Monday, 31 October 2016

Enhance your Face With a Liquid Face Lift - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

You know it's time to get help, when you look in the mirror and see your mother or father's face looking right back at you! You might inherit a few of your family's facial features; maybe you have your mother's pretty eyes, but sometimes you end up with the hooded eyes, jowls or the dark eye bags! This isn't so bad when you eventually grow old, but not so much fun in your thirties and forties!

We all want to look as good as we can, for as long as we can. Ageing, unfortunately means that the face will eventually start to sag and lose its firm, fresh appearance. When we think of a youthful face, we see firm skin, full, rounded cheeks and a smooth texture. It's the fat in our face that fills out the skin, keeping it looking smooth. Collagen gives the skin its strength and durability and it's responsible for the smooth, plump appearance of young, healthy skin. The decline in collagen production from age 25 onwards, leads to unwanted wrinkles, loss of volume, sagging and ageing skin.

As much as we want to stay looking young, most of us don't want to do anything as drastic as a surgical face lift. We don't want our face to look too different, just fresher and more youthful. A liquid face lift can boost and lift your facial areas to give a youthful, refreshed look, without the need for surgery. It's a good non-invasive cosmetic alternative, an injectable treatment which involves using dermal fillers and botox.

The liquid face lift is an ideal solution for those who have lost volume to the face especially in the cheek and mouth areas. Dermal filler will give tissue support and volume to the parts of the face which have sagged, along with injections of Botox which will erase the fine lines, giving the face an instant result, like a mini face lift.

The liquid face lift can improve many facial areas:
  • It improves sagging of the jowls.
  • Replace lost volume in the face.
  • Cheek enhancement: filling out sunken cheeks.
  • It's able to lift the jaw line.
  • Soften the marionette lines: vertical lines on either side of the mouth.
  • Helps achieve a much fresher, younger looking face.
The liquid face lift is a non-invasive procedure so there are no cuts and no bleeding. The treatment uses local anaesthetic and takes about 15 - 30 minutes to complete. The dramatic results are instant and the recovery is very quick, with any minor swelling lasting only a few days. The results last up to 12 months with a small top up required periodically.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Vaser Lipo at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Even with an energetic exercise routine and a strict diet, there is not any body type that isn't predisposed to fat storage. It's frustrating when after putting in the hours, training hard at the gym getting a sleek, toned body, you find you just can't shift those stubborn little pockets of fat. If this sounds all too familiar, then a vaser lipo procedure is a great way to help.

The cosmetic industry regards vaser lipo as the gentlest and most powerful form of liposuction available today and it's also a great way to reshape and contour your body. If you're healthy and looking for a fast, low-pain way to lose stubborn fat deposits, then vaser lipo could be the answer. It's not a solution for weight-loss, but is ideal for men and women who are relatively toned but may have last few small areas of fat that they are unable to get rid of.

Vaser lipo is an advanced body contouring procedure that leaves you with a new shape. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we perform many vaser treatments on different areas, including:

Areas popular with women are :
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Buttocks

Areas popular with men are:
  • Abdomen
  • Embarrassing male breasts (Man boobs)
  • Love handles / Flanks

Vaser lipo is a treatment which gently reshapes your body. Local anaesthetic numbs the treatment area, ensuring only minimal discomfort during the procedure. A tiny probe gets inserted through small incisions, just millimetres wide, breaking up fat while preserving surrounding tissues, nerves, veins and blood vessels, leaving them intact. The liquified fat is then gently removed through suction. The vaser technique allows the doctor to work with such precision even allowing treatment on delicate areas such as the chin and knees.

In our experience there is minimal pain, and if enough local anaesthesia is given, the experience is relatively pain-free. At Selston, we offer our clients staged vaser lipo procedures, where if two areas get treated at one appointment, the next procedure may be performed the following day. The advantage of this, is that recovery is easier.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic our policy is safety first! We won't vaser lots of areas in one go, as that would compromise the result and the patient. We have limitations with the tumescent anaesthetic, as too much anaesthetic can give toxicity and you will be extremely poorly! As we need to use the maximum amount of anaesthetic during the vaser procedure to get out the maximum amount of fat, we stick to two areas at a time, unless the areas are quite small and we can do a third.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Gynecomastia - Vaser Lipo for Man Boobs - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

There are men with pecs and then there are men with boobs! Overdeveloped male breasts, technically known as gynecomastia, is a nightmare for many men and adolescent boys, but unfortunately it's a reality for others.

Gynecomastia is a medical health condition, usually caused by an imbalance between the sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen. All men produce some oestrogen, which causes the breasts to grow, but they usually have higher levels of testosterone, which stops the oestrogen from causing breast tissue to grow. Gynecomastia occurs when men have either an abnormally low-level of testosterone in their body or too much oestrogen.

However hormone imbalance isn't the only culprit. Obesity, taking steroids, congenital abnormalities and rising levels of hormones during puberty can also enlarge the male chest area. Man boobs don't affect a man's health, and are therefore treated as a superficial condition, but that's not to say that the men who have them don't suffer psychological effects.

A number of choices are available to try to lose man boobs:

  • Exercise - It's possible that mild cases of gynecomastia might be helped by certain exercises and workouts that are specifically devised to help tighten the muscles in the chest.

  • Diet - Stay away from processed, packaged and deep-fried foods as they are all high in saturated fat. There is a high estrogen content in packaged food, which can encourage the swelling of the breasts. Cut out sugar and starchy foods and stick to lean meats and foods rich in protein. If you are heavy all over, not just the man boobs, then a low-fat, healthy diet is necessary.

  • Vaser Lipo - This procedure, performed under local anaesthetic, uses advanced ultrasound technology. Small thin probes are inserted under the skin and emulsify the fat. The treatment is tissue-selective and therefore targets only the fat, while protecting surrounding tissues, veins, nerves, blood vessels from damage. The fat is then suctioned out. We perform our cosmetic procedures using local anaesthetic, as it's safer, simpler and quicker for the client. After the treatment our clients can return home and within a few days they can get back to their day-to-day activities.
At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, vaser lipo on the man boobs is one of the most sought after procedures. It's amazing to see the amount of confidence gained by men, after having their man boobs sorted. A lot more men are turning to cosmetic procedures, and it surprises clients when we tell them we have equal numbers of men and women attending the clinic. Lots of men come to us because they just want to feel better about themselves. If vaser lipo can allow men to feel better about themselves, and give them more confidence, then why not?


Clinic Manager.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Treat Wrinkles & Sunken Cheeks with Dermal Filler - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

The older we get, the greater the possibility that age will catch up with us and begin to show on our face. Once we reach our 50's there's a good chance that we'll have wrinkles and our cheeks will begin to look as though they're going to slide down our face. So, what are our options?

Face lift - A face lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to remove visible signs of ageing. It's invasive surgery usually performed with a general anaesthetic. A face lift tends to work better for the lower face, particularly the jaw line and neck.

Facial exercises - These are a great way to keep the wrinkles in check and tightening up the facial muscles. If you do facial exercises for just ten minutes a day, it will make a huge difference to your face. Simple exercises will strengthen a jaw line, help with a sagging neck and double chin, eyes, cheeks and forehead. You'll start to notice the results after a few weeks and the longer you do the exercises, the tighter your muscles become.

Nose to Mouth Grooves
Dermal fillers - are ideal for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. They get injected into the face, plumping the hollows that can make a face look older than it is. A few syringes of dermal filler, can lift up the cheeks, which also gives a lifting effect on the jaw line and adds volume, restores shape and gives a fuller, fresher appearance.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. It holds water, which hydrates and gives volume to the skin, but sadly, hyaluronic acid diminishes in production as we age. Dermal filler treatment involves injecting hyaluronic acid through a very thin needle. Any discomfort is minimal the treatment itself is quick and the results of the treatment are noticeable straight away. As with any injectable treatment, there may be some slight bruising or swelling but this shouldn't last longer than a day, and can easily be covered up with make up.

Jowl lift
A dermal filler procedure is a popular treatment which helps to 'fill out' and smooth away troublesome:
  • Nose to Mouth Grooves.
  • Forehead Lines.
  • Frown Furrows.
  • Lips and lipstick Lines.
  • Acne Pits.
  • Crows Feet.
  • Facial volumisation.
  • Sunken Cheeks.
  • Shaping the facial contours.
Before and after cheek filler treatment
At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we have many satisfied clients returning to us for dermal fillers, as they give instant dramatic results, are popularly used and give an instant face lift!

It's a great alternative for those who don't wish to go under the knife, and for those who just want to look the best they can for their age! Dr. Bassi performs dermal filler treatments every day, with excellent results.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Information about Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Are you fed up with trying to remove fat from specific areas of your body? Maybe you have already tried different sorts of weight loss and fitness regimes, without getting your desired results. You don't have to despair though, all is not lost. These days cosmetic procedures such as vaser lipo can help you achieve the body you have dreamed of.

Vaser uses very thin, solid probes. At the start of the procedure, the area you want treated gets injected with local anaesthetic via very tiny and carefully made incisions. We then deliver the ultrasound by using vaser probes to break up and emulsify the fat. The liquefied fat gets removed by tiny vaser cannulas.

Before committing to any cosmetic procedure, there will always be worries and concerns.
The price; what will it cost? 
The treatment; will it be painful? 
The procedure; will it leave scars?

Vaser lipo costs will depend upon which body areas we treat and the size of the area that's being treated. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic our treatments are competitively priced, we're not the cheapest, nor the most expensive, but you'll find that our prices are very competitive and your results are never compromised. Price alone should never be the main reason when you decide the choice of clinic you choose, and we recommend you look at the results of each clinic and check out independent forums where people add their reviews, with before and after photo's. At Selston, Dr. Bassi will give you information of the vaser lipo costs of your procedure during your consultation.

What our prices include?
  • Consultation with Dr. Bassi
  • Theatre Costs
  • After care follow ups with Dr. Bassi
  • Dr and nurses fees
Additional Costs

  • Prescription Medications
  • Compression Garments
  • Post-Op MLD /Deep Tissue Massage/ Ultrasound treatments
We perform the vaser procedures under local (tumescent) anaesthesia. During vaser treatment, most patients experience minimal pain. Afterwards you might feel discomfort and this would be due to temporary post-operative swelling and bruising, which most patients find manageable with normal pain relief medication. Sedation is available on request, performed by our consultant anaesthetist, and there is an additional charge for this.

Scars with vaser lipo can occur, but they are usually minimal. The incisions made for the probes to enter are very small, making any scars, also very tiny. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, Dr. Bassi will, when possible, make the incision into the body's natural creases, which will disguise any scars that might be left. On most people, this incision scar will completely fade or else it will become invisible over time, depending on each person's reaction to scarring.

The results of a vaser lipo procedure, when you combine it with a heathy diet with a lifestyle, are permanent and can last a lifetime.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Lip Augmentation at Reputable Clinics - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

When your lips are full and shapely, they can seem more kissable and attractive. Fuller lips can also make you look younger, as thin lips are often a sign of ageing. Lots of people today are having lip augmentation at various places, but, when deciding to have lip fillers you must do your research and find a reputable practitioner.

In the past few years, many newspaper and magazine articles have written about lip filler treatments that have gone wrong. Some stories are down to a number of celebrities who have plumped up their lip size to way beyond natural. A prime example is the TV actress Lesley Ash, who in 2002 had her lips injected with liquid silicone, which plumped her lips up to such extremes that it changed her appearance considerably, and over a decade later her lips are still affected. These days lip filler treatment that uses silicone isn't recommended and is not approved by the FDA.

Other stories recently have been about lip filler treatments gone wrong, with people, mostly young women, left with severe infections and lumpy lips that are sometimes irreparable. Cosmetic procedures like lip fillers get trivialized on reality TV programmes and magazines by people like the Kardashian family. This can result in impressionable people being enticed by cheap deals seen on discounted online promotion websites. A lot of these cosmetic procedures are performed by unqualified practitioners, beauty salons, spa's and those without the correct medical training.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we have had outstanding results with our lip filler treatments. Dr. Bassi has performed thousands of injectable treatments and he has over ten years experience as a specialist cosmetic practitioner. To keep up to date with trends in the industry, Dr. Bassi has attended training courses and seminars in various parts of the world such as the USA, South America, Europe as well as in the UK.

The dermal fillers we use are hyaluronic acid based, which is a substance naturally occurring in the body. The hyaluronic filler injected into your lips acts like a cushion and adds more volume to them, attracting water to the area, providing an even softer volume.

Lip filler procedures can enhance:
  • Vermilion border - which gives the outline and improves definition and minimises lip bleed.
  • The upper and lower lip - can have the filler injected into it, giving more volume and substance to the lip.
  • Cupid bow - defining the cupid bow gives female lips a balance.
  • Philtrum ridges -  when defined by insertion of filler, this further enhances the features of the lips.
Get back your beautiful lips at Selston Cosmetic Clinic. With our help, your lips will once again enhance your facial features, making you look more youthful.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Botox Procedures For Todays Modern Man - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

When we think of those who have cosmetic procedures such as vaser lipo, it's mostly an even split of women and men. But when we think of anti-ageing treatments, it's usually women that first come to our minds. Articles and adverts for cosmetic facial procedures are typically directed at women and always seem to have female models in the photographs. These days however, there's a growing number of men who regularly choose to benefit from these procedures and one of the most popular treatments is Botox.

In this day and age men want to look the best they can, just as women do. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we are seeing anti-ageing procedures on men rapidly gaining in popularity, as men in greater numbers are getting Botox injections to relax the facial muscles and minimise lines and wrinkles. The demand for non-surgical treatments tends to peak at certain periods, with the weeks running up to Christmas and Valentines Day being particularly busy and some men also booked an appointment a few weeks before their wedding day!

Today's men seem to have a more open attitude towards cosmetic procedures and are now more aware of the treatments that are available to them. However, some are still confused about which areas we can inject Botox into. Botox can correct the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, the two lines above the forehead and the horizontal lines on the forehead when you look up. We can inject it to create an eye lift, when the outer edge of your eyebrow is lifted, all making you look a lot fresher and less tired.

Botox treatments can:
  • Reduce an over active frown or expression lines
  • Reduce the appearance of crows feet/ lines and wrinkles
  • Give you an eye lift
  • Tighten the jaw line
  • Treat migraines
  • To treat excessive armpit sweating
Men have started to realise that Botox doesn't have to mean a frozen looking face, as nowadays, modern Botox treatments are much more subtle, We specialise in giving a soft natural look to your face and customise each Botox treatment specifically for you.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Bassi has successfully performed thousands of Botox procedures. He is always updating and perfecting his technique by attending lots of conferences in facial aesthetics and you can put complete trust in his ability.

At the end of the day, everyone deserves to have the face they want, and obviously men are no exception.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Cheek Lift Enhancement to Give a Youthful Appearance - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

The more we age, the more we notice the changes happening to our skin. With the onset of time, many ageing effects happen that can make us look tired and less youthful. Ageing causes the facial skin to sag when gravity pulls the skin on the cheek downwards. The fat pad slides down from the cheek bone into the face, which gives the effect of sunken cheeks, on and below the cheek bones.

A plump, full high cheek is a hallmark of a beautiful face. When we lose volume in the cheeks, it can leave us with a gaunt appearance and this is especially true of those who manage to lose lots of weight and others who are naturally slender.

Once upon a time only a facelift or cheek implants could help with restoring facial volume, but these days we have a number of effective, non-surgical treatments. Older skin loses fat and collagen which causes a change of our facial contour, resulting in hollowed cheeks, sagging skin and wrinkles, leading to an overly aged, drawn appearance.

An attractive face is defined by smooth, round contours and high cheekbones. Ageing leads to loss of definition on the cheeks and jaw-line and you might notice shadows around the cheek bone that's associated with loss of fat. Over time your face might change, but dermal filler injections will allow you to subtly control your looks as you age.

Dermal fillers are ideal for smoothing away facial lines and wrinkles, creating fuller lips and shaping facial contours like the cheeks and chin. People seek cheek augmentation to correct flatness, asymmetry, or to improve the overall balance of the facial shape. The cheek filler treatment plumps up the apples of the cheeks and sculpts the cheek bones. This instantly restores your face to a youthful appearance.

The most common areas treated are:
  • The cheeks - to add volume and contour the face
  • The nasolabial folds - the nose to mouth lines
  • The glabella lines - between the eyebrows
  • The lips - adding shape and volume
  • The chin and jaw-line - adding definition.
Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s own supply of hyaluronic acid, and dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the lines and wrinkles and giving a softer natural look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of hyaluronic acid which is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.

At the Selston Cosmetic Clinic, cheek enhancement is one of the most common treatments requested, and we have many clients returning for repeat treatments. Dr Bassi has developed great expertise delivering this treatment over the last 10 years.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Laser Treatment for Acne Scarring - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

At some point in their lives, nearly everybody will suffer from spots and pimples, and many of them will be left with some form of scarring, whether it's mild or severe. It's not just teenagers who go through the agony of spots, as it's thought that one in five adults also suffer from acne. The embarrassment that many acne sufferers feel from having acne scars, can lead to stress, which may account for the amount of time people spend trying to find a solution to make the scarring less visible.

Even the mildest outbreak of acne can leave some scarring and severe acne can leave scars that are clearly visible and very difficult to get rid of. Scars appear when spots or blemishes burst or break the skin. Minor scars will heal naturally and should fade as time goes by, however, the deeper scars might take longer or if they are here to stay, laser treatment might be the answer.

At the Selston Cosmetic Clinic we use the most advanced laser technology which offers a safe and effective treatment of mild to moderate acne scars. Using our American FDA approved dual wavelength laser system, which is non ablative (the surface of the skin remains unchanged) with almost no healing or recovery time. The gentle lasers reach deep down to the collagen level of the skin, and the precise therapeutic laser energy stimulates collagen production and elastin fibres, dramatically improving acne scars.

The laser treatment time takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the treatment area, using a topical anaesthetic cream to make the procedure almost pain-free. We recommend six treatments, spaced 3-4 weeks apart and gaining optimal results after 4 to 6 months. Most clients experience minimal discomfort as the laser pulses treat the skin, some may experience a minor stinging sensation.

Our advanced laser system has a cooled sapphire window on the tip of the laser scope to further protect and cool the skin. You will be back to work in 4 to 6 days and the results are permanent. You can combine laser treatments with other skin improving treatments, such as :
  • Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Technology
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Dermaroller
  • SmartExideCo2 Fractional Laser
  • Chemical Skin Peel
Selston Cosmetic Clinic provides the latest cutting-edge, safe and effective cosmetic medical laser treatments for mild to moderate acne scarring. Our experienced and fully trained aesthetic team will recommend a range of treatments and we tailor your treatment plan specifically for you - either solo treatments or combining different treatments.

Clinic Manager.