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.