Monday, 22 August 2016

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

Ladies, we don't have to age gracefully anymore. At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we spend a large part of our time administering Botox injections, which is an affordable treatment, used by both women, and men! Botox is not just for the older folk, lots of younger clients are now having treatment as a prevention method. If you stop the beginnings of a wrinkle, and keep having maintenance treatments, you will stay looking more youthful for longer!

We all age, this is just a simple fact of life. However, there are some people who unfortunately feel they look older than their years. And while it’s true that you’re only as old as you feel, in the long run, the comments you get from other people are bound to eventually take effect. It's small details that determine the way we look at ourselves and other people. The face is the place where age shows up first, and wrinkle fillers are ideal for those who want a youthful appearance without having to do anything too drastic. Botox is non-invasive and can give an incredibly natural result, dramatically reducing wrinkles and giving a smoother, less tired looking face.

Botox treatment is an effective and safe way to reduce and smooth out wrinkles. The frown lines across the forehead, and the vertical lines between the eyebrows, form through the repeated movement of muscles when we express ourselves. Dynamic lines are created by motion, as opposed to lines that result from sun exposure. The muscles on the forehead cause the skin to crinkle up when we are concentrating, looking into the sun, speaking expressively or many other things that happen daily. In fact, every time you scowl, squint, glare or grimace, these lines are slowing starting to develop.

Lots of people put up with mild frown lines, but tend to get more concerned when the grooves get deeper, spoiling the look of the forehead. Frown lines can get worse the older we get, as over time the elastic fibers in the skin fracture, and collagen in the skin breaks down. The lines start to look permanent and no longer disappear, even when the face is at rest. Temporary fillers offer a more natural look and are safer to use than something that's semi-permanent or permanent because they are more compatible with the body.

At Selston our clients regularly return because they love their Botox results. A lot of our Botox bookings come to us through word of mouth, due to happy customers spreading the word! We're in a convenient location, with new clients no longer having to navigate an unfamiliar city centre, then try to find somewhere to park and pay city centre prices! We're based in a village that's 5 minutes away from J.27 on the M1 motorway, and clients often choose to come to Selston from far and wide, because they love the service and competitive prices we offer.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Thinning, Balding Hair Restored by FUE Hair Transplants - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

As women get older, they tend to worry about fine lines and wrinkles, whilst most men take the onset of crow’s feet, and other tell-tale signs of ageing, all in their stride. Men don’t tend to panic about the beginnings of frown lines, and often seem happy enough to accept the extra bit of weight they may have, as a harmless side effect of ageing. What many men do find devastating however, is the receding hairline, which can unfortunately start retreating at an early age, and, at an alarming pace.

The likelihood of men losing their hair, and how fast it will start to recede is mainly down to genes. Although there are other lifestyle factors which can play a part, such as stress, hormones and overall health, but if your father or grandfather lost hair prematurely, that is the clearest indicator that you may too.

Of course not everyone wants or needs to opt for a hair transplant, and there are some lifestyle tips and a tailored regime of medication that may help you keep the hair you do have, for longer. But in the end, you can’t argue with your genes. No amount of special shampoo, massaging the scalp or adapting the diet, will help those men who are predisposed to receding or balding.

However, hair transplant treatments have come a long way in the last few years and there is now an effective, non-invasive option that means you can get your own full head of hair back. And because it is your own hair, it looks perfectly natural, and the treatment has a 100% success rate. Dr Raghu Reddy, is the hair transplant specialist at Selston Cosmetic Clinic and one of his methods of restoring hair to a follically challenged head is the FUE hair transplant technique.

The FUE hair transplant treatment that Dr Reddy performs at Selston Cosmetic Clinic involves taking healthy hair follicles from the scalp, one by one, and grafting them into the bald areas of the head. The hair follicles get transplanted into the same slot that contained previous hair, giving it a better chance of settling in permanently. Unlike previous transplant methods which involved cutting whole strips of hair away at a time, the latest treatment, called ‘Third Generation FUE’, takes the hair follicle by follicle, to insert one by one. This makes for a much more natural result, a quicker recovery time and a less painful treatment process leaving no visible scarring at the back of the head.

A healthy, full head of hair will have about three to four hairs growing out of each follicle. Someone whose hair is thinning will have three, two or even only one hair. Therefore, by assessing the number of hairs sprouting from each follicle on the scalp, and the pattern that this is in, it's possible to see whether a patient is thinning, and how any future hair loss is likely to progress.

We can also treat treat a receding hair-line or a balding crown, correct previous bad transplants and scars at the back of the head as a result of the strip surgery and it's also suitable for women who are thinning too.

This method of transplanting is very intricate and it requires special attention and care. This means the treatment gets done over a number of sessions and not performed in one long exhausting procedure. The grafts usually take in a few days and the redness caused by the treatment settles in under a week.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Vaser Lipo Away That Double Chin! - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Lots of us hate having our photo's taken, as they can really show off our double chin. Sometimes we don't realise that our jaw line is slowly disappearing until someone shows us photos taken in profile, giving us the proof we really didn't want to see!

Many people suffer with a double chin and always make sure they put their face into a certain position when having a photograph taken. As we age and our skin loses its elasticity, a double chin is likely to develop. Having a double chin doesn't always mean you are overweight, it can also mean that the muscles in the chin and neck aren't as developed as they could be.

If there’s anything that shows the creeping effects of ageing, it’s the looser skin on your jaw line and neck resulting in a double chin or the dreaded jowls. A double chin can cause embarrassment and distress, and might be a sign that you should change your diet. It's possible to reduce and even eradicate fat in the chin area with a healthy, low-fat, nutritious diet and regular exercise or maybe if all else fails, cosmetic treatment could be the answer.

Fat is often stored under your chin if you are overweight, although other causes include age and genetics. Just because you have a double chin doesn’t necessarily mean you’re old, and it also doesn’t have to mean that you're overweight. But, whatever the cause is, a double chin can totally take away the beauty of a face.

There are three things that determine a double chin;
  • You might be genetically predisposed to having a double chin. Your genetics influence the muscle and bone structure and fat deposit characteristics of your face. Some people retain too much water in the chin area, and others naturally store excess fat. 
  • Your age also determines whether you may, or may not develop a double chin. The older we get, the more the skin thins and becomes less elastic and the muscles lose their tone which creates a sagging droopy look. 
  • Excess body fat is also a cause. Your body stores fat in different places and every part of the body is fair game when it comes to fat storage. It's almost impossible to lose fat from just one place, so if you need to lose fat from your double chin, you must lose fat from all over.

If diet and exercise just won't get rid of it, then Vaser Lipo is a great way to get rid of the fat from under the chin. It's a straightforward procedure that gives fabulous results. After a local anaesthetic numbs the area, the vaser melts and liquefies the fat cells, which then get suctioned out through thin probes. Vaser Lipo is not a method to lose weight or an alternative to diet and exercise. It should be regarded as a form of body contouring, which sculpts the body to the desired look.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Botox Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

However much we hate it, sweating is natural and it's an important part of our body's ability to regulate our body temperature. Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a common condition causing a person to sweat excessively. The sweating may affect all of your body, or it may only affect certain areas. Commonly affected areas include the armpits, the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet, your face and face, chest and groin.

Excessive sweating from the armpits is one of the most embarrassing conditions and can seriously affect our self-esteem and the way we go about our daily lives. So, if you are feeling hot and bothered and antiperspirants just aren’t keeping you dry, Botox might be the answer.

There's some practical advice to help stop excessive sweating. Wearing the appropriate clothing is essential. Cotton is ideal, it's cool and it absorbs sweat,  but it does tend to remain damp. Clothes made with synthetic fibres tend to draw sweat away from the body and make you feel dry, however this fabric is good at keeping the body warm and this can just make you sweat even more. You should keep your house and work environment well ventilated, and a change of clothing during the day can help make you feel more comfortable.

Excessive sweating can cause lots of inconveniences:
It limits what type of fabrics you are able to wear.
Washing and dry-cleaning bills will probably soar.
The embarrassment and frustration we feel in public and with groups of friends.
When meeting new partners the main concern is that you’ll glisten and glow, and not in a good way!
The chances are, that you will have to frequently change your clothing.

There are some alternative treatments for underarm sweatiness. Many people will have tried self-treatment first, by trying out a range of over the counter antiperspirants, which are generally ineffective and talcum powder which can help to absorb the sweat. If these have not helped, Botox hyperhidrosis treatment is an excellent alternative with outstanding results to stop excessive sweating.

Excessive sweating can now be treated effectively with Botox injections. Selston Cosmetic Clinic provides the latest, safe, effective cosmetic medical treatments for excessive sweating. We inject Botox in very small quantities in the armpit region, just under the skin, making the area numb beforehand to minimise any discomfort you may experience. We use very fine needles to inject the Botox making the procedure virtually painless. The treatment usually takes about 20-30 minutes and you can return to work immediately after the procedure. In most cases the treatment takes effect within a matter of days and can last up to 9-12 months. The procedure can be repeated as often as necessary.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Vaser Lipo on Inner & Outer Thighs & Knees - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Sometimes, despite the fact that you do plenty of exercise, have a membership at the gym and stick to healthy eating, women often find that certain areas of the body have pockets of fat that are hard to remove. It might be demoralising having these lingering fat deposits and though they're perfectly natural and are not harmful, many people do decide to have these fat pockets removed.

Vaser Lipo helps people achieve their body goals by contouring the body, and removing fat to improve their natural body shape. Even naturally slender people can feel self-conscious about fatty deposits and this is something that a bit of well-targeted body contouring can improve, resulting in defined curves and a smoother, sleeker silhouette.

These days, what with social media and reality TV shows concentrating on facial looks and body image, it’s no wonder that people, especially women, have concerns about the way they look. It’s most probably one of the main reasons that body contouring, using procedures like Vaser Lipo are more popular than ever. Vaser Lipo can help you achieve maximum body confidence in those places you’d previously given up on.

It's perfectly reasonable to have Vaser Lipo of the inner thighs if there is excess fat which creates an unwanted fullness and distortion to the shape of the leg. Vaser lipo is great at de-bulking if you want a slimmer look and want to look good in your clothes. A couple of weeks ago at Selston Cosmetic Clinic we had a woman come to us for Vaser Lipo on the inner and outer thighs and the inner knees.

Before - marking up the areas to be treated

We took enough fat out to achieve a slim, straight leg, and as the body won’t replace the fat cells removed from these areas, Vaser Lipo can deliver a long-lasting change to your body shape. I will post her 'after' photo's after she has been in for her follow-up appointment.

It’s ideal for parts of the body that seem resistant to diet and exercise, and it's ideal to treat delicate areas. Because it’s so precise it can lead to exceptional results with minimal downtime.

Benefits include:

Minimal pain,
Only slight bruising,
Quick recovery time,
Minimal scarring,
Improved skin retraction,
Performed under local anaesthetic.

Vaser Lipo is not a weight-loss method and even though we do remove fat cells, Vaser contours the body, sculpting most areas of the body, resulting in a smoother silhouette. It's best that you're at, or near your ideal weight, and just wanting some stubborn pockets of fat eradicated.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Achieve Fuller, Pouty Lips with Lip Augmentation - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

There are days when you look in the mirror and see at least one thing you want to change to achieve your ideal look, and fuller, sensual lips are at the top of the list for many women. Lots of women are self-conscious about their smile, or maybe they have noticed that the lip appears to disappear when they speak or smile, or they just want to balance out the upper and bottom lip and get it in proportion.

In the last few years, the trend of having fuller lips has become very popular, and the entertainment and fashion world have put bigger, plumper lips back into the spotlight. Looking around, in magazines and on reality TV shows, it seems that full, luscious, pouty lips are everywhere, but full lips don't have to look like inflated cushions or trout pouts - you can have fuller, plumper lips without going to extremes!

Full lips with an accentuated border have often been considered a sign of beauty, youth and good health, and whether you were born with naturally thin lips or your lips are thinning due to the natural ageing process, there are ways that you can enhance them.

At Selston Cosmetic Clinic, we inject dermal filler into the lip and mouth areas, adding body and volume to the lips, accentuating the vermillion border, plumping up thin lips and balancing uneven areas. Dermal fillers match the natural structure of the lips. Throughout our waking hours, our lips are very active, whether it's through talking, eating, smiling or even kissing! Injected filler supports the many movements of the lips and help to maintain definition and enhancement for up to a year.

Firstly, we cleanse the lip area and then the lips are anaesthetised, numbing the treatment area. The dermal filler is then applied via a series of injections, and massaged into place to make sure of even distribution. Results are immediate, but it is possible to have slight swelling or bruising at the points of injection, but this is normal and will subside within 24-48 hours.

The procedure:

Takes between 20-40 minutes.
Local anaesthetic is normally used during the procedure.
There might be minimal bruising after treatment.
You can go back to your normal activities the same day.
You can choose to have lip filler treatment at the same time as other procedures.
It only requires one treatment to achieve the desired results.
Some people choose to have occasional top-ups to maintain the look.
The effects of lip fillers can last up to a year.

If you have always coveted full, sensuous lips, then Doctor Bassi at Selston Cosmetic Clinic can help you to achieve beautiful natural looking lips which will suit you and your face. Dr Bassi will create natural looking lips which balance the ratio of your face. Find out about the latest methods of lip enhancements, including what to expect during the procedure and give us a call, and you too could have beautiful natural looking lips in no time.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Ideal Candidates for Vaser Lipo Procedures - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Everyone has body issues and at some time or other feel insecure about the way their body looks. All around, on TV, in magazines and posted on social media there are images of seemingly perfect men and women with absolutely no body imperfections! Now, we might know that they airbrush most of these images, but that doesn't stop us feeling slightly dissatisfied with our wobbly bits.

Luckily, for people who feel insecure about some of their body parts, Vaser liposuction is a great way to slim and contour your body exactly the way you want it. It’s a more gentle and precise method than traditional liposuction, and an ideal way to achieve your desired shape. Vaser is a minimally invasive treatment and is a great way to target problem areas and sculpt the body. When faddy diets and hours at the gym exercising just won't get rid of that stubborn tummy or give you sleek silhouette, then it might be time to consider Vaser Liposuction.

Just 3 weeks after Vaser Lipo!
Before the Vaser Lipo procedure

A good candidate for Vaser Lipo treatment is:

If you’re within 30% of your ideal weight, then Vaser Lipo is an ideal treatment for you, if it's any more than 30% then you should probably consider a different weight loss method. Vaser Lipo is not a weight reduction procedure, it is a body contouring procedure.

Skin elasticity.
Firm skin with good elasticity will help you to achieve the look you want after your procedure. Usually, visible skin retraction takes between 2-4 weeks and gets better & better over the 4-6 months after the procedure.

Muscle tone.
It helps if you already have good muscle tone before your treatment. To achieve maximum results, many experienced Vaser doctors recommend that you start to tone your muscles before you have a procedure.

Relatively good health before Vaser Lipo is important, and that you do not have any illnesses or medical conditions that may prevent you from healing properly after treatment. However, if you do suffer from a particular health condition, your doctor will talk to you about your suitability for Vaser Lipo.

Before and after Vaser Hi-Def

People choosing Vaser Lipo treatments should have a realistic idea on what results they want to achieve. At the first consultation at the Selston Cosmetic Clinic, Dr. Bassi; after looking at your fat distribution, skin, muscle tone and overall body shape, will talk you through the procedure. He will give you honest advice on what is, and what isn't achievable.

So if you're in good health, have reasonable expectations about the results, if you’re within 30% of your ideal weight and have firm skin with good elasticity, then you are a great candidate for Vaser Lipo.

Clinic Manager.