Friday, 29 September 2017

Vaser Lipo For A Slimmer Body Shape - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We can find it challenging trying to lose weight and tone our body, especially if we have tried, and failed to lose the excess fat with diet or exercise. Vaser lipo is a treatment that can help you eliminate this unwanted fat, giving you a sleeker body shape and putting your body in proportion. It can make the body look more defined and improve the shape, which will make clothes fit better, and your body will appear slimmer.

The results that you'll see will vary, depending on the amount of fat that you have removed, and will also depend on how many areas that you have treated at the same time. For some, amazing results are there to see right after the procedure, others see the final results months later.

The ideal candidates for vaser lipo should :
  • Ideally be over 18
  • Be in good health
  • Have pockets of fat deposits that they find hard to lose with diet or exercise alone
  • Want to gain a more aesthetic pleasing body shape after vaser lipo treatment
  • Have realistic expectations 
For those who have struggled with problem areas on their body for some time, the vaser lipo may easily be the impetus they need to get in control of their weight. The body won't replace the fat cells that we have removed by vaser lipo, meaning a long-lasting change in body shape can easily be maintained by regular exercise and a healthy diet. Younger people with firm elastic skin will tend to have better results with lipo treatment, because as we get older, our skin tends to become looser and less elastic and does not tighten so readily around the new shape.

Vaser Lipo uses ultrasound energy to break up fat, its innovative technology respects the veins, nerves, blood vessels and surrounding tissue, so leaving them relatively intact. The liquefied fat is then removed through a gentle suction process giving optimal body sculpting and fast results. Vaser lipo is usually performed under local anaesthesia which has less risk than general anaesthetic.

The advantages of vaser lipo are :
  • It's able to remove more fat
  • It provides noticeable results 
  • Faster patient recovery
  • Has better skin tightening
  • Less bruising
Post op care after vaser lipo is essential and it's important that you follow the post op instructions given to you by your doctor, which you should follow to the letter, as any shortcuts can affect your results. It's vital that you make sure your treated areas are kept smooth, using either ultrasound and massage, or both, and wear the compression garment for the amount of time that you are instructed to.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Restore Volume to Sunken Cheeks With Dermal Filler - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Maintaining a youthful face, is achievable using injectable treatments, and dermal fillers are one of the most popular choices available today.

Hyaluronic acid is a very good choice as a dermal filler, to reduce your facial wrinkles and lines and volume loss, because of its excellent compatibility with the human body. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found the body and when used in a filler, it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to the skin cells.

Ageing and weight-loss are contributing factors when our face begins to look older and worn-out day by day. Collagen is the reason our skin looks fresh and tight, but over time our body will lose vital components such as collagen fibres and elastin, when it gradually starts decreasing in our skin. When our body's own naturally occurring collagen starts to decrease, hyaluronic acid fillers will replace the deteriorating supporting layers of the skin and temporarily replenish the skin’s volume.

High cheekbones are a thing of beauty, but unfortunately, they don’t come naturally to everyone. Loss of volume will diminish the cheeks, making them seem hollow and gaunt, but using dermal filler to add volume to the cheeks could rectify this. The three main landmarks on the face are the nose, cheeks and chin, and the facial structure might seem unbalanced when one of these is out of proportion.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, when we inject dermal fillers into the skin where the fine lines, wrinkles and sunken areas are, you will immediately notice the difference, as the wrinkles vanish and the sunken areas achieve more volume. 

The filler treatment plumps up the apples of the cheeks and sculpts the cheek bones. Higher, fuller cheeks can improve your appearance, balance your other facial features, and instantly restore your face to a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are ideal for those who want to look younger and fresher without the need for invasive surgery.

Dermal fillers are a simple solution that offer many benefits :
  • The injectable fillers are minimally invasive.
  • The results from dermal fillers are instantly visible (full results may take a couple of weeks to appear)
  • The procedure takes less than an hour
  • There is minimal downtime required after the treatment 
  • The results from dermal fillers will last from  9 months to a year. 
Dermal fillers can work wonders for skin which has wrinkles and volume loss, and these treatments are a wonderful option to fight the signs of ageing.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Regain Your Glowing Complexion With A Chemical Peel - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Sometimes we feel that our skin has lost its youthful glow and a lot of us put this down to age, believing the skin will automatically begin to get dull and wrinkly as we get older. However, achieving a glowing complexion and a flawless skin is possible whatever our age. There are many ways to improve the skin's condition, and one of the best treatments to do this, is a chemical skin peel.

Chemical peels come in many forms and can work wonders. They are ideal for those looking for a treatment that can reduce lines and wrinkles, as well as plump and restore the radiance in your skin.  There are no needles, injections or surgical procedures involved, making it an easy and painless way to achieve youthful skin.

Chemical peels are most commonly applied to the face; however, the neck and hands can also be treated. They can also help:
  • Reduce the fine lines around the eyes and mouth
  • Improve mild scars
  • Treat certain types of acne
  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun-damage and ageing
  • Improve the look and texture of the skin
  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and pigmentation on the skin
At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we offer revolutionary medical skin peels which are an easy and stress-free procedure. Firstly there's a thorough cleansing of the skin, before we apply the chemical solution. The peel solution creates a controlled wound, and this will let new and healthy skin form in its place. Chemical peels are pain-free, there's no skin shredding, no skin flaking, no irritation and no redness. They promote growth of new skin, collagen and elastin, which thickens the skin and improves resistance to the effects of ageing. They will make your face look fresh and youthful, improving the skins texture and tone.

Chemical peels can benefit :

Fine lines
They work by dissolving dead skin cells. The solution causes the surface of the skin to peel away and after it heals, it will reveal healthier, tighter layers of skin.
Penetrating the surface layer of the skin will aid in the shedding of dead skin cells. Chemical peels are effective in treating acne, also helping to reduce acne scarring.
Uneven Skin Tone/ Pigmentation
Many people are prone to hyperpigmentation. Too much melanin in the skin is responsible for patches on the skin, which can easily be treated with skin peels.
Problem skin
Chemical peels can restore the texture of dry, sensitive or oily skin. Getting rid of the unwanted dead skin cells will give fresher skin, and tighter brighter and smaller pores. It's a good treatment to bring new and fresh skin cells to the surface.

After treatment don’t :

Pick at the skin -  picking off dry, flaky skin before it's ready to come off, can result in scarring and redness.
Exfoliate - Facial scrubs will only cause more irritation to the treated skin and this could result in scarring.
Over moisturise - The whole purpose of a chemical peel, is to peel the skin, so to hydrate the peeling skin when it's shedding, won't give you the best benefit.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Laser Treatment to Correct Pigmentation Marks on Face, Hands & Chest - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Skin pigmentation disorders affect the colour and tone of the skin. Our body contains pigment called melanin which decides the colour of our skin, hair and eyes. People with a darker skin will have more melanin in their skin cells than those with lighter skin, and if the skin cells become damaged or unhealthy, it will affect the melanin production, which in turn, will affect your skin.

Hyperpigmentation can happen for many reasons: over exposure to the sun, genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions or as a result of burns and it can also become more obvious as we get older, causing liver spots and if left untreated, it can worsen. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin.

Hyperpigmentation -  If your body makes too much melanin, parts of your skin may turn darker
Hypopigmentation -   Too little melanin, or if the cells that produce pigment get damaged, then parts of your skin may turn lighter 

Benefits of laser skin pigmentation treatment:
  • The procedure is safe for the face, hands, neck and chest
  • There's no recovery time, you can return to normal activities immediately
  • It's effective - outstanding results every time
Laser treatment can help resolve these skin pigmentation problems, resurfacing the top layers of the skin and causing sun damage and pigmentation to disappear. Selston Cosmetic Clinic uses the most advanced laser technology to offer a safe and effective easy way to treat irregular pigmentation. It works by damaging the top layers of the skin, forcing the collagen to kick in and start repairing the damage, so after a few weeks the skin will looker plumper and revitalised. The laser system allows us to resurface the skin and as the laser stimulates the collagen production, you’ll see a continuous improvement in texture and smoothness of the skin over several months.

  • Treatment course - 2 treatments, each 4 weeks apart
  • Back to work - Next day
  • Duration Of Results - Permanent
  • Anaesthetic - Local
  • Results - Permanent
Depending on the size of the affected area, the treatment sessions can take between 5 to 30 minutes. In our experience a single treatment session will get the desired result, but occasionally two treatments might be needed. Most clients experience minimal discomfort, although some may experience a minor stinging sensation on the skin during the laser delivery, but we can offer topical anaesthetic cream to make treatments more comfortable. Afterwards, the skin on the treated areas will become darker, but this will flake off after a few days. You’ll most likely be able to see an improvement in skin tone and texture as soon as the redness fades after one treatment.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Correct Nasolabial Folds With Dermal Filler Treatment - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

There isn't any part of the body that's more susceptible to the unwanted effects of ageing, than the face. There are some people who think fine lines and wrinkles are a sign of character, while others, just wish to turn back time and regain their youthful look. Luckily for those people, they can rejuvenate their face by undergoing cosmetic procedures, using minimally invasive injectable treatments, or even face lift surgery.

Our facial skin starts to develop lines and wrinkles and volume loss as a result of; age, sun damage, stress, gravity and other environmental factors. Dermal fillers are one of the most effective cosmetic treatments used to restore the loss of volume in the face. Dermal fillers work together with the remaining collagen and elastin in the body, to replace the volume  that's lost through ageing, as well as smoothing and evening out the area being treated. The collagen, elastin and proteins which keep the skin looking plump and youthful, begins to drop from the age of 25, and it's when these levels decrease that you begin to notice the signs of ageing.

The smile lines, or laughter lines that form between the edge of the nose, to the corner of the mouth are known as the nasolabial folds, and these folds separate the cheeks from the upper lip. The deepening of the nasolabial folds are a common concern which affects many people and it occurs because gravity pulls down the fat and other soft tissue that usually sits high on your cheeks and gradually this begins to create a wrinkle, crease or fold. They generally become more pronounced as a person gets older.

Dermal fillers can successfully revolumise areas that have lost volume. Injections of hyaluronic acid restores lost volume of the skin, smoothing out the lines and wrinkles. This improves your looks, enhances your profile and leaves your face with a natural expression. They are a non-invasive, cost-effective alternative to cosmetic surgery for replacing the volume that's been lost through facial ageing. The results achieved by using dermal fillers for the nasolabial folds are stunning and natural looking. Correction or softening of these folds gives you a youthful fresher look.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, the dermal filler treatment for correcting nasolabial folds normally takes 20 - 30 minutes and a local anaesthetic injection is usually given to minimise any potential discomfort during the procedure. Dr Bassi has performed thousands of injectable treatments and has over 10 years experience as a specialist cosmetic practitioner.

There is no downtime and you can return to work or your normal activities immediately. The results are visible immediately, with more improvements in the skin volume becoming noticeable in the following weeks. The dermal filler injections last between 9 - 12 months, and are naturally absorbed back into the body as time passes.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Tear Troughs - Fill In The Hollows Under The Eyes - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Dark circles under the eyes is a common problem. As we get older, we lose fat pads from underneath the eyes, and this causes eye bags, dark circles, puffiness and a hollowness that causes us to look tired and drawn. This loss of volume and laxity of the lower eyelid skin is often called the tear trough, and it can have the adverse effect of making us seem older than we are, which isn't great for our self-confidence.

In our youth, the fat in our face is distributed evenly, with some pockets plumping up the cheeks, forehead, temples and areas around the eyes and mouth. As we age, that fat loses volume and shifts downward, making the features that were once rounded, start to sink, meaning that other parts of the face gain some fat, so we tend to get baggy around the chin and jowly in the neck.

When we first meet someone, they look at our eyes, and we don't want them to just notice how tired and drawn we look. One of the side effects of ageing, is the deepening of the hollows below your eyes, and this natural sign of ageing happens because; as we age, the soft tissue loses volume. Also, lifestyle factors like stress and lack of sleep can result in dark circles around your eyes.

Volume replacement in the under eye area can reshape the face. Dermal fillers are now used to eliminate the hollows you may have and by filling in these depressions it can take away your tired look and lighten the dark circles around the eyes. Tear trough treatment using dermal fillers is a non-surgical procedure that can restore your looks instantly. The filler gets injected under the skin using very fine needles, re-creating the plump, firm skin that your under eye area used to have.

Benefits of tear trough treatment:
  • Filler will banish under-eye bags
  • It will reduce wrinkles 
  • Add volume to the under-eye area
  • Instant results that last 6-8 months
  • Treatment will leave you feeling and looking younger
At Selston Cosmetic Clinic your treatment is in the safe, capable hands of Dr. Bassi, who has many years experience of injecting dermal fillers. He has a trained eye for what looks good and what will suit your face. It's important to avoid an overdone and unnatural look, and in the hands of Dr. Bassi, you will get natural-looking results to make you look younger and more refreshed.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Improve Flat & Unbalanced Lips with Lip Filler Treatment - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Over time, we lose volume in our lips, and the addition of fine lines mean they’re no longer smooth. We start to notice the lip borders and the cupid’s bow are less defined and the ridge between the nose and mouth tends to flatten out. A lip enhancement can improve, not only your lips, but your overall appearance. It's a cosmetic procedure that will enhance your lips to give a fuller, plumper appearance and also smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth area, giving it a more youthful look.

The so-called perfect lip varies from person to person, and it's said, that to create the perfect lip, the lower lip should appear slightly larger than the top lip. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we aim to give our clients a subtle lip enhancement treatment, to show off the natural shape of the lip, reducing the asymmetry and providing a well-defined border to the lip.

Perfecting beautiful lips takes a lot of practice and with over 10 years experience as a specialist cosmetic practitioner, Dr Bassi has performed thousands of injectable treatments and combines artistry and expert ability with every treatment he performs. We deliver the lip filler treatment by needle injection, and restore volume to areas where it's been lost, due to ageing. We use dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring protein that's found in the human body, and this means that side effects are very rare. 

Lip fillers will :
  • Create a fuller upper & lower lip
  • Reduce fine lines around the mouth
  • Lift the corners of the mouth
  • Erase smokers’ lines
  • Enhance the shape and definition of the lips
  • Even out unbalanced lips

The lips are sensitive, so it's normal to feel some minor discomfort during the treatment. However, dermal fillers contain a numbing agent to lessen the pain of the procedure, and you will have a local aneasthetic cream (Emla) applied to the lips 20 to 30 minutes before your treatment. This will help with any discomfort but it's unlikely to mask the sensation completely.

Unfortunately, dermal filler lip enhancements don't last forever, as over time the body gradually breaks down the fillers, so eventually you will need to top up the filler if you wish to keep the look. This won’t happen right away as most dermal filler results will typically last about 6-8 months. Your doctor will let you know how soon you’ll need to visit for top up treatment.

Clinic Manager/

Monday, 4 September 2017

Freshen Up Dull Tired Skin With Chemical Peels - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

None of us want to age either gracefully, or otherwise. It would seem that every time we look in a magazine we see beautiful celebrities, and oddly enough, they never seem to age. We all know that there is a lot of time, effort, money and cosmetic procedures that goes into making them look young and beautiful.

There's a lot of things that cause the skin to age. We can't do anything about some of them, but there are others that we can influence. The one thing we can't change is the natural ageing process, when the skin starts to become thinner and drier, and it's our genes that mostly control these changes and when they occur. The natural ageing process will see the face losing some the fulness, and we will all get visible lines and wrinkles appearing on our face.

The ageing we can influence, is the extrinsic ageing, and this is when the environment and our lifestyle choices can cause the skin to prematurely age. We can slow down the effects this type of ageing has on our skin, by taking some preventive actions.

The application of a Chemical Peel
  • Over-drying your skin - using strong cleansers on the skin strips essential moisture, causing dead skin to build up.
  • Eye wrinkles - use eye creams to keep the eyes hydrated and nourished, which can help to prevent ageing eye wrinkles.
  • Healthy looking skin - regular facials and chemical peels will help to destroy dry, dead skin cells, allowing new glowing skin to replace it. 
How well you care for your skin from an early age can make a great deal of difference in how wrinkles form on your face later on. We can't go back in time, however, there are some tips and techniques that will keep your complexion looking radiant and glowing and make you feel more youthful.
  • Exposure to the sun is the main cause of skin ageing. Sun protection is the best way to prevent this, by using sunscreen every single day, not just when it's sunny.
  • Don't smoke. Smoking causes damage to collagen and elastin, and when collagen in the face becomes less elastic, it allows the soft tissue features of the face to sag. Smoking increases cholesterol, preventing you from getting enough oxygen to your skin and it can also cause lines and wrinkles to form around the mouth.
  • Exfoliate regularly. This will make sure you remove the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. You can either exfoliate manually, using a facial scrub or at a clinic or beauty salon with a chemical peel.
At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we find that exfoliating the skin using medical chemical peels, helps to increase the skin cell turnover, shedding dead skin cells and pushing newer ones to form. The peels penetrate into the dermis of your skin and stimulate the fibroblasts deep within the skin to produce new collagen and elastin. This results in improved skin texture and skin tone, giving your face a fresher, smoother and youthful appearance.

So while we can't stop time, happily there are things we can do to slow down the ageing process and repair some of the damage already done.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Easily Remove Unsightly Warts, Using Radio Surgery - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Warts on the face and body can affect our self-confidence in a very big way. Not only do they look unsightly, they can also take some years to resolve, when left to their own devices. Depending on where on the body the warts are, they can cause irritation when rubbing against the skin or catching on clothes and jewellery.

The wart virus usually enters the skin through defects in the epidermis, which is the outer covering layer of the skin. Although they are common, they are often seen as an embarrassing thing to have, especially when they are on a visible part of the body, such as the face and hands.

Warts can grow almost anywhere on the body, but are commonly found on the:
  • Hands
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Back

Warts are one of the most common skin infections you can have. Caused by a virus, they are easily spread by direct contact and you can easily infect yourself again, by touching the wart and then touching other parts of your body. Warts sit on the skin, and they appear either; uneven textured growths that often look like a cabbage, or a smooth blister. They can occur on any part of the body and while some cause no bother and go away on their own, others linger on and can cause discomfort and pain.

Some common types of warts are:
  • Common warts - these usually grow on the fingers and toes, but they can appear anywhere. They have a rough, grainy appearance and a rounded top and they are greyer than the surrounding skin.
  • Flat warts - are slow-growing, are small and not immediately obvious. They are smooth and flat with a rough appearance and typically occur on the face, neck, knees and wrists. They can look pink, brownish, or slightly yellow.
  • Filiform warts - are flesh coloured warts on the face and neck. They are small and shaped like a tiny flap or tag of skin, and grow around the mouth or nose and sometimes under the chin or on the neck.
  • Plantar warts - are also known as verruca's and they grow on the soles of the feet, but unlike other warts, plantar warts grow into your skin, not out of it. These warts  are flat and have a black centre, they're surrounded by hardened skin and they can cause pain or discomfort when you walk.
  • Periungual warts - grow under and around the toenails and fingernails. They can cause pain and affect nail growth.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, radio surgery is the preferred treatment method for wart removal. It involves using high frequency radio waves that generate heat, which evaporate the wart. This advanced technology generates much less heat that other conventional methods, resulting in less scarring to the skin. Radio surgery penetrates the area of a wart, and the electrode of the radio wand travels over the wart, heating the area and removing the wart without needing to cut the skin.

With wart removal treatment, downtime is almost non-existent. You’ll be able to get back to you regular day-to-day routine quickly, without any lingering discomfort.

Clinic Manager.