The latest in skin rejuvenation

What is Tixel treatment?

Tixel uses controlled heat energy delivered through a specially designed handpiece to encourage the skin the to renew itself. It does this by the controlled removal of tiny pin sized portions of the surface of the skin, which activates healing and the formation of new skin cells. This freshens the appearance of the skin, stimulating collagen which helps to combat signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles as well as being a good treatment option for acne scarring.

Tixel is a fully customisable treatment with three applications, allowing us to tailor the treatment to each individuals needs:

  1. “Open-Channel” treatment: This treatment opens the pores on the skin allowing penetration of topical treatments. This can be used in treatment of skin pigmentation problems such as age spots or pigmentation.
  2. Non-Ablative treatment: This is the least aggressive treatment, so is the best option for clients who want minimal downtime.
  3. Ablative treatment: This is the most intensive treatment, which can give effective results on skin rejuvenation and scar treatment. Results are comparable with CO2 laser resurfacing treatment with a minimum of 2 to 3 days downtime.

What is Tixel used to treat?

Tixel treatment is designed to rejuvenate and tighten the skin, which can help make improvements to the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin discoloration
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Texture and skin tone
  • Age spots
  • Pigmentation
  • Eye bags
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Acne scars
  • Active acne

What’s the downtime for Tixel?

The downtime for a Tixel treatment depends on the application. The more gentle treatments requiring minimal downtime of 1-2 days, and the more aggressive treatments requiring longer downtime of around 1 week. Normal activities can be resumed after treatment, and it’s encouraged that clients use high factor sunscreen (50 SPF) following treatment.

How many treatments in a course?

The number of treatments depends on the individual needs, on average we’d recommend 3-6 treatments 6 to 8 weeks apart for the most effective results.

How long do the results last for?

After a full course of Tixel treatment, results can be long-lasting as long as all aftercare instructions are followed.

For more information on Tixel skin rejuvenating treatment please give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at: enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk

Hair reduction for a smooth Summer

Permanent hair reduction can take on average 6-9 treatments to take effect so it’s important to take this into consideration if you have a date you’d like the treatment to be completed by.

The current most popular methods of hair reduction are shaving and waxing, which although undeniably effective, require constant maintenance and can have negative side effects such as ingrown hairs and broken skin.

Laser Hair removal aims to offer a permanent solution to unwanted hair by collapsing the hair follicles so that hair can no longer grow.

How does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The light beam of the laser is converted to heat energy as it passes through the skin. The dark pigment of the hair absorbs this energy and as it travels down to the follicle it collapses the follicle preventing further hair growth.

What do I need to think about and do before treatment?

In the weeks/months before treatment:

  1. Steer clear of the sun.

In the month lead up to your treatment you need to be mindful of sun exposure. You cannot receive treatment if you are tanned or sunburned. Sun beds and spray tans are also off the cards before treatment.

  1. Stop waxing.

Laser hair removal requires the pigment in the hair to reach the follicle, this means you can’t wax before treatment.

In the days before treatment:

  1. Getting ready for treatment.

The day before your treatment you’ll need to remove the hair in the treatment area by shaving.

What does the treatment feel like?

The majority of our clients find this treatment mildly uncomfortable, but not too severe. You will feel the warmth from the laser during the treatment and when the laser fires it feels like a flick against the skin. Some clients liken it to the sensation of a rubber band being flicked against the skin, however this sensation only lasts during the treatment.

How long does it take to work?

Laser hair removal is a real commitment; on average it takes 6-9 treatments, which have to be spaced out according to your hair growth cycle (every 4-6 weeks) so this is not a quick fix.

Side effects and aftercare

You might experience some redness after treatment, which is a common side effect and should only lasts a few hours straight after treatment. There is no downtime, so you can go about your day-to-day life straight after.

Immediately after treatment, we recommend you avoid activities such hot baths, saunas and exercise) that create excess body heat.

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072.

New Years Resolutions

First of all we’d like to wish you a very happy new year from the team at Snowberry Lane Clinic, and we hope that 2018 brings you everything you are hoping for.

Much like everyone else we are starting our new year with different resolutions no matter how big or small they are, but it can often be hard to keep them going. One of the most common resolutions centres around fitness and weight loss which is why we are taking the time to let you know a little bit more about the weight loss treatments and procedures available at Snowberry Lane.

At Snowberry Lane Clinic we treat each case individually and take the time to speak to you and find out your individual situation before advising and moving on with weight loss treatments, therapies and surgeries.

More often than not a New Years resolution will incorporate some kind of pre-existing diet or plan to greatly reduce what you eat or certain food groups. As you can imagine this is quite a shock to the system and is not ideal for everyone that tries it, often leading to people not being able to stick to the plan, or yo-yo dieting. We try to encourage more sustainable methods that include lifestyle changes. The first step to any treatment is always a consultation to determine the best treatment option for each individual. Below we outline some treatment options to give you an idea of what we can offer:

Weight Loss Treatments

Our weight loss treatments offer a more natural way to reduce fat in problem areas via pioneering technologies. The treatments, which include Med Contour and Bodyjet, encourage fat by simulating a natural breakdown of fat in these problem areas. You can read more about it here, on our weight loss treatments page.

Weight Reduction Therapy

This uses a combination of treatments as well as a food plan, which is personalised to your own situation.  Alevere therapy helps you not only benefit from the treatments but understand more about how the body works which will help you in any long term weight loss goals you might have as well. You can read more about Alevere weight reduction therapy here.

Weight Loss Surgery

Our surgical options could be helpful to people who are concerned by the longer recovery times of traditional surgeries. Weight loss surgery options at Snowberry Lane are minimally invasive or non invasive and can therefore reduce recovery times considerably. You can read more about our weight loss surgery options which include Bodytite and Body Jet by visiting our dedicated weight loss surgery page here.

Quick Weight Loss Options

Last but not least are our options for people hoping to get faster results on weight loss. You can visit our Quick Weight Loss Options page here to find out a little more about the options available to you at Snowberry Lane.

If you are looking for a bit of help or advice in regards to weight loss in the UK we can be found in Melksham, Wiltshire or you can request a call back to discuss your options by visiting us here where we will be happy to help you in any way we can.

Day 24: Tixel

SUMMARY: Tixel is the most advanced fractional thermo-mechanical procedure for the skin, providing anti-ageing improvements on skin tone and texture for a more radiant appearance.

BEST FOR TREATING:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin discolouration
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Skin tone and texture
  • Age spots
  • Acne scarring

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: A course of 4 treatments 2 weeks apart

TREATMENT TIME: 45-60 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: Topical anaesthetic cream if requested

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some discomfort during treatment and possibility of redness and swelling after treatment

BACK TO WORK: Next day

DURATION OF RESULTS: Indefinite if annual top-ups maintained

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 23: Alevere

SUMMARY: Alevere Therapy is a weight loss treatment plan that is medically supervised. It combines a meal replacement diet plan with weekly treatments that help promote natural fat loss and skin tightening. This two tier approach to weight loss helps the body to transform positively without surgery whilst minimising the associated risks of extreme dieting.

BEST FOR: Weight loss with body contouring

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: Depends on target weight

TREATMENT TIME: Weekly combined treatments 75-90minutes each

ANAESTHETIC: Not needed

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Very mild discomfort during treatment

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

DURATION OF RESULTS: Permanent if maintenance programme followed and healthy diet and lifestyle implemented

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 22: BodyJet

SUMMARY: BodyJet, is a less invasive alternative to traditional liposuction (also referred to as Aqua-Lipo), it uses a thin, fan-shaped water jet that is channelled into the fat tissue. As a result the fat easily loses structure and is loosened allowing for it to be removed using suction.

BEST FOR TREATING: Fine lines and wrinkles on the face

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 1

TREATMENT TIME: 30 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: Topical anaesthetic cream if requested

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

DURATION OF RESULTS: 3-6 months, regular top-ups needed

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 21: Obagi Nu-Derm System

SUMMARY: The Obagi Nu-Derm System, is a special skin care treatment which will be prescribed to you by a medical physician. Its function is to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to accelerate its cellular turnover to:

  • Pushes fresher cells to the surface faster, for smoother skin
  • Reduces mottled pigmentation (freckles and age spots)
  • Promotes more uniform cells for a more even skin tone.
  • Helps increase collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient looking skin
  • Increases nutrients natural hydration for supple, healthy-looking skin

BEST FOR TREATING:

  • Sun damaged skin
  • Acne
  • Uneven texture and tone
  • Fine lines

END RESULTS: Visible after 3 months of using the system

DURATION OF RESULTS: Continuing using the products can help to maintain the results indefinitely

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 20: Belotero

SUMMARY: Belotero is a Dermal Filler that adds volume the skin when injected in small quantities, helping to smooth out lines & wrinkles.

BEST FOR TREATING:

  • Sunken eyes
  • Facial lines and wrinkles
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Thin lips

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 1

TREATMENT TIME: 60 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: There is anaesthetic in the filler injection

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Slight discomfort straight after treatment, possibility of bruising

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

DURATION OF RESULTS: 6-18months depending on area, after that repeat treatments needed

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 19: Laser Hair Removal

SUMMARY: Laser Hair Removal uses a medically designed laser beam that passes through the surface of the skin to reach the hair follicle, causing the follicle walls to collapse so the hair will no longer grow.

BEST FOR TREATING: Unwanted hair with a dark pigment

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 6 minimum

TREATMENT TIME: 30-60 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: Topical anaesthetic cream

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some discomfort during and straight after treatment

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

DURATION OF RESULTS: Top up treatments might be required depending on the individual. This is usually annually or less

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 18: Laser Pigmentation

SUMMARY: Laser Pigmentation Treatment uses a medically designed laser beam that passes through the surface of the skin to reach the pigmented cells, causing them to dissolve within the body.

BEST FOR TREATING: Ages spots and pigmentation

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 2 minimum

TREATMENT TIME: 30-60 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: Topical anaesthetic cream

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some discomfort during and straight after treatment

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

DURATION OF RESULTS: Top up treatments required pigmentation can reoccur. This is usually annually or less

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.