Monday, 17 June 2019

Remove Unwanted Fat with Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Lots of things can happen during our life that will cause our body to change, and pregnancy, losing or gaining weight and even gravity can affect the skin's elasticity. For those who struggle with their weight and find that dieting and exercising just isn't working for them, then cosmetic procedures can help to enhance the body's overall contour and silhouette, achieving a tighter more youthful appearance. 

Vaser lipo is a treatment guaranteed to dramatically transform your body. It uses a precise, but minimally invasive liposuction technology to give you the amazing results you've been looking for. Vaser lipo is the procedure you need if you want to refine and sculpt your figure, and also to take away unwanted fat.

Important benefits of Vaser Lipo:
  • Easy removal of large amounts of stored fats.
  • Refines and emphasises muscle appearance.
  • Smooth's the skin in delicate areas such as arms, chin, knees and neck.
  • An ideal way to remove fatty tissue for aesthetic body contouring.
  • Readily visible results after a single procedure.
Before undergoing vaser lipo you should try to exercise to tone your muscles as much as possible, as this will give your body a better overall shape once the excess fat is removed. Exercising will also help to keep you healthy and make sure you are fit and well for your treatment. Vaser lipo can help you look your very best, whether it's a simple improvement in a particular problem area or a major full-body transformation.

Vaser lipo offers lots of advantages over traditional liposuction treatments.
* The vaser procedure doesn't need any large incisions.
* The treatment is tissue-selective, only targeting the fat, leaving other tissues protected from any damage.
* It's powerful enough to deal with large areas of fat but it's gentle on core areas such as the arms, chin and neck.
* Recovery time is much shorter as there's less damage to surrounding tissues and blood vessels.
* It leaves the skin smooth and the body beautifully contoured.

Vaser lipo is a minimally invasive procedure, so any pain is minor. We numb the treatment areas with local anaesthetic and make only very small incisions into the skin to fit the thin suction tubes. There is normally no need for any stitches. In many cases the results become visible after only one treatment and you will be able to see your new changed shape as soon as your vaser treatment has finished. 

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Smooth the Face & Reduce Acne Scarring with Microdermabrasion - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Acne is an embarrassing condition, no matter what age you get it. It's bad enough getting a face full of spots, but it's even worse when it leaves your face with pock marks and minor scars. Those with acne on their face know how much discomfort and embarrassment it can cause, but the scars that get left on the skin can also make us feel very uncomfortable.

Even if you no longer have active acne, there's a good chance you'll have acne scars somewhere on your face. Having acne and living with its after-effects isn't just confined to our teenage years, the scars and pock-marks left on our face can last a lifetime. None of us are perfect, we all have flaws, but over the years we still spend large amounts of time and money trying to disguise them. But fortunately, you don't have to suffer permanently as there are treatments available to help repair the damage.

The top layer of our skin replaces itself about every 28 days through shedding, which is known as exfoliation. Microdermabrasion treatment speeds up the rate at which the skin normally renews itself, revealing new, fresh glowing skin. Medical grade microdermabrasion machines will offer treatments, for mild exfoliation to deeper medical treatments, and this translates into more impressive and lasting results to you.

Medical microdermabrasion is a safe, controlled treatment that will intensely exfoliate and resurface the skin. It smooths the skin, removing small scars, uneven skin tone, birthmarks, sun damage and liver spots. The treatment polishes the outer layers of the skin, revealing a healthy fresh complexion, while helping to reduce acne scars and skin imperfections.

Microdermabrasion treatment is suitable for all skin types, and it helps to promote the growth of new skin and collagen which thickens the dermis and improves resistance to the effect of ageing. Recovery time is negligible, you can return to work, or your normal activities immediately after your treatment.

Microdermabrasion was first developed in Italy in 1985, and today there are hundreds of microdermabrasion machines available. They all have the same basic design, to exfoliate dead skin cells, creating a smooth, even skin texture and providing a perfect surface for applying make-up. If the procedure is done regularly it will promote collagen and help to stop future acne breakouts.

Medical microdermabrasion is a safe procedure for women and men and it can treat specific skin conditions or be done as a facial treatment to keep the skin in good condition.

Clinic Manager

Monday, 10 June 2019

Semi-Permanent Micro Blading Eye Brows - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

If you have a busy schedule and want to save time, you could definitely benefit from having semi-permanent make-up treatment. Imagine getting out of the bed every morning with your make-up already applied, well, semi-permanent make-up can make this a reality.
Semi-permanent make-up can stay in the skin for several years so you shouldn't rush into having treatment. It's wise to find a reputable technician, with the correct qualifications and training to avoid any unfortunate mistakes. This treatment can help you to create your ideal look, which might be anything from a natural understated appearance to an adventurous and glamorous style.
Before you go for any facial enhancements, you should do some research
* Make sure the technician is fully trained, fully insured and fully licensed with the local council
* Choose someone who is on trend and up to date with current trends and techniques
* Check out photos of their work on their websites and on social media
* Don't have treatment done at your home, always go to a shop, clinic or salon
* Have a consultation to discuss what you want and what will suit you
* Over time the colour will fade to a softer colour complimenting the skin tone
Semi-permanent make-up has become really popular over the past decade, and over the past few years micro blading has become a treatment that's often asked for. Micro blading the eye brows individually with strokes of colour makes them look natural, unlike the block of colour that happens when you pencil them on.
Micro blading is a technique where we put small particles of pigment into the eyebrows to create extra fine hair strokes. It's done with a hand-held tool, featuring several tiny needles in a row to deposit dye into the dermal second layer of the skin. It's a cosmetic form of tattooing which puts pigment into the skin, but doesn't go as deep as a normal tattoo would. The colour should last between 12-18 months and then you should return and have a colour treatment boost, to freshen up the colours.
A consultation before any treatment is important, as this is when you will learn exactly what's involved in your chosen treatment. The process will be fully explained and they will be able to answer any questions you might have. The technician will find out what you want, and work with you to create your new look.
Clinic Manager.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Refresh & Rejuvenate Your Face With a Chemical Peel - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

As we get older our skin can begin to look dull, the texture can become uneven and we might even have some acne scars, but surprisingly, lying just beneath the surface of our skin could be a spotless, line-free and flawless complexion. If we are unhappy at the state of our skin then a chemical peel treatment can improve the texture and tone on the face, leaving us with improved, visible results, without any irritation or shredding of the skin.

Chemical peels are a widely used part of cosmetic treatments, and they can help rectify a number of skin concerns. The treatments penetrate into the skin without causing irritation, unclogging facial pores and stimulating collagen production. They are most often used as an anti-ageing treatment, to improve fine lines, acne scars and skin discolouration or simply to freshen up the skin.

The acid in the chemical peel lifts away the dead cells in minutes, triggering a chain reaction:
* It causes exfoliation of the top layer of the skin
* Once the skin is shed, the living cells below will multiply and move up.
* This will increase collagen production, making hyaluronic acid which results in a fresher, younger  looking face.

Regularly removing dead skin cells will freshen up your skin, giving it a fresh and youthful glow. It will even out the skin tone, reduce age spots, give you a better skin quality, as well as giving your skin-care and make-up products, a smoother base to sit on. The peels penetrate into the dermis of the skin and stimulate the fibroblasts deep within the skin, producing new and improved collagen and elastin and increasing the skin cell turnover.
Benefits of chemical peels:
  • Penetrate deep enough to remove the top layer of skin, which will even out your skin tone.
  • Reduce or take away blotchy patches that cause the skin to look dull.
  • Remove the sun damaged top layer of skin, leaving behind a fresh and smooth layer.
  • They can help clear up inflammations and even acne scars.
  • A fast and simple treatment. The average procedure takes around 30-40 minutes.
Chemical peels offer a non-invasive, quick-fix solution, without the need for surgery. Lasers treatments can target problems but they can prove expensive, so chemical peels are ideal for customers looking for an effective, less expensive option.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Remove Unwanted Bra & Back Fat With Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

There comes a time when where you once had a smooth silhouette, now all you can see is a roll of fat, bulging from under your underwear. There's nothing worse than bra fat pushing its way through the fabric after you've spent a small fortune on a new outfit. When we put on weight, it doesn't spread evenly on the body and women tend to accumulate excess fat across their back, which leads to bulges where the bra strap sits, and this can make them feel self-conscious about how they look in the clothes they wear.

The fitter and healthier we look, the happier it will make us feel, but as we get older we find that there are some stubborn areas of fat that can be very hard to get rid of, and even when we eat healthily and do regular exercise, it won't always tone us up. Fortunately, vaser lipo is a treatment that takes away our unwanted fat and is an excellent, efficient method of tackling this problem.

Back fat can occur even on people who are slim and toned, and it appears as bulges or rolls. It's hard to lose back fat by simply dieting and exercising, which makes vaser lipo the ideal procedure to correct these problem areas. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, when we perform the vaser lipo procedure on back fat, we use local anaesthetic to numb the area. During treatment we take all areas of the back into consideration, which will leave you with a consistent and natural appearance after the treatment.

Vaser lipo is a minimally invasive, walk-in walk-out alternative to traditional liposuction, and the treatment allows clients to sculpt their back and deliver toning in this area. At the end of the vaser lipo treatment, you will finally feel able to show off your body, confidently wearing clothes that fit your style without any restrictions or concerns.

Getting rid of back fat, just like fat on other areas of the body, can sometimes prove exceptionally stubborn, no matter what amount of exercise you do or how healthy your diet is. The skin on our back is thicker and the fat deposits are more fibrous, making it a more difficult area to treat. Vaser lipo allows a greater deal of selection than other procedures, which means it's particularly effective in treating the back.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Clear Up Active Acne With Laser Technology - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

There's never an ideal time to get outbreak of acne and whether they're on the face of a pimply teenage girl, a spotty youth or an adult, spots can embarrass us and cause us to feel self-conscious. Lots of things, such as cosmetics, dust, pollution and even shaving are all things that can irritate your skin or clog your pores, and they can also bring bacteria to this area, which is also responsible for spots. Frequent face washing can help prevent acne from getting worse, using a mild soap or cleanser and wearing minimal make-up and trying not to squeeze any blackheads, white heads or spots can also help.

Active acne is a common inflammatory skin condition affecting adolescents and adults. Acne scarring on the skin can occur after outbreaks of extreme acne, causing the sufferer feelings of insecurity. About 80% of teenagers will get acne between the ages of 13 and 18 years because of changes to their hormone levels, which cause the sebaceous glands to produce increased amounts of sebum that can block the hair follicles.

Facial acne is easier to treat than body acne, but there's a bigger chance of the flare-ups on the face re-occurring. Acne is caused by skin cells that don't shed properly, plugging the pores and causing oil and bacteria to become trapped inside. As the oil and bacteria accumulate, the skin becomes inflamed and swells outwards, forming white heads, blackheads and pimples.

Advanced laser technology in acne treatment is effective for adult and adolescent acne and various grades of acne; severe, moderate or mild. Most people experience minimal discomfort and some may experience a minor stinging sensation on the skin as we deliver the laser pulses. Before the treatment, a topical anaesthetic cream gets applied to the skin, and the advanced laser system has a cooled sapphire window on the tip of the laser scope, to further protect and cool the skin.

Clinical data suggests that most sufferers find that their acne will improve after about four treatments, two a week for two weeks. While many people continue to improve in the months following laser treatment, others will experience a plateau in their improvement. It might be necessary to have repeated treatments in the future to keep up the results.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 27 May 2019

Vaser Lipo & Vaser Hi Def at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Lots of people aren't happy with certain parts of their body, they'd like to refine their figure and get rid of those last bits of fat that they just can't seem to lose. Vaser lipo is the ideal treatment to rectify these problems. From simple improvements in problem areas, to full-body transformations, vaser lipo can help you look your very best.

Vaser lipo provides body contouring for small, as well as larger areas and can transform your body, giving you desirable results, whether it's a firmer jaw-line, a toned tummy or back fat removal. The vaser hi-def technique will offer you a smooth shape, as well as high-definition around muscle groups, creating a sleek, toned silhouette and a more naturally toned-looking body shape.

If you're one of those people who has always struggled with weight gain, and unfortunately exercise and dieting just doesn't seem to work, then vaser is a great method to get the dramatic transformation you've been looking for. The vaser lipo procedure is very versatile; powerful enough to deal with large areas of fat, but gentle on areas like the arms and neck.

Vaser lipo on the chin - before and after

Vaser lipo and vaser hi-def are much gentler treatments for removing excess fat and giving  immediate results. Unlike traditional liposuction, vaser does not need large incisions and recovery times are much shorter, due to less damage to the surrounding tissues and blood vessels.

Vaser Lipo
Vaser lipo provides body contouring for small, as well as larger areas. It's an ideal for treating areas including; the abdomen, inner thigh, outer thigh, large flanks or male breasts as well as smaller, delicate areas such as the chin and knees.

Hi Def
The vaser hi-def technique is a popular treatment with male clients, as the procedure can complement pectoral and abdominal muscles, creating the much sought-after washboard abs. Women have successfully used hi-def to support fat loss in the "mummy tummy" area, improve muscle tone, and to add definition and tone to hips and thighs.

Vaser Hi Def on the abs

The vaser lipo procedure is tissue-selective and targets only the fat, while protecting other tissues from any damage. The procedure is powerful enough to deal with large areas of fat, but is gentle on core areas such as the arms and neck. The results are instant and there are even more improvements on body contouring and skin tightening over the next 5 or 6 months.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Enhance Your Lips With Dermal Fillers - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

It's important to keep our lips looking good because they are one of the main focal points of the face. We can keep our lips in great condition all year round, we don't have to wait for a special occasion to pamper them, so if we're not happy with the look of our lips, or the cold weather has left them dry and chapped, we don't have to despair, there are solutions.

Dermal fillers can enhance the lips and the area around the mouth, giving it a more youthful look. If you're worried about dry, chapped lips or maybe you're unhappy with their size or shape, there's expert help available to help you get them back into a beautiful condition. 

The delicate skin on the lips is very susceptible to harsh weather and they need extra care to keep them in peak condition:
  • Exfoliate the lips - Removing dead skin from the lips will keep them smooth, making it easier to apply lipstick. To exfoliate, use a soft toothbrush and Vaseline to brush over the lips once a week.
  • Dry lips - If you have dead skin on your lips, try not to lick or pick at them. Use lip balm to keep them hydrated, as licking your lips will dry them out more, and picking at any dead skin can lead to bleeding.
  • Longer lasting lipstick - Putting a little powder foundation on your lips and then blotting, will help keep the lipstick on your lips for longer. Dust a little translucent powder over your lips, then apply another coat of lipstick.
  • Lipstick - If you're going to wear lipstick, make sure you exfoliate your lips as any crust or dead skin on your lips becomes instantly noticeable.
Your lips might be too thin; either through age or genetics, you may have smokers lines around them or maybe they aren't symmetrical; all these things can lower your self-confidence. Lip size and shape can easily be enhanced using dermal fillers; they will add volume, giving a fuller appearance to your lips. Sometimes, just a small amount of filler can make all the difference, and you can get beautiful results, without necessarily adding lots of volume.

Dermal fillers will soften the lines and prevent lipstick bleeds. This treatment enhances the area around the mouth, giving it a more youthful look. The treatment can sometimes make people nervous, as women imagine themselves coming out of the clinic with over inflated lips, putting many women off lip treatments, but if you have your fillers done at a reputable clinic, then this isn't the reality, because a reputable clinic will always discuss your desired outcome at your consultation.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Safe Botox & Fillers at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

These days cosmetic treatments are becoming more affordable and easily accessible, with more people turning to botox and dermal fillers in a bid to look younger. Botox is the number one cosmetic procedure in the world, and number two is dermal fillers and the variety of procedures on offer is sometimes overwhelming, with the beauty industry offering lots of injectable treatments, but how do you know if what you're buying is the right product, or if it's being carried out by the right person?

Whether you're checking out the reputation of a clinic online, on internet forums or by word of mouth, always do your research and check out all the information on the place where you're having your treatment.
  • Check out the qualifications of the practitioner.
  • To avoid infections, always make sure the place you go to have treatment is clean.
  • Avoid gimmicks, like: two for the price of one or introduce a friend and get a discount.
  • Don't just choose the cheapest. Remember, you are having products injected into your face, so choose wisely.
  • Check out their before and after photos and see what results they achieve.

You need to have treatment somewhere that's safe, where there's a qualified practitioner who should have a good knowledge about facial anatomy and skin. It's advisable that healthcare professionals, such as doctors, dentists and nurses, who have had the correct training in these treatments carry out these cosmetic treatments, especially any injectable treatments.

Botox eases the lines and wrinkles that appear on the face through repetitive facial movements that etch them into the face. Too much botox will result in a frozen, plastic looking face, but that only happens when too much of the product gets injected.  Small amounts of botox will smooth out the lines, but leave you with natural, relaxed facial expressions.

Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers add volume to the cheeks, the tear troughs under the eyes, at the jaw line and plump up the lips. Again, people worry about trout pouts and puffy pillow faces that happen when too much filler gets injected, and the same rule applies, as with the botox, let your doctor know what you do and don't want during the consultation.

Continuity is always a good idea. If you are having botox, fillers or any treatment where you go back for top up's and more treatments, it's always wise to use the same practitioner who knows your face, knows what you want and what you are hoping to achieve.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Laser Skin Rejuvenation for Fine Wrinkles & Ageing Skin - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Sun damage, acne scars and general ageing - our skin goes through a lot over the years, but there is a way to get our skin back to its former glory with laser skin resurfacing. This is a treatment which removes damaged layers of skin, leaving skin looking fresher, younger and healthier.

This treatment is a non-invasive laser treatment for fine wrinkles, ageing and sun-damaged skin and is often called the non-surgical face lift. It's non-ablative, so the surface of the skin remains unchanged and there's no healing or recovery time.

Enhanced laser skin rejuvenation treatment will:
  • Leave the face with an even colouring
  • Give the skin with a silky feel and a youthful glow
  • Tighten up the skin
  • Plump up areas such as the cheeks

The gentle lasers reach deep down to the collagen level of the skin, and the precise therapeutic light energy stimulates production of collagen and elastin fibres, and this will improve the tone and texture of the skin and smooth out facial wrinkles. It corrects small pigmentation imperfections such as brown sunspots and erases broken blood vessels and red and blue facial veins. It's a safe treatment for the face, chest, neck, hands and any area where sun damage shows.

The enhanced laser skin rejuvenation procedure normally takes around 40-60 minutes to treat and we recommend six treatments, spaced 3-4 weeks apart. The treatment effects are cumulative, with optimal results appearing after 4 to 6 months. Clients might experience minimal discomfort when we are delivering the laser pulses and some may experience a minor stinging sensation on the skin but we can offer topical anaesthetic cream to make the treatments more comfortable.

Laser skin rejuvenation is an ideal procedure to have done during your lunch time as after the treatment there's no down time, you can wear make up and resume your normal activities straight away, with most  clients returning to work immediately afterwards. Occasionally you might experience redness or swelling for a few hours, or on rare occasions, for a few days.

The benefits:
  • Reduces facial wrinkles and fine lines
  • Treats sun damage, including age spots and brown pigmentation
  • Will improve broken blood vessels, red and blue facial veins
  • You can return to normal activities immediately
  • It's safe for the face, chest, neck, hands and anywhere that sun damage shows
Before any treatment, the doctor will discuss your requirements and expectations and recommend a personalised treatment plan. This cost-effective treatment gets fantastic results, without the use of needles or invasive cosmetic surgery.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Botox Injections to Stop Excess Sweating - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Sweating, perspiring, glowing - call it what you will, it's a completely healthy way to maintain our body temperature, because when we're hot, we sweat, and when the moisture evaporates, it cools us off. Sweating is a necessary function which controls our body temperature when we exercise and when we are in warm or hot surroundings. People also sweat when they're nervous as emotions can affect the sweat glands.

Excess sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis is a condition which affects both men and women equally. It can occur on many areas of the body, causing embarrassment and low self-esteem and it can affect the way we live our lives.

  • Some of the reasons we sweat are:
  • Heat and humidity - hot or humid weather makes us sweat, and when the sweat evaporates, it cools us down.
  • Exercise - when we exercise our body temperature rises, and sweating gets rid of the extra heat.
  • Illness - fever is your body's way of fighting off an infection.
  • Spicy food - spicy food contains capsaicin, which is the compound that gives heat to spicy food.
  • Menopause - the drop in oestrogen affects your body's internal temperature gauge.
Any sweating from under the arms can cause embarrassment, but the real problem begins when normal everyday sweating becomes excessive sweating, which means that you produce far more sweat than your body needs you to. The body's cooling mechanism becomes overactive, producing four or five times the amount of sweat that's needed and when this happens it can really affect your confidence, self-esteem and limit your social life.

To help relieve this you can:
  • Take a bath or shower once or twice a day.
  • Wear clothes made of natural fibres, such as cotton or linen, especially in the warm months.
  • Use deodorants with antiperspirants, to help decrease sweating.
  • A change of clothing during the day can help your comfort.

Excessive sweating can now be easily and effectively treated with botox injections. The botox hyperhidrosis treatment involves injections of tiny amounts of botox, using a very fine needle in a grid like pattern over the affected area. Botox works by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, and when the glands no longer receive the chemical signals, the excessive underarm sweating stops.
  • Procedure time - 20 minutes
  • Downtime - minimal
  • Back to work - straight away
  • Duration of results - 9-12 months
  • Anaesthetic - none
Usually, most cases botox treatment takes effect within a matter of days and the results can last up to 9-12 months. The treatment can easily be repeated as often as it's needed.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Fill in Under Eye Hollows with Dermal Filler - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

The tear trough is the area beneath the eye and the upper cheek. When we are young, the area under the eye is plump and firm, but as we age we start to lose volume, and it's through this volume loss that we develop a sunken dip under the bottom eyelash line to the upper cheek, giving us a tired, aged appearance.

Fresh looking eyes are a big asset to the overall appearance of a youthful, attractive, healthy face and deep hollows under the eyes can seem very ageing and leave you looking like you haven't slept in weeks. Over time the hollows change in appearance and become longer, deeper and more shadowed.

Tear troughs are usually caused by the thinning of the skin and the sagging of the cheek tissues, but they can now be corrected with advanced dermal fillers. This treatment will also help correct under eye dark shadowing. The older we get, the more we can expect to notice changes in our face such as dark circles and the deepening of the hollows under our eyes, and this happens because of the ageing process, genetics, unhealthy lifestyle or by sun damage.

The Tear Trough procedure is an ideal treatment for:
  • Sunken eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Tired looking eyes
  • Eye bags
Deep unsightly hollows can now be corrected with advanced dermal fillers, and this filler treatment will also help to correct the dark shadowing beneath the eye. This loss of volume in the tissue causes troughs to appear and they often look worse when we're tired or dehydrated.

You should always choose a cosmetic practitioner with lots of experience in treating the face, as detailed knowledge of the anatomy is essential when treating this delicate area, and luckily at Selston Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Bassi has had over ten years of experience in cosmetic treatments and 26 years of experience in Medicine.

To minimise any discomfort, a topical anaesthetic cream gets applied about 20 minutes before your treatment starts, numbing the skin and easing any pain. The treatment only takes twenty to thirty minutes to complete and the results are instant. There's minimal downtime, although you may have a little bruising, as the skin under the eye is very delicate. Dermal fillers will rejuvenate tired looking eyes to create a more youthful appearance that lasts up to twelve months.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Remove Fine Facial Hair With Alkaline Wash - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Excess hair, especially the fine, downy hair on the face, can really affect our self-confidence. As most people's facial is very fair, removing it is very difficult. Those with blonde, grey, fine and downy hair might want to have hair removal treatment using lasers, but unfortunately light and heat draws itself to darker colours, so hair which doesn't have any pigmentation becomes very difficult to treat with lasers, and electrolysis treatment would be very time-consuming, as hair growth on the face is usually quite dense.

Unfortunately, as laser removal is typically out of the question for removing fair hair as it gives poor results, any reputable clinic would have no choice but to recommend against having this treatment - but there is an alternative.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic our practitioner applies a paste made of alkaline powder for a few minutes, which will dissolve part of the underlying follicle beneath the skin. This will release the hair from the follicles, giving you smooth, hair free skin immediately after treatment. With regular treatments, the regrowth becomes slower and ultimately stops. 

  • The treatment course is 6 treatments, each treatment is 4 weeks apart
  • No recovery time, you are back to work the next day
  • The full course of treatment results in permanent hair removal
  • The treatment is painless doesn't need anaesthetic
  • The results are immediate
Alkaline wash treatment is most effective when treating fine, blonde, white, grey or downy hair and the hair does not grow back any coarser after this treatment. After the first treatment the hair will normally grow back at its usual rate, but as treatments progress, the re-growth will slow down. It's the perfect removal treatment for downy hair on the face, lip and chin and it's designed for the fine hair on the tender areas of the face that you shouldn't wax, and areas that are difficult to treat with electrolysis or laser.

Alkaline wash can drastically reduce hair growth after 2-3 treatments, leaving some clients happy with the improvement they get, but most continue with the full treatment course, aiming to get rid of all of the unwanted hair. The treatment itself is painless, although in some cases the skin can become red, but this is normal and will only last for a short period.

We can use the alkaline wash treatment as a stand-alone treatment or we can combine it with laser hair removal to give that smooth finished hair free look, so now blonde's can have the benefits of hair removal too.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Get A Younger Smoother Face With Botox - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

All of us want to look as young as we can for as long as we can, but unfortunately ageing is inevitable, so when signs of ageing like lines and wrinkles start to appear, then this is the time to start thinking of treatments to keep them at bay. Botox is a quick, pain-free treatment which will help give you a younger, smoother, line-free face.
The areas where the skin is constantly exposed to the elements, such as the face, neck, arms and hands are all more likely to become wrinkled. Most of our wrinkles are the result of ageing and each year thousands of people turn to botox, with treatment to the face; creases on the forehead, smile lines, crows feet and the deep furrows between the eyebrows being the most popular areas to have treated.
Botox brow lift
Botox is now one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the UK and a good practitioner will
customise the treatment specifically for each person's face to give it a soft natural look, because the results can look stunning, and yet remain subtle. Botox is a safe and effective way to reduce and smooth out wrinkles, worry lines across the forehead and the vertical lines between the eyebrows, and help to soften the look of these dynamic facial lines and wrinkles which appear over time, because of repeated smiling and frowning movements.
A fully trained cosmetic practitioner can perform careful, precise injections, which will give your face a fresh, healthy and subtle appearance and not a startled and expressionless look. Botox is injected using a disposable syringe which has a very fine needle, and tiny amounts are precisely injected into several specific areas on the face, which are chosen by carefully examining the movements of your facial muscles. The treatment is almost painless and doesn't need any pain relief.
Botox has many benefits:
  • Prevention of further wrinkles by relaxing the muscles
  • It's a non-invasive, quick treatment with minimal discomfort
A botox injection lessens the muscle activity which cause wrinkles to form on the face. It blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles, relaxing and softening the muscles in the problem area. Gaining results from botox is a gradual process, taking around twenty-four hours to begin taking effect and up to two weeks for the full effect to show. The results can last from three to five months and we recommend repeat treatments three to four times a year.
At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we always attempt to keep the botox injection experience gentle and pain-free, putting you at ease and supporting you through the experience.
Clinic Manager.

Monday, 29 April 2019

Rejuvenate Your Skin With a PDO Thread Lift Treatment - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

When we're young and in our prime, the skin on our face is usually smooth and taut but we all grow older, and the worst part of this is seeing the way our face ages. These changes can make us feel self-conscious and many of us would like to turn back time.

It's quite demoralising when we get to an age when our features are no longer as sharp or as defined as they once were. The facial profile suddenly becomes a bit blurry and we notice that our cheekbones are starting to sag down our face, causing the jaw-line to become undefined and the neck starts to look wrinkly.

Collagen is lost over time, making the skin less elastic. This looser skin is gradually pulled downwards, causing the skin around the cheeks to become thinner, and resulting in jowls in the lower face, making us look older. Today's women prefer less invasive and non-invasive treatments that involve less recovery time and less self-care after the treatment.

An ideal cosmetic treatment that will tighten and tone the loose skin, without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure, is a PDO thread lift. This thread lift can deliver what is essentially a face lift, but without the invasive surgery. There are no cuts or incisions, just simple injections which we place in strategic places on the face.

A PDO thread lift will lift loose or sagging skin, improving and rejuvenating the of the structure of the face. PDO threads are inserted into the skin with a very fine needle, either just under the skin, or in the fatty layer just beneath the skin, lifting the tissue and muscle and greatly improving the texture of the skin. It's a minimally invasive treatment achieving tighter, younger looking skin and lasting for up to two years. The threads are absorbable so they don't need removing from the body. Once inserted, they will pull up the jaw-line, lift the cheeks and will reduce the lines around the eyes, nose and mouth, and tighten the neck.

An instant facial lift is often noticeable straight after the treatment, but what's even better, is that the effects will continue to improve for days and weeks afterwards. The PDO threads produce collagen around the threads and the new collagen that's produced, lifts the skin and creates more volume.

PDO threads get inserted all over the face and combine beautifully with dermal fillers to reveal a new, rejuvenated you. Thread lifts are an extremely versatile treatment, they're very simple, safe and almost painless. It's a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that leaves you with a natural, rejuvenated look.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 26 April 2019

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

There's always somewhere on our body that we get unwanted hair causing us embarrassment, especially when it shows up on areas where people think women should be hair-free. There are many methods of hair removal available but unfortunately the results are only temporary, but 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 have to put ourselves through. There are just so many methods of hair removal, most of which are painful, time-consuming and can cost us a fortune for the constant upkeep. 

  • Shaving:  can cause nasty nicks and causes sensitive skin and shaving rashes
  • Threading: it stings a little and the area around the eyebrows might turn pink for a few hours
  • Bleaching: only colours the hair and doesn't remove it. A tingling sensation while the bleach is working is normal, but it's not too uncomfortable
  • Plucking: is slow, tedious and somewhat painful and it's not recommended for large areas of hair. Improper plucking may cause ingrowing hairs
  • Depilatory Creams: don't smell very pleasant, and they are messy and time-consuming
  • Waxing: it's a possibility that wax treatments will prove moderately painful as the hair gets ripped out at the root and can it also result in ingrowing hairs
  • Electrolysis: can permanently remove hair but it's an extremely slow, drawn out and painful method, and worryingly it can sometimes result in scarring
  • Laser Hair Removal: this will cost you a little more, but the results will last a lifetime and it will save you money long-term as you won't have to constantly pay out for razors, creams or waxing strips
Perhaps this is why so many people, women and men, are beginning 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
  • Chin: Chin hair can sprout on young or older women. The only problem is that when they grow back, they seem to come back thicker
  • Forearms: Hairy forearms aren't a great look when wearing sleeveless tops and dresses, and accessories like bracelets and watches can get caught in your arm hair
  • Underarms: Most people consider underarm hair on women as unhygienic and unsightly. Most ordinary people would sooner have hair-free armpits
  • Legs: In winter we can hide hairy legs under trousers and tights, but in the summer we all want them hair-free. This is a must for a smooth, even application when you're applying fake tan
  • Bikini Line: Shaving a bikini line can result in rashes and bumps, and waxing can irritate the skin and cause little 'chicken skin' bumps around the hair follicles
  • Back: Of all the places that the body sprouts hair, for men the back is probably the worse. Some women like chest hair on a man but a back full of hair is definitely not a turn on
Laser hair removal laser technology is a safe and effective way to permanently remove unwanted body and facial hair. 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, but a topical anaesthetic cream will make the treatments more comfortable.

Clinic Manager.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Laser Away Spider Veins on the Legs - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Spider veins seem to appear out of nowhere, one day, your legs will look flawless and the next you'll notice they're marked with visible veins. Lots of people suffer from having red or purple blood vessels on their legs, which are not veins, but usually dilated capillaries, which are commonly known as spider leg veins or thread veins.

These veins appear either; part of the ageing process, caused by over exposure to the sun, poor blood flow and circulation or maybe you simply have a family predisposition to them. We get leg veins when tiny veins congregate below the surface of the skin, causing red, blue or purple discolorations on the skin. Spider veins get their name from the shape of the visible veins, some are quite small, while others are more noticeable.

You can help to prevent spider veins by:
  • Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
  • Try to avoid crossing your legs when you're sitting down as this can weaken the vein walls, causing spider veins
  • Raise your feet when you're sitting down as this will improve the circulation and help regulate the blood flow in your veins. It will reduce swelling in the ankles and calves and will reduce the risk of spider veins
  • Limit the time you spend wearing high-heeled shoes, as heels put extra pressure on your legs, restricting the blood flow from the heart to the legs, and limited circulation can cause spider veins to appear
  • Wearing support tights will stimulate your blood vessels and improve your circulation
Although these veins might make you feel embarrassed, they are harmless and any treatment done on them is usually done for cosmetic reasons only. Spider veins tend to appear mostly on the thighs, ankles and calves, and are more common in women than men. Leg thread veins can run in the family, show up following an injury to the leg, appear during pregnancy or through hormonal changes.

Laser treatments to take away leg veins involve only minimal pain, however, whilst we deliver the laser pulses to the treatment area, some people may experience a light stinging sensation on the skin. Leg vein treatments take roughly 15 to 30 minutes, although the time varies, depending on the number of veins that need treating.

Occasionally, the treated area will be mildly swollen and sensitive for several weeks after your laser treatment. You should keep the area well moisturised and away from sunlight and avoid any strenuous exercise. We recommend wearing support tights or stocks one week after the treatment.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Enhance Your Face With Dermal Fillers - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We get deep lines and folds in the skin as we get older because ageing causes the skin to lose elasticity and collagen, and it's this that makes our face begin to sag and look gaunt. We would all like to correct sunken cheeks and the hollows beneath our eyes to regain the plump fullness of skin from our youth, and dermal fillers are a great option for those wishing to lose these deep folds and lines on the face, but don't wish to have invasive cosmetic surgery.

Dermal fillers on tear troughs
We shouldn't confuse dermal fillers with botox, because although we inject both of these treatments into the face, we use botox to stop the muscle movement which causes wrinkles, while we use fillers to add volume to the face. This involves placing the fillers in strategic places to lift the cheeks and jowls, give volume to the lips and fill deep lines and hollows. Filler treatment can improve your looks, enhance your profile and leave your face with a natural expression.

Dermal fillers are ideal for these areas:
  • Tear troughs - this treatment gives a natural filled out appearance, correcting the hollows beneath the eyes.
  • Marionette lines - these lines run from the corners of the mouth, down towards the chin, causing deep creases which lead to jowls or a poorly defined jaw line. These are often a result of volume loss in the upper and mid face, combined with the effects of gravity.
  • Nasolabial lines - these are the deep lines from the nose to the mouth, where deep creasing can occur. Often these are a result of volume loss in the cheeks and temples.
  • Cheek Augmentation - loss of volume in the cheeks flattens the mid face. Dermal fillers are an effective treatment that instantly adds volume to cheeks, giving an immediately more youthful appearance.
  • Forehead wrinkles - Frown lines are the vertical lines between the eyebrows, and they are one of the most common signs of ageing. Dermal fillers are perfect for softening and minimizing the very deep lines which are visible, even when your forehead is at rest.
  • Lip enhancement - dermal fillers will give your lips better definition, reduce lipstick bleed and will enhance thin, ageing or asymmetrical lips. Filler treatment is a perfect solution to give you fuller, healthier looking lips, reducing smoker's lines and lifting mouth corners.
Dermal filler treatment for cheek enhancement
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment, used to plump up depressions in the skin. The main reason for depressions in the skin are wrinkles, lines and loss of volume caused by the ageing process. Dermal fillers work by plumping up the treated area and making it level with the rest of the skin, filling out any depressed areas such as wrinkles or sunken cheeks. A very fine needle injects the filler into the treatment area, which adds more structure and firmness to the face.

  • It's a non-invasive treatment with little downtime, allowing you to return to normal activities straight away
  • Fillers reduce lines and wrinkles to give a more youthful looking appearance
  • They will replenish lost volume for a softer, younger look
  • The results are long-lasting 
Lip enhancement
As we age, it is well-known that the skin loses its smoothness, and this happens because the body's natural levels of collagen reduce with age. This loss of shape and firmness is a problem that dermal fillers can rectify. During the injection treatment, most people report only a slight discomfort, so the treatment usually doesn't need an anaesthetic. After treatment, you can go straight back to your normal activities. The results are usually seen instantly and will last for around six to eight months.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Lose Man Boobs with Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Overdeveloped, fatty male breasts, which are technically known as gynecomastia, are a nightmare for many men and adolescent boys. Most men who are suffering from gynecomastia search for ways to streamline and sculpt their bodies, trying to find ways to flatten the chest area and get the body they are longing for.

Gynecomastia is a medical health condition, usually caused by an imbalance between the sex hormones; testosterone and oestrogen. All men produce some oestrogen, however, they usually have higher levels of testosterone, which stops the oestrogen from causing the breast tissue to grow. Gynecomastia occurs when men have either an abnormally low-level of testosterone in their body, or too much oestrogen.

However hormone imbalance isn't the only culprit causing the growth of man boobs; obesity, taking steroids, congenital abnormalities and rising levels of hormones during puberty can also enlarge the male chest area. Man boobs don't affect a man's health, and are therefore treated as a superficial condition, but that's not to say that the men who have them don't suffer some psychological effects.

There are a number of things we can do when we're trying to lose man boobs;
  • With exercise it's possible that mild cases of gynecomastia might be reduced by certain types of  workouts that are specifically devised to help tighten the muscles in the chest.
  • We can alter our diet by staying away from sugary, starchy foods and processed and deep-fried foods as they are all high in saturated fat.
  • Vaser lipo is a great method to get the dramatic transformation we would hope for. The vaser lipo technique uses a precise but minimally invasive liposuction technology to remove the fat deposits, revealing the natural contours of the chest area.

The post op care is really important, as it will make sure that the results you get with the vaser lipo procedure continue to stay with you afterwards. It's very important to make sure the treated area is kept smooth with ultrasound and massage. You should follow your after care plan strictly, as you won't get the best results if you take any shortcuts.

Vaser lipo on the man boobs is one of the most sought after procedures. It's amazing to see the amount of confidence gained by men, after having their breasts reduced. More men are turning to cosmetic procedures because they want to look good and feel better about themselves.

Clinic Manager.