Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Introducing VAVELTA® - Treatment for Acne Scarring and Other Scars

Mulberry House Clinic has been chosen as one of a select group of treatment centres for VAVELTA®, a unique treatment for improving the structure, function and appearance of skin that has been damaged by scarring and the aging process.

Scarring occurs following injury to the skin following conditions such as acne, trauma or burns. The healing process produces new collagen, but scarring results when it is not laid down in exactly the same way as in the original skin.

VAVELTA® is a suspension of human dermal fibroblast cells which are injected into the skin to replace those lost through skin damage. A series of shallow injections are used to place the cells just under the uppermost layer of skin where they would normally be found.

The cells establish themselves and start to remodel the scarred tissue with new collagen so that improvement occurs over weeks or a few months with a very natural result. No other procedure is available that offers this approach of matching your own skin’s structure.

Dr John Tanqueray of Mulberry House Clinic comments: “Scarring has always been a challenging area to treat successfully. Initial results with Vavelta are extremely encouraging, and we are delighted that we can now offer our clients Vavelta alongside the other beauty treatment options we have. An added bonus is that Vavelta is a relatively straightforward treatment to have and unlike many other treatments after-effects are minimal.”

How can I find out more about VAVELTA®?

This procedure can only be performed by a specialist physician who is a member of the VAVELTA® Clinical Practice Group. To obtain more information please visit

VAVELTA® is just one of a wide range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments offered at Mulberry House Clinic by Dr John Tanqueray. Appointments for initial consultation are offered free of charge.

Call 01604 702630 for an appointment or visit for more information.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Triple Therapy Skin Rejuvenation

Selston Cosmetic Clinic has developed a new kind of skin rejuvenation which we have dubbed triple Therapy. This involves a combination of laser skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion and a new technique called skin needling.

Skin rejuvenation is now constantly in the media. The beauty magazines and newspaper supplements are filled with creams and serums claiming to reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin. These are all effective, though somewhat minimally!

There are many types of lasers available on the market performing laser skin rejuvenation, recently fractional laser skin rejuvenation (or Fraxel) has gained popularity, the laser removes surface of the skin in a grid like pattern. The downside is to get a really good result you have to suffer 3-4 days of a red face, the skin treatments are expensive, and working women might say “I haven’t got that much time to take off work!”

Triple therapy laser skin rejuvenation using our laser scope lasers, (which have no downtime, enabling you to also return to work the next day), combined with microdermadrasion and skin needling (or a home skin needling system which is just as effective), combining all the advantages of fractional laser treatment, by giving an even face complexion, tightening up the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and plumping out the cheeks further than fraxel laser skin rejuvenation.

The other plus side is the combined cosmetic treatments work out at half the price of Fraxel laser treatments. This treatment from Selston Cosmetic Clinic is available to those in the Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield, Chesterfield and Shefiled areas (and those who are willing to travel).

Roberta James specialises and runs the Laser Skin Rejuvenation and Chemical Peels section at Selston Cosmetic Clinic in North Nottingham. Visit and find out what fabulous things we can do for you.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Laser Hair Removal Explained

One of the most common treatments in cosmetic clinics and certain beauty salons is laser hair removal. On reading the forums it is obvious the success of this form of treatment varies greatly.

How can this be?

The answers are complex- it maybe the laser system used, the systems can range from IPL, single wavelength or radio frequency systems.

Like mobile phones and television sets every year, new laser technology is evolving which purports to give an edge to its predecessors, with respect to laser hair removal.

The cost of these laser hair removal systems can vary from £10, 000- £50, 000! In my opinion as there has been no real head to head clinical trials between the systems, one must rely on the original gold standard the Lightsheer diode laser, which has stood the test of time, delivering speedy treatments and excellent results. Interestingly the Laserscope Lyra Laser system results are compatible to the Lightsheer system.

In summary, if the clinic has a decent laser system, and selects to treat clientelle with the appropriate type of hair and colour its technology can treat and use pre-treatment topical anaesthetic followed by ice packs to give post laser hair removal treatment pain relief. There is then no reason why exceptional results cannot be obtained with minimal discomfort.

Dr. S.R. Bassi is the lead cosmetic physician at a top Cosmetic clinic in North Nottingham. Visit our website and learn more about laser hair removal.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Watch Out Smartlipo! Vaser Lipo has Arrived from the USA

The pioneering new liposuction procedure, Vaser LipoSelection, has arrived from the USA. Over the next few months we will witness the frenzied excitement as this procedure is highlighted in the glossy beauty magazines and articles are published in the Sunday newspapers and their supplements.

The chat forums on Google will be ignited by people wishing to receive the treatment and those who have already received the treatment, the comments from the latter I am sure will be extremely positive, especially from the unfortunate ones who had poor results with Smartlipo and now have received Vaser Lipo from their clinics.

This new technology of walk-in walk-out liposuction will soon be rolled out by all leading cosmetic surgery clinics over the next few months. In the Midlands two or three clinics including Selston Cosmetic Clinic were one of the first to embrace Vaser Lipo, largely due to the necessity to be able to remove larger volumes of fat compared to the Smartlipo and the next generation of Smartlipo procedures mainly Smartlipo plus, advanced Smartlipo, advanced Laser Lipo and XP Lipo Laser. Needless to say this experience with this procedure has given them an edge over their competitors.

The Vaser Lipo procedures use ultrasound (similar to that used for cataract removal from the eye). This state of the art technology emulsifies and breaks down the fat whilst leaving the blood vessels, nerves and surrounding tissues intact. It is performed under tumescent local anaesthesia are awake! A mixture of Saline/Lignocaine and adrenaline is filled into the area to be treated , this solution gives excellent pain relief, minimal blood loss and bruising by shrinking the blood vessels. It also allows the procedure to become a walk-in walk-out liposuction treatment. Finally the liquefied fat is aspirated gently at the end of the procedure.

It is generally accepted in the medical fraternity that no more that 2L of fat should be removed by a tumescent liposuction day case procedure, which Vaser Lipo comes under, this amount of fat removal is well within its capability!

With this procedure the leading cosmetic clinics and experienced cosmetic physicians now have the confidence to give guaranteed results A fantastic quantum leap in liposuction for the consumer.

Vaser Lipo is set to become the leader in walk-in walk-out liposuction in the UK over the next twelve months; it has already annihilated its competition in Singapore!

Dr. S.R Bassi is the lead cosmetic physician at the Medical Cosmetic and Laser Clinic, Selston Cosmetic Clinic in Nottingham. Find out more about Vaser Lipo and Advanced SmartLipo by visiting our website.

Friday, 12 September 2008

An Account of Laser Skin Treatment

After my first BOTOX treatment I was 100 per cent confident in Dr Tanqueray, and the next thing we discussed was the effects of sun damage – in my case problems with freckles and little broken capillaries and redness. John suggested cosmetic laser treatment and he recommended a course of six of these skin treatments.

Gel was applied to my face and then a probe was slowly run all over my face backwards and forwards. It felt like mild pins and needles over the skin; it felt cool but scratchy.

Directly after treatment my cheeks were quite red, but John assured me it was only temporary and I could apply make-up straightaway. By the time I went to bed, about five hours later, the redness had completely gone.

After two or three treatments I have noticed the improvement in skin texture by the evenness of my complexion, the thread veins have gone and my cheeks don’t flush so readily. The colour is definitely corrected and I am often asked what foundation I use! Of course, I am happy to recommend Mulberry House Clinic.

by Lyn Keable

Cosmetic laser treatments and many other skin treatments are available through Mulberry House Clinic, Northamptonshire 01604 702630 or

Thursday, 11 September 2008

An Account of BOTOX Treatment

I am a beauty therapist and with a little knowledge of aesthetic treatments I decided to go to Mulberry House Clinic for some education. I saw Dr John Tanqueray and asked John to go through all of his treatments with me. He was happy to explain in detail, instilling confidence.

was the first treatment on the list. The needle is so fine that it felt like tiny pin pricks. I was on the treatment couch for no more than five minutes when John said, “That’s it, you’re done!” There was no sensitivity and the only reaction was a few little spots which looked like tiny insect bites but they disappeared within an hour, i would neve have though Botox treatments were so quick!

I noticed the effect the next day. Already I could see a difference in the smoothness of the forehead. John had told me that the effects of the Botox treatment would take up to two weeks but within a week my forehead was totally without a single line and there were no crow’s feet around my eyes. My concern about ending up with a frozen look was unfounded as the muscle between the eyebrows still had free movement.

My clients and friends commented on how well I looked. They used the word “radiant” and asked whether I’d changed my make-up. I had to confess to my husband and he was amazed that I’d taken such a “risk” but was seriously impressed at the result! I was only too happy to tell them that I’d joined the Hollywood elite and there was nothing to fear from botox or other medical aesthetics, providing you go to a reputable company such as Mulberry House! I was relieved that it wasn’t so obvious that I’d had something done, but delighted that some people noticed I was looking so refreshed.

by Lyn Keable

Lyn had her Botox treatment at Mulberry House Clinic in Northamptonshire – 01604 761876 or visit

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

SmartLipo? You Should be Having Vaser Lipo!

If you are thinking of having SmartLipo - don’t bother!

Firstly, you should be considering having one of the next generations of SmartLipo procedures: Advanced SmartLipo, Advanced Laser Lipo or Xtra Performance Lipo Laser.

These new procedures use lasers which deliver higher energies melting the body’s fat, followed by gentle aspiration of the liquefied fat. They are performed in a quicker time and have all the advantages that the original SmartLipo procedure had over traditional liposuction.

However the debate is not over - these procedures are only good for removal of smaller areas of fat; the size of a man’s fist, 500mls to be precise. The ideal patient should be slim and toned with localized areas of stubborn fat, with a Body Mass Index of roughly 25.

A large number of people normally do not fall in the patient selection criteria for the original SmartLipo procedure, but still somehow still ended up having the treatment; inevitably with poor results. You just have to ‘Google’ SmartLipo forums to read the pain, anger, agony and disappointment experienced within them.

Sadly with the obesity epidemic in the UK these people wanting lunch time lipo procedures and meeting the selection criteria are few and far between. However, there is now hope; Vaser LipoSelection has arrived in the UK from the USA.

This technology is similar to Advanced SmartLipo or XP Lipo Laser. It is performed under local anaesthetic and uses ultrasound energy to emulsify and breakdown the fat followed by gentle aspiration of the liquefied fat.

The Vaser Lipo procedure can remove small to large volumes of fat. It is generally accepted that under local anaesthetic and day case surgery no more than 2 litres of fat can be removed, this is well within, Vaser Lipo’s capability.

Leading clinics are already starting to offer Vaser Lipo treatment and it is set to become the gold standard in walk-in walk-out liposuction allowing us to remove larger volumes of fat compared with other technologies and treatments whilst giving us the ability to enhance and reshape your curves.

Dr S.R. Bassi is the lead cosmetic physician in North Nottingham’s premier medical cosmetic and laser clinic, Selston Cosmetic Clinic, part of the cosmetics clinic group.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Smartlipo vs Advanced Smartlipo - There is No Comparison

New SmartLipo procedures have arrived in the UK namely Advanced SmartLipo and XP Lipo Laser. These advanced liposuction procedures are using laser technology which delivers higher energy followed by gentle aspiration at the end of the procedure.

They also have the same advantages like the original SmartLipo procedure over traditional liposuction, such as no hospital stay, no general anaesthetic, no major swelling or bruising, minimal pain along with significant skin tightening over 6 months, a walk in walk out procedure and return to work the next day if desired. The cost comparison also makes the procedures very attractive from £1800-2000 per area compared with £3200+ per area for traditional liposuction.

Needless to say there has been a boom in the amount of people undergoing these procedures; some people who have had failed results with the original SmartLipo procedures have been re-treated by their clinics with the newer procedure and this has led to happier outcomes for clients and their cosmetic/aesthetic physicians.

As more clinics offer Advanced SmartLipo and XP Lipo Laser. The pendulum has swung more forcefully towards the consumer, and rightly so. This mean cosmetic physicians are now offering guaranteed results.

At the pre-treatment consultation, most importantly your suitability for these procedures is assessed, your realistic expectations are discussed and eventual goals and outcomes to be achieved at around six months are evaluated.

If both sides are happy, a pre-treatment photograph is taken and the same photograph at 6 months. The photographs obviously should be taken with similar postures, lighting and background. Providing your Body Mass Index has not increased ( if you have put on weight you cannot blame the laser lipolysis for not working!) and if there is no difference between the pre-treatment and post treatment photographs, the clinic will repeat the procedure free of charge.

In conclusion, it appears the market is going to be cleaned up by these new procedures, but wait one moment and take this into account; a new and more revolutionary treatment is on the coat tails of these advanced liposuction procedures – Vaser Lipo! We’ll talk more about Vaser Lipo in an upcomping article, but if you want to have large amounts of fat deposits removed, you mayb be better of finding out more about Vaser Lipo.

Dr S.R Bassi is the lead cosmetic physician of North Nottingham’s Premier Medical Laser and Cosmetic Clinic, Selston Cosmetic Clinic, part of the Cosmetics Clinics group. Visit our website to find out more about Advanced Smartlipo and Vaser Lipo.