Monday, 31 December 2018

Lose Flabby Bingo Wings With Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Upper arm fat can look unsightly and ruin the shape of the most fabulously dressed woman and ruin her self-confidence at the same time. The fat at the top of the arms is given the nickname bingo wings and they are more likely found on people who are overweight or obese. Bingo wings are almost impossible to lose completely with ordinary exercise routines, and although dieting can help to reduce bingo wings, usually pockets of wobbly fat will still remain even after weight loss. 
Many women long for toned arms that they won't mind flaunting in the summer months, but in reality, they dread revealing their arms because of flabby fat on the underside of the upper arms. A person's body shape and the places where they store fat is partly genetically predetermined, but it also changes with age. If you lose fat, it will come off evenly over the body according to your body's natural shape, but if you're overweight and want to lose the upper arm fat, you'll need to lose fat from all over the body, as it's impossible to target just one area alone.

Eating smaller, healthier portions and drinking more water will help with the weight loss, and exercising; combining aerobic and compound exercises such as swimming will help calorie burning and full body toning. Skipping will rapidly burn calories whilst toning all areas of the body, particularly the arms, and boxing will tone the arms and the body, while quickly burning calories. 
Vaser lipo is a treatment that selectively removes stubborn pockets of fat from various parts of the body to give a slimmer, toned and more defined body that isn't achievable by exercise or diet alone. The area treated with vaser lipo is given a local anaesthetic via tiny incisions, then we deliver the ultrasound using thin vaser probes, which break up and emulsify the fat and tiny vaser cannulas remove the liquefied fat. 

Vaser lipo breaks up fat with ultrasound energy, delivered by the vaser probes. and this energy dissolves the fat cells and simply bounces off other structures such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, which are left undisturbed. We do the vaser treatment under local anaesthetic, which makes the experience minimally pain-free. The results are immediate but there is minor swelling for about a week. As the swelling subsides the results continue to improve for up to six months as collagen grows and tightens the skin.
Clinic Manager.

Friday, 28 December 2018

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

Gynaecomastia - more commonly known as man boobs, occurs when excess fat develops in a man's breast area, it's a common medical condition, where breast tissue grows under the nipples. It's usually caused by a hormone imbalance during puberty and usually disappears without treatment within a couple of years. All men have breast tissue, but there are some who have excessive breasts.

Causes of Gynaecomastia:
  • Puberty - During puberty, boys hormone levels vary.
  • Hormone imbalance - An imbalance between the sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen can cause Gynaecomastia.
  • Obesity - Being excessively overweight can increase levels of oestrogen, which can cause breast tissue to grow.
  • New-born baby boys - It can possibly affect baby boys, as oestrogen passes through the placenta from the mother to the baby.
  • Older age - Older men tend to have more body fat and this produces more oestrogen.
Sufferers of Gynaecomastia thankfully no longer have to live with this excess fatty tissue in the breast area, which causes embarrassment and can knock body confidence. It's a treatable condition and male breast reduction procedures can offer exceptional results and have a positive impact on self-image. Sticking to a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly is important, as losing some weight could somehow help to reduce the size of a fatty chest. There are several effective medications that can help effectively reduce man boobs, but to permanently get rid of fatty breasts, then vaser lipo is a solution. Vaser lipo is a highly efficient, yet minimally invasive fat removal cosmetic procedure which uses ultrasound technology to break down the fat before gently removing it, for good.

Vaser lipo is the most gentle and powerful form of liposuction available today. The treatment area is flooded with local anaesthetic via very tiny and carefully made incisions. Ultrasound is delivered using thin, solid vaser probes which breaks up and emulsifies the fat. It's then removed from the body using the vaser cannulas. It's a relatively quick procedure, taking about two to three hours and you'll be back to work within 3-5 days. The results are visible immediately, but it will take 3-6 months for complete results to fully show.

Vaser lipo can help you to get the desired result, which otherwise is not likely even with strict diet and exercise. It's a great treatment which will re-sculpt and refine your body without the need for general anaesthetic. Selectively removing the unwanted breast fat will create a flatter, firmer and more masculine-looking chest.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Achieve Younger Looking Skin With Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We don't get to adulthood without seeing some sort of evidence on our face and we would all love to turn the clock back and get back the perfect, unblemished skin of our youth. Our skin has to contend with many things as we get older; sun, harsh weather and bad habits, and unfortunately these effects show on our face and tell the story. Skin problems like acne scars, liver spots on the back of the hands, face and d├ęcolletage or skin that's been damaged by too much sun, can all affect our self-confidence.

There are many reasons why we are not satisfied with our appearance but whether it's our face, neck or hands that we have a problem with, a solution is available. According to many doctors, one of the best anti-ageing treatments is the SmartXide DOT which is a fractional Co2 laser system which will improve the texture, tone and overall quality of your skin.

It's an ideal treatment for:
  • Wrinkles
  • Poor texture
  • Large skin pores
  • Sun damage
  • Sun spots
  • Brown spots
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Stretch marks
SmartXide Dot is tailored to each person's skin-type and to how much damage is on the skin. SmartXide Dot treatment helps to soften wrinkles of the face, especially around the mouth and eyes, as well having the unique ability to tighten loose skin. The skin treatment can soften deep lines and fine wrinkles until they disappear, leaving the skin smoother, fresher and looking more youthful. By forming a completely new skin layer, it will restore the tone and glow to the face and other treated areas.

The laser is good for:
  • Reversing the look of ageing skin
  • To effectively repair sun damaged skin
  • Improve skin tightening, texture and firmness
  • Smooth wrinkles and lines
  • Even out the skin tone and colour
  • Reduce acne marks and other scars
  • Treat pigmentation (brown spots and skin discolouration)
  • Reduce large pores on the skin.
Scars from acne or other skin injuries can also benefit from using this treatment. The laser treatment takes about 30 minutes to restore the skin's youthful appearance. The laser stimulates new collagen growth which helps to prolong the effects of the treatment, and gives a more even result. While it's true that we can't halt the ageing process, with care, we can maintain your rejuvenated skin's appearance for years to come.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Laser Treatment To Reduce Facial Flushing - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Living with any skin condition isn't easy, especially when it's on visible parts of the body. Rosacea, or acne rosacea, is a skin disorder leading to nose pimples and redness on the forehead, cheekbones, and chin, and in some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

Rosacea is often an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition for the sufferer, with the inflamed pimples and redness of rosacea looking a great deal like acne. One of the first signs of rosacea is the tendency to flush or blush easily. Many people notice that the condition typically begins at any time between the ages of 30 and 50 and it's likely to affect people who have previously suffered from acne or severe acne.

Although anyone can get this skin condition, some people are more likely to get rosacea than others, including:
* Women (especially during menopause)
* People with fair skin
* Adults between the ages of 30 and 60.

Primary Signs of Rosacea are:
  • Flushing - Frequent redness of the face which looks like blushing. This facial redness may come and go, and is often the earliest sign of the disorder.
  • Persistent Redness - Facial redness is one of the most common signs of rosacea, and may resemble a blush or sunburn that doesn't go away.
  • Papulopustular Rosacea - Bumps and pimples. Small red solid bumps or pus-filled pimples often develop. While these may resemble acne, blackheads are absent and burning or stinging may occur.
  • Visible Blood Vessels - Many people with rosacea will have small blood vessels (spider veins) become visible on the skin.
  • Inflamed Eyes/Eyelids - This can cause symptoms such as dryness, itching, gritty sore eyes or excess tears.
  • A Swollen Nose - This occurs mainly to men, the nose becomes red, larger, and bumpy.
  • Thicker Skin - The skin on the forehead, chin, cheeks, or other areas can become thicker because of rosacea.

Ways to Treat Rosacea:

* Ointments, creams and oral medicines are most effective in people with papulopustular rosacea
* Oral antibiotics and cream antibiotics with anti-inflammatory properties work by constricting blood vessels so that the skin doesn't look as red, and can also be used to treat the inflammation.
* Laser technology can successfully treat Rosacea and can help remove visible blood vessels, but it is highly unlikely that these treatments are available on the NHS.

Laser treatment provides an effective therapy for treating this upsetting condition. Excellent results are possible with the proper use of laser energies, not only in the cosmetic appearance but also in a marked reduction in the upsetting flushing attacks of Rosacea.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Before & After - Non-Surgical Nose Jobs - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Most of us are happy enough with our face, but sometimes we aren't as happy with the shape of our nose. Noses come in all shapes and sizes, and when we're unhappy with our nose or we want to; restore its shape after an injury, straighten a lump or bump on the top or maybe we just want to have a better profile, then this is when we usually decide to visit a cosmetic doctor.

A non-surgical nose job, also known as rhinoplasty, has remained one of the most asked for cosmetic procedures and is an ideal option for those not interested in going under the knife and undergoing a traditional surgical nose job. A non-surgical nose job is a cosmetic procedure which injects dermal filler into the nose to smooth out nasal bumps and lumps without using a scalpel, and one which will achieve moderate nose shaping.

A skilled cosmetic doctor will inject dermal fillers to fill depressions or add volume to the nose or in the surrounding tissue to create the look you desire. The non-surgical nose job is a cosmetic procedure which can level out lumps, lift the angle of the tip, or smooth the bumps on the bridge, but what it can't do is make someone's nose smaller.

Benefits of nose filler
  • It's a great boost for your self-confidence.
  • No downtime, you can return to work the following day.
  • This procedure is performed using local anaesthetic.
  • Fast treatment time and instant dramatic results.
  • The cost is a lot less than the price of a surgical nose job.
Liquid filler nose jobs actually add to the nose but after injections with fillers, the nose does seem smaller because with the lumps and bumps levelled out it creates an optical illusion. Twenty minutes before the procedure, the area is given a numbing application and then the dermal filler is expertly injected into the required nasal areas.

Other than some minor bruising, there are generally no side effects from dermal filler treatments, so most people return to work the same day, or the day after their treatment. The filler doesn't migrate or lump together in the tissues and when it does break down 8 to 10 months later, it does so symmetrically and evenly.

Noses come in all shapes and sizes, but luckily we don't have to keep the one we were born with. These days we can choose to have the nose we have always wanted.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Laser Away Unwanted Hair on the Face & Body - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We all have unwanted hair somewhere on our bodies which can cause us great embarrassment. It can sometimes take a severe toll on our self-esteem and on our social lives, especially when appearing on places that are usually not deemed 'feminine'. There are many hair removal methods available, but mostly the results we get from them are only temporary. Laser treatment has proven, over many years, that it's the best form of long-lasting hair removal.

Hair removal is probably one of the most annoying beautifying treatments that we put ourselves through. There are just so many methods of hair removal, most of which are time-consuming, can cost us a fortune for the constant upkeep and cause us pain. Perhaps this is why so many people, women as well as men, are starting to turn to laser hair removal as a more permanent solution. This is a very popular method of permanent hair reduction with women, and more increasingly with men.

Using laser hair removal, hair is permanently removed from the:
  • Upper Lip: Upper lip hair seems more noticeable on women with dark hair, but whether fair or dark, we all find it embarrassing.
  • Chin: Chin hair can sprout on young, or older women. They promptly get plucked out but as time progresses another one inevitably grows in its place. The only problem is that when they grow back, they seem to come back thicker.
  • Forearms: Sleeveless tops and dresses are not really a great idea when you have hairy forearms. Accessorising is also a minefield when bracelets and watches tug on your arm hair.
  • Underarms: In most cultures, people consider women with underarm hair as unhygienic and unsightly. These days, most people would sooner have hair free armpits.
  • Legs: In winter we can hide hairy legs under trousers and tights. But come the summer and it's time for the yearly ritual of unveiling the legs and we all want them hair free. They are a must if you are applying fake tan, for a smooth, even application.
  • Bikini Line: Being caught out with an untrimmed bikini line is every woman's nightmare. Shaving can result in rashes and bumps and waxing can irritate the skin and cause little 'chicken skin' bumps around the hair follicles.
  • Back: This affects men and some women. Of all the places that the body sprouts hair, for men the back is probably the most universally despised. It seems that some women approve of chest hair but find back hair is definitely not a good look.

Laser hair removal technology offers a safe and effective way to take away unwanted body and facial hair, permanently. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser energy, and this is then converted to heat, causing thermal damage to the follicle without harming the surrounding skin. This results in hair growth being stopped in the damaged follicle.

Treatment times depend on the area, from 10 minutes for the upper lip to 45 minutes for the back. Most clients experience minimal discomfort; some may experience a minor stinging sensation as the laser pulses treat the skin. A topical anaesthetic cream makes the treatments more comfortable. Only 30% of your hair is usually in the growth phase at any one time and the laser can only target these. Therefore, for achieving long-term results, a series of treatments are necessary.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Get Rid of Facial Spider Veins with Laser Treatment - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Spider veins are permanently dilated capillaries; tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, wavy lines. They are sometimes called thread veins or broken veins and these highly visible tiny veins sit just under the surface of the skin and are very delicate. Damaging these veins might cause them to dilate and break, and once they are broken, the veins will stay that way and won't constrict back to their normal thickness or repair themselves.

Anyone can get spider veins, and while these veins do occur on the face, a great number of them also show up on the legs. Ageing causes the weakening of veins and skin, and the ageing skin can make the veins more noticeable. Hereditary predisposition is the most common cause of spider veins and if other members of your family have these veins, it's quite likely that you will develop them too. Facial veins can become more prominent as we get older, but there are actually six main triggers that can provoke them at any age.

These are:
  • Pregnancy
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Temperature extremes
  • Too much alcohol
  • Facial injuries
  • High blood pressure
Scrubbing your face too vigorously or washing with water that's too hot can also cause facial veins. Age, lifestyle, rosacea and smoking can also play their part.

The safest and most effective treatment for spider veins on the face is with laser treatment. The cool tip of the laser is slowly passed over the skin directly above the veins, and the energy from the laser is preferentially absorbed by the coloured tissues. The energy causes the veins to heat up and collapse. Some people feel a tingling or stinging sensation, although most clients report feeling only minor discomfort. Clients can have an anaesthetic cream applied if desired, to relieve any discomfort. After the laser treatment, the body slowly re-absorbs the veins.

Laser treatment takes only 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated, and recovery on most people takes no time at all, although the skin over the treated area might be mildly sensitive for a few days after the treatment. The look of spider veins will greatly improve after just one treatment, however, to fully remove them most people will need two or three sessions. After the treated veins disappear, they will not re-occur.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Erase Lip Lines & Creases with Dermal Fillers - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Sometimes it seems that wrinkles show up in all the wrong places. On first meetings, most people focus their attention on the other person's eyes or mouth and unfortunately, those are the exact areas where fine lines and wrinkles first begin to show.

Even while we're young, the signs of ageing will still show in our face a lot sooner than we want, especially around the mouth and lower face area. It's very demoralising to notice the beginnings of lip creases and lip lines, especially when we apply lipstick and we see the colour bleeding into our lip wrinkles, ruining our smile.

Causes of upper lip wrinkles:
  • Repeatedly making the same facial expressions
  • Pursing the lips
  • Smoking
  • Excessive sun exposure which can break down collagen and elastin in the skin
  • The passage of time breaking down the skin's elasticity
Over time these can cause fine lines to appear around the mouth, and the thinner the skin, the more visible the lines and creases become. After many years, these lines can become permanent indentations on the lips and mouth area.

Lip creases, also called lipstick lines or smoker's lines, are those fine lines that start to radiate from the lips as we get older. These vertical lines on the lips are especially problematic for women as the lip lines can also cause lipstick to bleed, which is a major sign of ageing.

Ageing plays a part forming lines on the lips but the good news is, we can do something about it. As we age our lips get thinner and lose their definition and a small amount of dermal filler can make all the difference.

There are many dermal fillers used to correct lip creases and lines, all which plump up the skin and help to create a younger, more youthful looking appearance. Recommended fillers for lip crease correction include:
  • Restylane range
  • Juvederm Ultra 2
  • Teosyal Fine Lines
The dermal fillers are non animal based hyaluronic acid, a substance which is naturally found in the body. The filler acts as padding and when it's injected it fills out the lines and creases beneath the skin.

A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the lip area 20 minutes before treatment begins, which numbs the skin. The cosmetic procedure usually only takes about 20-30 minutes. There maybe some swelling after the treatment and perhaps some slight bruising, but the swelling resolves itself within a day or two and any minor bruising can always be covered up with make-up.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 3 December 2018

The Many Uses of Botox Injections - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure for both women and men to help ease and erase fine lines and wrinkles. It's a simple injectable treatment which will give you a smoother complexion without the need for invasive surgery. If you have lines around your mouth, neck, or on the forehead, then Botox can help.

Botox is one of the least invasive procedures available and when it's injected by skilled and experienced hands, they are safe, effective and cause minimal discomfort. The injections prevent the muscles from contracting, blocking impulses to selected nerves, making the wrinkles relax and soften.

Botox has many amazing benefits, including easing migraines, reducing sweating under the arms and of course erasing those troublesome wrinkles that can make you look prematurely old.

The many uses of Botox

* Anti-Ageing - Wanting to look younger and more youthful is the most popular reason we have Botox injections. It's one of the best non-surgical options for preventing wrinkles as it slows down ageing on the face and helps to tighten and lift the skin. Using Botox as a non-surgical face lift can take years off the face when it's used appropriately and this option is great for people who want just a slight lift and not the dramatic change of invasive surgery.

* Migraine Killer - Botox was licensed specifically for treating Chronic Migraine, which works due to it's nerve-blocking effects. It relaxes the muscles and blocks the sensory nerves that send pain messages to the brain, making them less sensitive to the onslaught of pain. Statistics say that over 6 million people in the UK  have migraine headaches, so for those with especially debilitating migraine attacks, this is great news.

* Muscle Spasms and Disorders - Botox is an ideal solution for muscle spasms, particularly in the face, neck and eyelids. When it's injected into the muscles it reduces the spasms by stopping the transmission between the muscle fibres and the nerve endings.

* Overactive Bladder - An overactive bladder occurs when the bladder contracts more often than necessary, even when the bladder isn't full. Symptoms may include a strong need to pass water along with leaking or wetting accidents, the urgent need to urinate immediately and a frequent need to urinate. Botox helps to paralyse the muscle around the bladder, which in turn prevents contractions from happening so the urgency to pass water is greatly reduced.

* Excess Sweating - Also known as Hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating can affect many parts of the body, but armpits, hands, feet and the groin are the most typical regions of excess perspiration, due to the higher concentration of sweat glands. Treatment works by effectively turning off the body's sweat glands by blocking the secretion of chemical transmitters that stimulates the sweat glands, which essentially paralyses them. Botox is injected into tissues of the problem area and this may give six to eight months relief from sweating.

Using Botox to treat these medical conditions are prescribed and performed by registered doctors, and for cosmetic treatments care should always be taken to choose an experienced trained specialist in cosmetic procedures. We administer Botox with fine needles which makes the procedure quite painless, and though there might be slight swelling and redness afterwards, this resolves quickly.

Clinic Manager.