Monday, 29 August 2016

Dermal Fillers to Plump Out Facial Lines & Grooves - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

When we think of filling in the lines on our face, the obvious answer is to have Botox. And whilst this is an excellent treatment for smoothing lines and wrinkles, it's fair to say, not everybody is comfortable with the idea of having Botox injected into their face, as they have visions of a frozen face that's unable to express any emotions (with a fully trained cosmetic practitioner this will not happen)

The best alternative to Botox is dermal fillers which are a great treatment for smoothing lines and wrinkles without paralysing your face into an expressionless mask. Dermal fillers can be used to fill out the face, to replace fat, and plump out areas that have lost volume and are beginning to look somewhat gaunt. They can also be used to fill in acne scars, change the shape of the chin or the tip of the nose.

Over time as we age, our skin loses hydration and this results in the loss of elasticity, forming lines and wrinkles and this gets more noticeable when we reach middle age. Dermal fillers can effectively treat areas, such as the eyes, neck and the back of the hands, which can, with age, develop finer lines and thinner crepey skin.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we offer:
  • Cheek Enhancement -  will give the appearance of high cheekbones.
  • Lip Creases -  often called smokers lines, and filler will soften the depth of these, giving a youthful appearance of the mouth area.
  • Nasolabial Folds - Filler treatment can correct or soften the deep grooves between the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth.
  • Tear trough - This treatment corrects the hollow-eye look, giving a natural filled out appearance under the lower eyelids.
  • Jowls Correction -  You can get a smooth jaw-line by the precise placing of fillers.
  • Lip Enhancement (Lip filler) - Gives your lips better definition and helps to reduce lipstick bleed.
  • Lip Augmentation (Lip filler) - Will give greater volume and a fuller look to your lips.

                               Tear Troughs before and after dermal filler.

Depending on the areas being treated, the procedure normally takes 20-40 minutes and you can resume normal activities the same day. The procedure might feel uncomfortable, so we can apply a topical anaesthetic before the procedure. Usually, clients only need one dermal filler treatment to achieve their desired results, which last between 8-12 months, although some people choose to have occasional top-ups to keep up the look. While there might be a little swelling or redness, but this can easily be covered up by make-up.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we have many satisfied clients who regularly return to us for dermal fillers as they give instant dramatic results. Dermal filler results are immediate - so you don't have to wait for weeks to see how the procedure has turned out. There might be slight bleeding where the needle enters the skin, or slight swelling or redness in the treated area, although this will go down very quickly.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Microdermabrasion for Healthy Glowing Skin - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Do you look at your skin and all you notice are the fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged and uneven skin tone, or blackheads and white heads, or maybe you have acne prone skin or superficial age spots. If you want to reduce the appearance of any of these, then medical microdermabrasion is an ideal treatment.

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical skin rejuvenating technique, designed to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Using fine crystals, like a hoover effect all over the skin. The results are subtle, resulting in a fresher look, reducing those 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.

Microdermabrasion doesn't use any lasers or chemicals. The treatment involves passing a fine collection of medical grade crystals over the skin's surface using a hand-held device. The microcrystals, which are hard enough to disrupt the unwanted, tired skin cells that cause dull looking skin, but small enough not to do any damage or cause pain or discomfort. The microcrystals propel across the skin's surface, removing just the top layer of skin cells, revealing new living cells and leaving behind a healthy glow. Treatment leaves the skins epidermal layers rejuvenated, leading to collagen production and plumper skin.

Microdermabrasion improves:
  • Blotchy, uneven skin tones.
  • Dull lifeless skin.
  • Enlarged pores/blemishes.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Sun damaged skin/age spots.
  • Acne scarring.
  • Blackheads and white heads.

The treatment's been used to treat millions of patients over the last decade, achieving fantastic results..... the treatment is safe and painless and there are no side effects.

At the first consultation you'll be advised on the number of treatments to will need. The whole procedure is usually complete within 20 minutes and the results are instantly visible. Some treatments may take longer depending on the condition of your skin and the overall required results. A course of treatments are recommended for long-lasting overall improved skin appearance.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, our microdermabrasion machine offers state of the art treatments, from mild exfoliation to deeper medical treatments, and this translates into more impressive and lasting results to you.

To improve, refresh and rejuvenate your skin - give us a call!

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Botox Treatments at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Ladies, we don't have to age gracefully anymore. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we spend a large part of our time administering Botox injections, which is an affordable treatment, used by both women, and men! Botox is not just for the older folk, lots of younger clients are now having treatment as a prevention method. If you stop the beginnings of a wrinkle, and keep having maintenance treatments, you will stay looking more youthful for longer!

We all age, this is just a simple fact of life. However, there are some people who unfortunately feel they look older than their years. And while it’s true that you’re only as old as you feel, in the long run, the comments you get from other people are bound to eventually take effect. It's small details that determine the way we look at ourselves and other people. The face is the place where age shows up first, and wrinkle fillers are ideal for those who want a youthful appearance without having to do anything too drastic. Botox is non-invasive and can give an incredibly natural result, dramatically reducing wrinkles and giving a smoother, less tired looking face.

Botox 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 through the repeated movement of muscles when we express ourselves. Dynamic lines are created by motion, as opposed to lines that result from sun exposure. The muscles on the forehead cause the skin to crinkle up when we are concentrating, looking into the sun, speaking expressively or many other things that happen daily. In fact, every time you scowl, squint, glare or grimace, these lines are slowing starting to develop.

Lots of people put up with mild frown lines, but tend to get more concerned when the grooves get deeper, spoiling the look of the forehead. Frown lines can get worse the older we get, as over time the elastic fibers in the skin fracture, and collagen in the skin breaks down. The lines start to look permanent and no longer disappear, even when the face is at rest. Temporary fillers offer a more natural look and are safer to use than something that's semi-permanent or permanent because they are more compatible with the body.

At Selston our clients regularly return because they love their Botox results. A lot of our Botox bookings come to us through word of mouth, due to happy customers spreading the word! We're in a convenient location, with new clients no longer having to navigate an unfamiliar city centre, then try to find somewhere to park and pay city centre prices! We're based in a village that's 5 minutes away from J.27 on the M1 motorway, and clients often choose to come to Selston from far and wide, because they love the service and competitive prices we offer.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Thinning, Balding Hair Restored by FUE Hair Transplants - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

As women get older, they tend to worry about fine lines and wrinkles, whilst most men take the onset of crow’s feet, and other tell-tale signs of ageing, all in their stride. Men don’t tend to panic about the beginnings of frown lines, and often seem happy enough to accept the extra bit of weight they may have, as a harmless side effect of ageing. What many men do find devastating however, is the receding hairline, which can unfortunately start retreating at an early age, and, at an alarming pace.

The likelihood of men losing their hair, and how fast it will start to recede is mainly down to genes. Although there are other lifestyle factors which can play a part, such as stress, hormones and overall health, but if your father or grandfather lost hair prematurely, that is the clearest indicator that you may too.

Of course not everyone wants or needs to opt for a hair transplant, and there are some lifestyle tips and a tailored regime of medication that may help you keep the hair you do have, for longer. But in the end, you can’t argue with your genes. No amount of special shampoo, massaging the scalp or adapting the diet, will help those men who are predisposed to receding or balding.

However, hair transplant treatments have come a long way in the last few years and there is now an effective, non-invasive option that means you can get your own full head of hair back. And because it is your own hair, it looks perfectly natural, and the treatment has a 100% success rate. Dr Raghu Reddy, is the hair transplant specialist at Selston Cosmetic Clinic and one of his methods of restoring hair to a follically challenged head is the FUE hair transplant technique.

The FUE hair transplant treatment that Dr Reddy performs at Selston Cosmetic Clinic involves taking healthy hair follicles from the scalp, one by one, and grafting them into the bald areas of the head. The hair follicles get transplanted into the same slot that contained previous hair, giving it a better chance of settling in permanently. Unlike previous transplant methods which involved cutting whole strips of hair away at a time, the latest treatment, called ‘Third Generation FUE’, takes the hair follicle by follicle, to insert one by one. This makes for a much more natural result, a quicker recovery time and a less painful treatment process leaving no visible scarring at the back of the head.

A healthy, full head of hair will have about three to four hairs growing out of each follicle. Someone whose hair is thinning will have three, two or even only one hair. Therefore, by assessing the number of hairs sprouting from each follicle on the scalp, and the pattern that this is in, it's possible to see whether a patient is thinning, and how any future hair loss is likely to progress.

We can also treat treat a receding hair-line or a balding crown, correct previous bad transplants and scars at the back of the head as a result of the strip surgery and it's also suitable for women who are thinning too.

This method of transplanting is very intricate and it requires special attention and care. This means the treatment gets done 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.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Vaser Lipo Away That Double Chin! - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Lots of us hate having our photo's taken, as they can really show off our double chin. Sometimes we don't realise that our jaw line is slowly disappearing until someone shows us photos taken in profile, giving us the proof we really didn't want to see!

Many people suffer with a double chin and always make sure they put their face into a certain position when having a photograph taken. As we age and our skin loses its elasticity, a double chin is likely to develop. Having a double chin doesn't always mean you are overweight, it can also mean that the muscles in the chin and neck aren't as developed as they could be.

If there’s anything that shows the creeping effects of ageing, it’s the looser skin on your jaw line and neck resulting in a double chin or the dreaded jowls. A double chin can cause embarrassment and distress, and might be a sign that you should change your diet. It's possible to reduce and even eradicate fat in the chin area with a healthy, low-fat, nutritious diet and regular exercise or maybe if all else fails, cosmetic treatment could be the answer.

Fat is often stored under your chin if you are overweight, although other causes include age and genetics. Just because you have a double chin doesn’t necessarily mean you’re old, and it also doesn’t have to mean that you're overweight. But, whatever the cause is, a double chin can totally take away the beauty of a face.

There are three things that determine a double chin;
  • You might be genetically predisposed to having a double chin. Your genetics influence the muscle and bone structure and fat deposit characteristics of your face. Some people retain too much water in the chin area, and others naturally store excess fat. 
  • Your age also determines whether you may, or may not develop a double chin. The older we get, the more the skin thins and becomes less elastic and the muscles lose their tone which creates a sagging droopy look. 
  • Excess body fat is also a cause. Your body stores fat in different places and every part of the body is fair game when it comes to fat storage. It's almost impossible to lose fat from just one place, so if you need to lose fat from your double chin, you must lose fat from all over.

If diet and exercise just won't get rid of it, then Vaser Lipo is a great way to get rid of the fat from under the chin. It's a straightforward procedure that gives fabulous results. After a local anaesthetic numbs the area, the vaser melts and liquefies the fat cells, which then get suctioned out through thin probes. Vaser Lipo is not a method to lose weight or an alternative to diet and exercise. It should be regarded as a form of body contouring, which sculpts the body to the desired look.

Clinic Manager.