Friday, 28 April 2017

Facial Treatments for a Stunning Summer Bride - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Spring and summer is the traditional time for weddings and whether you're the bride, bridesmaid, mother of the bride or just a guest, you will want to look the very best you can.

Lots of brides get obsessed with how they're going to look, concentrating on their dress, their hair and their make-up, but sometimes forgetting about the condition of their skin. The months leading up to the wedding are a frenzy of preparations, which can leave the face looking tired and stressed. Dull skin, lines around the eyes and mouth, acne scars and other facial problems can all make a bride look older than she is, when she walks down the aisle.

These factors all show up in the wedding photos and can take away the pleasure bride should get when looking back on the wedding day. Your skin needs just as much consideration as your wedding day hairstyle and bridal dress, so if there are things about your facial skin that you aren't happy with, then a few cosmetic treatments can make you look younger and fresher on your special day.

You can start to prepare long before your wedding day to ensure that you look fabulous, and at Selston Cosmetic Clinic we can advise you on treatments to help you look and feel your very best. So if the bride, her mother or the bridesmaids, want to spruce up their look by filling in lines, wrinkles and scars or improve their skin texture, then there are a wide variety of non-invasive treatments to choose from.

Lip fillers - by making subtle changes in the lip, we can create fullness, and can also correct the symmetry of the lips. At Selston, we make it our priority to make your lips look as natural as possible.
Lip filler treatment
Chemical peels - will exfoliate the dead skin cells and reveal a rejuvenated, healthy glowing skin. Dead cells clog up the surface of the skin and a peel allows new healthy skin cells to grow back, creating a smoother looking skin.

Chemical peel treatments
Microdermabrasion - our microdermabrasion machine offers state of the art treatments, from mild exfoliation to deeper medical treatments. It's designed to improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
Botox - this treatment is an effective and safe way to reduce and smooth out wrinkles. Botox softens the look of these fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers - will gently volumise and contour, 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.
Laser treatment -  provides safe and effective cosmetic medical laser treatments, for mild to moderate acne scarring.
Laser treatment for acne scarring
Selston Cosmetic Clinic provides the latest cutting edge treatments for the skin. Our experienced and fully trained aesthetic team will advise you from a range of treatments and tailor a treatment plan especially for you.

Make sure you look special, on your special day!

Clinic Manager

Monday, 24 April 2017

Acheive Younger Smoother Skin With Dermal Fillers - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Our skin is one of our best assets when it comes to beauty. A healthy taut skin, equals a younger-looking appearance and when we're young, our skin is more elastic and resilient, which is mostly thanks to collagen. Collagen keeps the skin intact and hydrated which makes it elastic, but as we age, the skin weakens and loses the elasticity. This affects your facial expressions, and you'll find that the skin will sag, and it will develop wrinkles and frown-lines.

Before & after dermal filler treatment for tear troughs

A lot of the visible signs of ageing is down to volume loss. When facial tissues lose volume, the cheeks start to look hollow and lines can become etched around the nose and mouth. As we mature, we naturally lose subcutaneous fat in our faces, making our smile lines, frown lines and crow’s feet become more apparent as the facial muscles are working closer to the skin's surface.

Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s own supply of hyaluronic acid. 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's long-lasting but not permanent.

We use Dermal fillers to:
  • Diminish vertical lip lines
  • Fill in hollow tear troughs
  • Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks
  • Plump & enhance the lips
  • Soften facial wrinkles
  • Plump out facial creases

We inject the filler into the skin in tiny amounts, with a very fine needle. The gel filler produces volume under the skin, lifting up the wrinkles or folds, which results in smooth looking skin. The treatment is quick and easy, and the actual procedure takes around 20 - 60 minutes, depending on the treatment required. Straight after your treatment, you will have slight redness, mild swelling and tenderness, but these effects are temporary.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Definition of The Chin & Jaw Line Using Dermal Fillers - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

The loss of definition in the jaw line is usually one of the first signs of ageing that people notice. Gaining weight, losing weight and genetics, can all make the jowls begin to sag, but often, it’s the loss of skin tone and the effects of gravity that are most to blame. It might take longer for jowls to become noticeable if you have a fuller face, but if your face is thin, they may start to show earlier. With age we lose definition in our jaw, but the good news is that you may be able to correct the sagging jowls and regain a beautifully defined jaw line.

A profile doesn't matter that much to you when you're looking straight into the mirror, but your profile is there for everyone else to see, when they look at your face from different angles. While wrinkles may age you, it's actually the shape of your face that's making you look older but it's easy to improve these issues by injecting dermal filler.

Injecting dermal filler into the contour of the lower edge of the jaw can:
  • Improve the profile
  • Create a more prominent and defined chin
  • Make the face appear younger
  • Restore volume to sagging jowls
  • Create a straighter, firmer jaw line
Facial fillers can help to create the look of a strong jaw, and for those with a weak jaw line, carefully placed filler injections can create a desired look. Filler treatments can provide a non-invasive, non-surgical way to get the jaw line you want, restoring definition to the chin and jaw line, without invasive surgery.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we apply a topical anaesthetic cream 30 to 60 minutes before filler treatment. In order to make the treatment as painless as possible a local anaesthetic is added to the filler, and our clients usually report that the procedure was relatively comfortable. The filler treatment takes around 15 minutes.

Dermal Filler can easily be used on the chin, stiffening the skin and defining the chin and jowl area and lessening the weakness of the chin. The filler can lengthen and enhance the lower facial appearance, creating a more balanced profile. Fillers are used to re-sculpt the lower face and restore volume, creating a youthful facial contour.

A strong chin adds definition to your face, enhances your appearance and brings a balance to your facial features. If the sagging is mild to moderate, injectable treatments such as dermal filler can easily correct this problem.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Vaser Lipo to Contour The Body Shape - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We all have a different idea of what the perfect body is, and we're heavily influenced by the expectations of society and media pressure. Our society tries to dictate what kind of body image we should strive for, showing images of perfect bodies on television, in films and in newspaper and magazines.

From an early age we have an unrealistic sense of what we suppose the perfect body should look like, when as children, we are given toys like Barbie and Action Man dolls. This carries on into the teenage years, when most people on television, films and music videos for their age groups, have perfect faces and bodies.

The body shape that's currently classed as 'the body to strive for', hasn't always been the considered ideal body shape. The idea of the ideal body shape has changed over the years :
  • In the 1900's, the fashion was for women to have a large bust and a wasp-waist, achieved with tightly laced corsets.
  • The 1920's saw boyish figures emerge, with small breasts and non-existent curves becoming fashionable.
  • With the outbreak of war in 1939, with rationing and less around to eat, although people were lean, a healthy well-fed body shape became the ideal.
  • By the 1950's, the wasp-waist look had returned and a tiny waist and exaggerated hips, became the fashion.
  • The mid 1960's saw the world introduced to the waif. The women of this era copied the tiny waist, non-existent bust and skinny silhouette.
  • A long and lean body shape was the ideal look for the 1970's, with it changing to a more athletic look in the 80's.
  • The 1990's decade saw the return of the waif, straight up and down and no bust.
  • The long and lean shape returned in the new century, with more of a focus on bigger breasts.
  • Today, we are back with the curvaceous shape with a shapely bottom, substantial bust and a flat toned tummy.
Whatever the current body shape trend, it's impossible for us to all look the same. We are all different builds and we all have our own body shape:

Hourglass – This shape has a well-proportioned upper and lower body, with a narrow waist. Hourglass women are more inclined to gain weight all over the body and in particular the chest and hips area.
Pear – these have small upper bodies and bigger lower bodies. The hips are a bit wider than the shoulders and weight tends to settle below the waist.
Apple – Women with apple shapes have slim hips, a large chest and stomach and they are bigger on the top half of their bodies than the lower half.
Straight/ Ruler – Ruler shaped women have no significant differences between the size of their hips, waist and shoulders. Any weight gain is on their stomach and bottom.

Even though we keep the fundamental shape we were born with, a healthy diet and regular exercise are still the keys to losing excess body fat and maintaining good health. If any fat remains after this, there is vaser lipo, which will take away stubborn pockets of fat that just won't shift.

You may not have the shape you wish for, but vaser lipo could help you shape your body into a shape you will love.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Cosmetic Treatments To Enhance Our Appearance - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

In these days of posting photographs online a lot of young women are feeling under pressure to achieve an Instagram face. It would seem that more people want to have in reality, the perfect face they see when they upload airbrushed images of themselves on their social media.

Women, and men are arriving at cosmetic clinics with computer-enhanced photographs, wanting to have treatments to recreate this artificially perfected image. Non-surgical nose jobs, cheek fillers, lip enhancements and botox are the treatments of choice when trying to emulate the enhanced photographs.

Most of the women wanting these treatments are not old, in fact most of them are in their early twenties. Sometimes they want treatments done to increase their self-confidence, sometimes because celebrities are doing it or sometimes it's because of peer pressure. When young women see the perfect selfies of others, it forces them to look closely at their own image and examine it with a more self-critical eye than ever before.

Camera filters have also increased cosmetic procedures, with clients trying to replicate their filtered selfies, even bringing their altered images to the practitioner as an example of what they want to look like. A lot of young people aren’t looking for subtle results, and we're seeing suspiciously full lips, super defined cheekbones and skin that's smooth and taut.

There are now a great number of non-surgical cosmetic procedures :
  • Botox - to reduce moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles, frown lines and crow's-feet.
  • Laser treatments - rejuvenate the skin's surface.
  • Chemical peels - improves skin texture and tone.
  • Radiofrequency therapies - for skin tightening and cellulite reduction.
  • PDO thread lifts - can deliver essentially a non-surgical facelift, using injections, placed in strategic places.
  • Dermal fillers - non-surgical nose job, lip enhancement, adding volume and lifting cheeks and much more.
  • Microdermabrasion treatments - non-surgical procedure that resurfaces the skin. It helps to remove dead skin cells on the skin's surface.
While we can't escape the selfie, we really shouldn't let them influence us to have extreme treatments. Fillers aren't just for people who are looking to restore their youth, but also to enhance. Botox can help us look our best without making our face look like a frozen mask, filler in our cheeks will give us defined cheekbones or restore lost volume and we can enhance and improve the definition of the lips without inflating them to extreme proportions.

We all want to look the very best we can, but we don't have to go to extremes to achieve it.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Beautiful Natural Looking Enhanced Lips at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

You might have tried to get the perfect pout using lipstick or lip gloss, but if you want a longer lasting result, then dermal fillers could be the solution. Lip fillers have become a popular way of enhancing the lips, so whether full lips or a more subtle, natural look is your goal, we can help you achieve it. Fillers are also used to compensate for the ageing process and correcting the smoker's lines around the mouth. Lip augmentation treatment can give your lips the outline and definition that time has destroyed.

A lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure which adds more volume and substance to the lip, which will give you fuller, plumper and more defined lips.

Results include improving:
Vermilion border - which gives the outline and improves definition and minimizes lip bleed.
The upper and lower lip - injections will give more volume and substance to the lip.
Cupid bow - defining the cupid bow gives female lips a balance.
Philtrum ridges - inserting filler enhances and defines the features of the lips.

The thought of having dermal fillers in the lips can sometimes make people nervous, with visions of ending up with massively inflated lips, but this isn't the reality. A reputable clinic will always discuss what you do, and what you don't want at your consultation. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Bassi, is our fully trained, very experienced, specialist cosmetic Doctor with over 10 years experience in injectable treatments. His ultimate aim is that all of his clients look and feel their very best.

Dermal fillers are ideal for lip plumping as:
  • The fillers are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition
    The injections are completely controlled, and you can decide if you want a subtle, dramatic, or in-between look
  • They provide natural looking results with just one treatment
  • Lip Injections allow you to correct unbalanced or uneven lips

The nice thing about lip fillers is how quickly you will notice the difference, the results are almost immediate. Following the injections, you may have some swelling, but once it wears down, the effects of the fillers are easy to see and you won't have to wait weeks to see your new lips. Lip filler treatments get excellent results and last a considerable amount of time, but they aren't permanent and will need to be repeated.

Whether the aim is to restore lost-volume from the ageing process or to augment the lips for cosmetic reasons, Dr Bassi will use his skill and experience to advise what will best suit your face.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Sleek, Smooth Silhouette with Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Lots of women are self-conscious about the way they look, and as more women, and men, are wanting to feel better about their bodies, vaser lipo treatments are making this possible. Treatments that contour and sculpt the body are continuing to grow in popularity, making vaser lipo one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed today.

As time passes, our body can experience a number of changes, and sometimes, even though we might lead an active lifestyle, we may find that over time we've put on some weight that we just can't shift.

Even living in Britain with its unpredictable weather, the sun will eventually come out and we will want to start wearing skimpier outfits that show off our bodies. The shape of our body determines how our clothes fit us and what clothes we are willing to wear. We're more likely to wear baggy clothes or a kaftan, if we have a mummy tummy, love handles or thunder thighs.

Luckily, there is a solution. Vaser lipo is an ideal way to slim down, tone up and achieve definition, meaning we will be able to flash the flesh on our summer holidays. Vaser treatment gives us the opportunity to wear slim-fitting clothes, as well as letting us feel comfortable with the way we look. So whether we gain weight through a slowing metabolism, the menopause, genetics or just good living, rather than carrying extra fat around with us, it's always better to lose it.

Vaser lipo treatment :
Is able to treat many areas of the body
We are able to remove large quantities of fat
Can precisely sculpt even delicate areas of the body
Can achieve curves and definition
Fast recovery times
Only minor discomfort
A minimally invasive procedure
Smooth, tight results which improve over time
Walk in, walk out procedure

Vaser lipo is a less invasive treatment than traditional liposuction, which means a faster procedure, a quick recovery time and instant visible results. You can walk out of the clinic just a few hours after the procedure takes place, and bruising and swelling will be kept to a minimum.

Vaser results are very subtle and natural, giving you improved contours and overall body shape. Clients see results straight away, however, the improved overall appearance will become more prominent in the months after the procedure.

Vaser Lipo benefits:
It's a safe procedure
Fast, smooth results in all areas of the body
Improved skin retraction
Minimally invasive and scarring
Less bruising and swelling than traditional liposuction
Faster patient recovery
Affordable cost
Effective in the more fibrous areas

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Vaser Lipo For Reducing Man Boobs (Gynecomastia) Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Gynecomastia, also known as man boobs, is a condition where there's excess fat in a man’s breast area. A reduction in testosterone levels and an increase in oestrogen levels is usually the cause of this condition. Oestrogen is found in the bodies of most men, but it’s usually in drastically reduced levels, so when the oestrogen levels rise, the man's breasts will become more pronounced.

Gynecomastia is embarrassing for teens and young men, often dictating what clothes they choose to wear and which activities they do. They won't want to wear tight t-shirts and slim fitting tops if it shows off the fatty breast and swimming would be a nightmare wearing just a pair of trunks. In older and middle-aged men it's also a cause of emotional upset and low self-esteem. 

Fat in the male breast is often very difficult to lose. In most cases, even though dieting and exercise has dropped the weight from other parts of the body, the fatty man boobs are likely to remain. Vaser lipo is the treatment that will remove the fat, giving you the flat chest of your dreams.

The vaser lipo procedure can easily tell the difference between fat, while missing the blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves, which takes away the risk of damage to these areas. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure time is usually between 1.5 to 2 hours. Once we remove the chest fat, those fat cells are gone forever, meaning as long as you keep up with healthy eating and  some physical exercise, the results are permanent.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we had a man come to us who felt very self-conscious about his chest area. Vaser lipo for chest reduction is one of our most common procedures for men. Dr Bassi was able to provide a result that has enabled this client to move forward without the need to worry about his appearance.

Vaser lipo on the man boobs targets the fat around the chest region, which is liquefied and removed through a gentle suction process. Since this  procedure is minimally invasive, clients can be treated and then go home the same day. Most men who have vaser lipo for this condition get back to work in less than 3 days, although you will be expected to wear a compression garment under your clothes and continue taking mild pain medications for a while, until the healing process is completely finished.

Vaser Lipo on man boobs before and after

Advantages of vaser lipo on man boobs:
  • The fat cells taken out are permanently destroyed.
  • No loose skin on the body after the fat removal, thanks to skin tightening and shrinkage.
  • Vaser lipo treatment is performed under local anaesthetic, meaning a walk in, walk out procedure.
  • Only a few days of downtime.
  • Minimally invasive treatment.
  • Minimal discomfort.
  • Instant results, which gradually improve over the following months.

Clinic Manager.