Various Cosmetic Treatments Can Help Prevent Skin Ageing

When the days are cold and it starts to get darker earlier in the evenings, we find ourselves preferring to staying indoors at night, warm and snug, watching movies and eating treats, and it’s easy to get a bit slack with our skin cleansing routine. All those dedicated skin care regimes from the summer seem not to matter as much in winter, and this can result in our faces beginning to look dull and lack-lustre. When it gets colder, the air temperatures are drier and this can take moisture from the skin, which saps the skin of its natural oils and it causes dryness and flaking which can make any existing skin conditions like dry skin or eczema even worse.

The colder months are when we should really take more care of our skin, as we’re more likely to experience our skin cracking and flaking, we might notice roughness and redness, or maybe even start to see deeper, more noticeable facial fine lines and wrinkles appearing. However these are all common skin care problems that we get in the cold weather, and there are treatments which we can have that will help us to easily get and keep a glowing hydrated skin, right throughout the coldest winter months.

Microdermabrasion

* For skin blocked up by dead cells, using a hydrating cleanser, toner and moisturiser can help. Treatments such as microdermabrasion are also a great way to dislodge dead and dull cells from the top layer of the skin, resulting in a polished smooth and glowing complexion.

* The mouth can also suffer terribly from the cold. Chapped, flaky lips not only look unsightly, the uneven surface makes it almost impossible to get a smooth lipstick application. Slathering on a good lip balm daily will keep them hydrated and will lock the moisture in.

Chemical peel

* If you don’t already exfoliate regularly, then now is the time to start. You should start by increasing your exfoliation routine to two or three times a week. Gentle exfoliation can help to remove dead cells, allowing new fresh cells to reach the surface more easily. Try not to use a scrub that’s too abrasive, as winter skin is often sensitive, and a harsh scrub is likely to cause skin irritation. The smooth surface texture of your skin can easily be restored through exfoliation, as the treatment promotes new skin-cell turnover, allowing your face to look its best.

* Alternatively, a chemical peel treatment will improve the skin’s texture and tone, while promoting the growth of new skin.

* Don’t forget to treat your hands, feet, elbows and knees. Thick socks and gloves can only offer so much protection, but our hands and feet are vulnerable; growing drier and rougher in the cold weather. At bed time, applying intensive moisturising cream to the feet and then putting on socks will help the cream penetrate the skin. Applying hand cream throughout the day will stop the hands getting dry and chapped. After showering, when you lotion your body make sure you don’t forget your elbows and knees. Stop them getting rough and scaly by using an intensive body cream.

Botox treatment

* The cold, windy weather outdoors and the heat from indoors can damage the skin, causing dryness, redness, irritation and even wrinkles. Botox treatment can dramatically soften facial expression lines and wrinkles, which will leave you looking younger. Botox injections will block nerve transmission which temporarily reduces the contractions of the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines.

If you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure, we provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body: Botox, Vaser Lipo, Lip Augmentation, Dermal Fillers and many more treatments, to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!

Help to Keep Ageing Skin Looking Younger For Longer

Help to Keep Ageing Skin Looking Younger For Longer

Over time, ageing causes fine lines to appear on the cheeks, and the forehead will start to get noticeable horizontal lines caused by frowning, which tend to become deeper as time passes. The skin doesn’t shed and renew itself as quickly as we get older, we have a decrease in collagen which causes the skin to lose moisture and elasticity, and we facial lose volume which causes sagging. Outside factors can also influence our skin: from the harshness of winter, with cold wind and rain causing redness and chapped, rough skin, to the damage caused by the sun, from years of tanning with sun screen, and sun burn damage from all of those times when you didn’t apply any sun protection.

Ageing skin:

  • The rate of skin cell turnover slows down, resulting in thinner crepe like skin.
  • There’s less production of elastin and collagen, making the ageing skin vulnerable to the effects of gravity. This can result in jowls and bags under the eyes.
  • Wrinkles occur as the skin becomes thinner, as a result of reduced elastin and collagen.
  • Age spots happen when pigment cells in the skin increase in certain areas and cluster together, resulting in sun spots or liver spots and freckles.
  • Ageing skin has fewer sweat and oil glands, making it prone to dryness.
  • The blood vessels are more likely to break, bruise or become permanently dilated, causing facial thread veins.

The facial muscles, like all the muscles throughout the body, will shrink and weaken over time. When the face muscles change, it can cause bags under the eyes, sunken or hollow eyelids, dark circles, and eyelid folds. Fat deposits give your face its contours which are smooth when we are younger, with more volume, but as time goes by, the fat loses volume and changes positions, making us look older. The cheeks and under-eyes lose their fat and slide down the face making the cheeks look flat. Fat lost from the cheeks and jaw line might cause jowls or a double chin.

There are lots of cosmetic treatments that can help ageing skin to look fresher, healthier and younger. Dermal filers can replace the lost volume in the cheeks, the tear troughs beneath the eyes, nose to mouth lines, the jaw line and can plump up thin lips. Botox gives excellent results when treating forehead creases, frown lines and the crows feet around the eyes. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are ideal treatments to exfoliate your skin, removing dead and dull cells to improve skin texture and tone, making your face look and feel fresh and youthful.

If you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure, we provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body: Botox, Vaser Lipo, Lip Augmentation, Dermal Fillers and many more treatments, to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!

One Rule to Live Longer, Look Younger and Be Healthier

One Rule to Live Longer, Look Younger and Be Healthier

My starting point for this article is this: there are no right models but some models are useful. In other words, nothing is hard and fast in science. Our understanding evolves all the time, and with that the world around us evolves as well. And I am not necessarily saying that evolving our understanding means we understand more. Sometime we simply get to a point where we realize that we don’t understand anything. And those can be pivotal points as they make us go back to basics and start all over again.

So ageing, extending life and improving health (and looks!) at an old age… It seems science has gone right back to basics on this one. And there is one simple principle that emerges time and again with every study on longevity: eat less.

Now, there are two main ways to go about eating less. Suppose you settle on reducing your caloric intake down to X calories per day. (NB: I don’t know how much X should be for you – that will depend on body weight, physical exertion, etc.) One way to eat those X calories daily would be to distribute them throughout the entire day over frequent but small portion meals. Conversely, you can eat the same amount of calories during an 8 hour window (i.e. eat fewer but bigger meals) and fast for 16 hours. The latter strategy is called intermittent fasting and the scientific literature at the moment says that that’s the way to go, if you want to live longer, look better and feel healthier.

Thus, researchers from the University of Alabama conducted a study with a small group of obese men with prediabetes. They compared a form of intermittent fasting called “early time-restricted feeding,” where all meals were fit into an early eight-hour period of the day (7 am to 3 pm), or spread out over 12 hours (between 7 am and 7 pm). After five weeks, the eight-hours group had dramatically lower insulin levels and significantly improved insulin sensitivity, as well as significantly lower blood pressure. And the best part – the eight-hours group also had significantly decreased appetite.

Another study compared the effect of consuming one afternoon meal per day for 8 weeks and reported 4.1% weight loss in comparison to an isocaloric diet consumed as three meals per day. One meal per day was also associated with reductions in fasting glucose, and improvements in LDL- and HDL-cholesterol.

I can go on citing other studies. Many of them are on rats, where intermittent fasting conclusively extends life and health-span by at least 10 percent (which, by the way, in rat world means many years). But I want to bring this discussion back to basics, which was my starting premise. Recall that in every religion some form of fasting is an important practice. You think that’s for religious purposes per se? And you think it’s a coincidence that all religions recommend incorporating some fasting regiment? I would think not. My guess is people have always intuitively known what’s best for them. And this intuitive knowledge is reflected in religion texts which sort of act like manuals for wholesome living. Indeed, if you followed spiritual teachings (e.g. love unconditionally, forgive, be compassionate, let go and surrender, don’t overeat, etc.), you might live longer and healthier (of course provided you threw away the institutional “religious” crap that got over-imposed to serve the ego purposes of the upper classes). Now science comes along and says the same thing that religions preached for centuries – intermittent fasting seems to trigger repair processes in the body which, in turn, increase health, improve looks, and extend life. Isn’t that interesting!

Achieve A Younger Fresher Face With A Liquid Face Lift – Combining Botox & Dermal Fillers

Achieve A Younger Fresher Face With A Liquid Face Lift – Combining Botox & Dermal Fillers

A liquid facelift is a temporary cosmetic treatment which uses dermal fillers, as well as botox injections to restore facial volume, reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the face. Known as a non-surgical facelift, it’s a cosmetic technique which uses botox that will help to reduce dynamic wrinkles and dermal fillers to restore lost volume, which together will create a lifted, naturally youthful look.

The loss of facial elasticity and volume can lead to wrinkles, creases and folds developing;

  • Wrinkles – frown lines, horizontal forehead furrows and crows’ feet at the eyes. Also the bunny lines on the sides of the nose and the lipstick lines on the upper lip.
  • Volume Loss – this tends to occur in the mid-face around the cheek-bones causing sunken cheeks and hollows beneath the eye area.
  • Folds and Creases – lines from the nose to mouth, the naso-labial and marionette lines, the chin and jowl areas.

Over the years, our face will start to lose collagen and elastin and this contributes to sagging facial features. A liquid face lift treatment can achieve any of the following:

  • Gentle lifting of facial features
  • Reduced lines, wrinkles, creases or folds
  • Getting back natural, curved facial contours
  • A more rested, rejuvenated look
  • A friendlier smile

Botox

Botox is a muscle relaxant, which gets injected using a disposable syringe with a very fine needle. Small amounts of botox get injected very precisely into various facial locations, which get chosen by careful examination of the muscle movements on the face. The injection will temporarily suspend muscle movement in that area, smoothing out forehead furrows, crows’ feet and smokers lines on the lips.

Dermal Filler

While dermal fillers are sometimes known as wrinkle fillers, they do a lot more than just smooth out wrinkles;

  • They smooth out the deep marionette lines, or smile lines around the nose and mouth
  • Restore volume to hollow, sunken cheeks
  • Fill in the tear trough area under the eyes
  • Add volume and enhance the lips
  • Soften the vertical lip lines, or smokers lines
  • Smooth out chin creases
  • Restore facial contour

A liquid facelift will enhance the natural features of the face and smooth and tighten the skin. It will balance out the shape of the face using advanced injectable techniques, giving instant, dramatic results. There’s no downtime with this procedure, although you can take a few hours to relax, allowing the results to settle and take shape. There’s only a small amount of bruising or swelling and any discomfort is minimal.

If you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure, we provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body: Botox, Vaser Lipo, Lip Augmentation, Dermal Fillers and many more treatments, to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!

The Selston Cosmetic Clinic is located in Selston, Nottingham, where we offer a bespoke service with a personalised touch and deliver high client satisfaction. We have been involved in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years.

Restore Fullness, Definition & Shape Into The Lips Using Dermal Fillers

Restore Fullness, Definition & Shape Into The Lips Using Dermal Fillers

Some of us were born with lips that are naturally thin, and others have lips that have become thinner as they’ve grow older. As we age, our collagen production slows down, and this can cause the lips to lose volume. Thin lips can make the face look less vibrant and older than it actually is, but dermal fillers will give us back the volume, giving us the luscious lips we are after. So whether our lips have always been small and thin or they have become that way with age, dermal fillers can restore them.

Looking at ourselves in the mirror we might notice changes happening to our lips:

  • Vertical lines – sometimes called smokers’ lines or lipstick lines
  • Lost definition – the border known as the vermilion border has less definition to the outside of the lips
  • Volume loss – lack of fullness in the lips
  • Flatter philtrum ridge – lack of shape to the ridge between the upper lips and the nose
  • Flat lips – less pronounced shape and the cupid’s bow lacks definition

Lots of us are unhappy with the lack of volume in our lips; wanting more volume, a better shape, definition of the border and to have more definition on the cupid’s bow. Dermal fillers are a perfect cosmetic treatment to make them full again. A good cosmetic doctor will give you subtle, natural-looking results; plump, shapely and youthful, but without them looking like they’ve had any treatment. The same dermal fillers injected to add volume, are also used to shape the lips, and these treatments are usually done during the same procedure.

Lip Lines

These are sometimes called lipstick lines, and they are the fine vertical wrinkles that develop just above the lips. These lines show up when we purse our mouth while smoking or drinking through straws, but as we get older, they begin to become a more permanent fixture. Light botox treatment is often used to treat these pucker lines.

Marionette Lines

These lines run from the corners of the mouth to the chin and are similar to smile lines. Dermal filler corrects these lines.

Smile Lines

These are also known as nasolabial folds, laugh lines or parentheses, and they’re the wrinkles that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Dermal fillers are a great option for smoothing these lines away.

Dermal fillers will give the lips volume and definition, and the injections are completely controlled, letting the client choose if they want a subtle, in-between or more dramatic look. Lip fillers can prevent and improve the signs of ageing, leaving us happy to enjoy younger looking, plumper lips for longer.

If you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure, we provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body: Botox, Vaser Lipo, Lip Augmentation, Dermal Fillers and many more treatments, to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!

The Selston Cosmetic Clinic is located in Selston, Nottingham, where we offer a bespoke service with a personalised touch and deliver high client satisfaction. We have been involved in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years