Rejuvenate Your Skin Without Surgery

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Here at Snowberry Lane Clinic we strive to lead the way in providing the most highly advanced cosmetic treatments for our patients. One area we work particularly hard to fulfil is our commitment to minimally-invasive treatments. For over a decade now, our clinic has been at the forefront when it comes to giving our patients the chance to make positive improvements in their lives with minimised risks and downtime.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin softening procedure that uses micro-crystals to improve the appearance, texture and feel of the skin. It is commonly used on the face, an area which itself has softer skin than other areas of the body. The crystals aim to rejuvenate the top layer of skin on the face, and in turn promote the natural growth of collagen underneath the surface.

How does it work?

Unlike traditional facial exfoliators we try at home or at a salon, which only work to remove dirt from the very top of our skin, Microdermabrasion is a thorough and much more intense way of cleaning our pores. Imagine rubbing a wipe over the face. We know that it removes makeup and dirt from the surface layer, but it doesn’t do much to really get in our pores and ensure they’re naturally clean and healthy.

Passing medical grade crystals over the pores allows for uniform cleansing and targeting of problem areas. A natural activation of new skin cell growth is always our main aim when performing this treatment. A gentle abrasion of the upper surface gets the body to react naturally and safely. Patients with minor acne and blackheads around the upper forehead and sides of the nose can benefit greatly from this treatment.

What are the results?

We commonly find that patients with fine lines and blemishes benefit most from Microdermabrasion, sometimes noticing visible results from the first treatment session. Because the skin is not being damaged or broken, downtime is minimised.

Want to know more?

If you’d like to find out more about Microdermabrasion, or any information on the non-invasive treatments we provide at Snowberry Lane, we’d love for you to get in touch. Please feel free to e-mail us on enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk or give us a call on 01225 700072 today.

Put an end to Excessive Sweating

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Excessive sweating known in the medical field as Hyperhidrosis can cause people stress and embarrassment when antiperspirants don’t work and clothing can’t hide it, but you don’t have to suffer in silence. Here at Snowberry Lane Clinic we offer Botox to reduce excessive underarm sweating.

How does it work?

The treatment works by blocking the nerves that stimulate your overactive sweat glands. Botox injections would be delivered directly into the area of your body that commonly sweats, preventing your nerves from triggering your sweat glands thus reducing the amount that you sweat. However, Botox only prevents sweating in the specific area where it’s injected.

What can I expect during the treatment?

The practitioner will inject the Botox just below the surface of the skin using a very fine needle in a grid pattern around your area of concern. You can return to your daily routine straight away with no down time. In some cases a follow-up appointment is required to check in and touch up any missed areas.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Botox is a highly effective treatment for excessive sweating. For many people, it drastically improves their quality of life. It commonly takes up to 1-2 weeks for the treatment to take effect and reduce sweating in the treated area. Botox is a temporary treatment, meaning you’ll need to maintain the effects of treatment every 4-14 months

If you’d like to know more or want to speak to a member of the team about treatment for Hyperhidrosis please give us a call on 01225 700072.

How can we help with Hyperpigmentation?

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Hyperpigmentation is where the pigments that control skin colour, overwork and leave you with patches that are caused through overproduction of melanin. They aren’t harmful, but can be a knock to your confidence if you are experiencing it in an exposed area such as your face or neck.

How can we help?

The main treatments we have for brown spots and hyperpigmentation skin are microdermabrasion and Obagi.

Microdermabrasion is a treatment that uses medically designed crystals to gently exfoliate the skin, removing old skin cells and revealing rejuvenated, glowing skin cells beneath.

Obagi programmes use medically designed skin care products that increase cellular turnover. Deep layers of undamaged skin tissue are encouraged to come to the surface to help bring uniformity to the skin. The Obagi Blue Peel is able to not only give skin a refreshed and youthful appearance but is a great treatment for addressing Hyperpigmentation by rebalancing the levels of oestrogen in the face.


And if you’d like to find out more about getting help with Hyperpigmentation, please give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Obagi’s Most Popular Skincare System

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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 cellular turnover helping to:

  • Push fresher cells to the surface faster, for smoother skin.
  • Reduce mottled pigmentation (freckles and age spots).
  • Promote more uniform cells for a more even skin tone.
  • Help increase collagen and elastin for firmer, more resilient looking skin.
  • Increase 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.

The Importance of Self-Care

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Now more than ever, nurturing your physical and emotional well-being is of utmost importance. Here’s our handful of hints to help you support you in your quest for better self-care.

  • Start with a smile

Carve out a mini morning routine for yourself that involves something that brings you joy. This could be anything from stretching, to listening to a piece of music that you love or enjoying you favourite cup of tea or coffee.

  • Stay hydrated

This one is super simple, drink plenty of water throughout the day. Not only is it good for your mind and your mood, but hydration is also excellent for your skin and will help you to look and feel your best.

  • Hold yourself high

Focusing on maintaining a correct posture can not only help to prevent aches and pains, but also boost your self-esteem, helping you feel and appear more confident.

  • Keep on moving

Make time each day to move and accelerate your heart rate, this could be anything from a brisk walk to a gym session.

  • Switch-off

Create boundaries around screen time, a constant stream of emails, texts, calls, and social media can increase stress and take you out of the moment. Switching off for as little as 15 minutes a day can help you to relax and stay present.

  • Treat yourself

Indulge in the things that make you feel good, whether that’s reading, having a bath or catching up with a friend. We offer some wonderfully relaxing treatments such as our Epionce Soothing Facials or Microdermabrasion that will leave your skin glowing.

  • Sleep well

Give yourself the opportunity to sleep between 7-9 hours a night, During sleep, your brain eliminates toxins, consolidates memories, and builds new neural pathways meaning you can practice self-care whilst you are dreaming!

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

Obagi Special: Medically Designed Skincare for You

Obagi treatment systems focus on combatting common skin conditions, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Dull skin
  • Fine lines
  • Acne
  • Pigmentation
  • Texture issues

The active ingredients in Obagi products are designed to help activate the skin’s own ability to generate moisture and modulate oil production as well as helping to increase your skin’s resilience to external factors.

OBAGI NU DERM® SYSTEM

The combination of products within this range from a treatment program that helps to exfoliative and repair the skin creating even toned, radiant, rejuvenated skin. By following the treatment protocol, you will be able to maintain healthy and youthful skin as well as helping to prevent future damage.

Best for treating:

  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Mild to moderate acne
  • Mild pigmentation

OBAGI-C® RX SYSTEM

The first prescription vitamin C+ Hydroquinone combination skincare system that is suitable for dry, oily and sensitive skin types.

Best for treating:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Mild melasma
  • Sun-damaged skin

ELASTIDERM®

A unique skincare range that helps to stimulate collagen production, improving the skin’s elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Elastiderm products also contain caffeine, which acts as an antioxidant to help the area around the eyes appear fresh and rejuvenated.

CLENZIDERM M.D.™ ACNE THERAPEUTIC SYSTEMS

This system is a results-based acne treatment protocol that contains Benzoyl peroxide in liquid form helping to give visibly clearer skin as early as two weeks into the treatment program.

OBAGI PROFESSIONAL-C SERUMS

These powerful antioxidant serums help to neutralise the causes of premature aging by penetrating beneath the surface of the skin to protect skin cells and stimulate collagen production. Resulting in fewer fine lines and wrinkles and a more even skin tone.

Best for treating:

  • Skin inflammation
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Visible signs of ageing
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

OBAGI 360

Designed specifically for younger individuals to address their skincare needs by encouraging healthy skin renewal, preventing signs of ageing before they appear and improving the appearance of fine lines.

For more information on any of our Obagi products or to book a consultation, please e-mail us on enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk or give us a call on 01225 700072 today.

HIFU our Non-Invasive Alternative to a Facelift

What is HIFU?

HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, it uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen within the deep layers beneath the surface of the skin, which helps to create a tightening, rejuvenating effect promoting a more youthful appearance.

What areas can be treated using HIFU?

  • Brow
  • Jowl
  • Mid face
  • Nasolabial fold
  • Neck

How long does the treatment take?

Between 30-90 minutes, depending on treatment area.

Is treatment painful?

Most clients do report some discomfort during treatment, likening it to a strong prickling sensation and feeling heat within the skin. The most sensitive areas are where the skin is thinnest over the bones.

How many treatments will I need?

Most clients elect to have 1-2 treatments for best results. However, during your consultation, the number of treatments will be discussed depending on individual needs.

What can I expect following treatment?

Most clients experience slight redness and a small amount of swelling following the treatment. It is also possible to feel a tingling sensation and for the treated area to be tender for a few days after treatment.

How much downtime is needed?

Most clients return to their normal daily routine the next day.

How long do results take to develop:

Commonly results will develop over an approximate period of 3-6 months, as collagen is stimulated and renewed.

How long do HIFU effects last?

Most people find results last over 1 year, although yearly touch-up treatments are recommended to stay ahead of the ageing process.

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

Why Choose Microdermabrasion?

In today’s blog we’ll be looking at microdermabrasion, how it works and what results patients can expect to achieve.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a procedure that uses specially designed microcrystals to gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells helping to rejuvenate the top layer of skin, which in turn helps to promote the natural growth of collagen underneath the surface. This treatment is designed to improve the appearance, texture and feel of the skin on the face.

What does the treatment involve?

During the treatment medical grade micro crystals are worked uniformly over the skin to cleanse the pores and target problem areas, this process activates the natural production of new skin cell growth helping to improve the appearance of the skin. Patients with minor acne and blackheads around the upper forehead and sides of the nose can benefit greatly from this treatment.

Is it painful and is their downtime?

Microdermabrasion is not painful at all. Many of our clients compare it to a getting an exfoliating facial treatment and even describe it as a ‘relaxing’ treatment. After Microdermabrasion you can return to your normal day-to-day routine with no downtime at all, which is what makes it a great treatment ahead of an event.

What results can I expect?

We recommend a course of 3-6 treatments to achieve the best results, however even after a single treatment, clients report their skin feeling softer, fresher and rejuvenated. It’s a great treatment to have in the build-up to an event, with clients reporting feeling like their skin was ‘glowing’ after a completed course of treatments.

If you’d like to find out more about Microdermabrasion, or any information on the non-invasive treatments we provide at Snowberry Lane, we’d love for you to get in touch. You can do this by e-mailing us at enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk or giving us a call on 01225 700072.

Semi Permanent Make-up Special

In the last few years there’s been a huge trend towards full, defined and bold eyebrows, long gone are the days of highly plucked thin brows. Some peoples’ brows are naturally fuller and thicker, but many people achieve this look with eyebrow pencil or other clever make-up solutions. This has lead to an uptake in people looking for a more permanent way to create this look that doesn’t require daily application.

Semi Permanent Make-up or SPMU, uses a specially designed facial tattoo machine to create the impression of hairs allowing us to enhance the appearance of your eyebrows in a way that appears natural.

Who is this treatment for?

  • Someone looking for an enhancement to their natural eyebrows
  • Someone who participates in sports that require make-up that can withstand athletic activities
  • Someone wishing to reduce the amount of time they need to spend on their daily make-up routine
  • Someone who is suffering from partial to full hair loss due to long-term conditions such as Alopecia or Cancer

How long does the treatment take?

SPMU treatment takes 90 minutes, depending on the individual client’s requirements. This includes the application of topical anaesthetic cream to numb the treatment area.

What should I expect after treatment?

After treatment, clients may experience some redness and irritation, scabbing and light to moderate swelling in the area. After the first week, the skin in the treated area will begin to gently come away and the pigment will lighten. After 6-10 weeks it is possible that you might want to come back for a top-up treatment to fill in any areas affected by the healing process.

What are the different treatment options?

Ombre:

Ombre brows are created by varying the density of the pigment from more concentrated to faded, creating a more delicate effect like that of a softer pencil brow. This option is a good choice for clients who have little to no eyebrow hair.

Hair Stroke:

Hair stroke creates the appearance of individual hairs that are built up to give the effect of a fuller natural looking brow. This is the perfect choice if your eyebrows are thin or sparse and you’d like them to look more defined.

For more information or to book a consultation, please give us a call on 01225 700072.

How to stay safe in the Summer sun

The majority of the clients that visit our clinic are looking for anti-ageing treatments, and sun damage is the most common cause of premature ageing. We want to share our 4 top tips to help you look after your skin in the sun so that you can stay looking youthful for longer.

1. Use sun cream everyday

UV is present whatever the weather so sun cream should be worn on the face and other exposed areas daily throughout the year.

It is important to know that not all sun creams are created equal, so be careful in your selection:

  • Make sure it’s a broad spectrum cream carrying a UVA and UVB symbol
  • If it has a star rating, use a minimum 4 star
  • Make sure it has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or above
  • Don’t forget to protect your lips with an SPF 30+ lip balm

Storing and applying sun cream:

  • Store in cool place
  • Keep an eye on the expiry date, and replace once out of date
  • Apply generously 20 minutes before sun exposure
  • Reapply every 2 hours (more frequently if perspiring or after swimming)

2. Cover up with clothing

This is a super simple one – covering your skin with the right clothing can be one of the most effective ways to protect your skin from the sun.

  • Cover any skin that is exposed and not protected with sun cream, especially areas that can easily burn such as neck and shoulders
  • Clothing with a closer weave will provide more even protection
  • Wearing a hat with a wide brim is a great way to protect the face, neck and ears
  • Be careful with sports caps – they do protect the face, but they leave the neck and ears exposed

3. Stop the squint with sunglasses

The way that we move our facial muscles creases the surface of the skin, which overtime creates wrinkles. Squinting in the sun is one of the big culprits contributing to accentuating smile and frown lines – put a stop to this with sunglasses.

  • Look for glasses carrying the European Standard ‘CE’ Mark, UV 400 or British Standard Mark as this ensures the sunglasses offer a safe level of UV protection.
  • Look for a close fit to the face, any large gaps between your eyes and the lenses will reduce your protection by allowing UV rays to reach your eyes.

4. Stay in the shade

Shade can provide excellent sun protection and should be used to keep your skin safe:

  • Seek shade when possible, especially during the hottest hours of the day between 10am and 4pm when UV penetration is strongest
  • Never rely on shade alone, always combine with the protective measure listed above

If you’d like to talk to one of the team about our skin care products or treatment options please give us a call on 01225 700072.