Monday, 26 February 2018

Non Surgical Liquid Facelift to Refresh & Rejuvenate the Face - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

As we get older, the essential structure of our face changes; because of lifestyle, smoking, gravity and general ageing. We produce less collagen and elastin, which are proteins that are essential for elastic, youthful-looking skin, and with less collagen and elastin being produced, this means the skin will eventually start to sag. The loss of facial elasticity and volume can also lead to wrinkles, creases and folds developing.

Wrinkles - frown lines, horizontal forehead furrows and crows’ feet at the eyes. Also the bunny lines on the sides of the nose and the lipstick lines on the upper lip.
Volume loss - this tends to occur in the mid-face around the cheek-bones causing sunken cheeks and hollows beneath eye area.
Folds and creases - lines around the nose to mouth, the naso-labial and marionette lines, the chin and jowl areas. 

A liquid facelift is a temporary treatment which uses injectable dermal fillers, as well as botox, to restore facial volume, reduce wrinkles, and rejuvenate the face. Known as a non-surgical facelift, it's a cosmetic technique which uses botox; which can help to reduce dynamic wrinkles and dermal fillers for restoring lost volume which will create a more lifted, naturally youthful look.

Botox is a muscle relaxant, and gets injected using a disposable syringe with a very fine needle; small amounts of botox get injected very precisely into different locations on the face, which we decide by carefully examining the movements of the muscles of your face. The injection will temporarily suspend muscle movement in that area, smoothing out forehead furrows, crows' feet and smokers lines on the lips.

While dermal fillers are sometimes known as wrinkle fillers, they do a lot more than just smooth out wrinkles;
  • They smooth out the deep marionette lines, or smile lines around nose and mouth
  • Restore volume to sunken cheeks
  • Fill in the tear trough hollows under the eyes
  • Give volume and enhance the lips
  • Soften vertical lip lines, or smokers lines
  • Smooth out chin creases
  • Restore the natural, curved facial contours
A liquid facelift will enhance the natural features of the face, smooth and tighten the skin, and balance out the shape of the face using advanced injectable techniques, with instant, dramatic results. There's no downtime with this procedure, although you might consider taking a few hours to relax, allowing the results to settle and take shape. Any discomfort is temporary and any bruising or swelling is minimal.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Get Sculptured Contoured Cheekbones with Dermal Filler - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We are all unique. We all have a face, but we all have different features. Eyes might be round, almond-shaped, close-set or protruding, noses can look hooked, roman or snubbed, and the chin can look pointed, square or receding. The cheeks are also individual to each persons face, with flat cheeks, high cheekbones and apple cheeks. Bone structure, muscle and fat distribution determines the shape of the cheeks, as well as genetics.

When we describe someone as having a baby face, they typically have fuller cheeks, which makes them look younger than others of a similar age. The apple is what we call the plumpness of the cheek, which when seen in children's faces, it's described as chubby cheeks. The reason some people have full, defined apple cheeks and others have cheeks that are flat, is gravity. A pad of fat causes this fullness, and it's this, that tends to slide lower down the face as we age.

We can have poorly defined, flat cheeks at any stage of our life, maybe we have a narrow or flat face or a weak cheek structure. It could be that the cheeks just lack definition, but usually lost cheek contour is a side effect of ageing, when the fat pads slide down the face.

Many people think that high cheekbones are very attractive. If someone has high cheekbones, it means that the widest part of the face is just below the eyes, giving the cheekbone a more prominent look as the cheek dips in below the bone. This can cause shadows which will accentuate and give definition to the cheekbones.

It's been said that high cheekbones are a sign of youth and beauty, but as we age, the cheeks begin to lose volume. This loss of volume often results in hollows in the cheeks, caused by loss of fat from beneath the skin. Cheek augmentation can restore the fullness using dermal fillers. A subtle enhancing of your bone structure can create the kind of bone structure we all want to show off.

  • Treatment using market-leading dermal fillers; Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal
  • Free consultation with Dr Bassi who is highly trained in aesthetic facial procedures
  • Virtually pain-free treatment, as a topical anaesthetic numbs the area being treated
  • Minimal pain, bruising and down time
  • Excellent post treatment care
  • Quick treatment time and immediate results
Cheek augmentation can enhance your facial contours, and balance your features. Dermal filler treatment can also reshape the face, reducing signs of ageing. By adding volume to the cheeks it will give the face a natural-looking symmetry, and a youthful balance.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Get Your Skin Ready For Spring With Microdermabrasion - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

The winter months can affect your skin, and the cold wind, driving rain and lack of sun can make your skin look dull, old and lifeless. But, with better weather just around the corner, we really need to get our skin ready so we can say goodbye to winter, and hello to spring. To prepare for the warmer weather ahead, there are some basic things that you can do to make sure you'll look your best, and now is the best time freshen up your skin and revive your complexion.
Lots of us neglect to consider what effects the change in season has on our skin. So while we're waiting for the sunshine, it's a great time to spring-clean not only your beauty bags, but also your skin care products and routines.

Before and after microdermabrasion treatment

Clean up and clear out
First of all, get out all of your bottles, tubes and jars and go through them one by one. Any creams or serums that you no longer use, or if you've tried them but you don't really like them - throw them out! If they're past their best, then they could easily be harbouring harmful bacteria, which can lead to clogged pores and dull skin. Skin care products will eventually expire, so if you don't use it - lose it!

You should also review your daily skin care products. In the spring and summer we tend to use moisturisers and serums that are lighter in texture, than those that we wear in the winter months. Lots of us tend to buy the same things every year, but what worked for your face in your 20's, won't necessarily work for you in your 30's or 40's.

There are a great number of skin products in the shops, and finding the right skin care for your skin can prove overwhelming. Do you need to revitalise your skin, or need deep moisture penetration, or maybe an uplift? Find out what suits your skin, and buy the appropriate creams and lotions.

We should also remember our makeup brushes, because if they aren't regularly cleaned, they can store unwanted germs and viruses. You should ideally wash your brushes weekly with hand soap and dry them out with a hair-dryer.

Microdermabrasion treatment

Exfoliating your skin gets rid of the dead skin cells, which helps to stimulate cell turnover, making your skin smoother, healthier and ready to absorb your moisturiser and serums. Spring is not the time for harsh facial scrubs, when spring arrives it's time for a gentle exfoliation routine and you might want to change from a strong mechanical scrub to a kinder, softer cleansing cloth.

Remember the lip balm

Once we leave the winter behind us and we change our skin care routine to suit the kinder months, we must remember to keep using lip balm. Maybe change the thicker winter balm for a lighter one, but hydration for the lips is essential. Stop using it, and you might end up with dry, chapped lips that will take longer to repair than to prevent.

Chemical peel treatment

Have a face treatment
If, after the cold winter months, you feel that your skin is looking dull and tired, visit a professional and get a deep cleansing facial treatment. A deep exfoliation will help strip away your dull, tired skin, revealing the fresh skin underneath. Removing the outer skin cells which are dead and damaged will reveal the new skin just in time for spring. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion will strip back the skin's dead layers, targeting sun-damaged skin, blocked pores and fine lines, getting your skin ready for your serums, creams and lotions to penetrate deeper, as well as giving your skin a revitalising treatment, and leaving you looking rejuvenated.

Clinic Manager. 

Friday, 16 February 2018

Remove Unwanted Fat From the Legs Using Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Excess fat can collect in unwanted areas, altering your shape, and if you don’t feel confident in your body, it can affect your self-esteem. When you're young, you find it a lot easier to lose body fat, but with willpower and the right diet and exercise, older people can also lose unwanted fat. 

Vaser lipo on outer thighs
Both men and women find vaser lipo treatment an effective way to help them reach their body goals. Vaser lipo is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, helping many people to improve their body contour, and giving them a more desirable, firm, attractive body shape, which will also tighten the skin.

Vaser lipo treatment is ideal if you:
  • Have lost confidence in your body
  • Have tried to diet and exercise without any long-term success
  • Want to improve the shape of your body
  • Are ready to have a minor medical procedure, gaining fast results
Vaser lipo on inner thighs
Fat on the thighs can happen to both sexes, and if healthy eating and exercise can’t shift the excess weight, then vaser lipo might be the solution. The vaser procedure is a minimally invasive treatment, with a faster recovery time and which causes less trauma to the body than traditional liposuction.

Vaser lipo offers many advantages over liposuction treatments, using advanced ultrasound technology to emulsify the fat, which is then gently suctioned out, all done while using local anaesthetic. The amount of fat you have on your body can be determined by genetics, as well as being overweight from excess food consumption, and although diet and exercise can help to reduce the amount of fat on the legs, it also depends on your body type. Vaser can take away the unwanted fat, leaving you with slimmer, more defined thighs.

Vaser lipo facts:
  • The treatment is always done by a doctor
  • A small incision is necessary to insert the vaser cannulas
  • A certain amount of bruising on the skin will happen after the procedure
  • There might be some discomfort during the treatment, and there might be some pain afterwards
  • You'll have either local or general anaesthesia during the procedure
  • Possibility of minor scars
  • Walk in walk out treatment
  • Need for one post op visit to the clinic
  • Wearing a compression garment after the treatment is necessary
Vaser lipo on outer thighs
Vaser lipo can really improve your self-esteem and give you more confidence to wear the clothes you've always wanted to. If you've struggled with weight gain, and exercise and healthy eating aren't working the way you'd like, then vaser lipo is an ideal treatment to get the dramatic transformation you've been looking for.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Laser Treatment Can Treat Active Acne - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

At some stage in our life we'll get acne on our face. It's a common skin disorder that affects people of all ages, but it is most common in young people, especially around the time of early puberty. We tend to think only of teenagers having to deal with acne, but unfortunately, many people suffer from adult acne problems. Getting acne isn’t just for teenagers, as many people can have acne breakouts in their 30’s, 40’s, and even 50’s.
Your body begins to develop as you grow up and this causes an increase in hormones. These hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands to make more sebum, and these glands can become overactive. The pores of the skin become clogged with excess oil, or sebum, and this is what causes acne.
Blackheads and whiteheads occur when plugs block the top layer of the pores.
When acne becomes inflamed the contents become hot and infected, and the bacteria blockage ruptures through the skin's surface.
We blame lots of things for causing acne; a bad diet, too much stress and chocolate, but it's more likely that genetics, hormones, clogged up pores and bacteria are the main causes. Correct medical treatment can treat acne, but there are things that you can do, to help prevent the causes and discomforts of acne.
  • Food allergies - Some outbreaks of acne might be the result of food allergies. Write down what you eat and see how it affects the skin's condition. Go a couple of weeks without the food you think might trigger your acne, and look for alternatives.
  • Check ingredients - Soap can have harsh ingredients that dry out and irritate the skin, and this can lead to acne breakouts. Instead, try using a gentle cleanser for the face, making sure you don't scrub the skin too hard. A good cleaning routine will help to keep your pores clear and clean, but cleaning your face too often can cause more irritation and breakouts.
  • Touching - Try to stop touching your face. Throughout the day our hands are touching everything, accumulating dirt, germs and bacteria, and when we touch our face it goes on the skin, causing it to clog up the pores. Popping and squeezing spots will only make them worse because you’re passing the bacteria from one part of your face to another.
  • Tea tree oil - Tea Tree Oil is a natural disinfectant and dabbing a small amount on your blemishes, can help breakdown the bacteria and speed up the healing process, without removing the skin’s natural moisture.
  • Stay hydrated - Water is very important to the body and drinking 8 glasses of water a day will help to keep the body and skin hydrated. Drinking water will help to give you clear, beautiful skin, by flushing out the toxins in your system, cleansing your cells of built-up waste.
We use the most advanced laser technology at Selston Cosmetic Clinic, with new advancements in acne treatment, which is effective for adult acne, adolescent acne and various grades of acne; severe, moderate or mild.

Benefits of laser treatment on acne;
  • It's effective on all forms of acne vulgaris
  • Laser suits all skin types, face or body
  • There's no side effects
  • An excellent alternative to topical treatments
  • Smoother skin complexion and a clearer-looking skin
  • Laser also diminishes acne scars
  • Lasting results
  • Laser has a proven safety record
Early intervention is recommended, as acne can result in lifelong scarring. Laser treatment can help not only the physical symptoms of acne but it will also give sufferers a new self-confidence, without the worry or embarrassment about their skin's condition.
Clinic Manager.

Friday, 9 February 2018

A Smooth Even Toned Clear Skin With Laser Pigmentation Treatment - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Skin pigmentation is a common skin problem all over the world. The word pigmentation refers to discolouration of the skin, and it's more likely to appear on people with light coloured skin, than those with dark skin tones. Pigmentation can appear either on the face, or body, and it will appear more prominently as we age, causing many people looking for a way to improve it.

It's considered that laser skin resurfacing, also known as fractional skin resurfacing is a highly effective treatment to fade, or take away unwanted skin pigmentation and irregularities, including:
  • Acne scars
  • Freckles
  • Spider / thread veins
  • Sun damage

There are a number of reasons that pigmentation can become visible on the skin;

Sun exposure
Most pigmentation occurs as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays. The skin reacts to the UV (Ultra Violet) rays from the sun and the effects of sun-damaged skin will increase with age. The best way to stop pigmentation from occurring is to wear sun protection every day, especially on your face. Pigmentation can affect people of all ages and skin types.

There are cells in the skin that make melanin, which is responsible for the colour of the hair and eyes, as well as the colour of the skin. Extra melanin gets produced when the cells get damaged or are unhealthy, resulting in inconsistent dark colouration or blotches on the skin. An increased exposure to the sun will also darken any previous areas of hyperpigmentation.

Pale almost white patches appear on the skin when there's a decrease of melanin. Vitiligo and albinism are skin conditions that cause hypopigmentation, which unfortunately, there are no cures for.

Skin trauma, such as burns, acne, infections, or inflammation can cause increased pigment production. Skin peels and microdermabrasion when used inappropriately, and chemical treatments can have an adverse when incorrectly applied.

Hormonal pigmentation
Women taking oral contraceptive tablets can sometimes notice pigmentation occurring. It usually develops slowly shortly after beginning a course of oral contraception, or if you change brand or dosage strength, but it might also occur after taking them for a long time.

Curing pigmentation problems has become easier with new dermatology techniques. There are multiple options to remove the pigmentation wherever it is on the body or face. These treatments can easily be used to remove the dark blotches on the skin;
  • Chemical Peels Treatment
  • Laser Pigmentation Treatment
  • Microdermabrasion Treatment
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy
Selston Cosmetic Clinic uses the most advanced laser technology, offering a safe, effective and easy way to treat irregular pigmentation. Laser skin pigmentation treatment is safe for the face, hands, neck and chest and achieves effective, outstanding results every time. There's no recovery time after treatment, and you can return to normal activities immediately.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Your Make-up Will Last Longer With Semi-Permanent Make-up - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Make-up has been around since ancient Egypt, where as well as cosmetic reasons, they used it for health and protection. In those times, both men and women used natural things to colour their skin; they used kohl, which was either lead sulphide, amorphous carbon or organic charcoal for an eyeliner, a green mineral powder called malachite for eye make-up, they would use red ochre to stain the lips and nails and henna to stain the fingertips and toes. These days, many women apply make-up; some to enhance their features, or to look and feel more glamorous, others wear it to cover up their imperfections.

However, applying make-up can take up a lot of your time, especially if you have a busy and active lifestyle, you might be short-sighted and find it difficult to apply or you might just want to have more time in your day! It takes a lot of training, skill and practise for a beauty technician to produce the best results, as applying permanent and semi-permanent cosmetics is a highly skilled craft. Everyone has unique facial features, face structure and skin tone, which can influence the treatment in different ways. 

Eyebrows might need enhancing for a variety of reasons; over plucking, naturally thin or fair or they might be sparse because of medical reasons. A new set of eyebrows can easily be created to rectify thinning eyebrows or just a few hair strokes can easily be added to fill in gaps. The eyebrows are very important as they frame your face, and they can add instant lift, shape and contour. Brows treated with semi-permanent make-up tend to look darker in colour straight after the first treatment, but this will subside and become lighter.

Benefits for eyebrows
  • No more spending hours making sure they look symmetrical.
  • You won't worry about your make-up running when you’re in the pool or the gym.
  • No more worry over which colours match your skin tone.
  • You won't have to worry about over plucking your eyebrows.
Eyeliner can open up the eyes, and a soft line above or below the eye might make the eyelashes look darker and thicker. Eyeliner comes in many colours and can give the eyes shape and definition, and you can have anything from a soft, natural looking enhancement, a dramatic smoky effect, or a thicker defined line.

Benefits for eyeliner
  • A choice of subtle enhancement or a more noticeable eyeliner.
  • Create definition to make your eyes stand out.
  • Enhance the natural shape of your eyes.
  • You won't have to worry about smudged eyeliner.
  • Achieve a symmetrical looking eyeliner.
Trying to achieve beautifully shaped full lips with a lip liner and lipstick can sometimes be a challenge. It's time-consuming with constant re-applications throughout the day. Everyone wants lovely looking lips with a healthy blush of colour. Semi-permanent lip liner means no smeared lipstick on your teeth, or colour bleeding into the lip lines.

Benefits for lips
  • Get back your youthful lip shape
  • Enhance and define your lips
  • Spend less time reapplying lipstick after drinking and eating.
  • Keep up your favourite colour and shade.
  • Make your lips look thicker and fuller by creating symmetry.
Semi-permanent make-up is subtle and natural looking and doesn't wash away, smudge or disappear. The colour can last for many years but it might begin to fade over time. The make-up pigment stays in the dermis, but it's also influenced by several things, including skin tones, environmental factors and sun exposure. The amount and the colour of pigment applied, can affect how long semi-permanent make-up looks its best on the skin, with natural subtle applications more likely to need a touch-up before more the darker dramatic ones.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 2 February 2018

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

Having man boobs can make men feel self-conscious about their chests; embarrassed about how they look to others, and unsure about which clothes they can wear to disguise their chest. Gynecomastia, also called man boobs or moobs is primarily genetic, meaning that men have very little say in whether they develop enlarged male breasts.

Gynecomastia, the enlargement of breast tissue in boys or men, most commonly occurs through hormonal changes related to age; with young men at puberty, as hormone levels surge to new levels, or with men in their sixties, when naturally decreasing testosterone levels can also result in breast development. Fatty breasts can also occur with drug use, usually steroids, and weight gain can play a part too. Man boobs might be caused by excess fat and appear as sagging breasts, and it can involve either one or both breasts.

Gynecomastia is:
  • Excess localized fat in the male breast
  • Excess glandular tissue development
  • Combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
  • Fat which might appear in either one breast or both breasts
  • Could have excess skin and downward pointing nipples and enlarged areolas
Gynecomastia isn't dangerous, but it can cause emotional and psychological distress. Young boys who develop the condition can experience significant problems with self-confidence, and older men are often embarrassed, so much so that it can affect their intimate relationships and their daily lives. Vaser lipo is an ideal treatment which can help many of these men.

Vaser lipo is a gentle procedure which extracts the unwanted fat, but avoids nerves, blood vessels and surrounding tissue, meaning there's much less bruising and swelling. Lipo can produce more skin tightening than any other form of liposuction or body reshaping. Vaser treatment gets performed under a local anaesthetic avoiding any complications associated with a general anaesthetic. The results are immediate and are further enhanced over the next six months. The treatment is ideal on large or small areas and it can target multiple areas in one procedure, and can also achieve great results in more delicate areas such as the neck, knees and under the chin.

Vaser lipo can help men get a more muscular and defined look on their chest. Gynecomastia treatment, which is also known as male breast reduction, can help to slim the chest area, leaving men with a more masculine shape that can sometimes be hard to achieve  no matter how many hours they've spent in the gym. Sometimes, even with weight reduction from diet and exercise, there are still certain parts of the body that don't improve. You will get permanent results with vaser lipo treatment, as long as you follow a healthy diet and exercise programme.

Clinic Manager.