Friday, 29 April 2016

Laser Treatments for Acne Scars & Scarring - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

At some time in our life, nearly every one of us will suffer from spots, and for many this is just a part of life, due to puberty, hormones, stress or diet and thankfully these acne outbreaks soon disappear. Acne usually starts at puberty, it occurs in both sexes and tends to be worse in those with oily skin. In the teenage years, boys tend to have the most severe cases and women are more likely than men to have some form of acne into their 30s and beyond. Although acne usually happens in adolescence, about 20% of all cases occur in adults.

Having acne can happen to anyone and celebrities are just as vulnerable as the rest of us. They may have the resources to receive the best medical care, but they still suffer with the same skin problems that the rest of us do, and acne is certainly no exception. It might make us feel slightly better to know that even glamorous film stars like Cameron Diaz and successful models like Kate Moss sometimes have to deal with acne.

Prevention is always better than a cure, so to help keep the skin healthy and glowing :
  • Drink plenty of water. Many recommend drinking eight glasses of water a day!
  • Always wear sun screen. The sun rays are powerful and the skin can dry out without proper protection.
  • Wash your face twice a day. Freshen up at the start of your day, but remember to do the same at night, as your skin collects a lot of dirt throughout the day.
  • Don't over exfoliate your skin. Twice a week is plenty!
Scarring can result from untreated acne or any condition that causes a rash, such as chickenpox, where it's likely you will scratch or pick at the affected areas. There are various types of acne scars, ranging from mild angular or wavelike scars, to more the severe deep pitting or ice-pick scars. Scarring is a natural part of the healing process and certain cosmetic procedures, used on their own or combined, can even out the skin's surface.

At the Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we use the most advanced laser technology, to offer a safe and effective way for treatment of mild to moderate acne scars.

Using our American FDA approved dual wavelength laser system, which is non ablative, meaning the surface of the skin remains unchanged, with virtually no down time. The gentle lasers reach deep down to the collagen level of the skin, the precise therapeutic laser energy stimulates production of collagen and elastin fibres and this dramatically improves the look of acne scars.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Nose Shape Correction - Non-Surgical Nose Job - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Because it's at the centre of your face, the most prominent facial feature is the nose as it projects itself outwards to greet anyone that looks at you and it's one of the first things that people see when they look at you. It's an important aspect to the overall facial balance and a well-formed nose can keep the shape of the face in proportion while not distracting from other features.

Noses get called everything from cute as a button to regal and anyone born with a less than perfect nose, whether it's too big, crooked, hooked or generally misshapen, it can throw off the overall balance of the face and really affect self-esteem. Skilfully applying make-up can help to play down any slight imperfections, but as long as the nose doesn’t look like an eagle’s beak, the chances are that it doesn't attract too much attention.

Noses come in all shapes and sizes :

Celestial Nose
It's thought that a celestial, or turned up nose is one of the most attractive of nose shapes. An upturned or concave nose points upwards at the tip instead of downwards. It could be a small or big nose but has the tip rising, enabling you to slightly see the nostrils. Actresses Kate Beckinsale and Scarlet Johansson both have a celestial nose.

Nubian Nose
This type of nose shape is often very long with a narrower bridge, wide nostrils and has a base that is very wide. It’s common among certain ethnic groups. President Barack Obama has a Nubian nose.

Roman Nose
A Roman nose, also known as a hook or aquiline nose has a prominent bridge and points downwards at the tip, but not  as much as the hawk-shaped nose. The word aquiline comes from the Latin word Aquilinus, which means eagle-like, likening the nose to the curved beak of an eagle. Barry Manilow and Tom Cruise both have a Roman nose.

 Hawk Nose
This type of nose has a deep hook at the tip, pointing downwards towards your lip. The shape of the ridge is often curved. Viewed from a profile, it is much like the beak of a hawk, hence its name. Singer Barbra Streisand and TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson have a hawk nose.

Snub Nose
A snub nose is short, small and doesn’t usually protrude to any great extent in any particular direction. This nose is small, sloping up at the tip, so that the nostrils are visible. The Snub nose is small and button-like with a slight widening that gives it an adorable look. Actress Carrie Mulligan has a snub nose.

Greek Nose
Greek noses are perfectly straight and generally have narrow nostrils and are considered to be very appealing! The Greek nose tops the list as the most beautiful of nose varieties and models usually have this powerful feature that complements the rest of their face. Actress Jennifer Anniston has a Greek nose.

A well-done rhinoplasty can subtly enhance your features and restore facial harmony.
Selston Cosmetic Clinic can help you if your nose is :
  • Slightly crooked
  • Hooked and requires straightening
  • Needs a bump on the bridge of the nose softening
  • Needs the nasal tip droop correcting

At the Selston Cosmetic Clinic, using Radiesse Dermal Filler, in most cases it's a genuine alternative to a surgical Rhinoplasty. The goal is to create symmetry in your face and this non-surgical nose job is ideal for clients who are reluctant to have traditional surgery. Just imagine how different your new nose could look!

A numbing cream gets applied 20 minutes before the procedure, then the Radiesse dermal filler is expertly injected into the appropriate nasal areas. This filler does not migrate or lump together in the tissues and when it does break down, 8 to 10 months later, it does so symmetrically and evenly.

A non-surgical nose job is a simple and quick procedure, requiring a high level of expertise from the cosmetic physician. You can return to work the next day with your new improved nose!

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 22 April 2016

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

There are lots of reasons why people choose to have semi-permanent cosmetic make-up treatments. Whether it’s just about saving the time and hassle of applying make-up every day or maybe they want to change or enhance their natural features. Many people opt for semi-permanent cosmetics as they are often unable to wear conventional cosmetics. For instance, sports enthusiasts, those with a busy, active lifestyle, people with sensitive skin, allergies or visual impairment and alopecia sufferers could all benefit from semi-permanent make-up.

Semi-permanent make-up is a form of cosmetic tattooing, and is also known as micropigmentation. It's applied by inserting small amounts of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin to enhance a woman's features. The pigment goes into the second layer of the skin, creating a beautiful colour that resembles perfectly applied make-up.

An eyelash enhancement will give the illusion of fuller thicker lashes. It will not only make you look more youthful but you will also save valuable time in the morning! They will add definition and improve the shape of your eyes.

As we get older we lose the natural definition around the mouth, causing the lips to appear thinner and less plump. When applying lipstick it often spreads into the fine lines giving a messy finish. Sometimes we lose pigment in the lips through age or illness or we may have naturally uneven lips.
Semi-permanent make up is a solution to a lot of these problems as we can create fullness and  definition, give the lips symmetry and a natural looking lip line. Applying a natural lip blush can match up your favourite lipstick colour meaning you will always be lip perfect! The lip blush technique is more advanced than the lip liner technique and makes the lips look more natural. We tattoo the lip line and shade into the natural lip.

Eyebrows can give the face a lift, and by just tidying up the brows here and there, you can lift the eye area, creating a natural looking arch and lift. We are not all blessed with naturally perfect eyebrows, and over plucking them is so easily done and can quickly leave us with sparse or poorly shaped brows. Some may have naturally good brows but just want to perfect them.

Hair stroke brows can create an illusion of natural hair, this is perfect for those who have alopecia or have undergone chemotherapy or have just been too enthusiastic in the plucking and waxing! You might simply be fed up of wasting time drawing on your brows daily, or love the idea of going swimming or even touching your face without the fear of smudging those perfect brows.

HD Brows
The HD Brows eyebrow shaping procedure transforms the way you look and feel. We assess face shape and colouring before creating a bespoke brow, tailored exclusively for the client. Using our skills, from preparation and personal consultation to custom blending, designing, creating and tailoring the shape as well as customised aftercare, HD Brows stylists can transform a face.

As we get older we lose definition around our eyes causing them to look dull and tired and just by having semi-permanent eyeliner applied is an example of how something so small can have a huge visual impact on the face.

Rebecca Dawn is now offering semi-permanent cosmetics and HD brows at Selston Cosmetic Clinic and offers a range of permanent and semi-permanent cosmetic treatments including eyelash enhancement, eyeliner, lip liner and blush, hair stroke and powder brows. We tailor every treatment for each client to suit their face shape, style and desired look.

At a consultation any questions will be answered, your needs discussed, and finally, the design created and approved by you before the treatment starts. Some clients want a subtle look whilst others go for a glamorous look. Rebecca’s clients can have perfectly shaped brows, defined eyes, enviable eyelashes and beautifully contoured lips – all without having to wear any make-up.
Working together we can create a look that is perfect for you, from natural and understated to the obvious and glamorous.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Botox Treatment for Square Jaw Reduction - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

It's considered by most people throughout the world that having a square lower jaw is a masculine trait. Men naturally have a strong chin and a strong, square jaw line is distinctly masculine, but many women would prefer a softer, more feminine shape to their face. And while a square jaw line is an entirely acceptable look for a woman, the female jaw is thinner than the male jaw and has slightly rounded corners and the angles, while it is square, it's not blunt.

A few key characteristics that distinguish a male jaw from a female one:
  • Men tend to have longer chins.
  • The angles of a man’s jaw are sharp, making it look square, where a square jaw on a woman still has a curve.
  • On a man’s face the chin is flat at the base but pointed on a woman.
  • A male jaw looks wider, heavier, and thicker than a female jaw.
A typical female jaw curves gently, extending from the ear down to the chin, and although this shape is often associated as being the most feminine or the most common, many women who our society considers attractive, have a more angular, masculine jaw line. By changing the shape of the face from square to a more ladylike round or oval shape.

It's been said that some women with a square jaw have slightly higher testosterone levels than average, but in many women it's simply an ethnic feature. But, a square jaw line is not necessarily just a man's facial feature as some of the most beautiful women in the world, Angelina Jolie, Selma Hayek and Keira Knightley have square jaws.

Angelina Jolie has a strong square jaw line.
Kiera Knightley has a square shaped face.

If a strong, square jaw line becomes too pronounced, it can make the face appear masculine and in turn cause self-consciousness. Masseter muscles in the jaw are responsible for jaw motion, and as with any muscle, the jaw muscles increase in size with exercise, and actions such as repeated gum chewing, teeth clenching or grinding the teeth in your sleep, can cause the muscle to increase, which can create a visibly square appearance in the face.

One solution for square jaw reduction is botox treatment which is an effective treatment for people with over-developed jaw muscles. At the Selston Cosmetic Clinic an advanced botox technique is used to correct a square jaw. The botox is precisely injected into the masseter muscles of the jaw to weaken it. When it weakens, the size of the muscle will reduce and as the masseter muscle decreases in size post injection, an oval face develops.

Women with a squared jaw seem to have issues with their appearance as it makes their face look a lot bigger. However, getting botox to curve their square jaw is becoming popular among women, for greater, softer look.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Laser Hair Removal for Unwanted Facial & Body Hair - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Summer is just around the corner and women are already beginning to worry about the state of their legs. In winter, hairy legs can go unnoticed for weeks, however it is harder to cover them up during the sunnier weather, unless you are planning to wear trousers throughout the summer!

For lots of women, finding a way to achieve smooth, hairless summer legs seems like a mission impossible. Every year, women try to find new ways to tackle unwanted body hair, with some preferring to shave, some waxing, plucking or using depilatory creams, while others prefer to get rid of the hair permanently, and go for laser hair removal.

Over a lifetime, women spend thousands of pounds on hair removal products, whether that is disposable razors, electrolysis, depilatory creams and sprays or waxing, either at home or in a beauty salons. It’s certainly not cheap having to de-fuzz hairy legs, underarms or even that embarrassing upper lip and chin hair! You might think that laser hair removal would be more expensive than these treatments, but over a lifetime, it works out much cheaper.

Shaving, plucking, waxing and creams are all time-consuming and what's more, only temporary. Although electrolysis can permanently remove hair, it's a very slow and painful hair removal treatment, and it can sometimes result in scarring. Laser hair removal can achieve long-lasting results, treating both large and small areas quickly and effectively.

Area's for hair removal:
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Forearms
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Back
When you think of all the nicks and cuts from shaving, the painful ingrown hairs, the red bumps, overall itchiness and the trauma of strange women pouring wax on your nether regions, while you lay with your legs splayed out in the air... well, there just has to be a better way! No-one likes being hairy, especially in places that aren't supposed to be hairy.

Laser hair removal procedures have been around for  a few years now and still ranks as one of the most popular beauty treatments out there, and it's not going anywhere, anytime soon.

So if the thought of not having to shave is tempting, then laser hair removal is the way to go. The laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, without harming the surrounding skin, and stops future hair growth. Selston Cosmetic Clinic uses the most advanced Laser Technology to offer a safe and effective way to reduce unwanted body and facial hair.

  • Procedure Time - small areas from 15 minutes
  • Treatment Course - 6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
  • Back to Work - the next day
  • Duration of Results - 1 year plus
  • Anaesthetic - Local
  • Results Seen - 12 Weeks
Depending on the area, treatment can take from 10 minutes for the upper lip to 45 minutes for the back. Most clients experience minimal discomfort, some may experience a minor stinging sensation on the skin as we deliver the laser pulses. We offer a topical anaesthetic cream to make treatments more comfortable.

The Selston Cosmetic Clinic's advanced laser system is equipped with a cooled sapphire window on our laserscope to further protect and cool the surface of the skin, while allowing laser light to heat the hair follicle beneath the skin. Only 30% of your hair is usually in the growth phase at any one time and the laser can only target these. Therefore a series of treatments are required to achieve long-term results.

Once your treatment session is complete, you are free to resume your normal routine. Some clients might experience a slight redness in the treated area, but this should resolve in a day or two.

Then you are free to experience a hair-free summer!

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Cheek Lift for High Cheeks & Facial Volume - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Spring is the time for renewal and change, which makes it the best time to sort out your facial issues. Full cheeks and high cheekbones are one of the signs of a youthful face, so, after a long winter, how nice would it be to look and feel refreshed by restoring the face's lost volume. Sagging and sunken cheeks can have a huge impact on the rest of the face. Over time everything seems to shift downwards and the face can start to look permanently drawn, unhappy and tired.

Cheeks and cheekbones are an important part of facial beauty, as defined cheeks create balance, improve the profile, and give a youthful impression. Some people lose facial volume with age, while others have never had contoured cheeks, but both would like to achieve fullness and a lift to the cheeks to give a more youthful appearance.

It's a fact that in our youth our cheeks are rounder, smoother and have more volume. The reason for this is down to collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, as well as fat within the facial contours. These elements are lost as we grow older which means we lose the high cheeked look. With ageing our cheek bones look less pronounced and after the age of 30 the skin can lose 1% of its collagen and thickness. Dramatic weight loss, extensive exercising, stress and illness can all contribute to loss of fat in the face, leaving us with a gaunt, hollow-cheeked look.

One way to improve the structure of the face is by using dermal fillers as they are a great way to help restore volume. A cheek lift procedure involves injecting a dermal filler into the cheeks to replace lost volume, plump up the cheeks and help to lose the gaunt look that ageing brings about. Lifting the cheeks can give dramatic results, achieving a more youthful appearance, but doing so in a subtle way that makes it hard for others to put their finger on exactly what you've done that is different!

The ageing process can result in our upper cheeks becoming flat and saggy and it's the correction of these with dermal fillers which gives you a 'cheek lift' . This treatment instantly restores your face, giving it a youthful appearance by plumping up the apples of the cheeks and sculpting the cheek bones. Cheek enhancement is one of the most common treatments requested at the Selston Cosmetic Clinic and we have many clients returning for repeat treatments.

With over 10 years experience as a specialist cosmetic practitioner, Dr Bassi has performed thousands of injectable treatments and tailors his facial filler and remodelling treatment to each patient, to help them look and feel their best. A local anaesthetic is used to numb the area and the procedure takes about 20-30 minutes and you can go back to work the following day. The results are immediate and last between 9-12 months.

Call the Selston Cosmetic Clinic for a free consultation and we will help you retrieve that lost volume, after all, plump, full, high cheeks are the hallmark of a beautiful face.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Botox Treatment for Frown Lines, Forehead Wrinkles & Furrows - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

There's nothing great about ageing, nothing! All the talk about "with age comes wisdom" is all very well, but it also comes with wrinkles! It's allowed, at that stage in our lives to be a bit more selfish and do all the things we’ve always wanted to do, and that's when all the lines and furrows begin to develop and make us feel old!

Many women, and even some men, can feel anxious about not only ageing, but also the effects of ageing and it’s only natural that some people want to turn back the hands of time. Ageing, is of course inevitable, and this means changes to our bodies which we can't prevent. We tend to notice these changes first in our skin, and things like wrinkles, furrows, a loss of volume & elasticity all become more common as we age.

When our skin has spent years exposed to the elements, the description "a weathered face" can perfectly describe how it's suffered the effects of harsh seasons and now looks a bit old, wrinkled, and lived in! On many people, frown lines produce an angry or sad look that detracts from a pleasant facial appearance.

Do's :
  • Wear sunny weather sunglasses. They will help you from squinting in the sunshine, creating more wrinkles.
  • Moisturise daily.
  • Getting a full night’s sleep will help cut down on stress, a primary source of wrinkles.
  • Always use your reading glasses while working at a computer screen or watching TV and reading.
  • Drink plenty of water.
Don'ts :
  • Avoid smoking as it breaks down collagen, which gives skin its elasticity.

Frown lines or furrows are how we describe the wrinkles that begin to form horizontally across the forehead, and between the eyes. When we are concentrating, looking into the sun or even just talking, the muscles contracting on the forehead will cause the skin to crinkle up. Also raising the eyebrows, scowling, squinting, glaring or frowning will, over time, develop these lines.

This usually happens when you reach your thirties, but if you don't take good care of your skin it can happen earlier and later for those who do. Like other lines on the face, frown lines and furrows are usually consequences of age and use. When we are children, the skin is supple and elastic and when we make lines with our facial expressions, they naturally return to its line free self when we stop. But as the years go by, the skin ceases being so responsive and it becomes thinner and less elastic and the lines we get on our forehead gradually get deeper, until they are permanent.

Nowadays, thanks to cosmetic surgery, we can alter the things that we don’t like about ourselves. Everyone has their own idea what their appearance should look like, and no matter what that preference might be, having a cosmetic procedure makes it incredibly achievable. Non-invasive botox injections are perfect for getting rid of those frown lines and furrows, helping you to regain a smoother forehead and reduce the signs of ageing.

The Selston Cosmetic Clinic offers a botox Cosmetic Clinic service Monday – Friday with afternoon and evening appointments and Saturday morning appointments. Dr. S. R. Bassi  heads the clinic team, assisted by an experienced aesthetic assistant.

The botox injection procedure takes around fifteen minutes and results give a youthful refreshing look with normal, natural facial expressions. Prior to the procedure, we take an appropriate full medical history and examination, we discuss your requirements and expectations and  fully explain the treatment procedure.

To regain a smoother, younger looking you, call us and get a free consultation. We'll turn that frown into a smile in minutes!

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Balding, Receding, Thinning Hair Loss & FUE Hair Transplants - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

A recent survey found that men fear losing their hair, either by it thinning, receding or by going bald completely, will make them unattractive in the eyes of others when really it's how a man handles his hair changes is what is, or isn't attractive. The survey revealed that men who have bald fathers tend to keep their own hair short, so that if the hair begins to fall out, it wouldn't be such a shock to lose it all.

Lots of men, it would seem, worry about what others think about their hair loss. Some men see the first signs of baldness and just shave off the lot, while others look for ways to hide it, to put off the inevitable and cover up, either with baseball caps or the dreaded comb over! No-one likes to admit they’re getting older, let alone have the evidence staring back at them every time they look in the mirror.

There are three general patterns of male pattern hair loss, and men can experience any one of these patterns of hair loss or a mixture of all three:

Receding hairline
A receding hairline is one of the most common hair loss patterns, where the hair is lost at the temples, either side of the forehead, usually leaving a mound in the middle. This may sometimes be the only area of hair loss, but others may experience thinning at the crown as well.

Thinning crown
Some men will experience their hair thinning at the crown, which is at the back or top of the head. This can occur by itself or coincide with a receding hairline. Usually hair loss starts with thinning at the crown until the scalp becomes visible, and in time a bald patch may appear. This bald patch may grow wider until it meets the receding hairline, or it may stay at the top or back of the head and spread outwards in all directions to produce a circular baldness.

General thinning
General thinning spreads evenly over the top of the scalp, and men will not get a distinct receding hairline or a thinning crown. With general thinning, the onset of hair loss is less obvious and takes longer to notice.

One method of restoring hair to a follically challenged head is by using the FUE hair transplant technique, which we offer at the Selston Cosmetic Clinic. FUE Hair Transplants are the most advanced hair transplantation procedure available on the market today. 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 the Selston Cosmetic Clinic.

FUE hair transplants are very popular as:
  • They deliver more natural-looking results.
  • The treatment is less painful than other methods.
  • Downtime is minimal.
FUE involves taking healthy hair follicles from the scalp one by one and grafting them into the bald areas of the head. The surgeon transplants hair follicles into the same slot that contained previous hair, giving it a better chance of settling in permanently. This method of transplanting is very intricate and it requires special attention and care. This means the treatment is completed over a number of sessions and not performed in one long exhausting procedure. The grafts usually take in a few days and the redness caused by the treatment settles in under a week.
In most cases, once you receive the aesthetics, you'll only feel minimal discomfort during the procedure. With the FUE hair transplant technique, visible scarring on the scalp is negligible. FUE transplant procedures are less painful compared to earlier transplant treatments and they tend to produce more natural looking results.

Give us a call and we will restore your crowning glory!

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Healthy Lips, Lip Lines & Creases and Dermal Fillers - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Women everywhere yearn for soft, healthy beautiful lips. Luscious lips are everywhere, on the cover of magazines, in lipstick adverts, and on the faces of our favourite celebrities on TV and films. And we can have them too, if we keep up with the maintenance.

More moisture is lost through the lips than through any other part of the face or body. Being outside on winter days, with the cold, wind, rain and snow and then going indoors with the central heating on, can suck out the moisture from the super sensitive skin on our lips. A natural pinkish tinge on the lips is a sign of good health, and with some good daily care we can protect the lips and keep them in tip-top condition, ensuring the pink tinge will remain on the lips. With a little bit of loving care, our lips could be perfect in no time at all.

Over a lifetime, our lips go through a lot and that affects their condition, but there are many things we can do, to get them looking healthy again.

Chapped Lips
There are many reasons why lips can become chapped and dry, such as dehydration, exposure to extreme weather, either sun, wind or cold air and dry heat from the central-heating. Also, when out of habit we start licking, biting or chewing the lips. When lips lose moisture, the thin skin covering them can become tight and then start to split and flake.
Any lip balm containing beeswax, shea butter, coconut butter, almond oil, or other natural moisturisers will provide a barrier and help seal in moisture.
Blistex Relief cream gives medicated relief to sore, cracked lips.
Avoid flavoured lip balms, they may smell amazing, but they can irritate chapped, flaking lips and are more likely to tempt the wearer to lick their lips.

Keep Your Lips Hydrated
As well as keeping lips moisturised with balms, natural ingredients can also be applied to add moisture to dry, chapped lips.
Cucumber: Slice the skin from the cucumber and store it in cold water. After 15 minutes massage your lips with the slices.
Almond Oil:  Pour a little oil on a spoon, heat it over a candle flame and when it's hot, massage the oil, which is rich in vitamin E, into your lips
Aloe Vera: Cut a fresh piece of aloe and use the juice as lip balm to help heal the sore lips.
Coconut Oil: Simply apply a small amount of oil to the lips several times a day, particularly when the weather is cold and dry.
Water: Since dehydration is the main cause of dry or chapped lips, it's recommended to drink at least 2-3 litres of water daily.

Lips Lines and Creases
Wrinkles on the lips and around the mouth are often the first signs of ageing. You can reduce the look of wrinkles by exfoliating the lip and mouth area, as removing the dead skin cells will make the wrinkles appear shallower. Hydrate the skin by keeping the lips moist with lip balms and drink plenty of water which plumps the skin and lessens the appearance of wrinkles. Facial exercises are also great for reducing wrinkles and lines. Dermal fillers offer the most effective non-surgical method for treating lip lines and require a very small amount of the filler, which is injected into precise locations along the lines and lip border. The results using dermal fillers are stunning and natural looking.

Exfoliate the Lips
There are a few ways of exfoliating the lips:
  • You can coat your lips with lip balm overnight and in the morning brush off the dead skin cells with a tooth-brush.
  • Make a lip scrub by mixing some granulated sugar with vaseline or lip balm, and apply a layer on your lips. Scrub your lips in a circular motion and wipe off with a damp cloth.
  • Exfoliate by making a mixture of honey and sugar. The sugar will help to remove the dead skin while the honey adds moisture to your dry lips.
These methods will give the lips give a smooth surface for lipstick, helping it glide on smoothly. Lip scrubbing will re-new the skin on your lips and remove the peeling dry skin, dead skin cells and makeup residue that can cling to unexfoliated lips. After exfoliating the lips, remember to apply a lip balm.

Protect the Lips
The skin on the lips is thin and they lack melanin, the pigment that helps shield skin from the sun, and this makes them more vulnerable to sunburn than the rest of your body. Sun exposure destroys collagen, and over time this will thin the lips. Always choose a lip balm with a sun protection factor of at least 15 and apply it about 30 minutes before you go outside into the sun.

Coat Lips With a Lip Balm Before Applying Lipstick
Matte lipsticks have the advantage of staying on the lips for longer but they are extremely drying. When the lips are chapped and flaking, matte lipsticks should be avoided. Instead, try using hydrating crème or satin finish lipsticks, and moisturise your lips well before applying lipsticks and glosses.

Now the lips are soft, healthy and looking in great condition but are they as full or pouty as you would like?  At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we can advise you on Lip augmentation treatments. They are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that will enhance the appearance of your lips, making them fuller and better shaped. Dermal fillers can reduce or eliminate lip lines and replace some of the volume that has been lost from the lips over time. They are ideal for correcting thin lips and will also improve the appearance of a downward smile.