Monday, 30 July 2018

Rosacea - Facial Flushing & Redness - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We all get some amount of facial flushing, which is a common skin condition called rosacea, but some get it more than others. Rosacea, affects one in ten people, and typically starts between the ages of 30 to 50, but it can start at any age. It usually begins with red flushes, and over time areas of the skin become consistently red. Sometimes the flushed skin might become a little lumpy with acne-like spots and tiny spidery thread veins may appear as time progresses, this is known as acne rosacea.

The areas most commonly affected are the nose, forehead and cheeks and is prevalent in those people with fairer skin. The delicate capillaries can stay dilated, resulting in permanent broken veins on the skin if they are left untreated. The visible symptoms are incredibly upsetting for sufferers, leading to a drop in self-confidence, while acute sufferers can experience much discomfort.

The specific cause for rosacea remains unidentified, but it's thought that certain elements can worsen the condition:
  • Stress
  • Hot drinks
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Intense exercise
  • Caffine
  • Excessive Alcohol
  • Spicy foods  
People who develop rosacea first start to notice a tendency to blush or flush easily, and this can progress to burning or stinging sensations, constant redness, spots and pimples and visible blood vessels appearing on the face. For some people, facial flushes can become a big problem which can really affect their self-confidence.

Rosacea is a frustrating skin condition which although it's not curable, it is manageable. Selston Cosmetic Clinic's laser treatment offers an effective therapy for this upsetting condition. The laser energies give excellent results, with a marked reduction in the flushing attacks of rosacea and leaving the skin's complexion a lot clearer. 

Ways to help those with rosacea take care of their skin:
  • Try not to get overheated
  • When out in the wind and the cold, cover the face
  • Apply a high factor sunscreen every day for maximum protection from the sun
  • Hairspray can aggravate rosacea, so shield the face when you spray your hair
  • Keep your skin care routine simple, as too many products can irritate the skin
  • Use only gentle, unperfumed skin care products which are alcohol free
  • When washing, avoid scrubbing, rubbing, or massaging the face
  • Avoid exposure to strong sunlight.
  • It's advisable to stop smoking
  • Avoid spicy food, hot drinks and alcohol, as these can aggravate the flushing attacks 

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Botox Injections For Excessive Sweating - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

The UK is officially in the midst of a heat wave, and the usual summer disappointments of rained-off picnics, family BBQ's and music festivals have disappeared. Britain is the hottest place in Europe, with temperatures approaching a record of 38.5C, which would be great - if it didn't cause so much sweating!

We all get sweaty sometimes and although it's annoying, it's a natural way for the body to cool itself down when it becomes overheated. Some of us sweat a lot more than others and this can make the hot weather a bit of nightmare. However, if you have excessive sweating all the time, it might show that you have a medical condition. Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a troublesome and embarrassing problem for those affected and botox injections are highly effective in reducing sweat production in treated areas.

Everyone sweats when it’s hot outside, because when the temperature rises, the body reacts by increasing the blood flow to the skin's surface, taking the heat from within the body to the surface, and this causes us to sweat. As the sweat evaporates, the body cools down, but those who have hyperhidrosis will experience excessive sweating, whether it's hot or not, where moisture might literally drip from the hand.

Excessive sweating on the face is embarrassing because it's so noticeable. A quick fix to stop facial sweating is to put cold water on a paper towel or flannel and dab the face and then wipe it dry. This should temporarily cool down the body temperature down to stop the facial sweating. The hot weather affects the skin's moisture, causing us to sweat which dries out the skin, and the increased use of air conditioning or fans indoors can also contribute to dried out and dull skin.

How to cope in hot weather:
  • When it's hot outside shut the windows and close the curtains. Open the windows when it's cooler for ventilation.
  • Stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm as it's the hottest part of the day.
  • Take cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Keep hydrated by drinking cold drinks such as water and diluted fruit juice regularly.
  • Avoid excess alcohol, spicy foods, drinks high in sugar or drinks containing caffeine.
  • If you go outside. wear loose-fitting, cool clothing, and a hat. 
Hyperhidrosis can devastate those who have it, as it's not only embarrassing, it can dictate the way you live your life - everything from the clothes you wear, places you go, what you eat to the career you choose. Excessive sweating can now be effectively treated by botox injections. Botox treatment is an affordable, fast acting solution which will give you back your confidence and take away the embarrassment it often caused in social situations.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Botox Away Your Lines & Wrinkles - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

There are some people who have great genetics and age really well, not seeming to mind the changes that come with growing older. Other people just want to age gracefully, but unfortunately sometimes it doesn't always happen that way. When we look back at our old photographs, we may notice the changes in the texture and tone of our skin, and when we look in the mirror we might notice that we now have fine lines and wrinkles beginning to show on our face. 

Fine lines and wrinkles start to show up around the eyes, nose, and lips as we reach a certain age, and with time the lines get deeper and the wrinkles multiply. Apart from ageing, we get wrinkles on the skin due to exposure to the sun, smoking, and lots of other reasons. Using the facial muscles to frown, squint, smile or to concentrate can cause wrinkles, and getting wrinkles from active muscle use isn't just for older people, it's common in young adults too.

Over time, we might start to notice our make-up starting to settle in the creases of the face. We'll start to see the crow’s feet and laughter lines deepen and facial lines and wrinkles will make us look tired, but botox can help make us look younger and more rested. Injections of botox are becoming more popular as they offer a non-surgical, less invasive and cheaper alternative to cosmetic surgery.

Before botox treatment the practitioner will look at the face to decide exactly where they will put the botox, to get the best results. Botox blocks the nerve impulses to the tiny muscles of the face, reducing contractions of the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines. Applying a topical anaesthetic cream will minimise any discomfort during treatment.

Botox injections are most effective on:
  • Deep lines between the eyes
  • Lines and creases on the brow
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Smoker's lines around the mouth

Ageing can get everyone down and seeing signs of ageing on our face can knock our self-confidence. After botox treatment our face will still look the same, the injections simply soften the wrinkles and lines in the treated areas. Botox can improve our confidence and enhance our mood, giving us a younger, fresher looking face and skin that looks healthier and more supple. 

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Laser Technology, Microdermasbrasion & Face Peels for Acne & Acne Scarring - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Spots, pimples and blemishes are problems we hoped we’d grown out of, but acne isn't something that just happens to teenagers, it can strike at any age, whether you’re 15 or 55. It can also affect women going through the menopause, the truth is; it really doesn't make any difference if you’re male or female, what age you are or what type of skin you have.

Those with oily skin tend to suffer with acne breakouts more than others, but there are some ways to help those affected by spots.

Before & after laser treatment for active acne

Cleanse daily
  • Those with oily skin will find that washing the face at least twice a day will be beneficial. However, once a day for normal skin might be all the skin can tolerate, as too much cleansing can cause excessive dryness and irritation, ultimately making breakouts worse.
  • Gentle exfoliating will keep your skin in a good condition and will remove the dead skin that can lead to blocked pores and acne.
  • Too many face cream and moisturising products will overload the skin and might cause spots. You will need some moisturiser, so maybe use a lighter one to control your acne breakouts.
  • If you take part in activities that cause you to sweat more, then take a shower! Your acne will get worse when oil produced from sweating just sits on your skin, because the chances of blocked pores will increase. A quick shower will help you to avoid making acne breakouts worse.

It doesn't matter what age you are, the cause of acne is the same. Acne is a skin condition caused by the hormones in the body triggering the sebaceous glands and producing excess oil. When the skin cells don't shed properly they plug the pores trapping the oil and bacteria. As oil and bacteria accumulate, it then inflames and pushes outwards, forming whiteheads, blackheads and spots.

Laser treatment on acne - Before & After

The acne problem can easily be made worse by piling on make-up to try and hide the spots and by picking at the breakouts. When you wake up to a facial breakout you want to hide your face from the world, and when acne scars the face it's very demoralising to accept that the skin will never look smooth or look flawless. Fortunately, these days there are plenty of solutions that can help.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we use the most advanced laser technology which is very effective for adult acne, adolescent acne and various grades of acne - severe, moderate or mild. The laser light activates the body's natural acne fighting defences, which reduces the severity of breakouts, now and in the future.

Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are also great treatments for acne scarring. They work by removing the top layer of dead skin and  revealing new, fresh and radiant skin underneath. Both treatments help clients get rid of unsightly acne scars, fine lines, uneven skin tones and blocked pores.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Treatments For The Ageing Face & Body - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We all worry about growing old, whether it's an expanding waistline, wrinkles on the face, a double chin or a receding hairline. There are many ways that we can slow down the rate at which we age, things like; healthy eating and exercise, choosing the correct skin care products, staying out of the sun and reducing stress.
Growing older is inevitable, but it's not an experience that we should dread. Some things that are consistent with getting older will undoubtedly happen, but luckily, we can have some control on how quickly these things do happen and we can also help ourselves to look younger, for longer. Cosmetic injections and non-invasive procedures can help to keep the years at bay, but we are able to make pleasing and more natural improvements to our face and body, even as we are ageing.
Have a good skin care routine
The face, neck and hands will show the most signs of ageing as they are always on show, facing the hot or cold weather, the wind and rain and the environment. A solid skin care routine will include cleansing, toning and moisturising and a weekly exfoliation.
Selston Cosmetic Clinic offers microdermabrasion treatments to treat blotchy, uneven skin tones, dull lifeless skin and lines and wrinkles, leaving you with smoother skin and impressive and lasting results.
Use sunscreen
Using sun protection is the most important way that we can slow down the effects of ageing. Overexposure to the sun directly leads to premature ageing, and repeated sun exposure won't just give you sunburn - it will damage the skin at the DNA level! Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen 30 minutes before any exposure to the sun, and reapply often. Too much exposure will result in the start of fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, pigmentation and dull skin.
Selston offers chemical peels which can help correct ageing and sun damaged skin.

Wear minimal make-up
Wearing heavy make-up will sit on the skin and bring attention to the skin’s wrinkles and creases, so a light layer of make-up will look less ageing. Less is definitely more!
At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we offer a permanent make-up treatment, giving you a flawless look without overloading the face with products.
Stop smoking
As well as being extremely bad for your health and costing a fortune, smoking is ruining your skin! As well as giving you a dull complexion, smoking will cause smoker's lines around the lips and mouth.
At Selston, these lip lines can easily be corrected with dermal filler injections.

Healthy eating and exercise
Eating a healthy diet and exercising can help you stay fit and strong and keep your body in good shape. You don't have to go to a gym to exercise; walking, swimming or biking works just as well.
At Selston, vaser lipo is a body contouring treatment, getting rid of the unwanted fat you can't shift through exercising alone.
Stay Hydrated
Water lubricates the joints and helps to flush toxins from the body. Dehydration is a common cause of ageing skin, and drinking the required amount of water, usually about 2 litres of water a day, will help to restore elasticity and plump up the skin, adding a youthful glow.  
So while there are lots of things we can do ourselves to slow down the rate of ageing, there are also many great non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can help.
Clinic Manager.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Lose the Fat From Under Your Double Chin with Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

As we age our face can go through many changes; wrinkles, the skin losing elasticity and beginning to droop and unwanted fat settling under the chin, giving us a double chin or undefined jaw line. Excess fat under the chin is very ageing, it can make our face look a lot older than it really is, and can leave us feeling very self-conscious.

Sometimes there are those who have slim bodies but look heavy under the chin because of a weak jaw line. Double chins don't always mean you're overweight, and those with a slender body shape can get a double chin just like anyone else. Sometimes it can happen because of the lack of muscle tone, but in most cases, the reason is weight gain.

There are several reasons why we form a double chin:
  • Ageing - As we age, we start to lose muscle tone and lose elasticity in the skin, causing the chin to become slack.
  • Bad eating habits - When we eat food that's high in calories and have meals containing processed foods and unhealthful fats, we might find it influences weight gain and this weight can settle beneath the chin.
  • Lack of exercise - We develop a double chin mainly because of excess weight, and we can get a double chin by not doing any exercise.
  • Posture - Poor posture can cause the neck and chin muscles to become weak. Prolonged periods of looking downwards at your phone or computer can cause a double chin over time, as when muscles aren't used they become slack and cause the surrounding skin to lose its elasticity.
  • Genetics - We inherit lots of things from our parents; hair colour, being short or tall or the size of our nose, but we might also inherit the potential for a double chin. A quick look at our family will tell us if we're destined to get a double chin or not.

When we aren't as active as we could be, we tend to slowly put on weight and this weight can settle under the chin, and excess weight anywhere on the face can change the contour, altering your profile and your appearance. When we want to lose weight, it isn't possible to spot reduce just the chin, so you'll need to lose weight everywhere, to try to lose the double chin but there's always the chance that your double chin will stay.

Just because we have a double chin, doesn't mean we have to keep it! There are safe procedures to reduce the fat under the chin that can remove several grams of fat and can dramatically change our face. Vaser Lipo is a minimally invasive treatment that can get rid of chin fat, refine your jaw line and improve your side profile.

A double chin can distract from even the most attractive face. A well contoured chin can define the shape of your face and give you a great profile.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Laser Treatment for Pigmentation & Hyperpigmentation - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Feeling comfortable in your skin is a great thing, but how comfortable do you feel when your skin is less than perfect? Pigmentation on the skin can badly affect self-esteem and confidence, with women using concealers, foundation and colour correctors to cover up an uneven skin tone. While being able to cover up pigmentation is easy enough, sometimes, once in a while, it's nice to leave the face bare.
When pigmentation occurs, it shows up as patches of skin turning darker in colour, blotches, dark spots and circles, or general darkening of the skin, all causing an uneven skin tone. The reason we get pigmentation on the skin is down to a number of things such as genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions and burns or spots. The visible effects of pigmentation can become more obvious with age, so earlier treatment can help with this and prevent any further damage.
As well as pigmentation, there is also hyperpigmentation, and this is when we get dark patches on the skin due to over-exposure to the sun. Hyperpigmentation is a concentrated increase in your skin's melanin, where patches of the skin become darker than the surrounding skin.
There are many reasons we get skin pigmentation including;
  • Increased sun exposure
  • Genetics
  • Medical conditions
  • Pregnancy
  • Trauma to the skin
  • Hormonal changes
You can get dark, patchy areas of skin from using sunbeds, because sunbeds give out a high dose of UV light, causing an excess production of melanin, making pigmentation show unevenly on the skin. There are several treatment options depending on the type of pigmentation problem. 

Treatments for hyperpigmentation:
Chemical peels - these are an effective treatment option. A skin peel removes blemishes and dull cells from the surface of the skin, improving the texture and smoothness of the skin.
Microdermabrasion - treatments for mild exfoliation to deeper medical treatments translates into more impressive and lasting results. It's popularly used for the face but it's also great for the neck, chest and hands.

Laser treatment - targets pigmentation, breaks-up, it lightens deep sun damage and hormonal melasma, creating a more even skin tone.

The laser treatment for removing pigmentation is ideal to use on any area of the body. Pigmentation happens on areas of the body that are exposed to the elements, and is most commonly found on the face and hands. Laser is a safe treatment option and it won't harm the skin, the average procedure lasts around 30 minutes and most clients will notice a dramatic improvement in their skin after the first treatment.
Benefits of laser skin pigmentation treatment:
  • It's safe to use on the face, hands, neck and chest
  • There's no recovery time, you can return to normal activities immediately
  • It's effective - giving outstanding results every time
Prevention is better than a cure, so as pigmentation and hyperpigmentation is largely caused by over exposure to the sun, it's highly recommended that you wear a broad-spectrum SPF daily to keep your skin safe and stop any further damage occurring. If it's very hot and sunny, then wear a hat and don’t expose your skin to the sun during the hottest part of the day.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Get Rid of Man Boobs with Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Whether you're a woman or a man, problem areas on the body can have a negative impact on confidence and self-esteem and whether it's love handles, the inner thighs rubbing together and chafing or fatty man boobs, they can all affect the way we see ourselves, and how we perceive the way others see us. During a single appointment, the vaser lipo fat removal treatment can tone the body and give it definition, which will give our self-confidence a massive boost.

Vaser lipo will take away unwanted fat on the body when working out at the gym and eating healthily hasn't worked, but whatever the reason for having vaser lipo, you will definitely get more self-esteem and a lot more confidence in your appearance.
Vaser lipo can help many areas of the body:
  • Stomach
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Neck
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Man boobs
Gynecomastia; usually known as man boobs, is when the male breasts are overdeveloped or enlarged and this can occur as a result of weight loss or just from getting older, causing prominent male breasts. Getting man boobs is a common occurrence in men of any age and it can happen because of hormonal changes, genetics or using certain drugs. Having man boobs can cause men to wear baggy clothes, avoid physical activities and intimacy, just to hide their condition from others. 

Having large or sagging breasts can cause men to feel physically and emotionally uncomfortable, and vaser lipo for the breasts is a great way to reduce the size of a man’s chest, which will help them feel more comfortable and a lot more confident. Vaser is a precise, minimally invasive procedure that after only one treatment will leave them with dramatic results. The vaser procedure targets just the fat, while protecting all the other tissues surrounding it from any damage, and will leave you with smooth, even results.

Vaser lipo removes excess fat from the breasts, resulting in a flatter, firmer and more contoured chest. The procedure to correct man boobs is available to men of any age, but the best results are dependable on the client being healthy, with firm, elastic skin that will easily reshape to the new contours, as skin tone can easily be lost in those who are heavily overweight.

Benefits of vaser lipo:
  • One single procedure can produce dramatic results
  • Vaser can easily remove large amounts of stored fat
  • Vaser lipo treatment can define and highlight the muscles
The vaser lipo procedure for gynecomastia takes around two hours, and usually any discomfort will only last for the first week, although some soreness and bruising will last a few weeks.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Rejuvenate the Face With a Non-Surgical Liquid Facelift - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

There aren't many of us that would go under the knife to enhance our beauty, and this makes the non-surgical liquid facelift treatment an ideal alternative. The liquid is an injectable filler which restores lost volume in the face and corrects facial symmetry, used along with botox, which reduces lines and wrinkles, relaxing the facial muscles and reducing crows feet and lines around the eyes. The combination of both will result in refreshing and rejuvenating the face.

As we age we mainly lose volume around the temples, cheekbones and under the eyes, as the tissues beneath the skin become weak and the fat pads slide downwards and start to sag. This sagging will cause gaunt cheeks, nasolabial folds and marionette lines to appear. Fat pads slide down and settle along the jaw line, creating jowls, but by precisely restoring the lost volume in these areas and balancing uneven lines and contours, will preserve our natural appearance. A liquid facelift doesn't need surgery, as treatment will restore lost volume and this will improve the skin's look and shape of the face and fill in the fine lines and wrinkles.

This treatment is ideal for the following concerns:
  • Skin that's sagging or drooping
  • Dark under eye area
  • Hollows under the eyes
  • Lost volume in the cheeks
  • Jowls forming along the jaw line

The liquid facelift combines botox and fillers, which get injected using specialised treatment techniques, and this results in restoring lost volume in the face to give a lifting effect. The strategic use of botox will erase the fine lines and wrinkles, and allows your natural contours to come back, resulting in a refreshed younger looking face.

The treatment will correct facial symmetry and lift the facial features in a subtle way, from the forehead down to the jaw. The dermal filler will lift the brow, opening up the eye area and fill in the troughs beneath the eyes, whilst replenishing lost volume in the cheeks and lifting the cheekbones. The mouth also gets a lift at the corners and the lips can easily be enhanced by adding volume, and correcting the jowls will define the jaw line and lift the neck.

By undergoing a non-surgical liquid facelift, you can truly lift the entire face, eliminate wrinkles and achieve a refreshed and more youthful facial appearance, with minimal down time and immediate results.

The liquid facelift will give a gentle lift of various facial features, it will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, creases and folds and restore our natural facial contours, giving us a rested and rejuvenated look.

Clinic Manager.