Friday, 2 December 2016

Smoother Tighter Face with PDO Thread Lifts - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

When we're young and in our prime, the skin on our face is usually smooth and taut. The jaw-line has a strong definition, and the contour where the cheek meets the chin is smooth. It's quite devastating to get to that age when your features are no longer as sharp or defined as they once were. The facial profile suddenly becomes a bit blurry and we notice that our cheekbones start to sag down our face causing the jaw-line to become saggy and the neck beginning  to look wrinkly.

During the procedure
As our skin ages, some of the collagen is lost, making the skin less elastic. The loose 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. One way to tighten and tone the loose skin without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure is a PDO thread lift. PDO thread lifts can deliver what is essentially a facelift, without the surgery. There are no incisions or cuts, just simple injections placed in strategic places.

The PDO thread lift will improve and rejuvenate the face's structure, lifting loose or sagging skin. PDO threads are simply 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 improving the texture of the skin. Once they're 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.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we regularly perform PDO thread lifts with great results. We can insert threads all over the face and they will combine beautifully with dermal filler to reveal a rejuvenated new you! Thread lifts are an extremely versatile procedure, they're very simple, safe and almost painless. It's a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that leaves you with a natural, rejuvenated look.

PDO Thread Lift before and after

After a thread lift, an instant lift is often noticeable 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.

It's a minimally invasive treatment achieving tighter, younger looking skin, lasting for up to two years. The threads are absorbable so they don't need removing from the body.You will see an immediate visible lifting effect and a natural improvement in the skin.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Vaser Lipo at Selston - Before & After Photo's - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Sometimes, no matter how hard you diet and exercise, you still struggle to get the look you're after. Ladies might want to sort out those hard-to-shift pockets of stubborn fat on the tummy or maybe you blokes need a little help getting the perfect six-pack. Vaser lipo cosmetic procedures can enhance the results of your diet and exercise regime, giving you the body you've always wanted.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, during the vaser procedure we melt the fat cells away using ultrasonic probes, leaving you with a tight, toned body. The surrounding tissue isn’t damaged during vaser and as long as you keep to a healthy diet and exercise plan, you will keep your new physique. We perform vaser treatment under local anaesthetic, and there’s minimal pain, bruising and swelling.

It worries a lot of men that they carry extra weight on their chest areas, and at Selston, vaser lipo for male chest reduction: gynecomastia (also known as man boobs) is one of our most common procedures. This man felt very self-conscious about his chest area, limiting the style of tops he could wear, making him avoid slim-fitting shirts and tight t-shirts.

Gynecomastia (man boobs) before and after.

A vaser procedure softens the fat so that it comes out smoothly and evenly, and this allows us to remove greater amounts of fat safely. You get maximum skin retraction with vaser lipo, giving better results and a more toned appearance. With Dr Bassi's skill, it enabled our client to move forward, no longer needing to worry about his appearance.

Lots of women who have had children, usually wish to lose weight from their tummy areas. This lady came to us at Selston and thought that after giving birth to her children, she would never see the body of her younger self again. Before she had children our client had womanly curves and a flat tummy, which was something that she wanted to have again.

before and after vaser lipo on the tummy

She felt like having a flat tummy would increase her body positivity and give her more confidence. After the vaser procedure she had a flatter and more toned tummy and now feels that once again, she has the stomach from her youth, filling her with confidence.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic we have a variety of clients coming to us for help, and they are really surprised when we tell them we have equal numbers of both sexes attending the clinic. Vaser lipo is a minimally invasive treatment which shapes and contours the body, leaving your skin smoother and more beautiful looking. The process is very soft on the body, and for such a small procedure you won’t believe the amazing results.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 25 November 2016

FUE Hair Transplant Treatment - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we offer the most advanced hair transplantation procedure available on the market today. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) was developed by renowned hair transplant surgeon Dr. Raghu Reddy. Dr. Reddy's main practice is in Harley Street, London and his satellite clinic serving the North and Midlands is at Selston Cosmetic Clinic.

We offer a complete care programme at Selston Cosmetic Clinic, from the initial consultation and diagnosis by Dr. Bassi, when you'll decide where you want your new hairline, and then have it marked and photographed, to the day of the procedure performed by Dr. Raghu Reddy and his team.

On your arrival at Selston Cosmetic Clinic, your hair transplant team will review your procedure consent form with you and answer any questions you may have. Before the procedure we use a computerized digital scanning to find the strongest donor follicles and to protect future hair loss, and your consultant will now mark your scalp.

You'll be offered a sedative, such as Valium, to relax you before the start of your procedure and you'll decide if you want to listen to music, watch movies, or just chat with staff during the procedure. A local anaesthetic is applied around the perimeter of the scalp and once the scalp is entirely numb, the rest of your procedure is completely pain-free.

The 3rd GENERATION FUE Hair Transplant Technique is an amazing hair restoring treatment with 100% results guaranteed and what's better, is that there are no stitches, no scars and no pain! We transplant the hair to the areas where you need thickening or regrowth, leaving you with natural looking, long-lasting results.

This hair restoration technique precisely targets and transplants only strong, healthy hair follicles which aren't sensitive to testosterone. This results in the hair loss in your bald / thinning areas being restored permanently. It's a minimally invasive treatment, using custom-made micro-surgical tools, used by the specialist hair transplant surgeons to ensure a single minimally invasive procedure without unsightly scarring.

The FUE hair transplant procedure doesn't need a donor area, instead the hair follicles are directly extracted one by one using custom-made, precise micro-surgical tools which are less than a millimeter in diameter. The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is simple and painless and the extraction area heals within 5 days with no risk of nerve damage.

Follicle Unit Transplantation (FUT) is the hair restoration procedure when we transplant the extracted hairs into the bald or thinning areas in their naturally occurring groups of 1 to 4 hairs. We place single hairs at the hairline and transplant groups of 2/3/4 for density behind the hairline.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Semi-Permanent Make-up At Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

If your time in the morning is limited: you might be a busy mother getting the children ready for the school run, or you want to leave home early to miss the rush hour traffic or maybe you would rather spend the extra minutes in bed, then semi-permanent make-up could be what you've been waiting for!

While some people have semi-permanent make-up treatment to change or enhance their natural features, others find it the ideal choice, if they have poor eyesight, have medical conditions such as alopecia or suffer with neurological weakness or tremors. Anyone finding it difficult to apply make-up evenly every day will benefit hugely.

Lip liner - applied to lips makes them seem fuller, giving your lips definition and colour.
Eyebrows - can thicken, redefine or lengthen the look of your eyebrows.
Eyeliner - gives a subtle lash enhancement or a definite line, making your eyes look bigger and wider.

We can create many looks and styles, with every treatment tailored for each client. Every procedure takes into account your face shape, style and your desired look. Depending on your skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle, semi-permanent make-up can last for many years, although over time the colour will fade, and we recommend a top every 18 months to keep the colour looking fresh.

The benefits of semi-permanent makeup:
  • Saves time for busy mums and professional women.
  • Helps with sparse, fair-haired or poorly shaped eyebrows.
  • Keeps looking good at the gym or the swimming pool.
  • For those suffering with alopecia or hair loss through medical problems.
  • Gives you back lost shape and definition.
  • It can help to achieve symmetrical eyebrows.
  • Those who are sensitive to make-up.
  • People who suffer from poor eyesight or shaky hands.
  • Ladies with unsymmetrical or uneven features.
  • Treatment is skillfully designed and tailored to suit each persons needs.
Semi-permanent make-up is safe and hygienic and is applied quickly and easily and is virtually pain-free. Topical anaesthetic cream is applied to deal with any minor discomfort. For the first few days mild redness and swelling may occur, but you can go back to normal everyday activity after the treatment.

After treatment
It's very important not to touch or pick the treated area, as even clean hands can introduce dirt and germs which can mean infection, and might create scar tissue. If you pick at the scabs it will take away the colour from the area, leaving a patchy final result. We can correct any patchiness at a later appointment, however, if the scab gets picked and comes off too soon it will expose the skin and infection could occur. It's also advisable to keep the area dry for a couple of days after treatment.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 18 November 2016

A Younger, Youthful Face with Botox - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

We get frown lines, crows feet and forehead furrows through repetitive folding and creasing of the skin, while forming normal everyday facial expressions. By slowing down the use of these muscles early, will prevent them from developing and becoming a problem later. The age to start having botox is different for everyone and depends on your lifestyle and genetics - some people move their face more than others and as a result are more likely get wrinkles.

Cosmetic treatments aren't just for the old, as younger clients are now having botox procedures as a prevention method. If you prevent the start of a wrinkle, and have top-up treatments when you need them, your face will remain line free! A lot of people in their 40's and older try to fix these wrinkles and folds once they’ve already developed, but lots of younger people are injecting earlier, to try to keep them from ever appearing.

Some people are a bit wary of having botox. Those new to the cosmetic procedure have fears about getting a 'frozen' face, and they feel apprehensive about having the injections and ending up with their face looking like a mask. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we keep our botox treatments as natural as possible, no caught in the headlights look will be given here! Dr. Bassi attends lots of conferences and courses and his skills are always being updated. We also do advanced botox, which involves treating the lower half of the face and the chin, the jowls and the neck which can all be successfully treated, with the right knowledge and skill.

Botox can treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead and the rest of your face. Lines can form if you have a tendency to screw up your forehead or brow. Botox injections can make this physically impossible, which will therefore stop the wrinkles from forming. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles and when a muscle gets injected, it no longer contracts, causing the wrinkles to relax and soften.

Botox gets injected directly into the muscles of the treatment area, which weakens and paralyzes the muscles and prevents them from contracting and creating wrinkles and folds, creating a more youthful appearance. It's the dynamic lines that happen when you frown, smile or look surprised that botox works best on. It doesn’t work as well on static lines, though it can soften these lines slightly.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Laser Hair Removal at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Do you want to say goodbye fuzzy legs, hairy armpits and that embarrassing upper lip hair and hello to silky smooth hair-free skin? Well, if you're tired of shaving and waxing, say hello to a permanent solution to unwanted hair growth.

Shaving, tweezing, hair removal creams and waxing are time-consuming and they're temporary. Long lasting results with Laser hair removal is a much better alternative, as we can treat both small and large areas quickly, comfortably and effectively, compared to other methods. Electrolysis can also permanently remove hair, but it's an extremely slow and painful method, and can sometimes result in scarring.

Laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and 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. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, our advanced laser system has a cooled sapphire window on the Laserscope, to further protect and cool the surface of the skin, while allowing laser light to heat the hair follicle beneath the skin.

We can remove hair almost permanently from:
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Forearms
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Back
Benefits of laser hair removal treatment:

Saving money - Although laser hair removal may seem expensive, it's permanent, so when you add up the cost of what you spend over a lifetime, on shaving, waxing, plucking or hair removal creams, it becomes a great investment.
Saving time - Once the need for your weekly shaving or monthly waxing is over, you will no longer have to spend your lunch hour having your bikini line waxed and you can spend less time in the shower, now you don't have to shave your armpits and legs. Hair removal is very time-consuming and it's said that the average UK woman will spend a total of four months of their life removing unwanted body hair.
Renews self-confidence -  Unwanted hair in undesirable places can take a toll on the self-esteem, whether it's a man with an excessive hairy back or chest or a woman with embarrassing facial hair. Laser hair removal can take away the unwanted hair and help you get back that lost confidence.
Improves skin - Removing your hair with laser hair removal can give you much smoother, silkier skin than any other hair removal methods.

Laser hair removal isn't an instant solution, the hair won’t disappear straight after the first treatment. Generally you will need around 6 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, which usually results in 80% of hair removal. Depending on which area you are treating, it can take from 10 minutes for the upper lip to 45 minutes for the back. Most clients only experience minimal discomfort; some may experience a minor stinging sensation on the skin as we deliver the Laser pulses and we can offer topical anaesthetic cream to make treatments more comfortable.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 11 November 2016

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

Wouldn't it be great if we could wave a magic wand and lose the excess weight in the parts of your body you’re not happy with. It might be your love handles, tummy, muffin top, bra fat or thighs that you want slimming down to give you a smoother, more streamlined silhouette. Vaser lipo can change your body and get you a desirable result, so whether it's a firmer jaw-line, a toned tummy or back fat removal, you’ll find that vaser lipo is a safe treatment, giving you not only smooth, toned contours but renewed self-esteem and a new confidence in your body.

Standard vaser before and after

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we offer different forms of vaser lipo; the regular vaser option, vaser hi-def and vaser mid-def. The standard vaser lipo provides the foundation for all the other vaser treatments and is most effective eliminating stubborn pockets of fat you can't lose, despite eating healthily and doing regular exercise.

Small or medium amounts of fat removal are best suited for a vaser procedure. It's better if you are near, or at your ideal weight and just need pockets of fat taking away. Although vaser removes fat cells, it isn't a method for weight-loss, more a body contouring method which can sculpt most areas of the face and body. When the fat cells are suctioned out, they are gone permanently, however, not every single cell gets removed, and the remaining cells do have the potential to grow, so the need to eat healthily and exercise is still important if you want to keep your new shape.

Vaser on a male chest before and after
Vaser mid-def is usually for women who want a defined, athletic look, but not as extreme as hi-def. Women have this procedure for toning the tummy, hips, thighs and bottom, to improve muscle tone and add definition or maybe to achieve an hourglass shape to the waist and hips.

For a more athletic appearance we use vaser hi-def which allows the sculpting, defining and toning of certain areas on the body. Definition achieved from this technique is ideal for areas such as the abdomen, back, thighs and the arms which already have some toned muscle underneath.

The vaser hi-def procedure helps to create a more sculpted, athletic appearance than you would get using standard vaser, as it removes both superficial and deep fat that sits directly on the muscles, resulting in the visibility of the underlying musculature. The hi-def procedure is an advanced body sculpting technique, and its precise nature is popular with those who want six-pack abs or the appearance of gym-toned pecs.

Vaser hi-def before and after
Men have vaser hi-def to trim down love handles, to define the six-pack, creating the much sought-after washboard abs or to sculpt a muscular chest. The best results of vaser hi-def lipo are usually seen after a couple of weeks, and the treated areas should keep their sculptured appearance for as long as you maintain your weight.

Clinic Manager.