Wednesday, 27 August 2008

The Skin Peel Process with Agera RX Peels

When you think of a face peel (or chemical peel), images of shedding skin, redness and irritation immediately spring to mind. Fortunately Selston Cosmetic Clinic offer the Agera RX Medical “no down time” skin peel that involves no recovery time and ensures you leave the clinic without looking like something out of a horror movie; Selston Cosmetic Clinic specialises in non-invasive treatments such as the “no down-time peel” and microdermabrasion, a deep mechanical exfoliation of the skin using crystals.

The Agera RX skin peel is used for various reasons such as general skin rejuvenation, blemishes, sun damage or ageing skin. For the best results, we recommend a combination course of 6 skin peels and 6 microdermabrasion sessions.

After completing a medical history form you have a 15-minute consultation where the cosmetic consultant explains thoroughly to you about the procedure It is important for the client to know that the difference with this treatment is that it does not involve chemicals or harsh acids. Unlike other chemical skin peels where you’re housebound for weeks; with Agera RX peels at Selston Cosmetic Clinic many customers are able to undergo lunchtime surgery.

The Agera RX peel works from deep down underneath the skin as opposed to taking off the top layer of skin. It uses nanotechnology, which penetrates through the water lipid barrier into the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis. The treatment begins with the therapist massaging an ultra mild cleanser into the face to clean the skin of any makeup and excess oils. Strong smelling peel prep was then used to again clean the skin of any excess oils and prepare it for the treatment. There is little discomfort, or more commonly no discomfort at all, and in fact it feels more like a normal facial. Two layers of peel are normally applied to the face. Here there may be slight itchiness and a feeling of the skin being lightly heated.

The skin peel is left on the skin for about 10 minutes, during which time a fan is blown onto the face and cold, wet towels are pressed heavily into the skin to activate the peel. Once the peel has been fully absorbed by the skin, the therapist applies a vitamin C serum to neutralise the peel, a recovery cream and a high factor sun cream.

After the treatment, you are advised not to wear any makeup for the following 24 hours.

Roberta James specialises and runs the medical microdermbrasion and chemical skin peels department at the Selston Cosmetic Clinic in North Nottingham. Visit and find out what fabulous things we can do for you.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Advanced Smartlipo - What You Need to Know

Liposuction in the United Kingdom is one of the top three cosmetic procedures performed (along with Botox and laser hair removal) and its popularity is increasing year on year. The Smartlipo procedure is a form of laser lipolysis and has been around for three years. It has distinct advantages over traditional liposuction; however the eventual results and client satisfaction fell short of the mark. This article will look at the science of laser lipolysis, its advantages as a liposuction procedure, the results obtained and the next generation of Smartlipo procedures.

Laser lipolysis is simply the term used to describe the process of a laser probe being introduced into the fatty tissue of the body, Laser energy is subsequently delivered, rupturing the fat cells and transforming them into an oily substance.

Over traditional liposuction, the Smartlipo procedure has minimal recovery time, is performed under local anaesthetic, and causes much less discomfort, less scarring and bruising. The low level laser energy also helps to stimulate collagen production in the skin resulting in skin tightening.

The results with Smartlipo are generally accepted as around 70% successful. The 30% unsuccessful group may have resulted from poor client selection such as a larger body mass Index (greater than 25) or attempting to tackle body areas containing larger than 500 mls of fat, which was deemed to be the maximum Smartlipo could remove.

This has led to the development of the next generation of Smartlipo procedures - Advanced Smartlipo. Aspiration or gentle suction of the oily substance has been added to the end of the procedure. Previously this was left inside the body, requiring it to be absorbed and eliminated in a natural manner. The initial Smartlipo laser had 6W of power; the newer machines have a power range of 10W to 18W, resulting in greater energy being delivered and larger amounts of fat cells ruptured in a shorter time.

In conclusion the next generation of Smartlipo procedures will deliver better results and higher client satisfaction whilst still having many advantages over traditional liposuction.

Dr. S.R. Bassi is the lead cosmetic physician of North Nottingham Premier Medical Laser and Cosmetic Clinic Selston Cosmetic Clinic, part of the Cosmetics Clinics Group. Visit our website or contact us to find out more about Smartlipo and Advanced Smartlipo.

Sculptra - A New Concept in Facial Contouring For a Younger-Looking You

Sculptra is the latest facial rejuvenation treatment to restore facial shape and volume that is lost through natural aging, weight loss and sun damage. Sculptra is a cosmetic treatment that works with your body to stimulate the production of collagen to help you look younger in a natural gradual fashion. Results can last up to 3 years.

Dr Tanqueray of Mulberry House Clinic is an advanced Sculptra practitioner. He has been offering this treatment for a number of years and is delighted with the results. “Sculptra offers a completely new approach and allows me to look at the whole face rather than just concentrate on obvious problem areas. Sculptra restores the natural contours of the face, including the areas under the eyes, cheekbones, around the mouth and along the jawline.”

“Typically the first thing people notice is an improvement in their skin texture, with a firmer and more lustrous feel and look. With subsequent treatments more volume is created under the skin and this is when clients really see the difference.”

Mulberry House Clinic, established in 2002, is set in a Georgian house in its own grounds in the village of Hardingstone, just outside Northampton. Its peaceful and private setting and on site parking adds to a stress-free experience.

Treatments are carried out by Dr Tanqueray or Lorna Copeland, a highly-experienced aesthetic nurse who is also the UK trainer for the market-leading dermal filler company.

Dr Tanqueray adds: “With a wider than ever choice of cosmetic treatments available we can tailor skin treatments to suit the individual. Often we find that a suitable combination of treatments gives the best possible results.”

For more information or to book a free consultation please visit our website Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre or call us on 01604 702630.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Advanced Smartlipo - The New Boy on the Block

Smartlipo, the popular laser lipolysis procedure has enjoyed spectacular success in the United Kingdom over the last two years. This may be credited to the excellent marketing of the procedure.

However, as results and client feedback have filtered through, it is clear all is not well with respect to client satisfaction and results. Smartlipo forums and recently an article by a journalist at the Times online expressed the dismay and dissatisfaction at the results.

This article will examine the next generation of Smartlipo liposuction procedures, known as Advanced Smartlipo.

The original Smartlipo procedure was performed by using a NdYag 1064Nm laser system with only 6W of power, the resultant liquefied fat was left to be absorbed and disposed of by the body’s natural processes.

The newer Advanced Smartlipo procedure uses a more powerful 1064m Nd Yag Laser delivering 10w to 18 w of power, this provides greater energy for rupturing the fat cells, and the procedure was refined by the addition of gentle suction and aspiration of the liquefied fat.

In conclusion, the Advanced Smartlipo procedure has resulted in delivering superior results, and higher doctor and client satisfaction.

Dr.S.R.Bassi is the lead cosmetic physician at the North Nottingham premier medical cosmetic and Laser Centre - Selston Cosmetic Clinic.

Find out more about laser lipolysis and the next generation Advanced Smartlipo at Selston Cosmetic Clinic or the Cosmetic Clinics Group.

Breakthrough Plasma Technology Delivers Dramatic Skin Regeneration

Portrait is the first skin treatment to use plasma technology to stimulate a natural regenerative process of the skin.

Portrait has shown unparalleled improvement in wrinkling, skin laxity, skin texture, acne scarring, pore size and surface discolouration – all at the same time.

Now patients can benefit from reduced wrinkles, tighter skin and improved skin tone and texture, all at the same time with the Portrait® procedure.

Compared to other skin treatments that only improve skin at the surface, Portrait® works both at and below the surface. The results seen following treatment get better over time with clinical studies showing continuing improvement a year later. This is a unique and significant advantage that distinguishes it from all other skin treatments.

It reduces wrinkles and improves the overall health and appearance of the skin. Clinical study patients across the board have given their improved skin texture and tone very high ratings in post-treatment evaluations.

“Portrait® skin regeneration is a brand new technology with very unique capabilities,” explains Dr Tanqueray. “Other treatments like chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser work by taking things away from the skin surface, so they can only do so much. Portrait® works very effectively at the surface but it also activates and stimulates collagen growth deeper within the skin causing new, healthy skin to emerge naturally. It’s an entirely different mode of action and the results are exceptional.”

It is a simple procedure that takes 20- 30 minutes for a full face treatment. Backed by years of clinical research, it is safe and effective, giving patients the results they want with an optimized downtime relative to the desired outcome and without the risks associated with other skin regeneration treatments.