On the blog today we’re going to walk you through you what
happens during an earlobe repair procedure.
Traditionally, repairing the earlobe would be done with a
scalpel, which would mean that the area would be prone to more bleeding,
reducing the precision and efficiency of the procedure and increasing recovery
time. At Snowberry Lane Clinic we use Radiosurgery, which uses a specially
designed handpiece containing a very thin wire. Radio waves are passed along
the wire which seals the blood vessels while the cutting is occurring, reducing
bleeding and making for a cleaner more efficient and precise procedure.
Here’s a video so you can see it for yourself:
As well as the procedure itself being more efficient,
another benefit of Radiosurgery for earlobe repair is the reduced downtime.
Following the treatment clients can return to their daily routine the following
day. This would only be affected by the job of the client, as there may be some
discomfort in the area while it heals, a job where ear defenders or any other apparatus
that puts pressure on the treated area would require longer recovery time.
If you’d like to know more about this treatment, please
don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today by calling 01225 700072 or
e-mailing us at email@example.com
If you’re considering getting a cosmetic treatment that will
give you the best results in time for Christmas, now is the time to get in
touch with Snowberry Lane Clinic. Today on the blog we’ll be looking at timing
treatments properly so that they will help you look and feel your best in the
lead up to this special time of year.
We often have clients looking to make an appointment for a
treatment in the days leading up to a special occasion or event only to find
they have left it too late. In almost all cases, it’s not the scheduling of the
appointment that’s the issue, but the lack of knowledge around downtime and
recovery. Many of the treatments we provide are non-invasive and have minimal
downtime, but different treatments take different amounts of time to develop
and achieve their best results, so it’s important to take this into consideration.
Botox prevents small selected muscles from contracting to
help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Time it right: Allow
for 6 weeks before event, this gives time for area to settle and be topped-up
and full results to be visible.
Number of treatments
required: 1, results last 3-6 months, regular top-ups needed.
Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising.
Commonly results are visible after 2-4 days with end result being visible after
2 weeks, at this point Botox can be topped-up if required.
Dermal fillers consist of an injectable gel substance that
is medically designed to imitate hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring
substance that helps to keep skin stable, locks in moisture and also helps with
renewing and healing skin. They are most commonly used to increase volume to
targeted areas of the face.
Time it right: Allow
6-8 weeks before event for best results.
Number of treatments
required: 1, results last 6-18 months, regular top-ups needed.
Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising
Some clients see immediate results, with improvements continuing for up to a
month depending on the type of filler and the area being treated.
Radio Surgery is suitable for the removal of moles, lumps
and bumps on, or just beneath the surface of the skin. This treatment allows
for precision cutting of the skin using a very thin wire, the wire is heated
with radio waves which means the blood vessels are sealed as it cuts making for
a clean and efficient removal.
Time it right: The
area can be covered by make-up after 2 weeks. Ideal healing time before event
Number of treatments
required: 1, results are permanent, although some legions can reoccur.
Some discomfort during and straight after treatment, which can last for a few
days depending on the procedure.
Immediately, if it is a raised legion shaved to skin level then appearance will
be comparable to a graze so it will take approximately a few weeks to a month
to heal to a point where it is less noticeable, depending on your skin type. If
suturing is required, then healing will take longer.
Radio Surgery is a specialist treatment that uses a hand-piece housing a very thin wire loop, carrying radio-waves. These radio-waves heat the wire, which helps to seal the blood vessels while the skin is being cut, this increases the cleanliness and efficiency of the treatment versus just using a scalpel.
Radio Surgery is used primarily for removing unwanted lumps and bumps from the skin, including:
Moles (both raised and flat)
However it can also be used to help repair torn or
over-stretched earlobes by removing excess skin.
Number of treatments required: 1
Treatment time: 30-60 minutes
Anaesthetic: Local anaesthetic injection
Sensitivity period: Some discomfort during and straight
after treatment depending on the procedure.
Back to work: Straight away or the following day depending
on the procedure.
Duration of results: Permanent, although some issues can
The all-important question: Will it leave a scar?
When a legion is removed from the skin, it is impossible for
the skin beneath to match the skin around it exactly, as the newly exposed skin
has not been exposed to the same conditions as the surface skin that has been
When a raised mole is removed, the skin beneath behaves like a small graze on the surface of the skin. After 4-6 weeks there will commonly be a slight pink blemish or lighter area of skin that will take time to adjust and change, but is normally not too noticeable. Over time this area of skin will become less and less noticeable.
When a flat mole or cyst is removed, a slightly larger
incision is often needed, and commonly stitches are required. If this is the
case the stitches will be as small and neat as possible, once the stitches have
been removed the scar will commonly be slightly pink in colour and should
change over time to appear closer to your normal skin tone.
To find out more about the treatments, or to talk to a
specialist at the Clinic, you can get in touch today by calling 01225 700072.
Cysts are most commonly slow-growing fluid-filled pockets of tissue that appear as lumps beneath the surface of the skin. Sometimes they can contain pus or other materials. They can appear anywhere on the body and often feel like a small smooth growth beneath the skin’s surface.
What should I do if I have a cyst?
Most cysts are benign and painless can be left alone once checked unless they cause the individual distress or they become infected or rupture.
However, if you notice a lump like this and you aren’t sure what it is, it’s always the best idea to consult your GP for a diagnosis to make sure it’s okay to leave it.
Can I get a cyst removed?
There are several methods in which cysts can be treated and removed. At Snowberry Lane Clinic we use the process of Radio Surgery to remove cysts, which is a similar process for mole removal – read more here.
Radio Surgery is a technique that allows the surgeon to cut and cauterise at the same time, which means the process is quicker and cleaner minimising the risk of complications.
The removal of a cyst more often than not requires a few stitches, which will create a small scar, so it’s important to be aware of this before deciding to proceed with treatment.
If you are interested in discussing treatment for the removal of a cyst including booking procedure and prices, please give us a call on 01225 700072 or request a call back at a time convenient for you here.
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