Friday, 29 June 2018

Fast Lunchtime Cosmetic Treatments to Improve Your Image - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

During your normal busy day, you're probably thinking that there won’t be enough time to take a moment to pamper your skin, rejuvenate your face or brighten your complexion, but now, you can think again. There are many treatments for the different face and body worries you might have, which you can easily have done in your lunch break.

These days we're all busy, and between work and family responsibilities, we're left with very little time of our own to sort out our beauty needs. In the working day, our lunchtime might be the only time we have to sort out our personal needs.

Laser treatment for spider veins
Spidery red veins that are visible on the face can cause us embarrassment, because if we don't use make-up to cover them up they are there on the face for everyone to see. Most spider veins don't cause any health problems and they aren't painful, and the safest and most effective treatment for removing them is with laser treatment. Depending on the size of the area, laser treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes, with the cool tip of the laser slowly passing over the affected area. The laser's energy is preferentially absorbed by the veins, causing them to heat up and collapse. After treatment, the body slowly re-absorbs the veins leaving a lovely clear complexion.

Mole removal - results will improve over 3 months for minimal scarring
Wart or mole removal
If you have warts or moles on the hands, face or body that are either unsightly or maybe catching on your clothes, then a lunchtime appointment at Selston Cosmetic Clinic could be the answer. We use radio surgery which involves high frequency radio waves that generate heat, and this will evaporate the wart or the mole. This treatment takes about 15 minutes and there are no side effects, the results are immediate, improving over the following 3 months and they are permanent.

These treatments are ideal for addressing issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, skin discolouration, dull skin and acne related scars. The treatment takes about 30 minutes and immediately afterwards the skin will look fresher and more youthful. It's advisable that clients keep their skin moisturised and use sunscreen every day on the newly treated skin.

Chemical peel
A chemical peel is a treatment to get rid of dull skin. Applying chemical exfoliants removes the dead cells from the skin’s surface and leaves behind a brighter looking complexion. We use chemical peels for all types of skin concerns, from fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, skin discolouration and mild acne scars. The peel takes between 30-40 minutes and the results are immediate. There's no downtime, so you can return to work straight after, and as with microdermabrasion treatments, we recommend our clients moisturise and use sunscreen daily, as the newly exposed skin needs to stay hydrated and protected from the sun.

In our lunchtime our face can look a couple of years younger in as little as 30 minutes, because cosmetic clinics understand that we have busy schedules, they can fit us in for treatment options that we can have done quickly, painlessly and return to work immediately afterwards.

If you're worried about crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines, or skin bands on the neck, then injecting botox can really help. Botox targets the muscle activity beneath the skin’s surface which is what causes the frown lines and crows’ feet to form. When it's injected into the muscles, it blocks the nerve transmission, temporarily reducing the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles and frown lines.

As we age our upper cheeks become flatter and start to sag, but dermal filler treatment will give your cheeks a lift, plumping up the apples of the cheeks and sculpting the cheek bones. This treatment takes around 20-30 minutes and instantly restores your face, giving it a youthful look.

Dermal filler on the tear troughs
Tear troughs
The sunken area beneath and around the eye is known as the tear trough, and this can add years to your face and make you look tired. When volume is lost in this area, the hollowness creates a shadow, causing a dark circles under the eyes, and this is best corrected using dermal fillers; an injectable treatment taking about 20-30 minutes.

Nose job
If you are really not happy with the shape of your nose, then dermal fillers are ideal to help improve the shape with results that are visible straight away. Dermal fillers can improve a variety of nose worries, such as a bump on the bridge of the nose, a crooked nose, or reducing the nasal tip droop. Nose treatments only take between 20-30 minutes.

Dermal filler for a non-surgical nose job
Lip filler treatment to restore volume in the lips has never been easier. Strategically injected filler will give natural shaped and balanced lips with a lovely contour. The volume given to the lips is quite subtle, bringing out the natural look. Lip fillers can also treat the fine smoker's lines around the lips, and will also give the lips a more symmetrical shape. The treatment takes about 20-30 minutes.

Clinic Manager

Monday, 25 June 2018

Add Volume With Lip Filler Treatment at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Over the last few years having fuller lips has become very popular, and at Selston Cosmetic Clinic we specialise in lip enhancement and lip augmentation treatment. Dr Bassi has great experience combining lip enhancement and lip augmentation, and always produces natural looking results. He has performed many lip filler treatments, and his goal is to produce elegant looking lips which will get you lots of compliments.

Ageing naturally causes our lips to become thin and they will lose definition. Over time, our lips will lose volume, leaving them with a thinner, flatter appearance and we will also start to notice fine lines, wrinkles and smoker's lines appearing around the lip and mouth area, compromising their smooth look and making them lose definition. 

The lips are an important part of our facial beauty and our lips are always drawing attention to themselves, so whether it's giving a friendly smile, puckering up for a kiss, or pouting for a selfie, we want to keep them looking their best. We would all like lips with definition and shape to give a great smile, but few of us are blessed with natural full lips, and many of us need some help to get the fullness that we would like.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic the lip filler treatments are;
  • Lip enhancement -  which places the filler over the borders of the lips to add definition. 
  • Lip augmentation - this places the filler in the body of the lip to add volume. 

The technique involves precision placement using various techniques. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic's lip clinic, a complete lip filler process will use both processes and Dr Bassi will expertly place the fillers to balance the lips out and give natural looking results.

Before the procedure you will have a free consultation, where you will discuss your treatment and potential results. An application of numbing cream will numb the area making the procedure relatively painless. The lip fillers at Selston are advanced hyaluronic acid based fillers, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. Dr Bassi creates natural looking lips which balance the ratio of your face and enhance the lips and the area around the mouth, giving it a more youthful look.

So if we feel self-conscious about our smile, or we've noticed that the lip seems to disappear when we speak or smile, or maybe we simply want to balance out the proportion of the upper and bottom lip, then it might be the time to consider lip filler treatment. Whether you're aiming for full luscious lips or maybe a subtle, natural look to compensate for the ageing process, give us a call at Selston Cosmetic Clinic and let Dr Bassi give you back your beautiful smile!

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Lose Unwanted Facial & Body Hair With Laser Treatment - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

It's fabulous to have a full head of hair, you can curl it, straighten it, colour or plait it, but what happens when you have lots of hair but it's not on your head? It's a sad fact that we frown upon facial and body hair when it's on women, and it's usually seen as an embarrassing problem that needs resolving.

When you have noticeable facial hair on your upper lip or under the chin, or maybe you have tufts of hair on your toes, belly, or even your back, it can cause emotions ranging from being mildly annoyed to severely distressed. If you’re not pleased with the level of hair that your body naturally produces, you might want to think about solutions.

Facial and body hair on women is actually quite common, but there's a social stigma attached to visible facial hair, that makes most women go to great lengths to remove it. All women have, at one time or another, plucked out a hair from the chin or the upper lip or tidied up a mono brow, and it's part of most women’s daily routine to shave the legs and armpits, but over time you might find you're starting to spend longer periods ridding yourself of unwanted hair.

The time and money spent on hair removal can mount up over time, and this can lead people into getting rid of this hair on a longer term basis. Unwanted hair growth on visible areas, painful ingrown hairs, waxing burns and irritations and skin caught painfully between the tweezers are a major cause of people seeking out a solution to rid themselves of unwanted hair, permanently.

Treatments for unwanted hair:

Plucking - Your face and body hair won't grow back differently just because you've plucked it, the plucking method won't make the hair grow back thicker and coarser. Plucked hair will stay away longer because the hair is removed at its root, and isn't just taken off at the skin's surface.

Waxing - is a popular method of removing hair on the legs, and especially the bikini line. For the safest and most effective results, wax treatment are best when they're done by professionals. With waxing you have to be careful you don't get an irritation or infection around the hair follicles.

Bleach and depilatory creams - these are temporary as they remove the hair from the skin's surface and not from the root. Many women find them too irritating because when the chemicals in the creams dissolve, they can irritate the skin surrounding the hair.

Laser energy - this offers long-lasting results after a course of treatments. It's suitable for men and women, most skin types and all areas of the body, although it's best when used on dark hair and light skin. It's a very safe and effective treatment for most people, although it won't work on white hair and doesn't work well on blonde hair either.

Long lasting results can now be obtained with laser hair removal, and this treatment is a better alternative as small and large areas can be treated quickly and effectively, compared to other methods.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Anti-Ageing Botox & Filler Treatments - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

It seems that growing old gracefully is no longer an option for lots of women, and some men, and more of us are opting to get some help to slow down the signs of ageing. These days, we are always reading about celebrities having cosmetic treatments, and we find it completely acceptable. People decide they want smoother skin or plumper lips, and they see no reason to wait. There's quite a number of non-surgical anti-ageing treatments available, and the most popular of these are botox and dermal fillers.

Dr Bassi - Cosmetic doctor at Selston Cosmetic Clinic
At a free consultation at Selston Cosmetic Clinic, you and your doctor will discuss the common side effects that might happen after a treatment, and it's here that you can ask any questions you might have. The doctor will take a full assessment of your facial anatomy, discuss which parts of your face concern you and what you expect the outcome to look like, and then he will tailor a treatment plan that is specific to you.

Cosmetic injections should only be performed by medically qualified doctors, nurses or practitioners, in an appropriate sanitised medical setting, using equipment that's been sterilised. If you've never had any injectable treatments before, you might feel a bit apprehensive of needle injections and having chemicals put into your body, but it's normal to feel anxious about what to expect. It's inevitable that you will feel a mild discomfort with a needle injection, but this needle is so fine, that it even amazes those with a fear of needles at the small amount of discomfort they feel.

Anti-ageing injectable treatments help to make skin look smoother, add volume to a face that has lost its fat and give symmetry and volume to the lip area. Redness, mild swelling a bit of bruising around the injection area after your treatment is normal, and usually goes down within a couple of days.

Botox - The results of botox injections can give you a look as dramatic, or as subtle as you want, but the best results are those which leave you with a natural look that makes you look refreshed and rejuvenated, and the best results will leave you looking well rested, instead of overdone or fake. We all have different sensitivities and some of us are more tolerant to pain than others, but botox requires just a simple injection with an extremely fine needle, so most people find the experience only mildly discomforting.

Fillers - The main constituent in dermal filler is hyalauronic acid, which is a substance naturally present in the body, which gets injected into different areas on the face, to restore lost volume to enhance the cheeks, chin, lips or nose, and to treat deeper lines, wrinkles, folds and creases. To make the procedure more comfortable, anaesthetic cream can help with any discomfort. During filler treatment, the skin may become slightly red and swollen but this will tend to settle after a few hours.

Lip fillers - Nobody's lips are the same, so when discussing it with the doctor at your consultation, they will help you decide the right amount of filler needed, and which particular lip shape or size will suit your face. Applying topical anaesthetic cream before your treatment will numb the lips, making the procedure more comfortable. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and any discomfort is minimal for most people.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Care & Treatment of Ageing Skin - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Ageing is inevitable, and the effects of ageing is most noticeable in the skin; with wrinkles, volume loss, dull and dry skin all becoming more common as we get older, but it's good to know that there are things that we can do about it. 

Our skin changes over time for lots of different reasons. Genetics can play a part and hormones will also be a reason, but external influences like sun exposure can damage elastin and cause pigmentation, smoking will damage cells which will lead to premature wrinkles and repeated facial movements will all contribute to cause lines and wrinkles, but other factors can also play their part.

Chemical Peel
Over time dryness sets in because the skin produces less moisturising oils, and due to ageing we also lose a lot of volume around the cheeks, temples, chin and around the eye area and this often results in loose, sagging skin and a sunken facial appearance.

No matter how well we look after our skin, or how much we try to alter the way we care for our skin, sometimes it’s just not enough and we have to think about a bit of cosmetic intervention.

There are three stages to keep your skin looking young and healthy:

Correction - especially of age-related spots, acne scars, fine lines and pigmentation - microdermabrasion and chemical peel treatments can help with these symptoms.

Maintenance - keeping the skin hydrated, stimulating collagen and maintaining the skin's elasticity - hyaluronic acid dermal fillers keep the skin looking firmer, hydrated and will replace lost volume. Botox can ease the lines and wrinkles appearing on the face.

Prevention - protect the skin with UV sun screen to prevent ageing skin, sun spots and future skin problems - Image skin care range has a number of skin creams and serums to help protect your skin and keep it in a great condition.

We should aim for uncomplicated skin care routines, and having a solid skin care routine doesn’t have to take up hours of your time. In fact good skin care should just involve: a good facial cleanser, exfoliating, using an effective moisturiser, a serum for your particular skin type and a basic sun screen protection. A simple routine taking 10 minutes is usually enough. 

Ageing causes the skin to change because of:
  • Loss of collagen
  • The loss of the elastin in the skin causes the skin to become slack
  • Hyaluronic acid production slows down
  • Thinning of the epidermis causes the skin to become more transparent
  • The skin becomes rougher
  • Volume loss causes the superficial and deep mid-facial fat pads to slip down the face

Our skin has to last us for a lifetime, so we should do our  very best to take care of it.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Facial Peels & Microdermabrasion Treatments For Men - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Now more than ever before, there's an increasing pressure on men to look good. In the past, men would tend to look the way they did, accept what they had and then just suffer in silence, but these days it's a lot easier for men to look after their skin and look the best they can, just the same as women do.

Typically, men aren’t used to practicing regular skin care routines from an early age as women are, and this poor skin hygiene can lead to dead cells forming on men’s skin which gives their facial complexion a very dull look. It seems that men often feel that they don't need to look after their skin in the same way that women do, and while men usually have different needs for their skin than women do, they shouldn't neglect the skin altogether, and ideally should develop a routine to keep the skin as healthy as they can.

When we think of anti-ageing treatments, our first thought is usually of women's treatments and products. Adverts for cosmetic facial procedures are typically aimed at women and always seem to use female models to advertise the products. These days however, there's a growing number of men, who show a greater interest in how they look, and in the state of their skin and are they are
now willing to do something about it.

Popularity of chemical peels for men has grown steadily in recent years, and the ‘man peel’ is now a regular feature in skin care regime of many men.

Facial peels create smoother-looking skin by removing dead skin cells from the skin's surface, and letting new, healthy cells to grow back. The treatment also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, mild acne scarring, enlarged pores, brown spots, ingrown hairs and as well as all this, they also give a smoother texture to the skin. Technically, the treatment for men is the same as the treatment for women, however, the peels for men target different areas. Facial treatments for men are particularly effective for those who shave, as regular shaving can cause irritations on the face.

It's thought that in the past, men haven't been as meticulous as women with their skin care routines, so microdermabrasion treatment might just prove to be a revelation to them, as chemical peels help rejuvenate skin on the chest, neck, hands, forearms, as well as the face. Men might enjoy looking manly and rugged, but rough, pitted, wrinkled or blemished skin isn't really the image men want to show off.

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment which buffs away the top layer of skin, dislodging the dead skin cells, leaving you with a fresh and rejuvenated look. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, our medical grade microdermabrasion machine offers the latest treatment, from mild exfoliation to deeper medical treatments. The treatment uses a light mist of crystals, to gently and painlessly dislodge dead and dull cells from the top layer of the skin and at the same time a vacuum suction removes them, resulting in smooth and glowing skin.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Say Goodbye to Your Man Boobs With Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Many men suffer from gynecomastia, more commonly known as man boobs or moobs, which is excess fatty tissue on the chest area that can cause embarrassment and severely affect body confidence. Lots of men suffer in silence, as they can feel embarrassed and it’s not usually something that's talked about openly. Some men aren't aware though, that their condition can easily be treated in a morning, or afternoon, with a straightforward vaser lipo procedure, meaning that they can have their treatment and leave within a couple of hours, using only local anaesthetic.

An overdeveloped breast might occur for a number of reasons, including;
  • an unhealthy diet
  • lack of exercise
  • genetics 
  • hormonal imbalance
  • or just the natural ageing process
Men can get teased and ridiculed if they have particularly well-endowed fatty moobs, but reduction with vaser lipo can make the chest look more traditionally masculine. Chest reduction treatment using vaser lipo removes excess fat from the breasts, helping to regain more natural body proportions and giving men a positive impact on their lifestyle and self-esteem.

Over development of the male chest affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of men, and unless the cause of your man boobs is due to genetics or hormonal changes, then it might be due to stubborn fat. This is when diet and exercise alone are not enough to reduce fat in the chest area, and although healthy eating and exercise can reduce your body weight, certain parts of the body retain stubborn fat which just won't go away, places such as; the breasts, the chin, the arms and the inner thighs.

During the vaser lipo procedure the practitioner makes tiny incisions in the breast area, then a probe gets inserted and directs ultrasound energy into the fat cells, breaking them down before a suction device removes them. It only targets the fat cells and causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissues. Results are immediate and once the bruising and swelling has gone down, this is when you'll see your new silhouette. A gradual improvement will be ongoing, and you'll see your final shape within six months.

After the vaser procedure, you'll need to wear a compression garment around the breast area, which helps with the swelling and supports the new chest contour. Gynecomastia treatment gives long-lasting results, which are permanent, as long as you keep up a healthy lifestyle. Any scars made by the incisions are usually hidden in the natural creases of the chest area, and will fade after several months.

For those men who are looking to reduce the size of their chest, vaser lipo is often the preferred choice. It's a walk in, walk out procedure, taking only a few hours and having a minimal recovery time compared to other surgical methods, meaning you can go home and recover in your own home and surroundings.

If you’re concerned about your man boobs, then Selston Cosmetic Clinic can help. Get in touch and we'll create a slimmer silhouette and we will guarantee you'll be pleased with your new smoother shape.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Help Yourself To Achieve Beautiful Skin - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield Chesterfield

As we get older, our skin's collagen and elastin fibres diminish, and the body's hyaluronic acid reduces, causing the elastic in our skin to become rougher and dryer. We can't change some of the things that cause this; such as genetics and ageing, however, changes to our skin care routines and lifestyle can make a big difference, to help manage our skin problems.

Often we don't have enough time in the morning to carry out a thorough skin care routine, nor do we want to indulge in a long beauty routine before bedtime. All the same, as we age, we all want fabulous, healthy skin to help give us confidence to face the world each day, because although they say that beauty is only skin deep, we all know that really, skin care is also about what is on top of the skin as well as underneath it.

Cleanse thoroughly
It's important that you cleanse your skin, whether it's in the morning before you apply moisturiser or in the evening when you take off your make-up. Thoroughly removing old make-up or dirt is essential, as anything left on your face can clog up the pores if it's not taken off completely. Use a cleanser that suits your skin type; oily, dry or sensitive skin. Always wash your face in lukewarm water, as cold and hot water can cause spider veins.

Remember your neck
Most of us concentrate on our facial skin care routine, but we tend to forget about our neck. It's a big giveaway if you are showing an older neck with wrinkly crepe looking skin, but your face is looking youthful. When you are applying products to your face, make sure your skin care routine extends to your neck as well.

Lose your skin
It's important to exfoliate on a weekly basis in order for our skin to keep that youthful glow. It doesn't have to take much time out of our daily routine; a facial wash, cleanser on a wash cloth or a body scrub while you shower. Exfoliation removes the dead skin and boosts cell-turnover at all ages, but we should exfoliate more regularly as our skin ages.

Professional microdermabrasion 

No smoking
Smoking is one of the worst things you can do to your skin, and there are many reasons why smoking is bad for our skin, It speeds up the ageing process and causes wrinkles on the face and around the mouth and can give the skin a sallow tone. Inhaled smoke constricts your blood vessels and can deplete oxygen and essential nutrients that we need for healthy skin. It reduces collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping the skin soft and elastic.

Don't forget the basics of skin care
  • Cleansing, moisturising, exfoliating and application of sunscreen.
  • Use natural skin care products without added chemicals.
  • Always remember to remove your make-up at night to avoid clogged pores.
  • Don't touch your face unnecessarily.
  • Water keeps your skin cells hydrated, glowing and free of acne. Drink plenty of water every day.
  • Watch what you eat, as a healthy diet compliments a good skin care routine.
  • Alcohol, smoking and drugs can do major damage to your health and your skin cells.
  • Get enough sleep and don't stress yourself out. 
  • Exercise, as this allows blood to circulate through your cells, deterring early ageing.
It doesn't take much to get and keep beautiful, healthy skin, it really isn't rocket science. If you follow a basic skin care routine, your skin will glow and look its best. Professional procedures such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion offer deeper treatments which translates into more impressive and lasting results.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Remove Unsightly Facial Tread Veins With Laser Treatment - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Your self-confidence can easily be destroyed if you are unhappy about your appearance. Redness in the face, especially around the nose and cheek areas is a common problem that affects men and women of all ages. We all want beautiful skin but sometimes that doesn't come easily. It takes a lot of time to maintain a flawless complexion, and working hard at having a clean, healthy, clear skin will ultimately give you lots more confidence, but it's worth the effort.

Facial thread veins, sometimes called spider veins, can sometimes be caused by sun exposure, smoking, excess alcohol, sometimes people have a family predisposition to them, but mostly they are just part of the ageing process. Many people suffer from these red or purple blood vessels showing on their face, and they might appear as blotches, small veins or a complex network of veins, but in reality these blood vessels are not veins, but permanently dilated and broken capillaries and because they are located close to the surface of the skin, they are highly visible.

There are things you can do to lessen or take away the spider veins on your face, and one treatment is a laser procedure, which is simple, safe and a quick way to remove them. Laser treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area you need treating. A laser gets applied to the skin directly above the spider veins, and the energy from the laser is preferentially absorbed by coloured tissues. The laser energy causes the spider veins to first heat up, and then collapse. After the treatment, the body slowly re-absorbs the veins.

Most clients feel only minimal discomfort, maybe some tingling or stinging sensations, but a topical anaesthetic cream can easily be applied if it's needed. The treated skin might be slightly sensitive for a few days after treatment, but most people need no recovery time at all, and can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment. The spider veins will look better after just one treatment, although in some cases, more than one session maybe required to get long-lasting results to get rid of them completely. Most people will need two or three courses of treatment, scheduled a month apart.

Removing visible facial spider or thread veins is now almost painless with the latest laser treatments, removing the thread veins, revealing clearer-looking skin. It's advisable to do lots of moisturising afterwards and sunscreen application is essential to protect the skin after treatment.

Clinic Manager.