We’ all have bits of ourselves that we’d like to improve or that cause us concern.  Many of these can now be treated with some of the new technologies available.  Take a look at our list of common concerns, and discover our solution.

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1. Thin lips 

Filler can be used to enhance your lips appearance. As we age our lips will lose fullness and some of us just have naturally thin lips. With the use of  hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers the shape and volume of the lips can be enhanced, giving a balanced and natural looking fullness. Part of the ageing process means fullness can be lost as we grow older, fillers can be used to enhance and restore the fullness lost. Dr Jack would typically treat both upper and lower lips to avoid an unnatural look, always striving for lips to look full but natural without creating the notorious ‘trout-pout’ that is frequently seen on celebrities who had their lips overdone.

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2.  Wrinkles around the eyes

There are a couple of options to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your eyes.
The therapeutic approach would be a course of Elemis Biotec Facials, either Line Eraser or Firm-a-lift Facial. These treatments will target both the area around the eye and rejuvenate the skin which will help reduce the appearance of fine lines. To see maximum benefits we would recommend treatment twice weekly for 5 weeks.

Botox is the second option. Botulinum toxin A or ‘Botox’ injections can help reduce the signs of ageing by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Botox works by relaxing the facial muscles and over time the skin looks smoother and more youthful. Botox usually lasts between 3 and 6 months, treatments can then be repeated to maintain the effects. With repeat treatments the effects can last longer.

3. Thin/poorly defined brows

There are a couple of options available to help enhance the appearance of  your  natural brows.

High Definition Brows also know as HD Brows involves threading and plucking to achieve the perfect shape of brow for your face. A tint is applied to your brows which can be neutralised at any point during the developing stage so the perfect shade can be achieved without the worry of them going too dark. This helps enhance your brows and give a more defined look.

The second option is Semi-Permanent Make up. SPMU is a cosmetic technique which involves tattooing the skin using pigments to produce designs that resemble makeup such as eyeliner and lipstick. The technique can also be used to create artificial eyebrows, this is particularly desirable for people who have reduced brow coverage as a consequence of old age, medical conditions and treatments such as alopecia, chemotherapy or just due to over tweezing.

The effects last anywhere between 1-5 years with recommended refresh treatments from 12 mths – 18mths. The long lasting effects of this treatment make it very cost effective for clients.

4. Excess facial hair

Waxing is a quick treatment which can be carried out every 4 to 6 weeks on all areas of hair growth. The hair has to be left to grow in between treatments which can be off putting for some. Hair is required to have some length so you get an effective wax with all the hairs removed.

Electrolysis is a suitable treatment for small areas with sparse hair growth ie. small facial areas. Able to treat all hair types and white and grey hairs.

Soprano Ice Laser is a more permanent solution for hair reduction. It is an in-motion light laser which is attracted to pigment which destroys active hair follicles. Most areas of the face can be treated effectively. Laser treatment is not suitable for the reduction of grey and blonde hair as the hair needs to have pigment to act as a conduct for the laser to ensure the hair is being targeted.

5. Laughter lines

Not that we want to get rid of  laughter lines but there are a few options to help soften them.

Elemis Biotec Facials are advanced results driven facials that target specific skin needs. With the use of highly effective products, Skin Lift TOUCH and science of 5 in 1 advanced bio-electric technology that work in perfect synergy with the skin’s natural bio-electric field these facials give immediate, visible and longer lasting results. There are 8 different facials to choose from and our skin specialist can choose this with you after discussing your skin concerns and the results you are looking to achieve.

Dermal fillers are excellent for treatment of volume loss and deep lines.  Hyaluronic acid based fillers are used which are made of a naturally occurring chemical found in the skin. Dermal fillers can be injected in areas to replace the loss of volume which in turn helps to smooth out lines and plump up the face.

6. Unwanted Body Hair

Soprano Ice Laser treatment is a more permanent solution for hair reduction. All areas of the body can be treated with our laser. It is an in-motion light laser which is attracted to pigment which destroys active hair follicles. We can treat all skin types however we do require the hair to have pigment. It will not work on blonde, grey or white hair.  A minimum of 6 treatments is required. The hair can be shaved as often as the individual  feels necessary between treatments. For the body we are required to see clients every 6-8 weeks.

Waxing is a quick treatment which can be carried out every 4 to 6 weeks on all areas of hair growth. The hair has to be left to grow in between treatments with 1cm of hair required for a clean wax.

7. Grey/ageing skin

Elemis Biotec Facial– a facial can be a great boost for our skin. There are 8 highly effective biotec facials to pick from which can target many skin concerns including ageing. Each facial is designed to re- boot cellular performance, enhancing the skins ability to repair, renew and re-tone.

Elemis Pro- Radiance range of products are anti-oxidant rich which will help defend the skin from the daily pollutants that can dull the skin.

Unwanted body hair

8. Excess body hair

To help reduce excess body hair Soprano Ice Laser treatment could be a long term solution for you. All areas of the body can be treated with our laser. We can treat all skin types however we do require the hair to have pigment.  A minimum of 6 sessions is required 4-6 weeks apart to achieve maximum results.

Waxing is a quick treatment for removing excess body hair. Most areas of the face and body can be waxed. The hair needs to be around 1 cm in length in order to get a good clean wax.  The hair will have to be left to grow back in between treatments which can be off putting for some people.

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9. Excess sweating

Hyperhidrosis is the medical name for excessive sweating. This is a common condition that can affect most people at some point in their lives. It can unfortunately be rather embarrassing and difficult to conceal from others. Underarms, soles of the feet and palms of the hands are the most common areas affected. Using botox injections can help reduce sweating by around 90%. This treatment works by interrupting the signals to the sweat glands to produce sweat, blocking sweating even in the heat or in stressful situations.

10. Wrinkly hands

Our hands can show the first signs of aging. Dermal Fillers can be injected into the hands where there is a loss of volume to help plump up the skin and smooth out lines and wrinkles.

11. Weak nails

CND Solar Oil is an award-winning cuticle oil. It contains jojoba oil and vitamin E.  A small amount can be rubbed into each nail and the surrounding cuticle. With repeated use it drives the nutrients in deeper to the nail, creating stronger, healthier nails and hydrated cuticle area. It can be used on its own or over nail varnish or enhancements.

CND RescueRxx treatment helps to repair damaged nails with the power of keratin protein and nourishing jojoba oil.  A small amount can be brushed onto each nail. With daily use it will help repair damaged, peeling and weak nails.

12. Acne

To help with the treatment of acne we offer the Elemis Biotec Blemish Control Facial which calms, repairs and purifies. This helps to detoxify and repair the damaged tissue.  Its a deep cleansing treatment which will leave skin decongested and soothed.

13. Pigmentation and scarring

For superficial pigment and soft pitting scar marks on the face we offer Dermapen, a micro needling treatment to help break up melasma (pigment) by re stimulating collagen production deeper down within the skins layers.

By causing topical trauma it helps by triggering the skin cell renewal process creating new flawless skin.

A course of 6 is recommended 4-6 weeks apart to achieve maximum results.