Getting Ready for Christmas

The festive season will soon be upon us and we all want to dazzle our friends and family as we enjoy the holiday season. If you’re thinking about getting a cosmetic treatment in time for Christmas, now is the time to get in touch. Today on the blog we’ll be looking at the treatments that will help to get you ready in the lead up to the most wonderful time of the year.

We often have clients book in for a treatment just a few days before a special occasion only to find they have left it too late. In almost all cases, it’s not scheduling 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 it is important to rest afterwards and let the body recover fully so that you feel confident and look great.

Treatments for the Face

Many of our facial treatments enjoy long lasting, rather than instantaneous results. When it comes to improvements for the face, some of our more fast-acting treatments include Botox and Dermal Fillers. In many cases results are seen within a few days to two weeks, but ideally you should leave four weeks between treatment and the Christmas party to manage bruising.

If you have a lesion or mole you’re looking to get removed, Radio Surgery is another treatment that gives results in a short period of time. Healing times vary from person to person so leaving four weeks between treatment and the event should ensure that the area is well into the healing process and more easy to cover with make-up.

Why not book a consultation today and enjoy the results of a little forward planning – you can call the clinic and speak to a member of the team on 01225 700072.

Dermal Fillers FAQ Special

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What is a dermal filler?

As we age our skin loses collagen, causing loss of volume and creases or wrinkles, a Dermal Filler is an injectable soft tissue filler that is used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face.

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. Dermal fillers such as Sculptra, Belotero, Juvederm and Restylane are designed to work with your existing hyaluronic acid to add volume and smooth wrinkles on the face.

What can Dermal Fillers be used to treat?

  • Increasing volume in the lips
  • Increasing volume in the cheeks and around the jowl area
  • Tear trough (adding volume to the sunken area beneath the eye)
  • Smile lines/crow’s feet (smoothing creases at the corners of the eyes)
  • Frown lines (filling creases between the eyebrows)
  • Filling small lines around the mouth
  • Reducing the appearance of the crease from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth

What does the treatment feel like and how long does it take?

Dermal fillers are injected using a very fine needle to minimise discomfort, the sensation is most commonly compared to a sharp scratch. Some fillers contain anaesthetic within the injection to ensure the treatment is as pain free as possible. Depending on the area treatments normally take from 30 to 90 minutes.

How long does it take to see the results?

In most cases it can take around two weeks for the fillers to settle and give visible results, however this can vary from person to person.

How long do fillers last?

As with all of our treatments, each individual can respond differently to treatments and likewise each person’s results can vary. A guide to give you an idea of what to expect is that people tend to have treatments every 6-18 months.

Will it leave a mark?

As with any kind of injection-based treatment it is possible to experience tenderness and bruising, however, this should subside within a few days.

Are Dermal Fillers right for me?

If you’re considering Dermal Fillers, it is always best to book a consultation so that you can see an experienced practitioner and discuss all of your options face to face. This will allow you to make an informed decision on whether this treatment is right for you. If you would like to book a consultation or just to have an initial chat, please give us a call on 01225 700072.

Lip Enhancement

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Maintaining lips that look and feel full and voluminous can become increasingly difficult as you age. Over time this loss of volume can cause lack of definition around the edge of the lips and Cupid’s bow area. There are many quick fixes that can be achieved with some clever make-up to mask this, but if you’re looking for a longer term solution we offer treatments to suit each individual’s requirements.

For fine lines around the lips and some loss of volume we would look at using Dermal fillers. The filler is injected under the surface of the skin helping to add volume and create a plumper appearance. It only takes a small amount of filler to make a noticeable difference to the appearance of the lip line. You can compare our before and after photos on the dermal filler page here.

One of the benefits of Dermal Fillers is that the products we use include a light anaesthetic, minimising discomfort during treatment. A further benefit is that fillers last from 6 to 18 months.

We love to speak with prospective patients and if you’d like to receive a call from Snowberry Lane about Lip Enhancement in the Wiltshire area, you can leave your contact information here.