling and any discomfort that you might feel after vaser procedure. The massage should feel like gentle stroking and not feel uncomfortable at all.

Types of compression garments

 Surgical Compression Garments
Following a vaser procedure, patients have to wear a compression garment on the area of the body that's been treated, to aid the healing process. Keeping the area compressed, helps to minimise the chances of the skin sagging, as well as reducing the risk of unwanted creases from forming. The compression garment holds and supports the skin, giving the area the help it needs to heal naturally. By applying a consistent pressure on deep tissues, makes any chance of post-surgery complications unlikely. The length of time for wearing the compression garments is between four to six weeks, depending on which area you've had treated and this is something you will discuss with your doctor  at your appointment. When choosing a surgical compression garment for post op care, you want something that's easily removable and easy enough for you to put back on by yourself.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Firmer, Youthful Skin with Pelleve Radio Frequency Skin Tightening - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we have a few treatments for tightening up the skin and giving the face a more youthful look. One of our treatments is Pelleve radio frequency skin tightening, which gives results similar to a non-surgical face lift or brow lift!

It achieves great results by:
Tightening up the fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
Reducing the harshness of crow's-feet at the eyes.
Lines on the brows.
It reduces saggy Jowls.
The neck - It firms up the loose and lax skin of the neck.

Pelleve skin tightening treatment is non-invasive, it involves no incisions and there's no bleeding or scarring. First, a protective gel gets applied to the face which will reduce any discomfort. Topical anaesthetics creams can also be used if desired. We can give oral analgesics such as paracetamol or co-codomol to minimize the heat sensation, but Dr. Bassi will discuss pre-treatment pain relief at the time of the first consultation as each patient's needs vary.

Areas suitable for Pelleve skin tightening treatment.

Radio frequency energy heats the collagen in the skin, which tightens the existing collagen and then stimulates new collagen production, which will result in rejuvenated, youthful skin. Radio frequency energy has been used for over 30 years and it's considered a very safe form of treatment. When we apply the radiage wand to the skin, there might be a feeling of brief, mild to intense warming sensation around the treatment area as the radio frequency energy heats and tightens the loose and lax skin of the face and neck. The result is an improvement in skin quality and firmness, which you can see and feel.

Those with mild to moderate wrinkles who have a single Pelleve treatment show immediate improvements in wrinkle reduction and skin laxity, and this continues to improve up to six months after the treatment. The results are immediate and because we don't use anaesthesia, any swelling is minor, there is no recovery time and you can return to work immediately. Very occasionally there is redness of the skin this usually subsides within a few hours.

Depending on which area you choose, the treatment times can range from 20 minutes to 60 minutes. The treatment is suitable for all skin colours with the 30 to 60 year age group responding best to this treatment. Further skin tightening happens over the next 4 to 6 months as more, new collagen is formed. It's recommended that you have 6 to 8 treatments, spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart. The Pelleve radio frequency skin tightening will last for 16-18 months and you can combine Pelleve with any cosmetic treatments.

The result is firmer, tighter younger looking skin.

Clinic Manager.