Everything You Need to Know about Earlobe Repair & Reconstruction

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 enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk

Timing Treatments for Christmas

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:

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.

Sensitivity period: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising.

Results visible: 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.

FILLERS:

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.

Sensitivity period: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising

Results visible: 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:

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 8-12 weeks.

Number of treatments required: 1, results are permanent, although some legions can reoccur.

Treatment time: 30-60 minutes.

Sensitivity period: Some discomfort during and straight after treatment, which can last for a few days depending on the procedure.

Results visible: 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.

For more information or to make an appointment, please give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at: enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk

What is Radio Surgery and what is it used for?

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)
  • Cysts
  • Lipoma
  • Skin Tags

However it can also be used to help repair torn or over-stretched earlobes by removing excess skin.

Treatment Summary:

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 reoccur.

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 exposed.

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.

Skin cysts

What is a cyst?

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.

What next?

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.

Natural Based Cosmetic Treatments

For over a decade now Snowberry Lane Clinic has been at the forefront of pioneering cosmetic treatments that work with your body and its natural processes to give subtle yet effective results. We have a range of treatments that aim to tackle problem areas without any giveaways that you’ve had a helping hand. Let’s take a look at some of these treatments in today’s blog. Continue reading

Looking At Radiosurgery

Snowberry Lane is one of the UK’s leading cosmetic clinics for Radiofrequency Surgery. We aim to provide an unrivalled level of care for patients who wish to use this treatment path to help deal with a wide number of issues. In this week’s blog post we’ll describe some of the different uses radiosurgery can provide for individuals and where it works best. Continue reading

Body Month: Advanced Changes with BodyTite

Week 2 of body month sees us taking a look at BodyTite. It’s a unique and revolutionary way of dealing with excess fat and skin problems that has seen some incredible results for our patients. If you’re someone who has a lot of trouble improving the appearance of skin around the stomach and upper legs, this is an ideal method. Here is what BodyTite is about and what it can do. Continue reading

How We Treat Skin Tags

Skin tags can be seen as an unsightly mark on the body. People often forget that anyone can get them anywhere on their body. For those with skin tags in visible areas, it can affect body confidence. Getting rid of one, or many, is easily done through patented treatments at the clinic that offer superb results. You’d be surprised just how quickly one can be removed. Continue reading