Monday, 28 January 2019

Anti-Ageing Treatments Help to Keep You Looking Younger - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

When we are young, fat is distributed evenly in the face, with little pockets here and there that plump up the cheeks, forehead, temples and areas around the eyes and mouth. However, as we age, the face loses volume, so rounder features may sink and skin that was smooth and tight, becomes looser and begins to sag.

There are lots of things that cause our skin to age. With the passing of time we will all get visible lines and wrinkles and it's natural for our face to lose some of its fullness. The skin on our face is thinner and more delicate than the rest of our body which is perhaps one of the reasons that we can see the fine lines and wrinkles more easily.

Botox treatment areas

Ageing is a fact of life and some of the things we notice about our skin includes:
  • Wrinkly skin - In time, ageing skin becomes thinner due to reduction of elastin and collagen.
  • Thinner skin - The rate of skin cell turnover reduces in ageing skin, which results in thinner crêpe-like skin.
  • Sagging - Less production of elastin and collagen means ageing skin is more vulnerable to the effects of gravity.
  • Age spots - Pigment cells in the skin increase in certain areas and cluster together, resulting in sun spots, freckles or liver spots.
  • Dryness - The ageing skin has fewer sweat glands and oil glands and is prone to dryness.
  • Facial thread veins - The blood vessels in ageing thin skin are more likely to break, bruise or become permanently dilated, resulting in broken veins.

Some things, like the natural ageing process, we can't do anything about, but other things we can influence, such as smoking, sun damage, excess alcohol, stress and lack of sleep, which can all play a part in ageing us faster. Our environment and lifestyle choices are partly to blame for our skin ageing prematurely, but by taking some preventive actions, we can slow the effects that this type of ageing has on our skin.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic the following treatments are available for ageing skin:

* Botox
* Medical Microdermabrasion
* Chemical Skin Peels
* Tear Troughs
* Smartxide Dot Co2 Fractional Laser
* Vampire Facelift
* Lip Enhancement

Tear Trough Treatment
At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we can offer the latest, safe and effective cosmetic medical treatments for anti-ageing skin procedures. Experienced and fully trained aesthetic teams will recommend a range of treatments and tailor a treatment plan especially for you. Whether it's a solo treatment or you combine different treatments - you will get stunning results.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Laser Treatment to Treat Acne Scarring - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Certain skin conditions, such as acne and pimples, injuries from accidents, surgery or medical conditions such as chickenpox or measles can cause scarring on the skin. There are different types of acne scars, ranging from mild to severe but it's the scars that sit on the surface of the skin can affect our self-esteem, especially when they are in a place that's visible to others. 

Prevention is always better than a cure, so to help keep the skin healthy and glowing:
  • Drink plenty of water. Many recommend drinking eight glasses of water a day.
  • Always wear sun screen. The sun rays are powerful and the skin can dry out without proper protection.
  • Wash your face twice a day.
  • Don't over exfoliate your skin. Twice a week is plenty.

Most of us, will at some time in our life suffer from spots, and for many of us it's just a part of life due to; puberty, hormones, stress or diet, and thankfully for most of us these acne outbreaks disappear as we grow older. Acne occurs in both sexes and usually begins at puberty and tends to be worse in those with oily skin. Scarring can result from untreated acne, or any condition that causes a rash, such as chickenpox, where it's likely you will scratch or pick at the affected areas.

There are various types of acne scars:
  • Atrophic scars - they form a depression or sunken area. These scars are caused by acne, chickenpox, surgery and accidents.
  • Boxcar scars - these scars have steep, defined edges and resemble chicken pox scars.
  • Ice pick scars - are deep pits that are usually less than 2mm across, giving the skin an appearance of having been punctured.
  • Rolling scars - they can either be broad depressions or shallow indention in the skin, and they have rounded, sloping edges.
  • Hypertrophic scars - these are raised and lumpy, tending to appear on the back and chest, but can also appear on the neck and face. They may decrease in size over time.

Powerful fractional laser technology reduces the look of scars without harming surrounding skin. The gentle lasers reach deep down to the collagen level of the skin, and the precise therapeutic laser energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibres. This dramatically improves the appearance of acne scars.

Scarring is a natural part of the healing process and certain cosmetic procedures, used on their own or combined, can even out the skin's surface.
  • Acne Scar Laser Treatment
  • Medical Microdermabrasion
  • Skin Resurfacing/Skin Needling
  • SmartXide Co2 Fractional Laser
  • Chemical Skin Peel

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Straighten Your Nose with a Non-Surgical Nose-Job - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

The nose is the most prominent facial feature, and projecting itself outwards makes it one of the first things people see when you meet. The shape of your nose often defines the facial structure, so if we aren't happy with the way it looks, it can make us feel self-conscious when we interact with others. Whether you have a crooked nose, have a bump or dent or just feel it's too long, there are ways to enhance and reshape the nose.

Dermal filler treatment, is a genuine alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty and a non-surgical nose job is ideal for clients who are reluctant to have traditional invasive surgery. During the treatment, a numbing cream gets applied 20 minutes before the procedure, then the filler is expertly injected into the selected nasal areas. The filler doesn't migrate or lump together in the tissues, and when it breaks down, 8 to 10 months later, it does so symmetrically and evenly.

A well-done non-surgical rhinoplasty using dermal fillers can subtly enhance your features and restore facial harmony if your nose is:
  • Slightly crooked.
  • Hooked and requires straightening.
  • Needs a bump on the bridge of the nose softening.
  • Needs the nasal tip droop correcting.

Noses come in all shapes and sizes:

* Celestial Nose - an upturned or concave nose points upwards at the tip instead of downwards. It could be a small or big nose but has the tip rising, enabling you to slightly see the nostrils.
* Nubian Nose - this type of nose shape is often very long with a narrower bridge, wide nostrils and has a base that is very wide. It's common among certain ethnic groups.
* Roman Nose - a Roman nose is also known as a hook or aquiline nose. The prominent bridge points downwards at the tip, but not as much as the hawk-shaped nose.
* Hawk Nose - this type of nose has a deep hook at the tip, pointing downwards towards your lip. The shape of the ridge is often curved. Viewed from a profile, it is much like the beak of a hawk, hence its name.
* Snub Nose - a snub nose is short, small and doesn't usually protrude to any great extent in any particular direction. This nose is small, sloping up at the tip, so that the nostrils are visible.
* Greek Nose - these are perfectly straight and generally have narrow nostrils. The Greek nose tops the list as the most beautiful of nose varieties and fashion and catwalk models usually have this powerful feature that complements the rest of their face.

A non-surgical nose job is a simple and quick procedure, and requires a high level of ability from the cosmetic practitioner. The results are instant and you can return to work the next day.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Botox Treatment to Soften a Square Jaw-Line - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

While a square jaw-line is an entirely acceptable look for a woman, many of them would prefer a softer, more feminine shape to their face. The female jaw is thinner than the male jaw and has slightly rounded corners, and while it is square, it's not blunt.

A few key characteristics that distinguish a male jaw from a female one:
  • Men tend to have a longer chin than women.
  • The angle of a man's jaw is sharp, making it look square, where a square jaw on a woman still has a curve.
  • On a man's face, the chin is flat at the base, but pointed on a woman.
  • A male jaw looks wider, heavier, and thicker than a female jaw.

A typical female jaw will curve gently from the ear down to the chin, and although this shape is often associated as being the most feminine and the most common, there are other shapes. There are lots of women who our society considers attractive, who have a more angular, masculine jaw-line. Some say that women with square jaw-lines have slightly higher testosterone levels than average, but in many women it's simply an ethnic feature.

Masseter muscles in the jaw are responsible for jaw motion, and as with any muscle, the jaw muscles increase in size with exercise. If a strong, square jaw-line becomes too pronounced, it can make the face seem masculine and in turn cause self-consciousness. Actions, such as repeated chewing gum, clenching or grinding the teeth while asleep, can cause the muscle to increase, creating a visibly square appearance in the face.

Botox injections carry fewer risks than surgical treatments and can also help those who suffer with teeth grinding during the night. Botox can help change the shape of your face by relaxing the masseter muscle and in recent years they have become a popular treatment for people who suffer from thickening of the jaw muscles. After botox treatment the improvement occurs naturally, with the greatest improvement being noticed between three to nine months after the injections.

Botox can also subtly contour the sharp angles of a square jaw-line, as when botox is precisely injected into the masseter muscles of the jaw to weaken it, causing the size of the muscle to reduce. Women with a squared jaw think it makes their face look a lot bigger, but as the muscle decreases in size a more oval face shape develops. However, getting botox to curve their square jaw is becoming popular among women, for a softer, more feminine look.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Definition on the Abs with Hi Def Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

These days, lots of men are just as worried about their bodies as women, and there's a growing pressure on men to look good, meaning that more men are turning to cosmetic procedures than ever before.

Unfortunately, it seems that these days lots of us don't have the spare time to spend working out in the gym. It takes dedication putting in all the hours needed to actually get a fit body, and then many hours working to keep it looking in peak condition. Sometimes, no matter how much work we fit in at the gym, there are still stubborn areas of fat that linger, which can affect our confidence and self-esteem, even for those of us who are fit and healthy.

Men today who want to look good are opting to have some cosmetic treatments to achieve it. Those who choose hi def vaser lipo treatment are usually men already who do lots of exercise, have a good nutritious, low-fat diet and basically keep up a healthy lifestyle. For them, vaser lipo is a last resort because no matter how healthy the diet, or how many hours they spend in the gym, it seems that there's always one area of their body where stubborn pockets of fat just won't shift.

Almost all men, especially the younger ones, would really like a good set of abs, but infuriatingly, it's the abs that are one of the hardest areas to lose that last bit of excess fat from, denying them the abs muscle definition. This is where hi def vaser lipo can help; removing the excess fat, getting you on the right track to get your body looking exactly the way you want it.

The precise nature of hi def vaser lipo makes it an ideal treatment for achieving six-pack abs, because it's a procedure that's done in small areas, with a great degree of accuracy. In this process, when the fat gets removed, it's removed permanently, although, a healthy diet and exercise regimen are still recommended after any body contouring surgery to keep up the great results.

The vaser lipo process is minimally invasive and very soft on the body, you won't believe the dramatic effect it will have on your abs, for such a seemingly small treatment. The vaser lipo method is much kinder to surrounding tissue than traditional liposuction thus giving less pain, swelling and bruising.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Botox & Filler for a Liquid Face Lift - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Unfortunately we'll all get older, and when we do we'll notice our face developing fine lines and wrinkles. Sagging facial skin will make us look tired, and if we lose volume in our face we'll also start to look gaunt. Many people think that invasive face lift surgery is the solution to correct these effects of facial ageing, however there's another option. Instead of going under the knife for a surgical procedure, many people find they'll get fantastic results from a non-surgical procedure such as the liquid face lift.

A liquid face lift is a cosmetic procedure where a combination of injected botox and fillers freshen the face by softening lines and wrinkles and adding volume to the face. When it's strategically placed, botox can give you an eye lift and the dermal filler, when injected into sunken, hollow cheeks will add volume to the face.

Those who can benefit are:
  • Clients who aren't quite ready, or who are reluctant to have invasive surgery.
  • Those who have slight sagging of the jowls.
  • Clients who have lost volume in the cheeks.
  • People who have lost volume under the eyes.
Botox and filler can also be injected into the temples, lower eyelids, cheeks and jaw-line to create more youthful facial contours. Using local anaesthetic on the face, means any pain is minimal and unlike a surgical face lift, clients can go back to work the following day.

A liquid face lift treatment would benefit those who want to rejuvenate and refresh their face, making it appear more youthful. It's ideal for those who have lost volume to the face, especially in the cheek and mouth areas. With precision placement of the dermal filler to give tissue support and volume to areas which have sagged, along with strategic injections of botox to erase the fine lines, realistic goals of a refreshed younger looking face are achievable.

Benefits of a non-surgical procedure:
  • It's non-invasive, no stitches or cuts and no bleeding
  • Fast treatment time - 20 - 30 minutes
  • Quick recovery - minor swelling for a few days
  • It's affordable
  • Back to work - next day
  • Duration of results - up to 12 months
  • Anaesthetic - local
  • Results seen - immediate dramatic results
Having a liquid face lift is a minimal, swift procedure which can take five to seven years off of your facial appearance. It's possible to arrive and leave within an hour, having had a face lift without the need of a scalpel.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Facial Fillers Erase Wrinkles & Add Volume - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Hyaluronic acid, hydration and water retention in our body decreases as we get older causing our skin to lose its plumpness and begin to get drier. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that occurs in the body, it holds water, which hydrates and gives volume to the skin, but unfortunately as we age this production of hyaluronic acid starts to diminish.

Cheek enhancement using dermal fillers
For many reasons; maybe age, stress or weight loss, we might find that our face is beginning to look tired, drawn and gaunt. Skin on younger people looks firmer and plumper in comparison, thanks in part to collagen and hyaluronic acid. One of the ways we can combat the signs of getting older, is to replace the hyaluronic acid that is lost during the ageing process with dermal fillers. They create a naturally smoothed out appearance, fill in the fine lines and wrinkles and plump out the grooves and creases.

Dermal fillers are an ideal treatment to improve facial contours, fill out sunken cheeks, reduce wrinkles and fine lines and help people regain their former youthful looks. Before our late 30's, the skin should still keep it's natural contoured nature and volume, without too many wrinkles or sagging, which makes the process a better prospect for middle-aged skin. Although late nights, heavy drinking and smoking can speed up the signs of ageing, so it's possible to need dermal fillers at a younger age.

Dermal fillers on tear troughs
Placing the fillers in strategic places will:
  • Add volume to hollowed, gaunt, or sunken areas of the face.
  • Give a natural filled out appearance under the lower eyelids, correcting the hollowed eyed look.
  • Soften the deep grooves between the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth.
  • Add volume to the cheeks, improving the marionette lines from the mouth to the chin.
  • Jowl correction will give you a smooth jaw line.
  • Will gently thicken skin that has thinned, due to ageing.
  • Improve furrows, deep folds and creases.
  • Will plump up the apples of the cheeks and sculpt the cheek bones.
  • Lip enhancement will give better definition, reduce lipstick bleed, add volume and give a fuller appearance.
Dermal filler on lip lines
The effects of dermal fillers are instant. There's a small chance however, of slight bleeding where the needle enters the skin, and slight swelling or redness at the injection area, although this will go down very quickly and the use of an ice pack will speed up resolution.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Enhance Your Lips With Lip Fillers at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

The more we age, the more likely we are to get new wrinkles, especially fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Because women's skin is thinner, they tend to get lip and mouth wrinkles more often than men and although lip wrinkles can happen to anyone, things such as repetitive movement, sun exposure, smoking and genetics will speed up the process.

Lots of face and body products claim to stop the effects of ageing, but unfortunately our skin will age regardless.

Ways to lessen lip lines and wrinkles:
  • Exfolliate - one of the best natural ways to lessen any wrinkles and lines on the lips is to exfolliate once a day, which will take away dead skin cells, making the wrinkles appear more shallow.
  • Apply lip balm - when the lips are kept moist and hydrated, it helps prevent them from drying and wrinkling. Also consider using lip balm with sunscreen, when you're out in the sun.
  • Diet - try to include food rich in antioxidants, such as leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and fatty omega 3 foods like fish or fish oil supplements into your diet.
  • Facial exercises - face massaging increases blood circulation and tightens muscles and tissues around the mouth.
  • Water - drink plenty of water to replace lost moisture to keep the skin hydrated and plump.

Injectable lip fillers plump up the skin, lessening the appearance of fine lines and creases at the lip. The filler stimulates collagen production and encourages new tissue growth in and around the injected area. Over time, the body absorbs the gel carrier, while collagen continues to grow at the injection site, replacing the gel with natural tissue. 

It's important to keep the natural shape and contour of the lips when you have filler treatment. Doctors can control how much volume they add to the lips, they can offer a gradual pace of treatment and give extra injections during follow-up appointments. The results are immediate and can last for 8-12 months, and most people who get fillers will need at least one follow-up injection within a year.

Benefits of Lip Injections:
  • Safe and non invasive procedure
  • Provides quick and effective results
  • Provides volume to thin lips, thus improving the skin around the mouth
  • Minimal recovery time and side effects
  • Clients can resume routine activities almost immediately

Treatment time for lip filler treatment is about 20-30 minutes  After the lip injections the client may very occasionally experience slight redness, mild swelling and maybe some tenderness but this disappears quickly.

Clinic Manager.