What to consider when deciding on lip enhancement

A bespoke lip enhancement can be done gradually and in a way that gives a natural shape and fullness to the lips.

Here’s what you should know before considering lip fillers:

Today’s sophisticated fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – a substance that’s found naturally in the body – which can be injected into your lips and around the mouth. In terms of discomfort, the procedure shouldn’t be any more uncomfortable than getting your eyebrows threaded. Numbing cream may be applied too. And there’s even a dose of the painkiller lidocaine mixed in with the HA in the syringe, which gets to work as soon as it’s in your skin.

Temporary lip fillers tend to last on average between 4-6 months. After which the HA gradually degrades. The client may then choose to have a further filler to maintain the enhanced look, or stop and allow the filler to eventually degrade.

It’s incredibly important to allow only a qualified, reputable professional to administer lip fillers. If you’re unhappy with the results, we are able to dissolve the HA instantly with another injection. You will be able to see the product you’re being injected with as it is taken from the box, during the procedure, so you can see exactly what is going on and what is being used.

After the injection, the lips are massaged so the filler is evenly distributed. This is to stop bumps in the skin (granulomas) emerging because the aesthetician has failed to properly massage it through the lip.

There are common immediate injection-related reactions that will occur almost immediately such as redness, swelling and possibly some bruising. The injected area can also become slightly sore and tender following a treatment. These are known as mild-moderate reactions and typically resolve spontaneously over a few days after the treatment and should be nothing to worry about.

If you’re interested, do come see us at Life Should Be Beautiful so you can discuss with one of our highly experienced team the effect you desire and the procedure in detail. You may want to achieve full lips with lots of volume, otherwise slightly enhance the lip definition. In either or both cases, we offer you a warm, welcoming and professional treatment in our clinic situated in a beautiful and relaxing semi-rural location in-between Portsmouth and Southampton, in Hampshire.

We very much look forward to meeting you. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Cellulite reduction treatment – The fight against cellulite

A simple yet effective treatment for cellulite reduction

If you fancy ridding yourself of cellulite during the course of a few lunch hours and heading back to work in comfort afterwards, my clinic is the first south of London to offer cellulite reduction treatments incorporating the BTL Exilis Advance, a machine used by celebrities which has featured on TV shows such as The Real Housewives and The Kardashians.
FDA approved for cellulite reduction, this non-surgical solution works by stimulating and strengthening collagen whilst simultaneously firming loose skin and destroying fat cells. I’m absolutely delighted to offer this to patients, especially as there are many conditions which can be treated. However, I am going to start with cellulite, because as the nights draw in and we cover up, remember… it’s not very long to go until we uncover for Christmas parties.
Cellulite is the dimpled appearance of skin which happens as collagen structures change with age. This machine has the ability to bring about fantastic results and make a real difference in one month, whatever your age or area of concern. Treatment is relaxing and performed whilst you are lying down. It takes between 15 and 90 minutes and most patients will undergo four sessions, one each week.
Fat cells are effectively destroyed by a combination of radio-frequency and ultrasound. Results are inspiring and those I treat remark that it’s similar to the feel of a hot stone massage.
I apply treatment to specific areas of tissue where cellulite is in evidence – from top to toe – results may be visibly obvious after just one session, whilst a series of treatments can last for years.
This is a medical grade machine, only available at medical establishments where practitioners are qualified to my level (this therapy has been thoroughly tested in several clinical studies).
I’ve found that in meeting and successfully treating patients with cellulite, this ‘helping hand’ has motivated them to embrace additional health and wellbeing regimes.
If cellulite is affecting your life or body image, please get in touch today. I really enjoy carrying out this treatment because it brings about a genuine transformation in weeks.

Visit our clinic for your cellulite treatment in Wickham, Hampshire. It is situated in a beautiful location between Portsmouth and Southampton.

Blog soon, Leanne

Skin Tag Removal Hampshire

Skin Tag Removal – Cryotherapy

I have a number of patients who come to see me at our Hampshire clinic looking for skin tag removal or with skin imperfections which are causing concern. This is often affecting their confidence or indeed quality of life. In some cases the imperfection is not only unsightly but also causing discomfort by rubbing again clothing.

Patients may have already visited their Doctor only to find that cosmetic procedures for skin imperfections are no longer being treated by many practitioners on the NHS.

Using advanced cryotherapy innovation in the form of a CryoPen I am able to treat a range of skin imperfections quickly, safely and effectively here in the comfort of the face and skin clinic. 

Imperfections that are suitable for Cryotherapy are:

  • skin tag removal

  • pigmentation

  • warts

  • age spots

  • milia 

  • cherry angioma

  • viral verrucae

So how does Cryotherapy  work? 

The CryoPen emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, allowing me to work with millimetre precision. The jet destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, therefore destroying the cell. 

What are the benefits? 

As the CryoPen is incredibly accurate it is a low-risk and minimally invasive procedure with no collateral damage to healthy tissue.  A pain sensation similar to a stinging nettle will be experienced when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the area that is being treated – but this only lasts for a few minutes.

Treatment time depends on the area and thickness of the tissue being treated, with an application time from 5 to 30 seconds. So patients can be in and out of the clinic quickly.  Then over the next few weeks your skin tags and imperfections will just drop off or fade out!

Price

The price for Cryotherapy starts at £50 and a consultation is necessary to assess the area needing treatment.

Cryopen face

Visit our clinic for your skin tag removal treatment which is in Wickham, Hampshire. Situated in a beautiful location in between Portsmouth and Southampton.

Treating excessive underarm sweating (Hyperhidrosis) with Botox

I have both male and female patients come to see, often in a state of great distress and embarrassment, because although we all sweat, excessive underarm sweating (Hyperhidrosis) interferes with everyday life.

The condition ruins their shirts and they live in black and white tops or clothing which will not highlight the condition. They are often highly embarrassed by what has become a debilitating medical condition – it’s inconvenient, affects their quality of life and restricts activities which the majority of us take for granted.

I’ve had patients come along and tell me they’ve been prescribed medical deodorants, yet applying these causes pain. Another aspect is that they are embarrassed when they have to give presentations in the workplace or are out socialising.

Using Botox to treat Hyperhidrosis requires a higher dose than for cosmetic treatments. It works on the sweat glands rather than muscles and I have a 100% success rate to date with this treatment. It can also be used on the forehead to combat excessive sweating.

I see patients from Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and further afield. Some are referred to me by fellow medical practitioners, others get in touch because they have researched Botox for Hyperhidrosis and know it is a quality of life treatment.

We are very sympathetic to your needs here at the face and skin clinic and delight in seeing patients go on to lead a fantastic quality of life after treatment, which lasts approximately eight months.

Please get in touch if this is an issue which affects your life. I really enjoy carrying out this treatment because it is truly life-changing.

Blog soon, Leanne

Botox Treatments

 

I treat patients from Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and beyond with Botox.

It’s one of many treatments I carry out, yet the most common enquiry I receive is ‘What is it?’ and ‘How does it work?’.

So I’m going to tell you the facts about Botox, because that is how you become informed to make choices and consider your options.

Botox is a licensed medication, so is paracetamol. If you have a headache, you may take two tablets, but certainly not two boxes! It’s a simple way of putting it into perspective.

Botox is used in much higher doses by the NHS for various conditions including spasmodic neck, writer’s cramp, tics, multiple sclerosis, facial spasm, Parkinson’s Disease and cerebral palsy. Its popularity as a cosmetic treatment is widespread and much more recent.

Yes, it can make you look younger and fresher. These treatments can restore a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face. When injected it reduces the movement of muscles in areas which may have become creased. The skin is allowed to recover, causing the lines to soften or even fade away.

When the face is at rest, permanent lines appear naturally as we grow older. What Botox treatment does is to temporarily inactivate muscles, therefore it’s always reversible. It does not freeze or paralyse muscles as people often think it does.

The time involved is minimal. A consultation can take up to an hour, but actual treatment only takes about 5 minutes.

The areas which best respond to treatment include: vertical frown lines between the eyebrows; horizontal lines on the forehead, crow’s feet, lower face; platysma bands (the neck) and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the armpits – to be addressed in my next blog).

Every patient I treat is different; they come to me from all walks of life, with varying budgets. I see people who are seeking corrective treatment too, if less keen on a past treatment which has been carried out elsewhere.

If you only have the treatment once you benefit from a few months without creating any more lines and wrinkles.

Patients may come along every three months, or less frequently depending on what works best for their budget or lifestyle. That might be twice a year, at the beginning of summer or start of the winter party season.

I see many patients who are delighted with how we’ve worked on their problem areas. We have a good relationship and they enjoying coming to our face and skin clinic.

For them it’s minimal expenditure but maximum investment in freshening up the natural appearance that they want. I merely facilitate achieving that…

Visit our clinic for your Botox treatment which is in Wickham, Hampshire. Situated in a beautiful location in between Portsmouth and Southampton.

Blog soon, Leanne